Postdoc in Mass Spectrometry-based Functional Proteomics
A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Professor Blagoy Blagoev
at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of
Southern Denmark, Odense. Invited are applications from outstanding candidates
with a keen interest in applying mass spectrometry-based proteomics to
understand the molecular basis underlying cell signalling. The position is for
one year with a possibility for extension. Most optimal starting date is
November 2021. Application deadline: 5 October 2021.
Blagoev group integrates mass spectrometry-based proteomics and bioinformatics
with molecular and cell biology to study dynamic signalling networks and their
regulation by post-translation modifications, like phosphorylation and
ubiquitylation. The main research interests cover tyrosine kinase signalling,
stem cell differentiation and aberrant signalling properties associated with
human diseases (see e.g. Barrio-Hernandez I et al., 2020 Genome Research;
Akimov V et al., 2018 Nat Struct Mol Biol; Sanchez-Quiles V et al., 2017 Mol
Cell Proteomics; Rigbolt KT et al., 2011 Science Signaling).
The qualified applicant should hold a PhD degree and documented background in
Protein Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related. Documented
expertise with protein mass spectrometry is compulsory.
We seek a highly motivated individual with a strong scientific background and
track-record in mass spectrometry-based proteomics and cell signalling
research. Experience with bioinformatics/ computational data analysis aspects
of quantitative proteomics will be greatly valued. Additional experience with
large-scale analysis of post-translational modifications would be of further
The successful applicant will primarily use quantitative proteomic approaches
to study protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications
such as phosphorylation and ubiquitination, in regard to regulation of
mammalian signalling networks. The position focuses mainly on successfully
funded projects, without excluding the possibility of the candidate to work on
additional research projects of interest. The candidate should be proficient
in spoken and written English and have an interest in working in an
For further information please contact Professor Blagoy Blagoev
A postdoctoral position in a stimulating and supportive, international
Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and infrastructure for
mass spectrometry-based proteomics, cell biology and molecular biology
Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and
A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental
leave, social security etc.).
Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement
between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of
Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary
The application must include the following:
A cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and
qualifications (max two pages). Specifically describe your MS
A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which
the applicant wishes to rely.
Two to three recommendation letters from Principal Investigators. Should
your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them
use e-mail: email@example.com mentioning your name and the title of the position
in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us
Copy of PhD diploma.
Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will
neither be considered nor evaluated.
To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be
assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their
assessment by the university.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus
welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal
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