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Post-doctoral position in Copenhagen/Denmark

07 February 2019

Post-doctoral position in Copenhagen/Denmark

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We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2-year postdoc position in Circadian Neurobiology to commence 1 April 2019 or soon thereafter.

Scientific aim: To establish the role of transcription factors in regulation of circadian melatonin synthesis.
Methodological aim: To establish new rodent in vivo models for modulating neuroendocrine gene expression.

Our research
Our research is focused on the circadian system of the mammalian. We have a special interest in the pineal gland, which conveys circadian information from the endogenous circadian clock of the hypothalamus into a nocturnal hormonal signal of melatonin. In a combined effort, involving neuroanatomical and molecular biological techniques, we investigate the roles of homeobox gene-encoded transcription factors in both development and mature function of the circadian system with focus on the pinealocyte, the principal melatonin-producing cell-type of the pineal gland.

Information on the department and our research group can be found at:

Essential experience and skills: 
• You have a PhD in neuroscience, neuroendocrinology or a related field 
• You are highly experienced in siRNA-based and viral gene targeting in rodent model systems 
• You are experienced in rodent surgical techniques 
• You have excellent English skills written and spoken 
Desirable experience and skills: 
• You are experienced in molecular biological and histological techniques 
• You have an active interest in circadian neurobiology and neuroanatomy 
• You have an excellent track-record of publications in international scientific journals 
• You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams  

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University of Copenhagen
Department of Neuroscience

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Associate Professor Martin Fredensborg Rath
Blegdamsvej 3B
2200 København N
0045 35322626

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