Assistant Professor in Cardiac Structural Remodeling

Copenhagen University
April 20, 2024
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We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic assistant professor for a four-year position, to commence June 1st 2024 or after agreement. The position is available at the Cardiac Physiology Laboratory at the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Information on the department can be found at: https: //

The group

We are an interdisciplinary and dynamic team of ambitious scientists, where both excellence in science and team spirit are the primary objectives. The team includes PhD students, postdocs, scholar students, as well as bachelor and master students. We have a large international and national network, which nurtures the group's talent and the impact of our research.

Our research

Our primary research focus is investigating how cardiac electrical and structural remodeling leads to arrhythmias. We aim at elucidating cardiac electrophysiology and structural remodeling in disease with a specific focus on ion channels, inflammatory pathways and their associated proteins and functions using molecular, biochemical, pharmacological and electrophysiological investigations. We also aim to reveal and understand how disease states affect the mechanical and electrical function of the heart. Our goal is to incorporate in vitro findings into a whole organ context with the use of ex vivo and in vivo animal models.

The position

You will be main responsible for the research on structural remodeling evolution of human and animal cardiac tissue, including further development of our existing technologies to evaluate cardiac inflammatory and structural remodeling and implementation of new assays and methods

The assistant professor's responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research in cardiac structural remodeling including inflammatory signaling, fibrotic remodeling and cardiac adipose tissue remodeling
  • Publication/academic dissemination duties
  • Research-based teaching
  • Sharing knowledge with society
  • Applying for research grants
  • Participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors
  • The assistant professor's responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination duties
  • Research-based teaching, including supervision of younger researchers
  • Obtaining external funding for running research projects
  • Sharing knowledge with society
  • Participation in formal pedagogical training programme for assistant professors
  • Profile Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding, and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here:https: //

    Furthermore, we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following skills and experience:

    Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Cardiovascular Research or similar
  • You have a broad understanding of cardiac (patho-)physiology, pharmacology and model systems to investigate this
  • You have a profound knowledge and are very well up to date with the literature on atrial cardiomyopathies, fibrotic remodeling and epicardial adipose tissue
  • Knowledge on inflammatory signaling in the heart
  • You are highly experienced in cellular and molecular biology
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Desirable experience and skills:

  • You have pre- and postgraduate teaching experience within the cardiovascular system
  • Place of employment

    The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Science, University of Copenhagen. We offer friendly, highly inspiring and interdisciplinary working environment Our research facilities include modern laboratories and infrastructure for both in vitro , ex vivo and in vivo animal experiments.

    Terms of employment

    The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

    The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 4 years. The start date is 1st of June 2024 or after agreement.

    Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 36,400 DKK/approx 4,880 EUR (October 2023 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

    Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

    The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

    Questions For further information please contact Professor Thomas Jespersen on e-mail: [email protected].

    Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www. (International Staff Mobility).

    Application procedure Your application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now' below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (Max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do
  • List of publications
  • Teaching portfolio (If applicable)
  • Deadline for applications: Monday 8th of April 2024 , 23.59pm CET

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

    The further process After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

    You can read about the recruitment process at https: //

    The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

    Interviews are expected to be held end of April.

    The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

    Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe's top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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