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Cell Biology Postdoctoral Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark

Cell Biology Postdoctoral Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark

Cell Biology Postdoctoral Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark: With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University – to quote the University Statute – is to ’conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level’. Approximately one hundred different institutes, departments, laboratories, centres, museums, etc., form the nucleus of the University, where professors, lecturers and other academic staff, as well as most of the technical and administrative personnel, carry out their daily work, and where teaching takes place.

Cell Biology Postdoctoral Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark

Postdoctoral position: Sorting, trafficking and turnover of the pH-regulatory transporter NBCn1 in epithelia

A 2-year postdoctoral position is available from November 1st 2016 or shortly thereafter, in the research group of Prof. Stine Falsig Pedersen, Section for Cell Biology and Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The project is funded by the Danish Research Council and aims to decipher the mechanisms governing the sorting, trafficking and turnover of NBCn1 (SLC4A7) in epithelia. NBCn1 is a major regulator of cellular pH, dysregulation of which is involved in the development of cancer and cardiovascular disease. The Pedersen group has extensive experience in studying the regulation and function of ion transport proteins, and the present project is a collaboration with the group of Prof. Michael Caplan, Yale University. The experimental approach will include a wide range of biochemical, cell biological and molecular biology approaches, with substantial emphasis on fluorescence microscopy techniques.

Research environment

The Section for Cell Biology and Physiology at the Department of Biology provides a strong, international research environment. The Section currently employs 12 principal investigators and a large number of postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students. The Pedersen research group (a.k.a. the NHE1 group) focuses on the regulation, physiology and pathophysiology of pH-regulatory ion transport proteins, as well as their structure-function relationships. The group currently comprises about 12 members at postdoc-, PhD student- and undergraduate student levels, plus a full-time technician and group leader Stine F. Pedersen. We collaborate widely both nationally and internationally, and we cover a broad range of cell biological, molecular and biochemical techniques. For more information, see: http://www1.bio.ku.dk/staff/falsigpedersen/.


  • The successful candidate has strong experience in analysis of membrane protein sorting and trafficking in mammalian cells using cell culture systems.
  • A good knowledge of fluorescence microscopy is essential, including e.g. live imaging, quantitative analysis and ideally also more advanced techniques such as FRET, TIRF, and confocal imaging.
  • He/she must be a dedicated and creative individual who is enthusiastic about research, and who can work well both independently and collaboratively.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a strong requirement. The position is open to both Danish and international applicants.

Procedures and shortlisting

  • After the expiry of the deadline for application (September 15th, 2016), the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
  • All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
  • Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant himself/herself.
  • The final selection of successful candidates will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee.

Terms of employment

  • The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
  • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
  • The starting salary is currently up to DKK 408,730 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,893). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

How to apply

  • Applicants are requested to submit their application online using the link below. The application should include:
  • A cover letter (max. 1 page) describing your background, personal qualities, research interests and reasons for applying to this position including which areas of the call are of the greatest interest to you.
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • List of peer reviewed publications. You may include papers that have been accepted for publication or are in review.
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Contact details of 1-2 persons for references and a very brief description of your relationship to them.
  • Applicants are requested to submit their applications electronically including the items specified above. Note that applications that do not follow these requirements will not be evaluated.
  • The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2016.

To Apply:

Applications received after the deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements, may not be considered.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically .


Further information can be obtained via email to Professor Stine Falsig Pedersen, e-mail sfpedersen@bio.ku.dk, website: http://www1.bio.ku.dk/staff/FalsigPedersen/. For more information about the Department of Biology, see: http://www1.bio.ku.dk/.


Cell Biology Postdoctoral Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark

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