PhD fellow or postdoctoral fellow for proteomics based investigation of cardiac disease

Job Description

The Cardiac Proteomics Group at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen wishes to appoint a talented PhD fellow (3 year position) and/or postdoctoral fellow (2 year position) for an international research collaboration that seeks to outline protein regulations involved in the pathogenesis of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. The research fellow will isolate protein complexes from the nuclear envelope in cardiomyocytes and use quantitative proteomics-based approaches to identify changes in the protein networks in the cardiac disease state. The fellow will be part of a larger collaborative undertaking with two international research groups, enabling experimental work in models of the disease in addition to work with human samples.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our team. Prior knowledge of cardiomyocyte biology and/or interaction proteomics is a preference.

Qualification Requirements

  • Holds a PhD (for post doc applicants) or M.Sc. (for PhD applicants) with experience from a relevant field including but not limited to Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Cardiology, Interaction proteomics
  • Ambitious, creative, independent and self-driven
  • Hands on skills and expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
    • Experimental know-how of mass spectrometry-based interaction proteomics (LC-MS/MS)
    • Analytical know-how of Mass spectrometry data analysis
    • Experimental know-how of work with cardiomyocytes
    • Experimental know-how of isolating cardiomyocyte structural components
    • Experience in quantitative proteomics approaches


  • Experience in cardiomyocyte biology and/or nuclear protein complexes is an advantage
  • Experience in DNA damage biology is an advantage
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written, is a requirement

Be willing to engage in team work


The preferred applicant should have an excellent academic track record, solid research experience and be highly motivated to deploy diverse strategies to extract novel findings of importance to cardiac pathophysiology. Previous research experience in a competitive environment is required.

Our group and environment
The candidate will be part of the Cardiac Proteomics group led by Professor Lundby at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The successful candidate will be working in a team of scientists across multiple scientific fields focused on improving our molecular understanding of cardiac pathophysiologies. Our facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories and core facilities as well as modern office spaces. The position provides a unique opportunity to develop expertise in cutting edge quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics, data analysis of large datasets and integration of multi-omics datasets. Striving for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility, we offer creative, friendly and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and strong scientific environment where you get the opportunity to plan your work independently to further your professional and personal development.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Workplace and period of employment

Workplace is located at Maersk Tower, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The period of employment for postdoctoral candidates is 2 years and for PhD fellows 3 years. Suggested start date is by mid-February/start March 2024.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Lundby:

You can read more about Cardiac Proteomics Group at

You can read more about the Department of Biomedical Sciences at


Application procedure
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an online application by clicking “APPLY NOW” below no later than December 3 2023.

The File Must Include

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. Attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The application should contain:


  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Relevant diplomas (an official translation into English). For PhD applicants: Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other 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. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • List of publications
  • Contact details for two referees


Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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 by an expert assessment committee. 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

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background. 

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.


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: 03-12-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Biomedicinsk Institut
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