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University of Copenhagen, Denmark invites online Application for various Postdoctoral Fellowship in their different Departments. We are providing a list of Postdoc Fellowship positions available at University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.


(01) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc of Exolife Science as part of the synergy project: “Effects of bacteria on atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and exoplanets”

This postdoctoral position is under the interdisciplinary project “Effects of bacteria on atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and exoplanets” supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and which involves research groups at University of Copenhagen from the Niels Bohr Institute, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biology. The candidate will be based at the Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, and will work in a team of post docs and PhD students at the Centre for ExoLife Sciences (CELS) with the common goal of deepening our understanding of how microbial life interact with its surroundings in terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments and how microorganisms affect the atmospheres of Earth and other planets, including the effects of microorganisms on cloud formation and properties.

Deadline : 15 June 2022,

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(02) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in ethics and sociology of AI

The position is funded through two projects: An EU-project and an Innovation Fund Denmark project. Both projects focus on the use of AI as decision support tools in healthcare. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of researchers in each project and in close collaboration with three senior researchers from IFRO, the candidate will 1) undertake empirical work examining ethical concerns of stakeholders, including healthcare professionals and patients, using social science methods such as in-depth individual interviews, ethnographic observations, and questionnaires, and 2) review recent work on AI ethics with a special focus on the notions of explainability and transparency. It will be central to couple the social science data with the ethical analysis. In addition to these tasks the postdoc position will include some teaching.

Deadline : 18 April 2022, 

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(03) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc position in molecular mechanisms of synaptic homeostasis at the Department of Neuroscience

We seek an excellent Postdoc with a high potential for original research. The project focuses on the molecular basis for homeostatic synaptic plasticity, which is an evolutionarily conserved mechanism to ensure continuous synaptic communication in the light of interference. Disruption of this function may contribute to human disease. Using the model system Drosophila melanogaster we recently showed that members of the Unc13 protein family set the strength of a synapse and are essential for its capacity to undergo this plasticity (Reddy-Alla et al., Neuron 2017 Sep 13;95(6):1350-1364; Böhme et al., Nat Commun. 2019 Mar 6;10(1):1085). Using genetic tools, advanced super-resolution (STED) microscopy and electrophysiology we have dissected two principle components for long-lasting presynaptic potentiation of synapses, one that relies on the available protein machinery for immediate plasticity and one that involves structural synapse remodeling for long-term changes (Böhme et al., Nat Commun. 2019 Mar 6;10(1):1085). However, molecular details on how these two complementary mechanisms are organized, intersect and how their disruption affects the organism are lacking. The advertised project is focused on elucidating those mechanisms and to investigate whether human disease mutations affect homeostatic mechanisms.

Deadline : 6 April 2022,

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(04) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc position in Neuroendocrinology

The neuroendocrinology project is focused on the newly discovered gut bacterial polypeptide hormone, which was discovered by Professor Oluf Pedersen and his team in 2019. The peptide is the first hormone known to be produced by the human gut microbiome and has effects on various brain functions and metabolism. The main task will be to systematically map brain cell populations, cellular states and molecular signaling processes through which the bacterial hormone exerts its beneficial effects on body weight, glucose metabolism and cognitive health. Your primary supervisor will be Associate Professor Tune H. Pers and you will be co-supervised by Professor Oluf Pedersen. In the research project, you will work with data generated from cutting-edge neuroscience and molecular biology techniques, including immunolabeling-enabled 3D imaging of solvent cleared organs (iDISCO), multimodal single-nucleus RNA and ATAC-seq profiling and large-scale in situ sequencing at the single-cell level. All data will be exclusively generated for the present project, and you will apply state-of-the-art computational techniques and machine learning approaches to process, analyze and interpret the data/results.

Deadline : April 4, 2022

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(05) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc position in Molecular Metabolism

The successful candidate will be involved in a project with the overall aim to determine the importance of the NAD+ biosynthesis capacity of satellite cells for the ability of skeletal muscle to recover from injury. We have generated several transgenic mouse models in which levels of Nampt in satellite cells can be manipulated, and we are currently setting up experimental conditions to induce muscle injury either chemically or via eccentric muscle contractions. Your tasks will be to refine these protocols and use the mouse models to determine whether manipulation of NAD+ in satellite cells affects muscle recovery. You will complement these studies by in vitro experiments in isolated mouse and human satellite cells to determine critical NAD+-dependent nodal points for satellite cell proliferation and differentiation using advanced cell imaging systems. You will be part of a dynamic and highly collaborative research team that strives for scientific excellence, and works for similar overall goals. We rely on each other in practical day-to-day settings as well as for scientific development of the projects. We expect you to carry this team spirit, and at the same time you will be given a high level of independence to drive and develop this project.

