Postdoc in cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in health and disease at Department of Neuroscience

Copenhagen University
June 13, 2024
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Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a three-year post-doc position in the BrainH2O group lead by Professor Nanna MacAulay at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen to commence on September 1st, 2024 (or shortly thereafter).

Our research

The research group is a dynamic entity working on different aspects of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in rodents with a translational bridge to the neighbouring university hospital. The posted project is centred on identification of molecular mechanisms involved in cerebrospinal fluid secretion in physiology and pathophysiology.

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

Your job The position focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in physiology and in animal models of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus. The employed experimental approach relies heavily on rodent in vivo experimentation and animal disease models, and such experimental expertise will be favoured in the hiring process.

Profile We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with a keen interest in delineating the molecular mechanisms driving the cerebrospinal fluid dysregulation in post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus, an ability to master complex experimental techniques, and a drive towards understanding the underlying physiology.

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in natural/medical sciences or equivalent
  • You are highly experienced in rodent in vivo experimentation (and possibly membrane transport)
  • You have a license to conduct animal experiments (Felasa certificate)
  • You are curious of nature and ambitious with your scientific approach
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Place of employment

    The place of employment is at the Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories.

    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 three years. The starting date is 1 September 2024 or soon thereafter.

    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 38,500 DKK/approx. 5,100 EUR (April 2024 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 Nanna MacAulay; [email protected], +45 30267026

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

    Application procedure Your online 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.
  • Deadline for applications: 13 June 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 in week 27 or when feasible.

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

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