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Postdoctoral Position in peptide chemistry and protein engineering

The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is offering a temporary postdoctoral position in peptide chemistry in the period from 1.1.2018 to 31.12.2018.  
About us 
The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology delivers research and teaching within a wide range of drug-related disciplines, spanning the molecular, cellular, and pharmacological levels. The department has approximately 300 employees. The recruiting group currently has 14 members and offers a newly-renovated laboratory space, for details see
Project description 
Utilising solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS), incl. incorporation of unnatural amino acids, the postdoctoral fellow will generate peptides for protein engineering of membrane proteins. This collaborative work will be highly interdisciplinary, with emphasis on the function of pathophysiologically relevant ion channels. The postdoc will be hosted by the Pless laboratory within the Center for Biopharmaceuticals (, providing a highly competitive and international environment.  
The position is financed by the Center for Biopharmaceuticals. 
Your qualifications 
The successful applicant will have the following experiences and qualifications: 
  • A PhD degree (at the start of the postdoctoral position) 
  • Extensive expertise in peptide synthesis/purification and chemical biology 
  • Ideally, the applicant has also practical experience in the use of split-inteins 
  • Excellent in written and spoken English, as well as highly developed interpersonal skills 
Terms of employment 
The appointment is made in accordance with the Circular on the collective agreement concerning Academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The appointment is furthermore covered by the rules concerning postdocs as described in the Danish Agency for Higher Education’s “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 28 June 2013.  
Your working hours will be 37 hours per week on average.

For further information, please contact Associate professor Stephan Pless: You can also find more information at
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking “APPLY ONLINE” below. 
Please include: 
  • Application/Cover letter including motivation 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Diplomas (PhD and MSc) 
  • A complete list of publications indicating articles relevant to the position, including copies of these articles (max. 5)  
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications  
  • Name and contact details of 3 referees 
Note that all files have to be submitted in PDF format. 
The deadline for applications is 12 October 2017
Application procedure  
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
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
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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Stephan Alexander Pless


Ansøgningsfrist: 12-10-2017
Ansættelsesdato: 01-01-2018
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Institut for Lægemiddeldesign og Farmakologi

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