Assistant Professor of Protein engineering

The Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a time limited 2-year Assistant Professor position in protein engineering commencing 1st May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project is aiming at developing a novel magneto-sensitive optogenetic switch based on the CRY1 protein. The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within protein science. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Svend Christensen.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The employment is made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning Academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and Akademikerne (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), and The Protocol on certain employment conditions for Academic Staff at the Universities of 18 September 2015.

The employment is furthermore covered by the rules concerning assistant professors as described in the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities of 2020.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 18th February 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held mid-March 2020.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 18-02-2020
Employment start: 01-05-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: PLEN

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