Postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Biophysics

Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of SCIENCE

University of Copenhagen


We invite applications for a postodctoral position (An initial period of two years with the possibility of an extension). The research aim is to use different computer simulations to understand how the shape of mitochondrial membranes emerges. The project is part of a research project entitled “Coupling Architectures of the Cellular Powerhouse to Energy Production States”, which is financed by Sapere Aude: DFF-Forskningsleder.

Start date is (expected to be) first of September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 29th, May, 2023, 23:59 GMT +2.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter (max. one page)
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  4. Publication list
  5. Reference letters (if available)

Contact persion: Assistant Professor Weria Pezeshkian, Niels Bohr International Academy, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen,

The project

The inner membrane of mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, is highly folded, exhibiting intricate dynamical structures called cristae that are integral to a multitude of cellular processes, in particular bioenergetic demand. Abnormal cristae architectures are associated with many diseases, such as liver dysfunction. However, it remains obscure how exactly the crista shapes emerge and are connected to molecular activities. The goal of this project is to use multiscale computer simulation to understand how the activities and cooperativity of key molecular players shape crista membranes.


Who are we looking for?

A candidate should have proven expertise in biomolecular modeling, computer simulations, and computer programming.



Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to


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 Ministry of Finance 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 description – description of current

Complete publication list

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

Interviews will be held on Mid June 2023.










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Application deadline: 29-05-2023
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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