Postdoc of Crop Bioengineering

Postdoc of Crop Bioengineering

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The laboratory of Stephan Wenkel at Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, Denmark investigates the function of microProteins in model and crop plants. We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a three-year project aimed at manipulating metabolic pathways in crop plants using microProtein engineering. The group is housed at the Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (www.cpsc.ku.dk).

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD in molecular biology or related disciplines with at least one first-author publication in a respected, international peer-reviewed journal. The ideal applicant has experience in working with monocotyledonous plants, preferentially barley, knowledge in genome-engineering and protein biochemistry. The postdocs duties will be primarily focused on experimental research but may also include some teaching.

Further information on the Department is availabale at https://plen.ku.dk/english/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Stephan Wenkel (wenkel@plen.ku.dk or +45 3533 7567).

The position is open from 1 April 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 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically.

Please include
• A one-page motivation letter describing your background and why you would like to be part of our team.
• Maximum 3-page CV
• Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent), including transcripts and grades
• Complete publication list
• Separate reprints of up to three particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 23 January 2019, 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 will be held in the end of February.

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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