Associate Professor of experimental biophysics (211-0525)

University of Copenhagen
October 12 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Niels Bohr Institute, Center for Stem Cell Decision Making (StemPhys)

Faculty of SCIENCE

University of Copenhagen


The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) at the University of Copenhagen seeks candidates for Associate Professor with a strong international research profile in experimental biophysics and with demonstrated ability to do research at the interface between biology and physics. Additionally, the candidate should have experience in development and usage of technically advanced equipment for force-probing and quantitative microscopy for exploring the biophysics of living cells, tissues, organisms and reconstituted systems, thus strengthening StemPhys' research. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to lead scientific research and accomplished successful fund-raising.

Furthermore, he/she will help to identify, attract and inspire researchers, as well as teach and supervise students.

NBI constitutes the physics department in the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen with a faculty of ~70 professors and associate professors, ~100 PhD students and ~60 postdocs, and more than 1000 research guests annually

The Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence for Stem Cell Decision Making (StemPhys) at the NBI consists of 6 core senior scientists plus 30 post docs and PhD students, and a technical and administrative staff of 3. StemPhys's research focuses on unravelling the mechanisms underlying stem cell decision making, controlling specification and on a biomechanical characterization of stem cells, developing tissue, organs and whole living organisms with an emphasis on synergistic interdisciplinary collaboration. Details of the Centre's research areas can be found at

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Keywords: biophysics, physics, stem cell biology


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