Special Consultant in Image Analysis of Bio-membranes at the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Faculty of Science, the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Special Consultant in Image Analysis of Bio-membranes with effect from 15 June 2023.

About us

Our lab is developing disruptive technologies to study the biophysical properties of membranes and membrane proteins on the nanoscale using fluorescence microscopy. Membrane proteins are one of the most important classes of proteins in biology comprising more than 60% of existing pharmaceutical targets. Biological membranes enable the function of membrane proteins and therefore play a key role themselves in governing a plethora of biological processes. Our work uncovers hitherto unknown nanoscale properties of membrane and membrane proteins that ultimately dictate cell behaviour, and consequently provides a path towards new generations of therapeutic agents based on entirely new biological principles.

The exciting problems we are investigating are situated at the interface of biology, physics and nanotechnology, and to address them experimentally we have assembled a dynamic, interdisciplinary, group of top-tier biophysicists, biochemists, molecular biologists, and nanotechnologists. Our grants and student projects are frequently in collaboration with world-leading industrial partners including Aquaporin, Chr. Hansen, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk.



The position will focus on supporting the team in the development commercial level analysis software for biological assays, assay development, and use and development of super-resolution methodologies for the group for live-cell imaging.

We expect

  • MSc in Mathematical Physics.
  • PhD.
  • 2+ years of postdoc.
  • Development of software to analyse single molecule transporter imaging measurements.
  • High level publication in the single molecule studies of the VATPase transporter.
  • Extensive publication list (more than 20 peer-reviewed publications).
  • Over 10 years experience in Matlab.
  • Experience in other languages including C# and C++
  • Development of imaging software in an industrial setting.
  • Experience with hardware interface and acquisition code for developing a commercial live cell imaging system, including communication with microscopes, lasers, cameras and stages.
  • Experience working with Abberior expert line super-resolution microscope and TIRF imaging.

Terms of salary and employment.
The employment will take place as a Special Consultant in accordance with The Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning Academics in the state sector concluded between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and Academics (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), including the protocol for special- and senior consultants on the new salary system. It will be possible to negotiate supplements according to qualifications.                                                    

The positions are full-time and limited to 3 years. The expected starting date is 15 June 2023, 


Your application

If you find the job interesting, please send an electronic application with attachment via Jobportalen (click on the link "Apply Now" at the bottom of the post) no later than 10 April 2023, 23:59 CET +2.


The University of Copenhagen seeks to reflect society and encourages applications irrespective of personal background.

Further questions

Any questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Dimitrios Stamou, stamou@nano.ku.dk.


The Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen – or SCIENCE – is Denmark's largest science research and education institution with 4,000 employees and 9,700 Bachelor and Master's students in 12 departments. The Faculty has an annual budget of DKK 3 billion.

Learn more about The Faculty of Science at www.science.ku.dk



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: 10-04-2023
Employment start: 15-06-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Chemistry

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