Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join our team in
field of mitochondrial dysfunction and its role in controlling
neurodegeneration and behaivor research to commence autumn 2022.
Our team is interested to understand molecular pathways by which mitochondrial
dysfunction contribute to neurodegeneration and behaivor outcome in particular
during inflammatory processes of central nervous system like in Parkinson's
You will join a multi-disciplinary research team but you will work
independently with capacity and previous documented master thesis experience
in related field. Your tasks will include; performing behaivoral studies and
experiments in vivo models of neurodegeneration and inflammatory diseases.
Previous work during bachelor and/or master thesis with mitochondrial biology
and behaivoral sciences. The candidate is required to have documented
experience with cellular and molecular immunology techniques such as Western
blotting qPCR etc. You should be able to establish/utilize multiple techniques
to assess mitochondrial functions such as seahorse technique, oxidative
stress, mitochondrial DNA damage responses composed of molecular biology,
biochemical techniques, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and imaging
techniques (including confocal).
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with interest
or track-record in the following competencies and experience:
Essential experience and skills
You have a MSc. in neurodegeneration / neuroimmunology not older than two
You have documented experience in technologies related to mitophagy,
mitochondrial functions and mitochondrial DNA biology
You have FELASA licence and experience working with rodents,
autoimmune/brain inflammatory models and/or behaivor
Good English skills, written and spoken
Desirable experience and skills
Experience and knowledge in analysis of tissue inflammatory/autoimmune and
neurodegenerative disease models, in vivo rodent models, histopathology,
mitochondrial homeostasis and mitophagy, microscopy and imaging, imaging
analysis (FIJI, Slidebook, Amira) and protein biochemistry
Place of employment
The place of employment is at BRIC, Biocenter, University of Copenhagen. We
offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and
international research environment. Our research facilities include modern
laboratories and the state-of-the-art technologies.
Terms of salary and employment
The employment as PhD Fellow is a full time (37 working hours) and fixed-
term position for 3 years. Starting date is October 1st, 2022. The monthly
salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority)
with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior
experiences and qualifications. Currently, the monthly salary starts at
28,365.85 DKK / approx. 3.813 Euro (April 2022-level). The employer will
pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective
agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations). The position is covered by the
'Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities of
December 11, 2019 '.
For further information regarding the position, please contact
Your application should in English include:
Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page)
Two letters of support from current and/or previous supervisors
Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of
records in the original language, including an authorized English
translation if issued in other languages than English or Danish
If you have not completed your master's degree a certified/signed copy of a
recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or
supervisor is accepted.
As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master's degree must
be equivalent to a Danish master's degree. For more information on whether
your master's degree is equivalent to a Danish master's degree please read
here. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your
education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
Please submit your application by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Only online
applications will be accepted.
Application deadline: 2 July 2022, 23:59 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
University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome
applications from all qualified candidates.