Assistant Professor at Cluster for Molecular Imaging at Department of Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen 

The department Cluster for molecular Imaging (CMI) has an opening for the position Assistant Professor. The position is available as soon as possible.

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher who is eager to develop the research area and to be of Cluster for Molecular Imaging.

Our research

Cluster for Molecular Imaging was established in 2004 by prof. Andreas Kjær in an effort to pursue translational molecular imaging research. The research is driven by patient needs and includes all steps from molecule to man with a strong focus on transfer of new methods into clinical practice. The research covers several disease areas including immune-oncology, cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory diseases. The group has so far translated 5 PET tracers into the clinic.

Cluster for Molecular Imaging commands all necessary facilities for molecular imaging, including preclinical and clinical imaging facilities, cyclotrons and radiochemistry as well as laboratories for molecular biology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and a cell laboratory.

The group currently consists of 40 researchers covering a wide range of nationalities and disciplines, including medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, engineering, and physics.

Your job

The assistant professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of translational research in the field of nuclear medicine and therapy, with the aim of publication/academic dissemination and research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers and students. Many of the research projects will be cross-disciplinary collaborations with many people involved. The position also includes responsibility for management and development of Cluster for Molecular Imaging’s preclinical facilities, including small animal scanners (PET/CT, SPECT/CT ect.) Further, the position will include responsibility and administration of isotope laboratories and the communication with the National Institute of Radiation Protection, the regulatory authority for radiation Safety. Moreover, it will be a specific aim of this position to lead research projects related to pretargeted imaging and therapy.

We can offer you a highly ambitious yet friendly work environment where the aim of developing clinically relevant molecular imaging agents is central. The selected applicant will become a part of a cross-disciplinary team, where academic sparring will strengthen the progress of the projects.


The ideal applicant holds a PhD within molecular biology, biology, human biology, medicine, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine or similar within natural, health or life science and possess the following competencies and experience: 

  • Experience with regard to preclinical translational research, especially in vivo evaluation of cancer therapy and preclinical imaging.
  • Scientific publications in the field of nuclear medicine imaging and cancer research
  • Experience and knowledge in relation to working with and handling radioactivity is essential.
  • Interest and knowledge regarding tumor hypoxia and hyperthermia, as well as pre-targeted imaging and therapy would be considered an advantage but not a requirement
  • Prior successful postdoctoral research including project planning and execution.
  • Experience with supervision of master and PhD students is preferred.
  • Inspired by working cross-disciplinary and in a team
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Independent and motivated working style

We are looking forward to welcoming you as part of our team where researchers interact both professionally and socially.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment in state-of-the-art laboratories.

Terms of employment

The employment as assistant professor a full time (37 hours per week) and fixed-term position for 4 years. Starting date after agreement.

For the University of Copenhagen, the 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). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. 

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 19th December 2020.

For further information please contact Mathilde Vinther-Larsen or

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:

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

4. List of publications

5. Teaching portfolio

Application deadline:  27 October 2020, 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 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.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 45 or 46.

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.


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.


Mathilde Vinther-Larsen


Application deadline: 27-10-2020
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Biomedical Sciences

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