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Twelve International Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Twelve International Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen seeks 12 highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellows to commence October 1, 2020 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR).

The postdoctoral fellowships are part of the CBMR International Postdoctoral Program

Job description
The fellowships are aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background or clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine. We are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with integrative research approaches within the broad area of basic metabolic research with an application towards human pathophysiology.
The CBMR’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. For more information about the CBMR, please visit our website:

Research projects open for applications
The 12 projects and their corresponding Principle Investigators are listed below. To read the full job advertisements and to apply, please follow the link in the project title.

  1. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Mani ArumugamElucidating the mechanisms of gut microbial regulation of peripheral serotonin.”

  2. Principal Investigator Professor Romain BarrèsWhat makes us Human? Comparative epigenomic analysis of sperm from vertebrate species under nutritional stress.”

  3. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Brice EmanuelliMolecular links between thermogenic adipose tissues and metabolic health.”

  4.  Principal Investigator Associate Professor Thomas FrimurerUse of in-house developed tool-compounds to evaluate the physiological function of ADAMTS-9 in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.”

  5. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Zach Gerhart-HinesExploring G protein-coupled receptor control of human thermogenic adipose.”

  6. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Niels GrarupElucidating the genetic background of variation in human food and taste preference.”

  7. Principal Investigator Professor Torben HansenGenoChild: Gene-based optimization of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood obesity.”

  8. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Tuomas KilpeläinenExplaining the genetic link between low gluteofemoral fat and high insulin resistance.”

  9. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Tune H. PersCell type-specific polygenic risk scores for type 2 diabetes.”

  10. Principal Investigator Professor Kei SakamotoUncovering the key molecular switch in control of muscle glycogen metabolism.”

  11. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Camilla SchéeleIdentification and function of brown fat derived bioactive peptides.”

  12. Principal Investigator Professor Juleen R. ZierathIdentification and characterization of exercise-induced adipose tissue secretome in pre- and postmenopausal women.”

Questions regarding the CBMR International Postdoctoral Program may be directed to

International applicants may find more useful information on the International Staff Mobility page:

The advert is an extract which may not be used as the basis for an application. The full text for each of the 12 research projects is available at

The deadline for applications is 22 March, 2020.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.