Position as a research assistant at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen within membrane biophysics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 01 Aug 2021

The experimental biophysics group at the Niels Bohr Institute constitutes several postdocs and phd students and a number of master students who carry out research in diverse areas of biophysics. The focus is physics of the cell surface including membrane biophysics and biomechanics of the cell surface. More information about the group can be found on this link: https://nbi.ku.dk/english/research/biocomplexity/bendix-lab/

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/ . For specific information about the position, please contact Assoc. Prof. Poul Martin Bendix, bendix@nbi.dk .

The position is open from 01.10.2021or 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.

The primary project is to investigate the lateral organization of GPCR in plasma membranes. Also, mechanosensing aspects of GPCRs will be a topic. The work will be in close collaboration with collaborators at Nanoscience and Biology at UCPH.The ideal candidate should have experience in thermoplasmonics, confocal imaging, optical trapping, cell culturing and Matlab based data treatment. Also, experimental experience with membrane proteins is highly appreciated. Interdisciplinary collaborative skills are also important.Writing scientific articles and disseminating research at conferences/workshops requires the candidate to have excellent English skills.

Job description
The position is available for a 1-year period and your key tasks at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through work related to your research project
  • Write scientific articles
  • Supervise students in lab
  • Work for the department

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 at a minimum DKK 358,240 including annual supplement (+ 17.1 % pension) Negotiation for salary supplement is possible

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Publication list

The deadline for applications is Sunday 1 August 2021, 23:59 GMT+1

Interviews will be held 25th of August 2021

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/ .

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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