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Full-time light microscopy application specialist for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW Copenhagen

Posted by , on 10 March 2022

Location: Denmark

Closing Date: 29 April 2022

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent imaging specialist with a solid experience in high content screening to support our research scientists with their imaging projects.

The Center:

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

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Supporting users in all aspects of advanced light microscopy: selection of and introduction to the appropriate imaging technology, assistance and trouble-shooting during imaging and data collection as well as data management.
  • Setting up image acquisition pipelines, testing, and running of advanced light microscopy equipment, especially HCS microscopes, such as Yokogawa CV8000, Andor Dragonfly, and Nikon Spinning disc systems).
  • Developing novel image acquisition workflows tailored to the needs of our scientists in close collaboration with microscope vendors.
  • Organizing courses and teaching of light microscopy techniques.
  • Maintaining the equipment by performing performance tests and organizing repairs.

Your profile:

  • A master’s or PhD degree and ideally 3-4 years of experience in HCS
  • Strong experience in advanced light microscopy
  • Experience in developmental biology would be a strong plus but so would be a physics background
  • Experience in sample preparation, including clearing techniques would be an advantage
  • Independent critical thinking and problem-solving ability, flexibility, proactivity, and excellent attention to detail are required
  • High motivation for user support and training
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
  • Team player interested in connecting with scientists from different fields

We offer:

  • A stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment
  • A supportive team to work and collaborate with
  • A combination of active scientific service platforms to interact with and expand available methodologies at reNEW
  • Possibilities for continued education and training
  • Attractive employment conditions
  • Centrally located workplace.

The successful applicant will be part of an international team together with two microscopy application specialists and an image analyst having the mission of highest-level user service provision.

Employment conditions:

The employment is a permanent position and is scheduled to start in july/august 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 are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The employment will be as Research Consultant (Forskningskonsulent/Specialkonsulent) with the possibility of negotiating a qualification supplement depending on experience and qualifications and with 17.1 % pension contribution. The working hours are 37 hours a week.


Your application must be submitted in English by clicking “Apply now” below and must include:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, contact details for references, language skills and other relevant skills
  3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s).

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

Deadline for applications: 29th of April, 2022


For further information about the position, please contact Dr Malte Paulsen or Jutta Bulkescher

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,850 students, 1,700 PhD students and 4,800 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.



Malte Sören Paulsen


Application deadline: 29-04-2022
Date of employment: 01-07-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department / Location: reNEW NNF Center for Stem Cell Medicine

Start date: 1 July 2022

Closing Date: 29 April 2022

Scientific fields: Cell biology, Stem cells

Model systems:

Duration: Permanent

Minimum qualifications: MSc.

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