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Assistant Professor Job in UCPH – Neuroepigenetics, Neuromedicine, Neuroscience

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University of Copenhagen invites applications for the Assistant Professor job in Neuroepigenetics, NeuroScience, Cell Biology at the Center for Translational Neuromedicine, Division of Cell and Gene Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Denmark – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Dec 01, 2021 
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Center for Translational Neuromedicine
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen K,

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoc with the following qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold a PhD degree in neuroscience or neural cell biology
  • Graduate and/or postdoctoral experience in culturing human pluripotent stem cells and with neural and glial differentiation protocols
  • Significant postdoctoral experience with epigenetic techniques such as ChIPseq and DNA methylation, ATAC seq, and multi-ome analysis
  • Experience in FACS sorting
  • The successful candidate must be organized, self-motivated, result-oriented and capable of working independently in a collaborative setting
  • The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to readily learn new experimental techniques.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Schizophrenia (SCZ) and Huntington disease (HD) are different disorders that nonetheless share several cardinal features, that suggest common aspects to both their pathogenesis and disease phenotypes. Both are unique to human beings, can manifest with psychosis, involve significant white matter loss, and are characterized by abnormal patterns of gene expression by forebrain glial cells. Recently, both SCZ and HD have been linked to dysmyelination in adult patients; the disease phenotype is associated with a delay in the development of the sole myelin-producing cells of the brain, the oligodendrocytes (OL). The maturation of myelinating OL from their progenitors is a critical step for the myelination during embryonic development and adulthood. During this process, global epigenetic changes take place to achieve the progressive heterochromatinization and the correct nuclear positioning of OL-related genes.

The project will aim to get a comprehensive understanding of the epigenetics of OL maturation

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Documents Required

Your application must be submitted electronically

The application must include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • MSc and PhD diploma
  • A cover letter describing your research interests and reasons for applying to this position.
  • A list of publications (or manuscripts) that have been submitted or accepted for publication
  • Contact information of 2-3 referees

More about the recruitment process at the University of Copenhagen:

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

About the Research team

CTN currently has 50employees and students, divided into 3 labs. Our group is ambitious, dynamic and international, and we work in a fast-paced working environment.

CTN is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and is located at Panum. CTN comprises 2 floors of newly constructed laboratories, and is well-equipped for virtually all capabilities of modern neuroscience.

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Our Group is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Research focuses on utilizing human pluripotent stem cells as tools to study the biology of neural precursors and glial progenitor cells in both normal and diseased environments. Of particular focus are the myelin disorders (multiple sclerosis, leukodystrophies), and the neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia and frontotemporal dementia. Our research also includes understanding the conversion of glial progenitor cells into glial tumors.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Terms of employment

The successful candidate will be offered a full-time 1-year position. The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

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Contact details

Ann Lee Berger Christensen


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