Postdoc in Bioimaging at the Danish Molecular Biomedical Imaging Center

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University of Southern Denmark

A two-year postdoc position in Bioimaging for detection and visualization of nanoplastics in biological contexts is open at the at the Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , Faculty of  Science. The starting date is 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 15 August 2023.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research within the project “PlastTrack – a technology platform for micro- and nanoplastics tracking” supported by the Interreg Deutschland-Danmark 6a programme. The applicant will be working at the Danish Molecular Biomedical Imaging Center at the Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in close affiliation with the other PlastTrack partners.

The overall goal of PlastTrack focuses on developing a technological platform that automates the tracking and digital analysis of micro- and nanoplastics in cooperation with industrial partners.

The candidate for the present position will be focused on developing protocols for imaging micro and nanoplastics in biological settings such as in microorganisms, and in mammalian cell-based gut and skin models.

Experience with bioimaging techniques such as Laser scanning confocal microscopy, and live cell imaging and cell culture are essential to the project.

Potential candidates are expected to have a relevant PhD degree and documented research experience within molecular biology, advanced microscopy, cell culture, and image analysis. Experience in advanced microscopy such as STED or STORM could be an advantage. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing, is required.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Jonathan R. Brewer; [email protected] .

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary  and taxation .

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• Copies of certificates, PhD as well as MSc. If the PhD has not yet been completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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