Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Copenhagen/Denmark

13 September 2019

Ph.D. Student in Copenhagen/Denmark

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Complexity and plasticity of the mammalian spinal cord

We are seeking a PhD candidate for a joint position between Novo Nordisk’s Dept of Stem Cell Research and the Kiehn laboratory at the Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen.

The project will involve expanding our knowledge of lineage depth and diversification in the central nervous system during development, and place this in a context relevant for potential future cell replacement therapies in the injured spinal cord. Further, this project will also investigate various strategies for cell replacement in the spinal cord using rodent tissue and provide valuable insight that may inform human therapeutic strategies. The project will require the execution of a diverse range of experiments and will require an extremely ambitious and dedicated candidate. In the position you will work between both Novo Nordisk’s Dept of Stem Cell Discovery and UCPH Dept of Neuroscience in the Lab of Ole Kiehn. At both sites you will be a member of teams with world-leading neurobiological expertise, and at Novo Nordisk additionally surrounded by computational experts.

We are seeking candidates that hold a master’s degree (or similar education) with a background in developmental biology, neuroscience and/or functional genomics. Any of the following practical competencies are advantageous: cell culture, histology, cell transplantation, functional genomics, computational biology, flow cytometry, developmental assays (including micro-surgery) or rodent behavioural assays, neurophysiological techniques.

It is important that the candidate is comfortable performing experimentation with animal tissue and live animals. Due to the cross-institute nature of this position successful candidates should have strong communication and collaborative skills, and a willingness to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

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3 years
Novo Nordisk and Copenhagen University

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Jonathan Niclis
University of Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 3b, 2200, Copenhagen, Denmark


Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk Park 1, 2760 Måløv, Copenhagen, Denmark

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