Postdoc Position in Medicine
University of Copenhagen

Postdoc Position in Medicine

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2-year postdoctoral position to commence 1 January 2024 or after agreement.

The position will be based in the Stewart-Morgan Group at the Department for Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) within the University of Copenhagen.

Information on the group can be found at:

Our research
The focus of the Stewart-Morgan Group is epigenetic dynamics and function in germ cell biology. We use both in vivo and in vitro systems of mammalian gametogenesis to study the role of the epigenome in germ cell fitness and elucidate general epigenetic principles using this unique biological system. We strive for an open, collaborative, and collegial work environment that provides ample mentorship and training opportunities to further each members’ individual career goals.  

Your job
Your tasks will include designing experimental strategies, generation, and analysis of complex datasets, and writing of scientific manuscripts. Additional tasks could include contributing to grant applications, research-based supervision of MSc and PhD students, teaching undergraduate courses, and outreach communication activities. The successful candidate will play an integral role in establishing the lab and research environment.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in life sciences or a similar field.
  • You have experience with DNA methylation and/or transposable elements.
  • You have experience in bioinformatic analysis of functional genomics data sets (e.g., RNA-seq, bisulfite sequencing).
  • You have an active interest in epigenetics, genome regulation, or gametogenesis.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in mouse embryology and/or genetics.
  • Experience in embryonic stem cell culture and CRISPR/Cas9 methods.
  • Experience in flow cytometry and/or imaging experimental design and analysis.
  • Experience in single-cell functional genomics.
  • Previous publication as a first author.

Place of employment 
The place of employment is at the Medical Genetics program within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), Panum, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, dedicated facilities for flow cytometry, imaging, next-generation sequencing including single-cell genomics, and state-of-the-art embryology facilities for mouse and human research.

Scientific environment
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) offers an ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components, and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen.

You can read more about ICMM at

Terms of employment
The position is a fixed-term position for a period of 2 years and the average weekly working hours are 37 hours. The starting date is 1 January 2024 or after agreement.

Salary, pension, and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or another relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 36,412 / approx. EUR 4,854 (October 2023- level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

For further information, please contact Kathleen Stewart-Morgan by e-mail:

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all 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.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 17 September 2023, 23.59 p.m. CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above mentioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,815 students, 2,113 researchers and 3,793 employees. The faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Kathleen Stewart-Morgan


Application deadline: 17-09-2023
Employment start: 01-01-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)
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