Postdoc position in micro-protein design synthesis and application

Postdoc of micro-protein design synthesis and application

Department of Chemistry.
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen


The research field is in the design and synthesis of microproteins with enzymatic activity. The design phase requires deep insight into molecular modelling by e. g. Molecular Operating Environment or similar professional modelling program suites. Hands on experience with establishing and running modelling in the Rosetta environment will be greatly appreciated. The most important synthesis part requires skills and experience in peptide synthesis on solid support to the extend that 50 mer peptides can be assembled using standard SPPS equipment. Knowledge of organic synthesis is also required.  The candidate should have experience in peptide and protein mass spectrometry and preferably MS-sequencing. The activity assessment requires some experience with combinatorial technology, since the activity profile of the synthetic proteins is performed with FRET substrate split-mix libraries. Applicants should demonstrate ability to compose and author manuscripts for high end journals.  

The postdoc’s duties will include research within L-D-protein design, synthesis and application as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Morten Meldal, email:

The position is for 2 years open from 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research and implementation plan within the field
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers co-authored by the applicant

The deadline for applications is 2 January 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Selected interviews will be held on 18 January 2023


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.


Application deadline: 02-01-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Chemistry

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