Postdoc Position on Lymph Vessels and Cancer

University of Copenhagen Department of Biology


Postdoc position on Lymph vessels and cancer

Project area

A postdoctoral position is open in the field of lymph vessels and cancer, as part of a recently awarded Danish Cancer Society grant to the Perez-Moreno group. The project stems from our recent findings, discovering for the first time, a role of lymph vessels in skin stem cell regeneration (Pena-Jimenez et al. EMBO J, 2019), and focuses on unearthing novel lymph vessels contributions to skin cancer. We guarantee a supportive career development environment, well-funded research programs, in one of the top European Universities, within the vibrant city of Copenhagen.


-    Ph.D. degree in stem cell/developmental and cancer biology.

-    Must hold the FELASA accreditation. Proven experience working with genetically modified models for research.

-    Hands-on skills on histology, cell culture, microscopy, and cell-sorting flow cytometry.

-    Solid expertise in DNA, RNA, and protein analyses. Bioinformatic analyses will be a plus.

-    Excellent track record of international peer-reviewed publications and teamwork.

-    Motivation, high ethical research standards, independence, and collaborativenness.

-    English language - excellent oral and writing communication skills.


The postdoc’s duties will include research as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Perez-Moreno group is linked at

Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Mirna Perez-Moreno. Email:

The position is open from 1 June 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of 3 years.

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

  • Motivation Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Complete publication list
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan - description of current research and future career expectations
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers


The deadline for applications is 12 March 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 in mid to late April 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.


Mirna Perez-Moreno


Application deadline: 12-03-2020
Employment start: 01-06-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Biology

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