Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Postdoc in Proteomics and Cell Signaling

University of Copenhagen


A highly attractive postdoctoral position is available in the Choudhary Group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR), University of Copenhagen.

The Choudhary Group combines quantitative proteomics, cell biology and biochemistry to investigate cell signaling at a “systems-level” and to identify novel regulatory mechanisms in cell signaling. Furthermore, the Group uses cutting-edge biochemical, cell biological and genomic technologies to uncover novel regulatory functions in cell signaling

The Group is technically and internationally diverse and embedded in excellent environment for high-quality research and collaboration. The Group consistently publishes in top-ranked journals (including Science, Cell, Nature, Nat. Biotech, Nat Cell Biol, and Mol Cell) and has outstanding track-record in training the next generation of researchers. More information about the Group can be found here.

This project will involve CRISPR-based generation of genetically modified human cell lines, affinity-tagging of endogenous proteins, mass spectrometry-based analysis of protein-protein interactions and proteome-wide quantification of posttranslational modifications. The candidate is expected to apply various biochemical and molecular biology approaches for biological follow-up experiments on novel and interesting findings derived from large-scale proteomic screens.


The candidate should have demonstrated excellent scientific productivity, evidenced by high-quality research publications, be able to conduct independent and creative research, and show good inter-personal and communication skills.
The candidate is required to have a PhD degree or equivalent in natural or medical science.
Excellent scientific track-record, including at least one publication as first author in a high-quality, peer reviewed international journal.
Expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be considered an advantage:
Analysis of cell signaling with biochemistry and molecular biology approaches
Genetics and cell biology
CRISPR-based genome editing
Analysis of large-scale proteomic and/or genomic dataset
Genome integrity, DNA damage repair, chromatin biology, gene transcription
Prior experience in high resolution mass spectrometry is not essential.
Good communication skills, both oral and written.
An analytical aptitude for devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.
Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence.


Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary is around 33,200-34,900 DKK (around 4,200-4,500 €) plus 17.1 % in pension contribution.

Application details

Your application should include the following documents:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae, incl. educational qualifications, experience and a list of publications where it shows that the candidates have published at least one publication as first author
A scanned copy of the final degree (PhD or equivalent) certificate. If the degree is not yet awarded, it is sufficient to mention in the cover letter when the applicant expects to submit thesis, and/or receive the qualifying degree
Names and contact details for 2-3 referees
Your application must be submitted electronically

To apply for the position, click "APPLY NOW" (at the bottom of the page).

For further information, please contact Professor Chunaram Choudhary, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Starting date: 1st September 2018
Deadline for applications: 20th July 2018