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Postdoctoral position in cellular and organismal aging

The Center for Healthy Aging, 
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen 
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 
Postdoctoral position in cellular and organismal aging 
Job Description 
The Scheibye-Knudsen lab is offering a two-year postdoctoral position to a highly motivated individual that will investigate how genome instability might influence metabolism and neuronal health. Using highly novel in silico, in vitro and in vivo approaches we try to understand the interplay between cellular and organismal metabolism and brain function, and what we can do to intervene in the aging process. The position is part of a new transatlantic collaboration between the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and the National Institute on Aging, NIH – USA. The primary place of employment will be at the University of Copenhagen while the successful candidate should be prepared to spend part of his/her employment period at the NIH. Read more about our lab on  
The Department 
The Scheibye-Knudsen lab is part of The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine  which focuses on basic cellular and molecular biological processes, their regulation and their significance for cell function, interaction and organization in tissues. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs spanning cell biology, genetics and basic human biology, including chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, as well as anatomy. You can read more at     
The candidate must hold a PhD, MD or PhD/MD and should have skills in mouse handling and the generation and maintenance of primary cell cultures. Knowledge of, and interest in, cellular and organismal aging and metabolic regulation is necessary. Further, the candidate should show outstanding motivation, a passion for science and a wish to become a leader in the field. 
Terms of salary and employment: 
The terms of employment are set according to the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations or other relevant professional organization. Successful applicants will receive a very generous salary from the University of Copenhagen as well as a monthly contribution of 17.1% of the salary paid into a pension fund. The exact period will be agreed upon at the time of employment. 
In all cases, the ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus the University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.  
For further information about the position, please contact Assistant Professor Morten Scheibye-Knudsen by email:  
Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Staff Mobility ) and  
Application procedure 
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below, and must include the following: 
*Curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a report on previous research undertaken, and the names, addresses and contact details of 3 referees 
*Diplomas – all relevant certificates, including grades 
*An outline of how you could contribute scientifically and intellectually to the research of this laboratory (approximately 1 A4 page 
Please note the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation. 
Deadline for application is October 1, 2017 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at  
Apply online 
Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. 

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Ole William Petersen


Ansøgningsfrist: 01-10-2017
Ansættelsesdato: 01-12-2017
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Blegdamsvej 3, 200 København N

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