DanStem seeks two laboratory technicians or biomedical laboratory scientists for tasks related to a research project in stem cells and type 1-diabetes.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem was established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta cells and cancer research already located at the University of Copenhagen. DanStem addresses basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology and has activities focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for cancer and chronic diseases such as diabetes and liver failure. Learn more about DanStem at http://danstem.ku.dk/
You will be responsible for growing and expanding human stem cells and in close collaboration with the group’s researchers; you will help develop new methods and protocols for differentiation of hPSC. You will also perform basic characterization of hPSC using karyotyping, immunohistochemistry, qPCR and FACS, to ensure quality and reproducibility. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining equipment in the hPSC laboratory.
The goal of the research project is to develop therapeutic active islet-like aggregate for future cell therapy in clinical phase 1 trials.
We expect you to hold a degree as either laboratory technician or biomedical laboratory scientist and that you have several years of experience working as a technician in a research lab. Furthermore, we expect the following qualifications:
- Minimum 5 years of experience in cellular work, preferably with stem cells
- Experience with transfection, immunohistochemistry, qPCR and FACS
- That you work systematically and are flexible
- Good cooperation and communications skills as the project is carried out within a team of scientists and technicians
- Good English skills in both speech and writing, as our working language is primarily English
For further information, please contact Professor Henrik Semb
by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms of salary and employment
The employments are planned to start as soon as possible upon agreement with the chosen candidates. The place of work is at DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen. The average working hours are 37 hours per week. The positions are time limited to the end of 2020 with a possibility of further employment.
Terms of salary and employment are in accordance with the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Organizations of Public Employees – the Governmental area (OAO-S) and the HK organization agreement with placement in salary group 5, or The Danish Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists and the Organization Agreement for Biomedical laboratory scientists.
Furthermore a salary supplement can be negotiated based on individual qualifications.
Send your application electronically by clicking “Apply online” below or via this advertisement on http://employment.ku.dk/staff/
. The application must include the following documents/attachments:
Motivated letter of application (max 1 page)
Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
Certified copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)
Letter of recommendation and/or contact details of referees
Application deadline: 20 February 2018
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.