Postdoc in Protein Signalling in the Duxin Lab at the NNF Center for Protein Research

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 01 Oct 2022

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher to join the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein research as a Posdoc for 3 years starting January 1st 2023.

Information on the department can be found at:

Our research
The Protein Signaling Program’s primary research focuses on protein and signalling pathways that maintain the stability of the genome throughout the cell cycle. By joining the program you will be part of Julien Duxin’s group and part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary research environment present at CPR that comprises state-of-the-art facilities to protein research. Dr. Duxin’s research aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms that ensure the accurate replication and repair of the genome and how defects in these reactions can cause cancer and other diseases.

You can learn more from the Duxin lab at:

Your job
The candidate will primarily focus on identifying and characterizing mechanisms of DNA-protein crosslink repair. To this end, the candidate will combine in vitro biochemical and structural studies using Xenopus egg extracts with in vivo cellular work. The candidate will have access to all the state-of-the art facilities present at CPR including the Mass Spectrometry, Protein Imaging, Genomic Sequencing, Protein Production, and Cryo-EM platforms.

The postdocs’ responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination duties

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 biomedical sciences
  • You are highly experienced in Molecular biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry
  • Prior publication in internationally recognized journals (at least one first author publication)
  • 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 Center for Protein Research, Panum institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
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 35,000 DKK/approx. 4,700 EUR (October 2021 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 Julien Duxin (

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.
  • Application deadline: October 1st, 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 October.

    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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