University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr International Academy

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Position ID:UCPH-NBIA-NOVOPROF2020 [#17528]
Position Title: Novo Nordisk Foundation Assistant/Associate Professorships
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark [map]
Subject Areas: Systems Biology
Computational, Quantitative or Systems Biology
Computational Biophysics
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/11/13, finished 2021/07/03, listed until 2021/01/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) is initiating a search for fixed-term Novo Nordisk Foundation Assistant/Associate Professorships as part of a vigorous campaign to expand into new research areas and to strengthen on-going programs in theoretical physics. Novo Nordisk Foundation Assistant/Associate Professors will be appointed for a period of five years, preferably starting in the fall of 2021.  Novo Nordisk Foundation Associate Professors will be provided with start-up funds for hiring a 3-year postdoctoral fellow. Exceptionally, extensions of the appointments can be considered after five years.

The search is open this year to physics and mathematics in the biological sciences as well as soft condensed matter physics, including:


-       Biophysics at molecular, cellular and organismal scales

-       Systems Biology

-       Genomics and Epigenetics

-       Bioenergetics and Quantum Biology

-       Active matter and Mechanobiology


The first NBIA hire in this new initiative,  Amin Doostmohammadi, is leading a young research group in the burgeoning field of active matter. We now expand more widely into the areas listed above and further growth is planned also for the coming years. While these research areas are our preferred targets, NBIA will consider truly outstanding candidates in other areas of theoretical sciences with eventual impact in life sciences. In such cases, this condition of impact in life sciences must be explicitly addressed in the research statement.We are seeking internationally outstanding and highly motivated individuals with the potential to become leaders in their fields. Novo Nordisk Foundation Assistant and Associate Professors are expected to carry out independent research programs and interact with other NBIA members. In addition, there are numerous possibilities for collaboration with existing research groups at the Niels Bohr Institute, including the Biocomplexity Group and the StemPhys Center of Excellence.

The Niels Bohr International Academy, hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute, strives to attract the best and the brightest by providing the environment to enable curiosity-driven breakthrough research in the physical sciences and mathematics. In this unique environement, the appointees will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, including an annual series of public lectures, and organize international meetings and PhD schools.

Applicants are requested to express their interest in one of these positions by uploading their documents via this website (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation). It should be indicated in the cover letter whether this is aiming for the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor positions. Exceptionally strong applicants for the Assistant Professorships will also be considered for Associate Professor appointments. In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 15, 2020.

Assistant and Associate Professors at the Niels Bohr International Academy receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Furthermore, Assistant and Associate Professors at NBIA have a track record of receiving generous early career grants, and NBIA strongly supports its members in applying for research grants in Denmark to support junior faculty. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, 6 weeks of paid vacation, pension contribution, and full medical care are available to employees in Denmark. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. Most international researchers are eligible for a favorable tax scheme.

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

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Niels Bohr International Academy
The Niels Bohr Institute
Blegdamsvej 17
DK-2100 Copenhagen

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