University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Several Postdocs in the fields of Glycobiology, Biophysics, Cell & Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Copenhagen, Denmark

The postdoc positions will be associated with the Plant Cell Biology group (Prof. Staffan Persson) at the Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Section of Plant Glycobiology, University of Copenhagen. The work aims to understand how certain proteins impact cell wall structures. The research will range from understanding protein regulation visavi function, visualization of protein activities in vivo and in vitro, analysing cell wall characteristcs, producing cell wall fragments, and elucidate how cell wall synthesis is coordinated with cytoskeletal activities.

You will work in a highly cross-disciplinary team that includes the full range of microscopy, proteomics, glycomics, biochemistry and molecular biology. It is expected that you have a foundation in at least one of the areas of molecular & cell biology, biochemistry or biophysics. Together, we will generate an exciting environment to understand mechanisms that underpin how proteins produce certain types of cell walls and glycans. You will also be able to engage in supervision of students and lab technicians, teaching as well as actively apply for funding.

Required Qualifications


  • A PhD degree in Biology, Chemistry or Physics

  • Practical experience in either, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Proteomics, Biophysics or Biochemistry

  • Excellent English communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills


Key Selection Criteria


  • Professional qualifications relevant for the position

  • Publications

  • Relevant work experiences

  • Language skills

  • Creative thinking.


Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Staffan Persson (staffan.persson@unimelb.edu.au]‎) and Head of department Svend Christensen (svc@plen.ku.dk).
The positions are open from 1st of July, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University encourages diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
Employment period is 2 years.

The positions are covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Working hours are 37 hours per week.

Terms of appointment and payment will be in accordance with 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 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). 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 possible future research plans

  • Complete publication list

  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers


The deadline for applications is 14 February 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews via skype or in person will commence shortly after the assesments has been finalised.

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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.

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