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Postdoc in in vitro models of neuroinflammation

The laboratory of Kate Lykke Lambertsen, Neurobiology Research Unit at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work in the field of neuroinflammation in cardiometabolic diseases.

The starting date is January 1, 2024, and the initial contract is for one year with the possibility of extension. 

The applicant will be expected to conduct his/her research in neuroscience with a focus on understanding the role of the innate immune system in cardiometabolic risk factors for ischemic stroke. The applicant will be expected to explore the potential of modulating the central and peripheral innate immune response after ischemic stroke to identify novel therapeutic targets against the inflammatory response.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for the planning of the project as well as data acquisition, preparation and analysis, manuscript writing, and other activities for disseminating the results. The candidate will also be expected to apply for research funding from external funding agencies.

Qualified and highly motivated candidates from all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be expected to have:

  1. Obtained a Ph.D. in a relevant area, e.g., biological, and biomedical sciences, neuroscience, molecular biology, or another closely related discipline.
  2. Proven experience and knowledge with in vitro models of culturing human cells and experience with flow cytometry are major requirements.
  3. Ability to work structured and independently.
  4. Good communication skills and high proficiency in English.
  5. Good collaborative and social abilities.
  6. Prior experience with scRNAseq and bioinformatics is considered a plus.

For further information, please contact Professor Kate Lykke Lambertsen at 


The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).


Applications must be in English and submitted electronically using the link "Apply online".

The attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

We strongly recommend that you read "How to apply" before you apply - see below

Application should include

  • A letter stating your specific interest, motivation, and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages).
  • A detailed CV, including personal contact information (max three pages).
  • A complete and numbered publication list.
  • Evidence of Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.
  • A research plan
  • A teaching portfolio

Only applications submitted online and written in English will be accepted for evaluation. 

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

Applications may be shortlisted. 

Living and working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family

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

Further details

How to apply


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Deadline 2023-Aug-01

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Health Sciences by completing the application form