Postdoc within Microbiology

The research field is microbiology. Published expertise with Gram-negative bacteria is required. Experience with cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, 16S microbiome analysis, quorum sensing, crystal violet staining, ultracentrifugation gradients, RNA-seq, qRT-PCR, western blotting, flow cytometry, fluorescence- and electron microscopy, and fluorescence reporter assays is required. The candidate must be fluent in R, including performing differential expression analysis, read mapping, genome analysis, alignments, phylogeny, and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. Excellent written and spoken English is required.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Microbiology as well as teaching and co-supervision of students. 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 Nina Molin Høyland-Kroghsbo: 

The position is for two years and is open from May 15th 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)
  • Separate reprints of 2 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Monday 6 February 2023, 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.

Interviews will be held on 23 February 2023.

You can read about the recruitment process at


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.


Nina Molin Høyland-Kroghsbo


Application deadline: 06-02-2023
Employment start: 15-05-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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