Postdoc or Researcher in Position UCPH University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Postdoc in Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry – UCPH, Denmark – 2022


The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is seeking to hire an enthusiastic and talented postdoc to contribute towards high-resolution imaging and multi-omic studies in the area of host-microbiota interactions in the gut – 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: July 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 35,003 DKK/Month

Department of Biology, Section of Microbiology

University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark


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Qualification Details

Educational qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related biological sciences field is required (applicants expecting to obtain their PhD degree by the position start date will also be taken into consideration).

Required qualifications:

  • Documented experience with microbiology, tissue embedding and sectioning, histology, FISH methodology, combinatorial fluorophore labeling, confocal microscopy, computational image analyses, and data analysis in R, Python or MATLAB
  • Experience with laser microdissections would be an advantage
  • An understanding of how microbiological systems work, and excited to integrate multi-omic techniques with advanced imaging.
  • Good communication skills and collaborative mentality.
  • Excited to be part of a team but are also comfortable working independently and driving your project.
  • Curious and willingness to work across disciplines.
  • Rational and creative mind-set promoting teamwork and solutions.

Nice-to-have qualifications:

  • Experience in applying machine learning towards imaging datasets
  • Experience in working with the gut microbiome and sequencing techniques
  • Knowledge of host-microbiota interactions
  • Likes the occasional social gatherings together with colleagues

Responsibilities/Job Description

The current position is part of an EU Horizon2020 Research and Innovation Action project called 3D’omics (, involving a collaborative team of universities and industrial partners across 11 European countries, with UCPH as the coordinating institution. The project involves using advanced microscopy techniques and laser microdissection in conjunction with multi-omics to study the spatial organization and function of gut microbial communities at the microscale.

The candidate will: (1) generate and analyze high-quality imaging data to reconstruct the microbiotic composition and spatial organization relative to the intestinal epithelium. (2) Perform laser microdissection on tissue sections and single cells to generate complementary spatial genomics and transcriptomics data. (3) Study interactions among bacteria as well as those between bacteria and animal hosts while accounting for their three-dimensional spatial features.

Your key tasks as a Postdoc at SCIENCE are:

  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Collaborate closely with partners in the 3D’omics consortium, namely Pombo lab at MDC-Berlin, and Marti-Renon lab at CRG-Barcelona.
  • Actively participate in both internal and consortium meetings
  • Disseminate your research and write scientific articles
  • Take part in activities and teaching at the department
  • Research stay aboard at 3D’omics partner labs is optional (up to the candidate)

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Motivation letter specifying project related experience
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 2-3 particularly relevant papers

About the Department/Section/Group

The position is available at the Section of Microbiology, which offers a highly diverse and inclusive environment consisting of ≈35 researchers that specialize in studying microbial community interactions, biofilms, horizontal gene transfer, and the early life human microbiome. We apply cutting-edge molecular techniques including high throughput DNA/RNA sequencing, cell-sorting, single-cell detection, and collaborate with leading national and international microbiome researchers and clinical experts in childhood diseases. The section is headed by Professor Søren Johannes Sørensen, and members are committed towards collaboration and supporting the career development of new investigators as they transition to independent research careers.

The candidate will have unrestricted access to our in-house infrastructure (e.g., ZEISS LSM800 confocal microscope, Leica LMD7, Leica Cryostat, PacBio Sequel 2e, BD FACS Aria IIu) and the department core facilities, and interact closely with collaborators at external institutions as well as the vibrant and collegial UCPH scientific community.

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Note or Other details

Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,003 DKK/ approx. 4.705 Euro (October 2021-level). Depending on qualifications negotiation for salary supplement is possible. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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Contact details

Further information on the Department is linked at

Inquiries about the position can be made to Asst. Prof. Urvish Trivedi ([email protected]) and Prof. Søren Johannes Sørensen ([email protected])

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH in these links: http://ism.ku.dk and

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