Postdoc in molecular transport mechanisms – Københavns Universitet

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20. august 2012

Postdoc in molecular transport mechanisms

Vacant position as Postdoc in molecular transport mechanisms (3 years) at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Our research group focuses on the molecular mechanisms of brain water transport. The posted post-doc project is centered around the K+/Cl- cotransport protein and its functional role in neuronal cell swelling during ischemia as well as in cerebrospinal fluid production.

The project will initiate with a 6 months stay in Georgia, US, and applicants should only apply if international travel is of interest. The project will span from molecular mechanisms of water transport to its impact in cell systems and slices/whole animals. We therefore seek candidates with documented expertise within some of the following areas:

  • Heterologous expression in Xenopus oocytes
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Membrane transport
  • Neurophysiology

Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The positions are covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2007). Non-Danish and Danish applicants for research positions may be eligible for tax reductions, if they have not lived in Denmark the last three years.

Prospective candidates should consult Nanna MacAulay ( or +45 35327566) for further information. Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Staff Mobility) and

The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on "Apply online" below, and must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas - all relevant certificates, including grades
  • List of publications

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation. Research position applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 284 of 25 April 2008 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in these posts to apply.

The closing date for applications is Monday, September 17th, 2012.
Follow this link for further guidelines, including the criteria on which the assessment is based.
Apply online


The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 5000 students, 1000 PhD students and 1800 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.

Deadline: 17-09-2012
Employeer: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences)