Postdoctoral Fellow in Stem Cell, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Stem Cell: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW) at the University of Copenhagen is seeking post-doctoral fellows to join the Brickman group. These positions will investigate enhancer regulation in response to FGF/ERK signaling to understand how transcription factors interface with signaling to regulate cell fate in early development. The start date is September 1st or upon agreement.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Enhancer Regulation and Stem Cell Biology


Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area:

Enhancer Regulation, Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics


Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


  • PhD in Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Bioinformatics.
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing technologies (e.g., ChIP-seq, CUT&RUN, single-cell RNA-seq).
  • Proficiency in computational analysis of sequencing datasets.
  • Experience with embryonic stem cell culture.
  • Skills in proteomics or phosphoproteomics.
  • Competence in molecular biology techniques (e.g., western blots, RT-PCR).
  • Strong English communication skills (oral and written).

Job Description:

The postdoctoral positions will focus on the regulation and function of enhancers, their interaction with signaling pathways, and their role in cell cycle influence. As a post doc in the Brickman lab, you will:

  • Conduct research on enhancer activity in early development and differentiation using state-of-the-art genomic and proteomic technologies.
  • Develop new approaches to identify enhancer-specific co-factors involved in signaling responses.
  • Define regulatory networks and signaling responses.
  • Optimize molecular and biochemical approaches for single locus and single molecule functional assays.
  • Be encouraged to apply for independent research fellowships.


  • Implement advanced genomic and proteomic technologies to study enhancer activity.
  • Develop methods to identify co-factors involved in enhancer-specific signaling responses.
  • Define regulatory networks and responses to signaling.
  • Optimize new molecular and biochemical techniques for functional assays.
  • Write and apply for independent research fellowships.

How to Apply:

The application must include:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV including education, work/research experience, language skills, and other relevant skills.
  3. Certified/signed copies of PhD and Master of Science certificates (or a statement from the supervisor if the PhD is not yet completed).
  4. List of publications.

Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2024, 23.59pm CET.

Last Date for Apply:

July 1, 2024, 23.59pm CET


For further information, contact Professor Joshua Brickman at

Terms of Employment:

  • Fixed-term position limited to 3 years, starting September 1, 2024, or upon agreement.
  • Average working hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary, pension, and other conditions of employment as per the agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) or other relevant organization.
  • Additional 17.1% employer contribution to the pension fund.
  • Potential eligibility for tax reductions for foreign and Danish applicants who hold a PhD and have not lived in Denmark in the past 10 years.

We Offer:

  • A stimulating research environment with collaboration opportunities with physicists from the Niels Bohr Institute and hospital.
  • Access to state-of-the-art technologies for stem cell research.
  • Opportunities for continued education and training.



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