We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher at the level of
postdoc for a 2-year position to commence in May 2022 or after agreement.
The position focus on the glymphatic system efflux pathways in
Information on the department can be found at: www. ctn.ku.dk.
Our research group
Center for Translational Neuromedicine currently has 50 employees and students
and is divided into 3 labs. CTN is characterized by a highly ambitious
research environment. The postdoc will be part of the Nedergaard lab.
Being part of the Nedergaard lab offers an opportunity to work in a multi-
disciplinary lab engaged in neuroscience with a focus on the basic biology of
glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in several neurological
diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS.
Research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological
diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction.
CTN is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of
Copenhagen, and is located at Panum. The Center comprises modern laboratories
and excellent facilities within neuroscience. The project that we are
recruiting for focuses on glymphatic system efflux pathways in
neurodegenerative diseases in rodent models using multiple optical imaging
The discovery of a novel macroscopic clearance system – the brain glymphatics
– posits the existence of a functional drainage system that can transport
proteins and extracellular fluid from the brain in a manner similar to
peripheral organs. We strive for the determination of neurodegenerative
diseases impact the clearance of metabolites along the glymphatics efflux
pathways, as well as its connections to the peripheral lymphatics.
Your tasks would include the design and implementation of experimental
workflows, which allow the visualization and manipulation of fluid fluxes
along the glymphatic efflux pathways. Also, you are expected to train and
mentor students at Master level.
We expect that you be an expert within the following tasks:
Viral delivery of therapeutics
Optical in vivo imaging
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the
following competencies and experience:
Essential experience and skills:
You have a PhD in neuroscience, neurobiology or equivalent
You are highly experienced in glial biology and neurodegenerative
diseases, light microscopy, rodent microsurgery, tissue clearing,
histology and image processing
You are trained in the analysis of brain fluid dynamics
Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
Excellent English skills written and spoken
Desirable experience and skills:
Knowledge on glial biology and neuroanatomy
Experience on glymphatic system studies
Experience on rodent microsurgery, histology and tissue clearing
Knowledge on light microscopy and image analysis
Experience on mentoring of students
Place of employment
The place of employment is at Center for Translational Neuromedicine,
University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions
in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities
include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment.
Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years.
Starting date is 1 May 2022.
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the
agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation
of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600
DKK/ approx. 4,416 Euro (2021-level). Depending on qualifications, a
supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to
your pension fund.
Non-Danish 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 “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff
at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.
You will report to Dr. Maiken Nedergaard.
For further information please contact Professor Maiken Nedergaard,
firstname.lastname@example.org or Center Administrator Ann Christensen,
International applicants may find this link useful: www. ism.ku.dk
(International Staff Mobility).
Only online applications are accepted. The following must be included:
• Cover letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project as
well as list of techniques
• Full CV
• Diploma and transcripts of records, both from Master's and PhD degrees
• Publication list
• Possible references
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus
welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal
Application deadline: 19 January 2022
Apply via link or:Jobportal