Assistant Professor of Neurodevelopment at BRIC
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic assistant professor for a fixed-term position limited for 3 years, who will join a team of molecular and cellular biologists and computational scientists studying human neurodevelopmental disorders to commence 8 July 2023.
The candidate is expected to have background in molecular and cellular biology and will lead several projects with the focus on pathological mechanisms in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Information on the department can be found at: bric.ku.dk/research-groups/Research/khodosevich-group
Our group studies mechanisms that are responsible for neuronal specification, positioning and circuit formation during prenatal and postnatal brain development, and how these mechanisms are impaired in neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, autism. We analyse mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders and human tissue to identify those neurons that are affected in a particular disorder, and how dysfunction of affected neurons contribute to brain circuit malformation and underlie cognitive impairment in human patients. Our work is highly interdisciplinary, from high-throughput analyses of single neurons in human and mouse tissues to functional studies of disease relevant genes in mouse models in vivo or in human cell cultures in vitro. Importantly, we have international network of collaborators for studying human brain disorders by variety of frontline technologies and cooperate with several Hospitals for most efficient transition from basic to translational studies.
You will investigate how neuronal circuitry is affected in brain disorders in animal models. You will implement single cell omics pipelines that are established in the lab and will further develop unique pipelines for your projects. You will follow-up with functional analysis in animal models to validate your single cell data.
Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding, and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.
Furthermore, we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following skills and experience:
Essential experience and skills:
- You have a PhD in Neuroscience
- You are highly experienced in molecular and cellular biology
- You have an active interest in studying circuitry in neurodevelopmental disorders
- You have pre- and postgraduate teaching experience within pathology
- Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
- Excellent English skills written and spoken
Desirable experience and skills:
- Experience in single cell omics
- Experience in functional neuronal analysis
- Experience in supervising PhD students
- Experience in animal behavior
Place of employment
The place of employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and core facilities.
Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.
The position is a fixed-term position limited to 3 years. the start date is 8 July 2023 or after agreement.
Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 38,000 DKK/approx. 5,100 EUR (April 2023 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
Foreign 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 Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.
For further information please contact Associate professor Konstantin Khodosevich on e-mail: email@example.com www.sund.ku.dk
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).
Your application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:
- Motivated letter of application (Max. one page)
- CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
- 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
- List of publications
- Teaching portfolio (If applicable)
Deadline for applications: 1 May 2023, 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
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 20.
The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.
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.