Postdoc at Cluster for Molecular Imaging at Department of Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen 

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic Post Doc for a 4 year position (18.5 hour/week) with starting date as soon as possible.

We are looking for a post doc that have extensive knowledge about neuroendocrine tumours, miRNA and gene expression/regulation, NGS and microarray analysis. Further, expertise in molecular biology and automation processes within this field will be an advantage.   

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
This position is versatile and includes research in the field of neuroendocrine tumours, management and development of specialized laboratories (such as GMO1 laboratory and RNA laboratory) including repatriation and implementation of relevant new methods/apparatus, as well as supervising of master and PhD students. Further, you need to be able to engage in broad collaborations with the entire department and help where it is necessary.

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: 

  • You have extensive interest and knowledge in the field of neuroendocrine tumours and a proven track record of this
  • You have strong capabilities in cell and/or molecular biology
  • You have an active interest in miRNA and gene expression and regulation
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Independent and motivated working style
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

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, informal and international research environment in state-of-the-art laboratories.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is 18.5 hour/week and fixed-term position for 4 years. Starting date is 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 

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:

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.

Application deadline:  28 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.

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: 28-10-2020
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Department of Biomedical Sciences

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