Postdoc Position at the Translational Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 15 Oct 2021

We invite applications for the position at The Translational Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic post-doc for studies of the neurovascular unit and cerebral blood flow regulation for a two-year period to commence 1 January 2022 with the possibility for a prolongation for up to 2 more years.

We seek an excellent post-doc with a high potential for original research focusing on the brain neurovascular unit in health and disease. Our most recent work is on calcium signaling in astrocytes and neurons, imaging of organelles, brain pericytes, the blood-brain barrier, aging and stroke. Our strength is in vivo physiology in mice using basic electrophysiological and laser-optic techniques, transgenic mice, and two-photon microscopy. The applicant is expected to work with two-photon microscopy in mouse cerebral cortex in relation to the regulation of blood flow in awake behaving mice in normal conditions and after a concussion.


  • PhD or equivalent degree in natural or medical science
  • Excellent scientific track record
  • High-level user and developer of two-photon microscopy imaging applications in live mice
  • Experience in Matlab or Python programming and computational data analysis
  • Technical skills in real time data acquisition and instrumentation control
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • An analytical aptitude of devising innovative scientific or technical solutions
  • Interest in research-based teaching.

Information on the Department of Neuroscience at UCPH and the Translational Neurobiology Laboratory can be found at and

Our research
We work as a team and strive to be part of national and international networks. We are currently six females and six males in the group, and we work to ensure equal representation of genders.

Your job
You will spearhead the ongoing studies of cortical blood flow control and you will be responsible for bringing the data set to a final form that will make it to the forefront of cerebrovascular research.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at The Translational Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience,University of Copenhagen in the Maersk Tower at the Panum Institute in central Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and office spaces, and the physical working conditions are excellent.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. The starting date is 1 January 2022. Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 31,065 / approx. EUR 4,169 (October 2021-level). Depending on qualifications a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Both non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark for the past 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 19 December 2020.

For further information, please contact Professor Martin Lauritzen by email: or phone +45 24 84 18 40 or Assistant Professor Barbara Lykke Lind by email: or phone +45 61 77 79 70.

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

5. Teaching portfolio, if applicable.

Application deadline: 15 October 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 application deadline, 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 can 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.

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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