Deadline : April 4, 2022

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(06) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in Bidirectional relationship between the circadian clock and metabolism in type 2 diabetes

Circadian rhythms are driven by an internal biological clock that is synchronized by Zeitgebers (time-keepers) that anticipate day/night cycles to optimize the physiology and behavior of organisms. The circadian program is regulated at both a central and peripheral level, and cell autonomous circadian rhythms are generated by a transcriptional auto-regulatory feedback loop. A basic paradigm of circadian regulation of metabolism is that oscillations of gene expression generate daily rhythms in cellular metabolism. While disrupted circadian rhythms alter metabolism, the extent to which these processes are impaired in humans with obesity or type 2 diabetes is unknown.

Deadline : April 4, 2022

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(07) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in Genetics of Body Composition

The postdoc position is in the Genomics of Obesity and Metabolic Health group, headed by Associate Professor Tuomas Kilpeläinen. The research group uses genomic, molecular and health data to understand how genetic variation contributes to obesity and related metabolic disorders. The group is international and diverse, including both computationally and experimentally oriented scientists. The group collaborates actively with local and international collaborators, and is well-networked within international genetics consortia. You can read more about the Kilpeläinen Group at

Deadline : April 4, 2022

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(08) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in Adipose G protein-coupled receptor signalling

We are focused on understanding the mechanisms controlling adipose tissue metabolism and how this control shapes organismal energy homeostasis. Specifically, we view the adipocyte as a signalling hub that receives and integrates a diverse array of neuronal, metabolite, and hormonal cues. These signals collectively shape adipocyte biology and match metabolic output to balance systemic energy demands. Brown and beige adipocytes are types of fat cells that possess a profound capacity to expend energy and are classified more generally as thermogenic adipocytes. This calorie-burning capacity is particularly appealing as a potential therapeutic approach to counteract metabolic disease. However, we currently lack the means of safely harnessing thermogenic adipose activity.

Deadline : April 4, 2022,

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(09) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen

The successful candidate will work as part of a DFF-funded project entitled “What motivates infant learning”, under the supervision of PI Katarina Begus. The longitudinal project will investigate the neural, behavioural, and social aspects of the development of curiosity. The successful candidate will take responsibility for designing, implementing and leading investigations involving EEG, eyetracking, and behavioural measures. There will be scope for the candidate to influence the direction of the project, depending on their own interests.

Deadline : 1 April 2022 

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(10) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral fellowship in applied machine learning

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen, as part of two ongoing European projects – FindingPheno and FARM-CARE. FindingPheno is an EU Research and Innovation Action consisting of an international consortium of 5 research institutions and 3 industrial partners. Further information on FindingPheno can be found at The goal of the project is to develop statistical and machine learning tools to use multi-omics data to better understand host-microbiome interactions.

Deadline : 6 April 2022,

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(11) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc of forest, biodiversity and environmental economics

The position is funded through an EU-project (see dealing with systemic solutions for upscaling of urgent ecosystem restoration for forest-related biodiversity and ecosystem services, SUPERB, and the candidate will work on the issue of what drives sustainable finance, in particular from private actors, for funding nature restoration and biodiversity protection activities. Te work will be in close collaboration with other project members at especially University of Copenhagen and University of Kent, but also with scientists across EuropeThe candidate will work with identification and mapping of present biodiversity and nature restoration financing activities across Europe, and use quantitative and qualitative methods to identify motivations, obstacles, and risk for both landowners and financing agents engaging in biodiversity and nature restoration projects. The candidate will also contribute to the development of an online ‘Marketplace’ with the aim to facilitate upscaling of private and public sustainable financing of restoration actions across Europe.

Deadline : March 31st,2022

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(12) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: 2 Postdoc positions in Biophysics and single molecule microscopy at the group of Nikos Hatzakis at The Department of Chemistry & Nanoscience Center

The post-doc will be working on establishing fluorescent microscopy assays often at the single single molecule level to study the interaction of proteins with model membrane systems, ligands and glycans. They will be using single particle fluorescent microscopy techniques (TIRF and confocal) and quantitative image analysis. The post-docs will be interacting tightly either with machine learning groups or/and with synthetic glycochemistry groups. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Deadline : 30-03-2022

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(13) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc position in southeast European Neolithic archaeology

The overall goal of the project is to explain why figurative representations are missing among Northern Europe’s first farmers. As farming spread from southeast to central Europe, the number of figurines decreased and when agriculture expanded to northern Europe, they had disappeared. The project seeks explanations for the absence of figurines in deep socio-cultural and ritual-religious differences dividing Neolithic Europe in a figurative southeastern part and an imageless northern part. This will include the identification and analyses of shifts in social organization and ritual-religious practices across early agricultural communities in southeast and central Europe.

Deadline : 28 March 2022 

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(14) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral position in Platform Intelligence in News

The position is part of the Platform Intelligence in News research and development project which runs 2020-2023 and is funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark. The aim of the project is to advance the knowledge of the role and potentials of algorithms in news production and circulation, and to do so in a transparent and privacy-perserving manner. The candidate’s research activities will contribute to the aims of the project through the planning and execution of empirical studies of the effects of recommender systems in news for news usage and experiences. The candidate will be expected to work with a team to conduct qualitative as well as quantitative research with machine learning methods to understand news use, and to contribute to assessing the implications of AI in news for the democratic function of the news media.

