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Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

The University of Copenhagen seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor (junior group leader) to the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine to commence as soon as possible.

Job description
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) has 250 members and offers a dynamic and international scientific environment encompassing five research programs and four high profile Research Centers. ICMM aims at producing research with a high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular mechanisms in a biomedical context. ICMM offers modern laboratory facilities and administrative support. Core facilities as well as other experimental platforms of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are also available for the applicant. It would be advantageous for the applicant to be able to align his/her research with one of ICMM's main research themes.

ICMM is also responsible for a number of undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen and the scientists at ICMM are responsible for conducting high-quality research-based teaching.

You may find further information about ICMM at

The responsibilities of the tenure track assistant professor will primarily consist of:
  • research, including publication/academic dissemination duties.
  • research-based teaching.
  • sharing knowledge with society.
  • participation in a formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors.
  • securing external research funding.
The tenure track assistant professor's performance will be monitored through annual reviews; a mid-career appraisal by an external committee; and a final assessment. After no more than six years of employment and conditional upon a positive final appraisal, the tenure track assistant professor will be employed as tenured associate professor. Read more about tenure track at the University of Copenhagen here:

Required qualifications
  • a PhD degree or similar qualifications in relation to the above subject area.
  • a demonstration of research excellence.
  • a track record of external research funding is considered an advantage, but not a prerequisite for the position.
  • teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies are considered an advantage, but not a prerequisite for the position.
  • an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.
  • good interpersonal skills.
Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement Between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Head of Department Ole William Petersen,

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

The application must be submitted in English, and must include the following documents: Please note: It is mandatory to upload a teaching plan in the online application form. Should you not have a teaching plan, please upload a blank document in this box instead.

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager shortlists applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then notified whether they have been shortlisted for assessment. The Dean appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and 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

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

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

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in this post to apply.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Sunday 16 September 2018.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held in start/mid-December.

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.


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