AC-TAP/ lab technician and OHS coordinator for reNEW Copenhagen
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, Parkinson’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease.
We are recruiting a candidate to establish and support the development of a high-throughput screening platform using intestinal organoids in the group of Professor Kim Jensen. The team focuses on tissue regeneration in the large bowel to gain a better insight into the process of regeneration and to identify new potential therapeutic targets that can enhance the repair process following damage. To achieve this, the group utilises patient derived organoid models, advanced gene editing, state-of the-art transcriptomic as well as screening combined with imaging approaches.
The successful candidate will also be part of the interactive Occupational Health and Safety team at the center coordinating the work of the committee and representing the institute at the collaborative SUND OHS meetings. Both the research and the OHS officer role will be equally balanced at a 0.5FTE position level. The OHS officer role of the position will be actively supported by the experienced laboratory management team helping with implementing policies and activities throughout the institute.
Starting date for this position is the 15th of October 2022, or upon agreement with selected candidate.
We are seeking highly motivated and technically skilled 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. For the OHS role, we expect either previous experience in OHS or experience with formulating and implementing guidelines and policies aimed at enhancing a healthy work environment in a laboratory setting.
- Candidates must have a background as either a technician or hold a master’s degree in biology or similar.
- Candidates are preferred with a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology and/or live cell imaging.
- Experience in OHS communication and/or in formulating and implementation of guidelines and policies within a laboratory setting
- Good English and Danish communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate.
Terms of salary, work, and employment:
The employment is initially a 2-year temporary position and is scheduled to start 15 October 2022 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The place of work is at reNEW, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen.
Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) at the level of Academic Employee or in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and HK (laboratory technician level 5.1).
In addition to the basic salary, a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added and classification will depend on the right candidate’s educational background, experience and qualifications with the possibility of negotiating a qualification supplement depending on experience and qualifications. The working hours are 37 hours a week.
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:
- Motivation letter
- Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
- List of two references (full address, incl. email and phone number)
- List of publications, if any
- Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)
Application deadline: September 21st, 2022
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
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.
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.
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