26 August 2022

Research assistant position in the Jensen group at reNEW Copenhagen

job opportunity

reNEW Copenhagen is looking for a research assistant to assist in pioneering transplantation technologies using organoid technology.

reNEW Copenhagen is looking for a research assistant to assist in pioneering transplantation technologies using organoid technology.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW has its Hub at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) as well as nodes at UCPH, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Leiden University Medical Center. Researchers within reNEW addresses fundamental questions in stem cell and developmental biology and will pivot research findings to clinical outcomes and products for patients with incurable degenerative disorders such as congenital kidney and heart disorders, type 1 diabetes, Parkinsons’ disease, and inflammatory bowel disease.

A research assistant role is available to assist in the establishment of a transplantation method suitable for patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease using intestinal organoids in the group of Professor Kim Jensen. The team focuses on tissue regeneration in the large bowel and wishes to develop clinically compliant methods for growing intestinal epithelial organoids for transplantation purposes. To achieve this, the group utilizes patient derived organoid models, state-of the-art transcriptomics and state-of-the-art transplantation technologies.

Job description
We are seeking highly motivated and technically skilled research assistant candidates with a strong background in cell and molecular biology. Applicants will be preferred with prior experience in stem cell culture, advanced molecular biology and confocal imaging. 


  • Candidates must hold a Master degree in biology or similar, with a track-record of successful scientific work.
  • Candidates are preferred with a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology and/or live cell imaging. 
  • Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate.

Terms of salary, work, and employment 
The employment is planned to start 1 December 2022 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The employment is initially for 2 years. The terms of employment are set according to the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations or other relevant professional organization. 
The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 2020.

For further information contact Professor Kim Jensen, Kim.Jensen@sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

How to apply
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY below.

The application must include:
1.    Motivation letter
2.    Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
3.    List of two references (full address, incl. email and phone number)
4.    List of publications
5.    Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)

Application deadline: 14 September 2022.

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered.
Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

The application will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 284 of 25 April 2008 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Assessment procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.



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.


Kim Bak Jensen


Application deadline: 14-09-2022
Employment start: 01-12-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: reNEW NNF Center for Stem Cell Medicine