Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen

Postdoc of Genome integrity and DNA repair

Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

The genetic material of the cell is constantly damaged by physical and chemical insults. If DNA lesions are not repaired properly in a timely fashion, they can lead to mutations, gene deletions, and chromosome loss, which is the underlying cause of both cancer, cellular ageing, and a number of developmental disorders. We are studying the role of the ZGRF1 helicase in DNA repair including its regulation by protein post-translational modifications (PTMs), cellular localization, protein-protein interactions and unique DNA structures that are recognized by the helicase.

The postdoc’s duties will include research to uncover the functional consequences of patient mutations in ZGRF1, characterization of a ZGRF1 mouse model and identification of small molecule inhibitors of ZGRF1 as well as opportunity to participate in teaching activities. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department of Biology is linked Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Michael Lisby, email

The position is open from 1 October 2019 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 Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

Curriculum vita Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) Research plan – description of current and future research interests Complete publication list Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 10 July 2019, 23:59 GMT+2

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

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.

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