fellowship in subcellular targeting of optogenetic probes is available at
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The fellowship is
available from March 1st, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Optogenetics is a powerful biological technique
that allows scientists to track and manipulate neuronal activity leading to
unprecedented insight into neuronal functions. This project aims to
extend the optogenetic toolbox by generating a wide palette of optogenetic
probes that display specific subcellular localizations in neurons.
candidate will be part of the Membrane Trafficking group headed by Associate
Professor Hanne Borger Rasmussen. The Membrane Trafficking group is embedded
within the Ion Channel Group at Department of Biomedical Sciences. We offer an
interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on ion
channel research. The research focus of the Membrane Trafficking group is on
the subcellular organization of ion channels in neurons, how this organization is
established and regulated and how deficits in ion channel organization
contribute to neurological disease. The specific project is conducted in close
collaboration with a research laboratory at University of California (UC) Davis,
California, USA and 6-12 months of the PhD project is to be carried out at UC
Your key tasks
Carry through the described research project
Complete PhD courses
or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
Participate in active
research environments including a stay of 6-12 months at UC Davis, California,
Conduct teaching or
other types of dissemination related to
your PhD project
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
The successful candidate will have a masters’ degree (or equivalent) in
biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related. Experimental laboratory
experience and proficiency in both written and spoken English is required, and
candidates with international publications and experience related to the
research topics of the position outlined above will be given preference. Further,
part of the research project is to be conducted at UC Davis, California, USA,
thus an international mindset is expected.
Other selection criteria considered important
- The grade point average achieved
- A genuine
interest in neuroscience and strong work ethics
- Strong motivation and excellent scientific
- Good communication skills, both oral and
- Experience with one or more of the following
techniques/topics is an advantage: molecular cloning techniques, neuronal cell culture, electrophysiology,
confocal imaging, optogenetic probes, neuronal cell biology research
Place of employment
Department of Biomedical Sciences, The Panum
Institute, University of Copenhagen.
The appointment as a PhD fellow is fulltime for 3 years. It is
conditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrolment in the PhD school at the
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the
PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree.
Terms of employment
Salary, pension and
terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry
of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on
Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins
around 26.886,84 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (October 2018-level) plus pension.
Further information may be obtained from Associate Hanne Borger
Rasmussen: firstname.lastname@example.org. For administrative questions, please contact HR:
You can read more about the Membrane Trafficking Group at https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/the_ion_channel_group/membrane_trafficking/
You can read more about the Department of Biomedical Sciences at
must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application
must include the following documents in PDF format:
- CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills
relevant for the position
- Copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts.
details for two referees
Application deadline: 27 January
Applications and enclosures received after the
deadline will not be considered.
The further process
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 applicant will be assessed according to the
Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff
The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for
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