Postdoctoral Positions in Biophysics and Active Matter

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 01 Jul 2022

Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The Biocomplexity group and the Active Intelligent Matter (AIM) group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, invite applications for postdoctoral fellowships in an interdisciplinary research at the interface between physics, biology, and mechanics.

Active matter comprises a wide range of living systems including cells, bacteria, and subcellular filaments, as well as artificial and synthetic materials that are continuously driven far from equilibrium by their constituent elements. Fundamental biological processes such as cell division, cell death, and the emergence of coordinated motion of cells are governed by the activation of biochemical signals by mechanical stresses and by the physics of active matter. This research program will use theoretical and computational modeling, along with in-house experiments to study fundamental problems in mechanobiology and active matter with potential applications in the life sciences. A number of projects include close collaborations with theorists and experimental biophysicists in US, UK, Japan, and Europe.

The positions is for two years with the possibility to extended it for one year and candidates with interest in theoretical and computational modeling are welcome.

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. Amin Doostmohammadi at doostmohammadi@nbi.ku.dk .  

The position is open from 01.09.2022or 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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include:

  • Cover letter (Max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans (Max 2 pages)
  • List of 3 most important publications (or preprints), explaining their importance
  • Name and contact address for 2 references

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 01 July 2022, 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/ .

Interviews will be held short after the application deadline.  


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