Postdoctoral fellow for mass spectrometry based proteomics investigation of disease mechanisms

Job Description

The Cardiac Proteomics Group at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen seeks to appoint a talented postdoctoral fellow to outline protein regulations involved in the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic syndrome. The research fellow will investigate remodeling in hearts from animal models, patient samples as well as cell systems using quantitative proteomics-based approaches to identify molecular changes driving the disease state. The fellow will be part of a collaborative research environment and can expect involvement in multiple projects, covering experimental investigations of cellular and animal disease models in addition to work with human samples.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our team. Prior experience with mass spectrometry based proteomics is required.

Qualification Requirements

  • Holds a PhD with experience from a relevant field including but not limited to Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences.
  • 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 proteomics (LC-MS/MS)
    • Analytical know-how of Mass spectrometry data analysis
    • Experimental know-how of various types of sample preparations (such as proteomics, PTMomics, clinical proteomics, spatial- or single cell proteomics, secretomics, interactomics using high-resolution mass spectrometry).
    • Experience in quantitative proteomics approaches
  • Experience in cardiac biology or physiology is an advantage
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written, is a requirement
  • Being 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 an ambitious research 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.

Salary and terms of employment

The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The starting date is 15 May 2024 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation.

Currently, the monthly salary starts at 36,400 DKK/approx. 4,800 EUR (October 2023 level).

Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

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

Workplace and period of employment


Workplace is located at Maersk Tower, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The period of employment is 2 years. Suggested start date is by mid-May 2024 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Lundby:
alicia.lundby@sund.ku.dk.

You can read more about Cardiac Proteomics Group at
www.lundbylab.com

You can read more about the Department of Biomedical Sciences at www.bmi.ku.dk

Application procedure

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an online application by clicking “APPLY NOW” below no later than February 29th, 2024.

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).
  • List of publications
  • Contact details for two referees

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

The further process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed 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://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ 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 wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background
 

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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.

Contact

Alicia Lundby

Info

Application deadline: 29-02-2024
Employment start: 15-05-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Biomedicinsk Institut

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