Postdoc of Plant Genome

University of Copenhagen


Postdoc of Plant Genome Editing


A 2-year postdoctoral position is open within the newly established NovoCrops Center, which aims at accelerating the domestication of hitherto underutilized plants.  The center is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Present day crop production is limited by environmental stresses that are only likely to be aggravated by predicted climate changes. Most attempts to generate resilient crops in the past have focused on the introduction of resilient traits in already domesticated crops. However, this strategy has generated little success due to the multifaceted nature of stress responses. With the advent of new breeding technologies, the domestication of already resilient, underutilized crops offers the possibility of expanding crop diversity for future environmentally sustainable agriculture.


The postdoc’s duties will include research related to genome editing of plants as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties. 


Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to prof. Caixia Gao ( or prof. Michael Palmgren (


The position is open from 1st July, 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 vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 15th February, 2020, 23:59 GMT+1.


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

Interviews will be held on 15th March, 2020.



Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.



Application deadline: 15-02-2020

Employment start: 01-07-2020

Working hours: Full time

Department/Location: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

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