Postdoc in Physiology – Divalent Cation Transport

The Laboratory of Henrik Dimke, Department of Cardiovascular and Renal Research at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in the field of vascular and epithelial transport physiology. Focus will be directed towards understanding the importance of divalent cation channels in controlling vascular reactivity and to study how these transport proteins are involved in overall renal and intestinal handling of magnesium and calcium. A postdoc position is available with start from 1st of January 2020 and for a period of 30 months.
To address the role of divalent cation channels, the successful applicant will use inducible cell-specific transgenic strategies coupled with detailed physiological characterization of these models. This will be done using vessel myography, metabolic cage studies, a range of molecular and biochemical techniques, as well as imaging. In addition to research, the duties of the postdoctoral fellow will also include administrative and teaching tasks.
Qualified and highly motivated candidates from all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will be expected to have

  • Obtained a PhD in a relevant area, e.g. biomedical sciences, molecular biology, medicine, or another closely related discipline.
  • Ability to work structured and independently.
  • Good communication skills and high proficiency in English.
  • Good collaborative and social abilities.
  • Prior experience with vessel myography is preferred, but not required.
  • Prior experience with animal experimental techniques, transgenic animal work and standard biochemical techniques (e.g. western blotting, IHC, etc.) are preferred.

The application must contain:

  • A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages).
  • A detailed CV, including personal contact information (max three pages).
  • A complete and numbered publication list.
  • 3 scientific publications considered by the applicant to be most important for this position.
  • Certified copies of diplomas (Master’s and PhD degrees).
  • At least one signed reference letter mentioning the applicant’s name. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly, please have them use e-mail: hdimke@health.sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Applications must be submitted latest on October 6th, 2019.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

Applications may be shortlisted.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the “apply online” link.

Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. Only online applications will be accepted.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

An assessment committee will evaluate applications to assess whether applicants are qualified for the postdoctoral position. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). An evaluation will be performed 3 months after employment.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.
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:

How to apply
Deadline: 6 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday October 6th, 2019