A 2-year post doc position in experimental biophysics and yeast genetics is available within REPIN – Rethinking Protein Interactions

Updated: 25 days ago
Deadline: 01 Sep 2021

The REPIN center, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, has a post doc position available from November 1st, 2021, or soon thereafter. The position is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Center REPIN-rethinking protein interactions. REPIN connects research groups in Copenhagen and Zürich to study interactions of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) using a suite of biophysical methods and ranging from the single atom and molecule over ensembles to organisms.

The post doc position is for 2 years (with the possibility of extension), and will focus on how protein disorder regulates the function of DNA binding proteins including histones and transcription factors. Focus will be on charge-driven protein-protein interactions studied by biophysics including protein NMR spectroscopy and will be complemented with yeast genetics to probe function, lifetimes and degradation. The postdoctoral fellow will work in the groups of Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen and Birthe B. Kragelund, both located in the Department of Biology in central Copenhagen. In addition to being founding laboratories of REPIN, the groups are members of the interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment at the Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Science. The postdoctoral fellow will work together with scientists from a number of disciplines, and engage in collaboration with other partner laboratories within REPIN. The groups are highly international and a good level of spoken and written English is essential.


We are seeking a highly motivated and strong applicant with a PhD degree in biophysics, biochemistry or similar fields, with publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and with preferred prior research experience within or with one or more of the following:

  • Protein expression and purification, including optimization of protocols
  • Protein interactions
  • Biophysical studies of IDPs
  • Biophysical techniques as ITC, BLI, MST, as well as protein NMR spectroscopy
  • Yeast genetics

It will be advantageous to also have experience with one or more of the following

  • Applied bioinformatics
  • Histone biology
  • Microscopy

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/ . Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Birthe B. Kragelund (bbk@bio.ku.dk ) or Prof. Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen (rhpetersen@bio.ku.dk ).

The position is open from November 1st 2021or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 440.935 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75.399). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master’s and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list with indications of the candidate’s contribution
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 1st September 2021 23:59 GMT +2

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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