Postdoctoral Fellowship in RNA Biology

University of Copenhagen Department of Biology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in RNA Biology

A 1-year postdoc position is available at the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The position will be available as of September 1st, 2020. The Section for Computational and RNA Biology is located in the Copenhagen Biocenter, which is 3 km from the center of Copenhagen.

The position is in the group of Jeppe Vinther and is a collaboration between the VintherLab and professor Jens Bukh at the Copenhagen Hepatitis C program. We are looking for a motivated and skilled postdoc to work on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA structure and modification. The VintherLab has experimental and computational experience required to perform sequencing experiments on RNA structure and modifications and the Bukh group are experts in cell culture models for HCV propagation. Related publications by the VintherLab: PMID 26220183, 25805860, 26068741, 24569351, 31504776.


The successful candidate will be expected to perform experiments and participate in the analysis of the resulting sequencing data.

For consideration, applicants must have:

•    A PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, medicine or a similar field
•    Published in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals
•    Demonstrated experience with experimental molecular biology
•    Excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills 

In addition, applicants with one or more of the following types of experience will be preferred:

•    Sequencing-based experiments
•    HCV or other viral cell culture models
•   Methods for RNA Biology
•    Data analysis

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Jeppe Vinther (

Further information on the Department is linked at 

The position is open from September1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

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

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

Please include

-    Curriculum vitae
-    Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
-    Complete publication list

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
You can read about the recruitment process at


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Application deadline: 31-05-2020
Employment start: 01-09-2020
Department/Location: Department of Biology