Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
We invite applications for the position at The Translational Neurobiology
Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical
Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic Postdoc for studies of the
neurovascular unit and cerebral blood flow regulation for a two-year period to
commence 15 April 2022.
We seek an excellent Postdoc with a high potential for original research
focusing on the brain neurovascular unit in health and disease. Our most
recent work is on calcium signaling in astrocytes and neurons, imaging of
organelles, brain pericytes, the blood-brain barrier, aging and stroke. Our
strength is in vivo physiology in mice using basic electrophysiological and
laser-optic techniques, transgenic mice, and two-photon microscopy. The
applicant is expected to work with two-photon microscopy in mouse cerebral
cortex in relation to the regulation of blood flow in awake behaving mice in
normal conditions and after a concussion.
PhD degree in natural or medical science
Excellent scientific track record
High-level user and developer of two-photon microscopy imaging
applications in live mice
Experience in Matlab or Python programming and computational data analysis
Technical skills in real time data acquisition and instrumentation control
Good communication skills, both oral and written
An analytical aptitude of devising innovative scientific or technical
Interest in research-based teaching
Information on the Department of Neuroscience at UCPH and the Translational
Neurobiology Laboratory can be found at https: // in.ku.dk/research/lauritzen-
lab/ and https: // in.ku.dk/research/lind-lab
We work as a team and strive to be part of national and international
networks. We are currently six females and six males in the group, and we work
to ensure equal representation of genders.
You will spearhead the ongoing studies of cortical blood flow control and you
will be responsible for bringing the data set to a final form that will make
it to the forefront of cerebrovascular research.
Place of employment
The place of employment is at The Translational Neurobiology Laboratory,
Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen in the Maersk Tower
at the Panum Institute in central Copenhagen. We offer creative and
stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research
environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and office
spaces, and the physical working conditions are excellent.
Terms of employment
The employment as a Postdoc is a full time (37 working hours) and fixed-term
position for 2 years.
The starting date is April 15, 2022. Salary, pension, and terms of employment
will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and
AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the
monthly salary starts at 35,003 DKK/ approx. 4.705 Euro (October
2021-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The
employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
Both non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if
they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable to Denmark for the past 10
The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff
at the Universities” of December 11, 2019.
For further information, please contact Professor Martin Lauritzen by email:
email@example.com or phone 24841840 or Assistant Professor Barbara
Lykke Lind by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +45 61777970.
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www. ism.ku.dk (International
Your online application may 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
Application deadline: 25 January 2022, 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
The further process
After the expiry of the application deadline, 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 can comment on the part of
the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at
https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of
13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome
applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability,
gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be
based on merit alone.