Postdoc(s) at Copenhagen Center for Glycomics, ICMM, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

We are looking for one or more highly motivated and skilled researcher(s) with experience in glycobiology, gene targeting, and cell biology.

The successful candidate(s) will be employed as postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and the employment period is for 3 years starting on 1 July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon funding.


Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG) is a Danish National Research Center devoted to the study of diseases caused by defects in the biosynthesis and structure of complex carbohydrates. Currently, CCG comprises 5 research groups and hosts about 10 post docs and 15 PhD students in addition to Master students and guest researchers. CCG strives be a leader in glycosciences in pioneering transformation of the field towards wider integration into main stream cell biology by developing experimental strategies, informatics approaches, and sustainable resources amenable not only to experts. We aim to facilitate discovery of diseases caused by altered glycosylation, develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and identify new ways to design and produce improved glycoprotein drugs. CCG is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and training Center located on the 10th floor of the new Mærsk Tower science building within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM). CCG has state-of-the-art facilities for mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, cell engineering, and glycan arrays, and the senior leaders hold diverse expertise in all areas of glycosciences. Our core valuables include glycoproteome data and bioinformatics tools, validated gene editing tools, glycoengineered cell libraries, and design matrices for recombinant production of glycotherapeutics. CCG hosts an international seminar series, PhD courses in glycobiology and gene editing, and participates in ICMMs education program. CCG also houses a spin-out (GlycoDisplay ApS) dedicated to develop improved glycoprotein drugs. More information can be found at



The position is related to a specific project on how glycans affect the function of the human neurological system. With our recent development in genetic engineering and mass spectrometry we aim to perform a systematic dissection of glycans in neuronal differentiation, synapse formation, and the interplay between neurons and glial cells. We will use genetic engineering and mass spectrometry technologies combined with neural cell and tissue models to understand the importance of glycans in axon pathfinding, neural plasticity, and eventually on the cause of abnormal processes in neural diseases. The program has high potential for fundamental discoveries with wide impact in neural sciences and pharmacological intervention in neural diseases.



  • You have a PhD in Biochemistry / Glycobiology     
  • You possess significant research experience and publication records in the glycobiology field with emphasis on one or more of the topics mentioned above
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their prior research experience in the field, level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered. 


Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), University of Copenhagen. ICMM offers a creative and ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen. More information can be found at


Terms of employment

The employment as postdoctoral researcher is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 year(s) with the possibility of extension contingent upon funding. Starting date is 1 July 2020 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,655 DKK/ approx. 4,637 Euro (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 11 December 2019.


For further information please contact Mel Robbins,

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).


Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
4. List of publications
5. Teaching portfolio if applicable


Application deadline:  1 May 2020, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.


The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed 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 at Universities.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


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Mel Robbins


Ansøgningsfrist: 01-05-2020
Ansættelsesdato: 01-07-2020
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

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