Postdoc or assistant professor position in molecular neurophysiology at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

One fixed-term (3 years, with the possibility of extension) postdoc or assistant professor position (depending on level of seniority of the candidate) is available at the BrainH2O group lead by Associate Professor Nanna MacAulay at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The start date is 1 May 2019 or shortly thereafter. 
Our research group focuses on the molecular mechanisms of brain water transport. The posted position will center on carrying out experimentation regarding identification of molecular mechanisms involved in cerebrospinal fluid secretion in physiology and pathophysiology (for senior candidates appointed as assistant professors a certain level of independence  is expected). The employed experimental approach relies heavily on rodent in vivo experimentation and we seek a candidate with experience with these techniques. 
Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen encourages career development of its postdocs and assistant professors and the position carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching within the Medical School (and the possibility to pursue pedagogic training for assistant professors). 
Required qualifications for candidates for the postdoc position:  
  • A PhD degree  in natural/medical sciences or equivalent  
  • Robust experience with rodent in vivo experimentation  
  • Experience with membrane transport is an asset but not a requirement 
  • Ability to present and publish research data  
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written 
Required qualifications for candidates for the associate professorship position:  
  • A PhD degree and subsequent post-doc in natural/medical sciences or equivalent  
  • Robust experience with rodent in vivo experimentation  
  • Experience with membrane transport is an asset but not a requirement 
  • A track record of published research and experience with scientific presentations  
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written 
Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, the Panum Institute, 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 employment as postdoc or assistant professor is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years (with possibility of extension). Starting date is 1 May 2019 or after agreement. 
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 33,700 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (October 2018-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. 
For further information please contact Nanna MacAulay,  
Foreign applicants may find this link useful:  (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: 
For both positions: 
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page) 
2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position 
3. 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 
4. List of publications 
For the assistant professor position: 
5. Teaching portfolio if applicable  
6. research-based teaching 
7. participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors, if not already obtained 
Application deadline:  8 April 2019 
Please specify in your application which position you apply for 
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  
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. 


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Nanna MacAulay


Application deadline: 08-04-2019
Employment start: 01-05-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Neuroscience

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