Postdoc in molecular metabolism for Steno Diabetes Center Odense

A position as postdoc in molecular metabolism is vacant at the Centre for Research in Medical Endocrinology (Research Unit of Molecular Diabetes & Metabolism), Odense University Hospital, Steno Diabetes Center Odense (SDCO) and at the Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark to be filled as soon as possible and for a period of 2 years.

The Research Unit of Molecular Diabetes & Metabolism is studying the molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. In addition, the question concerning how physical activity at the molecular level is able to counteract insulin resistance is investigated. The main focus of the laboratory is the mitochondrial function and structure in cells and tissue samples from test subjects.

The announced postdoc project focuses on the immediate and chronic effect of physical activity, and on how this affects the regulation of the mitochondrial dynamics and function. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be expected to be familiar with methods for investigation of mitochondrial function, insulin resistance, as well as basal biochemical knowledge about cell metabolism.

Qualifications requirements

  • A PhD degree in molecular biology or related area
  • Research experience within the above mentioned field of research, documented by publication of peer reviewed articles in international journals
  • The ability to do independent research within the above mentioned field of research

Further details regarding the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department of Clinical Research Kirsten Kyvik, +45 6011 3046,, or the Head of Research, Professor Kurt Højlund, +45 2532 0648,

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• an application
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 3 scientific publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work.

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Further particulars concerning the application – please see the link below.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further details:

Read the guideline for applicants

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018