Associate Professor (Fixed-Term, 2 Years) at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint an associate professor to the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW to commence 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible herafter. 

Information on the department can be found at: https://renew.ku.dk.

Job description
We are looking for an interdisciplinary researcher working at the interface of cell developmental biology, biophysics, engineering, and computational biology, focusing on the quantitative understanding of the mechanics of mucociliary epithelial tissue in health and disease. The candidate should be an expert in the biology of multiciliated epithelia and combine studies of developmental biology using model system with translational directions applied to primary human cells in 3D culture to study respiratory diseases. The candidate should have strong skills in quantitative dynamic imaging and be engaged with other disciplines, particularly mathematical modelling supported by extensive international collaborations. Given the importance of mechanotransduction in tissue development, tissue regeneration and respiratory disorders, expertise in how mechanics influences cell fate decisions will be seen as a significant advantage.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

Required qualifications
Six overall criteria apply for associate 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, each applicant must be able to document:

  • Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Research-based teaching

The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment
The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years.

The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information, please contact Head of Department Melissa Little, melissa.little@sund.ku.dk, or Deputy Director Kim B. Jensen, kim.jensen@sund.ku.dk https://sund.ku.dk/.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https://www.ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).

Application
The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivations for applying for the position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio)

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. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. 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://jobportal.ku.dk/.

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, 29 September 2022.

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Melissa Helen Little

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Application deadline: 29-09-2022
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: reNEW NNF Center for Stem Cell Medicine

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