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Professorship position in Structural Biology, NMR Spectroscopy – UCPH, Denmark – Dec 2021

Denmark, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Professor in Structural Biology and NMR Spectroscopy. The position is to be filled by June 1st  2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to negotiation.

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General Info

Position: Professorship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: June 01, 2022
Contract Period: -
Salary: 109.089 DKK/Year

Faculty of Science
Department of Biology
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Copenhagen, ,

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Qualification Details

Applicants should have a scientific background within NMR spectroscopy to explain how transient structures are important for the folding, function and aggregation of proteins. In addition, candidates must have skills within modeling of the kinetics of protein-protein interactions as well as in the use of thermodynamics to explain the behavior of these processes. Research within the structural behavior of endogenous retrovirus proteins will be considered an advantage. Applicants are expected to have a significant track-record of attracting external research funding as well as a significant publication record in high-level, international, peer-reviewed ISI journals. Candidates are also required to have documented university level competencies in delivering high-quality undergraduate/graduate teaching and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme is necessary. Finally, candidates are expected to have managerial qualifications and experience in leading a competitive research group, as well as out-reach qualifications.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, scientific profile in relation to ongoing research at the section, as well as documented teaching qualifications. Ability to attract external funding will also be considered as will managerial and out-reach qualifications.

Six overall criteria apply for Associate/ Full Professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organizational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at: where the local criteria applied at the Department of Biology can also be found.

The Appointment Committee will prepare a short-list of applicants to be assessed by an Assessment Committee. Note that being on the short-list, is not equivalent to being assessed qualified for the position. Short-listed candidate may potentially be deemed “not qualified” by the Assessment Committee.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Professor will be embedded in the Section for Biomolecular Sciences. The section's research spans topics such as protein design and engineering, intrinsically disordered proteins, protein synthesis, cellular protein folding and degradation, protein stability and protein misfolding, RNA stability, transcriptional networks, computational biology, enzymology, structural biology and NMR spectroscopy. Section staff currently includes 6 professors, 6 Associate professors, 3 Assistant Professors, 10 laboratory technicians, and more than 30 post docs and PhD students. For more information about the Section for Functional Genomics, please visit

The successful candidate is expected to significantly contribute to the establishment of an externally funded research programme in structural biology and NMR spectroscopy. Complementarity to the current research focus of the section is essential, as is an interest in establishing interdisciplinary collaboration with the other sections at the department. In addition to research, important duties include teaching and supervision of students at the undergraduate, graduate and PhD-levels. To a limited extent, the position may also include tasks requested by the Department such as research dissemination of scientific results or participation in local committees.

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Documents Required

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

About the Department

The Department of Biology employs about 450 academic and technical staff and hosts research programmes and teaching curricula that cover all major biological sub-disciplines. University rankings typically place the fields of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen first in Denmark and among the top 15-30 universities globally. In addition to a PhD-programme, three BSc study programmes (biology, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine) and four MSc study programmes (biology, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine, bioinformatics) engage close to 2000 students. A new Bioinformatics BSc programme, to be launched in the Fall of 2023, is under development as a cross-departmental collaboration anchored at the Department of Biology.

The department is committed to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment that reflects the diversity of society. We highly value a safe, informal, trusting and collaborative working atmosphere.

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Note or Other details

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.

The starting salary at the Full professor level is DKK 637.950 including annual supplement (+ pension DKK109.089). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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Contact details

For more information about the Department of Biology and the Section for Cell & Neurobiology, please visit our web-site

Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department, Professor Niels Kroer (

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