Postdoc in cardiac electrophysiology at Department of Biomedical Sciences

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 18 May 2021

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2 year (part-time employment), who is a skilled cardiac electrophysiologist to start on the 1st of October 2021

Information on the department can be found at:

Our research
We offer a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic team, and work on translational and interdisciplinary projects. Our research group focuses on finding new therapeutics and diagnostic tools for cardiac rhythm disorders.

Your job

As part of the team you will be responsible for planning, conducting and reporting on ex vivo and in vivo studies. You will be working with setting up new experimental models for the study of fibrosis and arrhythmia. The studies are done in collaboration with Danish and international partners with the aim of identifying new therapeutics and diagnostic tools for cardiac rhythm disorders.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in medicine
  • You are highly experienced in isolated heart preparations and large animal arrhythmia models, with a proven scientific record of this.
  • You have an active interest in cardiac electrophysiology and pharmacology
  • You have proven experience in working with interdisciplinary projects
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience and knowledge in ion channel pharmacology

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art large animal facilities.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a part time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1st of October 2021

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 34,600 DKK/ approx. 4,653 Euro (February 2021-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 January 2020.

For further information please contact Bo Hjorth Bentzen or

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.

Application deadline:  18 May 2021, 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.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 24-25

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.

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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