Deadline : 28 March 2022

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(15) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in the macroecology of threats to biodiversity at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate

The position is part of a larger grant led by Assistant professor Jonas Geldmann and funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s ‘Sapere Aude’ program exploring global patterns of threat to biodiversity; to gain a deeper understanding of what drives these patterns as well as how they relate to conservation interventions. We focus on using the IUCN Red List and other large-scale global datasets to map the ‘likelihood of impact’ of threats to biodiversity (See Harfoot et al. 2021 Nature Ecology and Evolution: Your tasks will be to explore questions related to the socio-economic, biological, and geological factors that help to explain the geographical patterns of threats and potentially how threats interact, using geo-spatial and statistical modelling. You will have the opportunity to shape your own research within the scope of the grant. Based on this, you will be expected to lead the development of one or more papers for publication in international peer-reviewed journals. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in in teaching and supervise MSc and BSc student thesis projects.

Deadline : 27 March 2022

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(16) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc of Theoretical High Energy Physics

The position is funded by the DFF research project  “Defects and Duality in Quantum Field Theory” directed by Prof. Charlotte Kristjansen.  

Applicants are expected to have an excellent knowledge of and strong research background in modern developments in quantum field theory, holography and string theory as well as an interest in integrability.

Deadline : 21st March, 2022

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(17) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Researcher to the Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Based in the Department of Political Science, the Centre for Military Studies is a university research centre focusing on research in defence, security, and strategic studies. In order to provide new knowledge and to identify relevant strategic options for Denmark in particular, we conduct both curiosity-driven and problem-driven independent research. The Centre works closely with the Danish Ministry of Defence, the Danish Armed Forces and other national and international stakeholders when investigating issues and developing ideas and options. As a fully integrated part of the Department of Political Science, the Centre takes part in teaching and research activities at the Department. For more information, please consult our webpage:

Deadline : 15 of March 2022

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(18) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in atrial fibrillation in horses at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic postdoc for a 2 year position to start June 1st 2022 or as soon as possible.

The project is about development of atrial fibrillation and the remodelling of the heart during the disease process. It involves clinical experiments as well as laboratory studies.

Deadline : March 15, 2022

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(19) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in Organic Chemistry/Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen

The project connected to this position aims to develop bioorthogonal chemistry for molecular imaging probes that targets cells beyond the blood brain barrier (BBB). The successful candidate will synthesize tetrazine and trans-cyclooctene based structures that can be labelled with fluoride-18 and/or astatine-211 that in turns can be used for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and radiotherapy. SAR studies around tetrazine/trans-cyclooctene moieties will be carried out to identify suitable structures that cross the BBB and have appropriate pharmacokinetics to perform organic chemistry in living subjects. The successful candidate will be involved in radioactive labeling and subsequent evaluation experiments.

Deadline : 13 March 2022

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(20) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in Signaling Pathways in the Functions of Adipocytes

The general focus of the “Signaling Pathways in the Functions of Adipocytes” group is the study of the inter- and intra-cellular communications networks that orchestrate the functions of adipocytes in metabolic homeostasis and disease. We apply interdisciplinary approaches combining non-biased and high throughput technologies with functional characterization using gene manipulation techniques and cellular biology and physiology experiments in various cells, tissues and animal models, to identify novel factors and pathways that regulate adipose functions and metabolic processes. Our ultimate goal is to define novel specific targets that can be manipulated to improve metabolic health.

Deadline : March 8, 2022

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About The University of Copenhagen, Denmark – Official Website

The University of Copenhagen is a public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the second-oldest university in Scandinavia, and ranks as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries and Europe.

Its establishment sanctioned by Pope Sixtus IV, the University of Copenhagen was founded by Christian I of Denmark as a Catholic teaching institution with a predominantly theological focus. In 1537, it was re-established by King Christian III as part of the Lutheran Reformation. Up until the 18th century, the university was primarily concerned with educating clergymen. Through various reforms in the 18th and 19th century, the University of Copenhagen was transformed into a modern, secular university, with science and the humanities replacing theology as the main subjects studied and taught.

The University of Copenhagen consists of six different faculties, with teaching taking place in its four distinct campuses, all situated in Copenhagen. The university operates 36 different departments and 122 separate research centres in Copenhagen, as well as a number of museums and botanical gardens in and outside the Danish capital. The University of Copenhagen also owns and operates multiple research stations around Denmark, with two additional ones located in Greenland. Additionally, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the public hospitals of the Capital and Zealand Region of Denmark constitute the conglomerate Copenhagen University Hospital.

A number of prominent scientific theories and schools of thought are namesakes of the University of Copenhagen. The famous Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics was conceived at the Niels Bohr Institute, which is part of the university. The Department of Political Science birthed the Copenhagen School of Security Studies, which is also named after the university. Others include the Copenhagen School of Theology and the Copenhagen School of Linguistics.





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