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Postdoc Job in Developmental Epigenetics in the Messerschmidt laboratory at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) – UCPH, Denmark, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Dec 15, 2021
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Messerschmidt laboratory
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen K,

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry or similar
  • You are a highly motivated individual with a drive for scientific discovery
  • You possess research experience and publication records in relevant fields
  • You have prior experience in NGS technology and bioinformatic analysis or mouse embryo manipulation
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in and lead teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Responsibilities/Job Description

The overarching goal of this project is to expose and index sites of epigenetic vulnerability during development and study their impact on development and physiology in-vivo, ex-vivo and in-vitro when mutated. The objectives range from initial, detailed characterization of the model to establishing ex vivo reagents and in-depth molecular analysis by highly innovative next generation sequencing strategies. Last, we aim to manipulate the molecular machinery and their target sites involved in embryonic epigenetic reprogramming and thus establish the next-generation of model systems for future investigations.

Any postdoctoral fellow joining the laboratory will be encouraged to help develop their own project. A high degree of independence will be granted and expected.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

About the Department

The Messerschmidt Lab (aka Developmental Epigenetics & Disease Lab) is focused on the epigenetic and transcriptional dynamics in mammalian embryos during oocyte-to-embryo transition and beyond. We study transcription factors and epigenetic modifiers and their roles in epigenetic programming, re-programming and stability at early developmental stages. We seek to uncover novel epigenetic features inherited or established at these early stages impacting on later development, adult homeostasis and/or disease.

For more details please visit and linked publications therein.

Research techniques used in the laboratory include Cell biology, Biochemistry and modern Genome-wide NGS techniques (ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, ATAC-seq, etc), in vivo and in vitro CRISPR mutagenesis and embryo manipulation.

The Messerschmidt lab represents cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and training and will be located in the Panum Institute within the ICMM with access to state-of-the-art facilities.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews are expected to be held in end October 2021.

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Contact details

For further information please contact Daniel Messerschmidt by email: or visit or

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).

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