During the period of employment, the candidate will have the following responsibilities: Plan, conduct, and analyze cell culture experiments using human osteoclasts and primary human osteoblasts. Osteoclasts will be generated from fresh blood obtained from different patient groups. Osteoblasts will be obtained through out-growth cultures from fresh bone specimens. Set-up and manage databases merging clinical and experimental data. Manage the weekly communication and coordination with the collaborating clinical departments at Odense University Hospital for delivery of clinical samples. Co-supervision of technician, bachelor-, master-, and PhD students within the Clinical Cell Biology Team. Active participation in national and international conferences and workshops. Active participation in writing and obtaining further research grants.
Research methods and analyses will include bone resorption and –formation assays in vitro, time-lapse microscopy, microscopic analyses, enzymatic assays, epigenome wide association studies, clinical and biomarker data, and logistic-/multiple linear regression analyses.
Due to the close collaboration with the University of Michigan the job will include yearly travels to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA for meetings. In addition, also at least 2 scientific exchange visits (duration of approximately two months) to the lab of Megan Weivoda.
The candidate has obtained a or equivalent in a relevant area, biological, biomedical, or medical sciences must be an open minded and honest team-player should have good organizational and communication skills ideally has research experience from the bone field – but this is not a requirement has documented research experience through first- and/or co-authorships on scientific international peer-reviewed publications has good written and oral skills in English
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
For more information, please feel free to contact associate professor Kent Søe, e-mail:
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