Available Postdoc positions at Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity

Available Postdoc positions at Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity -
09.11.17

The newly established Center of Excellence, Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) seeks outstanding postdoctoral candidates with a keen interest in applying functional genomics tools to understand the molecular and cellular basis underlying tissue plasticity.

AREAS OF RESEARCH 

Positions are open in the following areas:

All positions will be based in the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark. The department offers an international working environment with state-of-the-art facilities for next generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, and microscopy.

Please specify in the application for which of the specific positions you apply.

WHO CAN APPLY

We expect the applicants to:

  • Have a strong background in molecular biology/biochemistry with an outstanding curriculum
  • Be highly dedicated, self-motivated and ambitious 
  • Have excellent collaborative skills and an interest to work in an interdisciplinary centre

HOW TO APPLY

Application deadline: 28 November 2017
Please read more and apply online here

POST DOC POSITION IN FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS AND ADIPOSE TISSUE PLASTICITY

A three-year postdoctoral position in functional genomics and adipose tissue plasticity is available from 15 January 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The postdoc will work primarily in the Mandrup Group and will be responsible for investigations of transcriptional regulation, cellular plasticity and cross-talk between cell types in adipose tissue in response to metabolic challenges and obesity. The successful applicant should have a strong background in functional genomics. Experience with mouse models, genome-wide studies of transcriptional regulation and bioinformatics is an advantage. 

For further information please contact Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk).

POST DOC POSITION IN FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS AND HEPATIC TISSUE PLASTICITY

A three-year postdoctoral position in functional genomics and hepatic tissue plasticity is available from 15 January 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful applicant will be responsible for in vivo investigation of transcriptional regulation and chromatin remodelling in hepatic cell populations in response to the development of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The successful applicant should have a strong background in functional genomics. Experience with mouse models, genome-wide studies of transcriptional regulation, and bioinformatics is an advantage. 

For further information please contact Associate Professor Lars Grøntved (larsgr@bmb.sdu.dk) or Assistant Professor Kim Ravnskjær (ravnskjaer@bmb.sdu.dk).

POST DOC POSITION IN FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS AND PLASTICITY OF THE ENDOCRINE PANCREAS

A two-year postdoctoral position, with a possible one year prolongation, in functional genomics and plasticity of the endocrine pancreas is available from 15 January 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The postdoc will work in the Mandrup Group on a large project supported by an Advanced Grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The postdoc will lead a research project aiming at understanding how pancreatic α- and β-cells adapt to insulin resistance. The project involves use of advanced animal models and next generation sequencing-based technologies. The successful applicant should have a strong background in functional genomics. Experience with the endocrine pancreas, mouse models, genome-wide studies of transcriptional regulation and bioinformatics is an advantage.

For further information please contact Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk). 

ABOUT ATLAS

Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity, ATLAS, at University of Southern Denmark is a newly established Center of Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation.

The aim of ATLAS is to obtain systems-level, mechanistic and cell type-resolved understanding of adipose and hepatic tissue plasticity in response to diet-induced obesity and regression in mouse models; and to translate this for in-depth understanding of the functional changes in human adipose and hepatic tissues in response to severe obesity and reversal.

The centre applies a combination of next generation sequencing-based approaches, mouse models, proteomics, in vivo targeting, computational biology and clinical studies and include the following PIs:

FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS & METABOLISM RESEARCH UNIT

Susanne Mandrup, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Director) 
Lars Grøntved, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Kim Ravnskjær, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

OTHER PIs IN ATLAS

Søren Kragh Moestrup, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Blagoy Blagoev, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Aleksander Krag, Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine & Odense University Hospital
Jan Baumbach, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Jonas Graversen, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine