Postdoc in Human Aging Interventions in the Scheibye-Knudsen Group, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a two-year position commencing on 1 September 2020. The candidate will investigate interventions in humans that may slow the pace of aging.

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Information about the Scheibye-Knudsen Group can be found on and

Our research
The Scheibye-Knudsen lab uses highly novel in silico, in vitro and in vivo approaches to understand the interplay between cellular processes and the pathologies of aging with the aim to develop interventions leading to healthy aging.

The successful candidate will become part of a diverse and highly international group of around twenty extremely dedicated researchers seeing to unravel the age-old question: why do we age? The group collaborates with researchers across the globe and the successful candidate will become part of this collaboration.

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 with collaborators abroad. The Scheibye-Knudsen lab is part of the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen, where a broad range of researchers focus on understanding aging and age-associated diseases.

Your job
The successful candidate is expected to manage clinical trials testing several interventions in healthy elderly volunteers and patients, primarily focusing on lung disease. It is also expected that the candidate can apply for running cost grants.

We are a large group and support for all these activities are amble. Additional molecular, cellular and interventions using animal models can be performed.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You are highly motivated.
  • You are experienced in managing clinical trials.
  • You have a strong interest in aging and age-associated diseases, preferably lung disease.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Knowledge of molecular changes that occur with aging.
  • Experience in in vitro models.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.
Our research facilities include state of the art laboratories allowing us to answer any type of scientific question from the molecular level to the human.

Terms of employment
The employment as Postdoc is a full-time position (37 working hours per week) for two years and the starting date is 1 September 2020.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 34,654 / approx. EUR 4,620 (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to a 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 June 28, 2013.

For further information please contact Associate professor Morten Scheibye-Knudsen;

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Staff Mobility) and

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.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 19 July 2020, 23.59 p.m. 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 above mentioned 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.

Interviews are expected to be held end of July.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,850 students, 1,700 PhD students and 4,800 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.


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Morten Scheibye-Knudsen


Ansøgningsfrist: 19-07-2020
Ansættelsesdato: 01-09-2020
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

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