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Postdoc Position in Molecular Microbiology, Chemical Biology and Immunology – University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2022


We are offering a postdoc position in a multidisciplinary project comprising molecular microbiology, chemical biology and immunology at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Sep 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Immunology and Microbiology

University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark


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Qualification Details

Applicants must have a PhD degree related to the subject area of the project. Experience in bacteriology and molecular microbiology is required. Experience with genetic modification of Staphylococcus aureus is advantageous. Applicants having experience with automated high-throughput screening and liquid-handling robots will be preferred. We reserve the right not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

Other important criteria are:

  • Publication record
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in molecular microbiology and immunology
  • A wish to work as part of a team
  • Experience in supervision
  • English language skills

Responsibilities/Job Description

The aim of the research project is to identify chemical compounds that specifically inhibit production of a toxin in the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, and impede the pathogenic effects of S. aureus in atopic dermatitis (AD), without disturbing the beneficial commensal skin bacteria.

AD is an inflammatory skin disease that affects up to 5% of adults and 20% of children worldwide. The skin of individuals with AD is often colonized with the bacterium S. aureus, and this is associated with exacerbation of the disease. On the other hand, the presence of commensal skin bacteria is known to alleviate the symptoms of AD. Recently, compelling evidence was presented that a toxin produced by S. aureus is responsible for eliciting an immune response that exacerbates the AD disease. The new research project is aimed at identifying chemical compounds that specifically block the production of this toxin in S. aureus, and impede its pathogenic effects in AD. The project is expected to improve our understanding of the underlying biological, medicinal and pharmacological mechanisms of dermatitis and its symptoms, and to provide lead chemical compounds that potentially can be developed into medicine against AD flares.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The application must include the following documents 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 (max. two pages)

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b)  MSc certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. Publication list

About the Department/Section/Group

The place of employment is the Costerton Biofilm Center, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen. In addition, a part of the project will be performed at the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories in the Panum building as well as on the 12th floor of the Mærsk Tower.

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Note or Other details

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organization. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 28.

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Contact details

For further information please contact Professor Tim Tolker Nielsen, [email protected]

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