Computational postdoctoral position in Khodosevich group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher, who will join a team of molecular and cellular biologists and computational scientists studying how human neurodevelopmental disorders arise during brain development and maturation. The position is fulltime (37 working hours in average per week) and is for 2 years.

The Research Centre
The Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) is a research centre of excellence for biomedical research, focusing on disease-oriented basic research, at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.  BRIC hosts 24 independent research groups that perform basic and translational research aimed to understand diseases like cancer, neurological and metabolic disorders.

For further information about the Khodosevich group and BRIC: https://www.bric.ku.dk/

Our research
Our lab is interested in brain development and how developmental mechanisms could be employed in brain regeneration. In particular, we are interested in neuronal differentiation and maturation during brain development in terms of gene expression, functional properties and connectivity.

Your job
You will investigate how mainly on single cell and bulk omics analysis of neurons during brain development in normal and disordered human brains and in mouse models.

Profile
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with the following competences and experience:

Essential:

  • You have a PhD in Neuroscience with focus on omics and big data analysis.
  • You have strong computational skills in single cell data analysis.
  • You have and excellent track record with several published papers where your contribution was essential.
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken.

We offer

  • A 2 year contract (possibly extendable) with a competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. social security, health coverage, parental leave).
  • Access to state-of-the art tools and infrastructure.
  • Tailored support in raising competitive funds and communicate your research.
  • A stimulating and supportive international research environment.

We have weekly internal seminars with PhD students and postdocs presenting their work as well as external seminars with international speakers. BRIC also hosts several research clubs; Hematology club, Chromosome Biology club, Stem cell club and Single Cell Transcriptomics seminar series.

The Institute has an association for students and postdocs (ASAP), a PhD programme (MoMeD) and a Postdoc Career Programme (PCP). BRIC has extensive international collaborations and actively participates in the European alliance, EU-LIFE consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions and is part of the EU-funded LIBRA initiative to obtain gender balance in life science research.

BRIC has a highly international profile (more than 60 % international researchers) and English as working language.

The International Staff Mobility Office at UCPH supports and guides international researchers through your initial steps in Denmark (e.g. residence and work permits, tax and pension, banking, medical care, childcare). They also offer a dual career network open for spouses of our researchers.

Start date: January 2021 or after agreement.

Terms of salary and employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization.

Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 34,654 / approx. EUR 4,620. An additional 17.1 % monthly contribution to pension will be paid by the employer. 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 June 28, 2013.

Application
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The 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.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

Application deadline: Sunday 1 November 2020, 23:59 p.m. CET.

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions
For further information regarding the position, please contact Associate professor Konstantin Khodosevich by e-mail: konstantin.khodosevich@bric.ku.dk.

BRIC and 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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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.

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Application deadline: 01-11-2020
Employment start: 01-01-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)
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