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Ten International Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

The University of Copenhagen seeks 10 highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellows to commence 1 October 2021 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR).

The postdoctoral fellowships are part of the CBMR International Postdoctoral Programme

Job description
The fellowships are aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background or clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine. We are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with integrative research approaches within the broad area of basic metabolic research with an application towards human pathophysiology.
The CBMR’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. For more information about the CBMR, please visit our website

Research projects open for applications
The 10 projects and their corresponding Principle Investigators are listed below. To read the full job advertisements and to apply, please follow the link in the project title.

  1. Principal Investigator Professor Ken Arnold
    “Between Knowing and Doing: Diagnoses and Categories in Diabetes and Obesity Research”
  2. Principal Investigator Professor Romain Barrès
    “Exploring the Contribution of Extracellular Vesicles in Epigenetic Inheritance of Disease”
  3. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Adam Bencard
    “Food, Fat and Faeces – Cultural Analysis at the Intersections of Art and Metabolism”
  4. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Christoffer Clemmensen
    “Using Intragastric Overfeeding to Uncover Novel Adipose-derived Circulating Satiety Factors”
  5. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Atul S. Deshmukh
    “Mass Spectrometry-based Characterization of Organellar Protein Dynamics in Response to Insulin”
  6. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Niels Grarup
    “Does Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 Inhibit Sweet Intake and Preference in Humans?”
  7. Principal Investigator Professor Torben Hansen
    “Genetic Studies of Extreme Obesity in Consanguineous Pakistani Families”
  8. Principal Investigator Professor Kei Sakamoto
    “Non-canonical/AMP-independent Regulation of AMPK in Metabolic Control”
  9. Principal Investigator Associate Professor Jonas T. Treebak
    “Defining the Role of ADP Ribosylation for Skeletal Muscle Insulin Sensitivity”
  10. Principal Investigator Professor Juleen R. Zierath
    “Role of AMPK Signalling in the Regulation of Circadian Metabolism”

Questions regarding the CBMR International Postdoctoral Programme may be directed to

International applicants may find more useful information on the International Staff Mobility page and

This advert is an extract and cannot be used as the basis for an application. The full text for each of the 10 research projects is available at

The deadline for applications is 5 April 2021.

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