Postdoc/Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology at University of Copenhagen

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Postdoc/Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology: The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious Postdoc/Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology. The position is a fixed-term contract for three years, beginning on June 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Research Area: The Strømgaard lab is looking for a postdoc to be part of the Lundbeck Foundation Collaborative Project to explore the formation of biomolecular condensates by liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS), a new biological phenomenon, and how it can lead to novel concepts to treat brain diseases. The successful candidate will investigate LLPS of postsynaptic density (PSD) proteins and their role in neurological disorders in close collaboration with Mingjie Zhang (Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China). Ultimately, the developed probes will lead to modulation of biomolecular condensates at the PSD balancing diseased states of neuronal excitation and inhibition.

Job Description: As a Postdoc/Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology, you will develop modulators for protein-protein interactions and provide molecular-level insight. You will work with biologically active peptides, evaluate compounds that target biomolecular condensates, and carry out biophysical assays. Furthermore, the position includes relevant teaching experience (10% of the time) to support the development of a teaching track record and portfolio.

DesignationPostdoc/Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology
LocationDepartment of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
Duration3 Years
Working Hours37 Hours/Week
Starting DateJune 1st, 2023
SalaryStarting at 36,290 DKK/approx. 5,170 EUR (April 2023 level)
Pension Fund17.1% paid by the employer
EligibilityForeign and Danish applicants holding a PhD degree and not lived in Denmark the last 10 years
Last Date to ApplyApril 1st, 2023

Eligibility/Qualification: The ideal candidate must have a PhD in biochemistry, chemical biology, microbiology, biotechnology or similar disciplines. You should be highly experienced in protein expression and purification, protein modifications, and biophysical assays. Proficiency in English communication skills and ability to work in teams is a must. Desirable skills include a strong background in biochemistry or microbiology, hands-on experience with both liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) and microscopy, and documented strong publications.

How to Apply: To apply, submit your online application in English by clicking on the “Apply now” button below before the deadline of 1 April 2023, 23:59 pm CET. Your application must include a motivated letter of application (max. one page), CV including education, work/research experience, language skills, and other relevant skills, certified/signed copies of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate, a list of publications, and letters of recommendation.

Last Date for Apply: 1 April 2023

For more information, contact Kristian Strømgaard at, or visit For international applicants, may provide useful information.




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