A position as postdoctoral fellow is available at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, with a flexible starting date (preferably 1 May 2021 or earlier). The position is funded for two years with the possibility for extension.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated colleague with a PhD degree in life sciences (biologist, biochemist, biomedical degree or related) who is interested in understanding chromatin dynamics and histone posttranslational modifications during diet-induced-obesity in mice. A background in NGS and/or experience in analysing mouse models of obesity and T2D is a plus.
- Handling and metabolic phenotyping of transgenic mice.
- Performing NGS experiments (library preparation and analysis of RNA-Seq and ChiP-Seq data).
- Molecular and ex vivo techniques (primary adipocyte cell culture, cell lines, qPCR, Western Blot).
- Assisting in grant funding applications, training of students and guests.
- Contributing to teaching activities in English.
Education and background
- A PhD degree in life sciences with a special focus on physiology and chromatin biology.
- Ideally one first authorship in a high impact journal or a in field-specific journal.
- Proficiency in R and willingness to receive training in in silico analysis of NGS data.
- A team player with good collaborative and interpersonal skills.
- An enthusiastic, positive attitude towards science and its contribution to society.
- Diligence and intellectual flexibility as required for an academic position.
- An open and positive mind that contributes to the success of the whole research team.
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)