Postdoc in Neurorehabilitation at Department of Neuroscience

Updated: 16 days ago
Deadline: 16 Jun 2022

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic postdoc for a 2 year Postdoc position in Neurorehabilitation to commence 1st of October 2022.

The postdoc position is established as part of a project that aims to understand the physiological mechanisms underlying fatigue in patients with brain injuries, and to develop efficient new interventions that may help diminish fatigue in daily life. The position is also established in relation to the Master education in Neurorehabilitation at the University of Copenhagen and will therefore partly involve help in developing teaching material (textbook) for the education.

Information on the department can be found at:

Our research
We are a multidisciplinary research group with a strong emphasis on translational neuroscience. We conduct non-invasive electrophysiological and neuroimaging experiments in healthy human volunteers with the aim of elucidating the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying improved performance of movement. We work in close collaboration with neurorehabilitation centers and clinical departments of neurology and neuropediatrics in Denmark and abroad in order to test new ideas and concepts in clinical practice as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is an important aspect of the research group that we aim for diversity and inclusiveness. We have an equal gender representation and we have multiple nationalities and educational backgrounds represented in the group. We continuously recruit students and young researchers to the group through our involvement in the pregraduate and postgraduate education programmes at the University of Copenhagen. This ensures a wide age distribution in the group.

Your job
Your tasks will be to plan, develop and perform non-invasive imaging and electrophysiological experiments in healthy volunteers and patients with brain lesions in close collaboration with the rest of the research group. You will be expected to be responsible for specific parts of the overall project and conduct and analyse experiments independently. You will be involved in the daily supervision of Master and Ph.d.-students who will work together with you on the projects that you are responsible for. In addition to this you will be involved in teaching at the Neurorehabilitation Master Education at the Department of Neuroscience as well as helping in developing English teaching material for the education.

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 neuroscience or neurorehabilitation
  • You are highly experienced in animal or human electrophysiological experimentation
  • You have a profound experience in scientific writing
  • You have an active interest in neurorehabilitation
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Neuroscience, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include gait laboratories with 3D movement tracking (Vicon, Qualisys), force platforms, gaze tracking and instrumented treadmills, Virtual reality facilities, laboratories for transcranial magnetic stimulation and EEG measurements. We have access to magnetic resonance imaging through collaboration with the University Hospital Copenhagen.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The starting date is 1. October 2022 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,600 DKK/approx. 4,700 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign 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 Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

For further information please contact Jens Bo Nielsen,;

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:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • 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.
  • List of publications.
  • Deadline for applications: 16 June 2022, 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.

    The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

    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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