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Post Doc position in the Salcini Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

A post doc position is available in the Salcini Group. We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative and motivated researcher interested in molecular mechanisms underlining neuronal development.  
The Research Centre  
The Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) is a research centre of excellence for biomedical research, focusing on disease-oriented basic research, at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. BRIC hosts 24 independent research groups that perform basic and translational research aimed to understand diseases like cancer, neurological and metabolic disorders.  
For further information about the Salcini group and BRIC:    
Our research  
In our group, we study the roles of chromatin factors during organismal development and we use C. elegans as a model system. We are particularly interested in germ cells biology and neuronal development (see the recent publications with the pubmed IDs: 28207814, 28126843, 26811384, 27578789). The position offered is for a project aiming to analyse the role of histone demethylases and methyltransferases in axon guidance and neuronal cell body migration during embryogenesis. The project is included in a larger approach dissecting the role of chromatin factors in neuronal development and associated diseases.  
Your job  
The project will be performed in a working team that includes a PhD student and a master student. It is therefore important that you have a positive and collaborative attitude and interpersonal skills.  
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competences and experience:  
- You have a PhD in Life Science with a focus in neuroscience or (epi)genetic  
- You are highly experienced in C. elegans model system  
- You have experience in molecular biology and imaging  
- You have strong interest in Epigenetics  
- You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams  
- You have excellent English skills written and spoken  
Desirable but not required:  
- Experience in Chomatin immunoprecipitation/RNA sequencing and bioinformatics  
Selection criteria include publications as co-authors or first author, fellowships and international experiences.  
We offer   
- A 3-year contract (with a competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. social security, health coverage, parental leave)  
- Access to state-of-the art tools and infrastructure  
- Tailored support in raising competitive funds and communicate your research  
- A stimulating and supportive international research environment  
We have weekly internal seminars with PhD students and postdocs presenting their work as well as external seminars with international speakers. BRIC also hosts several research clubs; hematology club, Chromosome Biology club, Stem cell club and single cell transcriptomics seminar series. The institute has an association for students and postdocs (ASAP), a PhD programme (MoMeD) and a Postdoc Career Programme (PCP). BRIC has extensive international collaborations and actively participates in the European alliance, EU-LIFE consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions and is part of the EU-funded LIBRA initiative to obtain gender balance in life science research.  
BRIC has a highly international profile (>60% international researchers) and English as working language. An International Staff Mobility Office at UCPH supports and guides international researchers through your initial steps in Denmark (e.g. residence and work permits, tax and pension, banking, medical care, childcare). They also offer a dual career network open for spouses of our researchers.  
Start date: preferably in August 2018 or after agreement  
Duration  : 3 years
For further information regarding the position, please contact Lisa Salcini on e-mail:  
Terms of salary and employment  
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,224 DKK/ca. 4430 Euro. An additional 17.1 % monthly contribution to pension will be paid by the employer. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated.  
Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.  
The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.  
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:  
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).  
2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.  
3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.  
4. List of publications.  
Application deadline: April 2nd 2018  
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.  
Application procedure  
The further process  
Shortlist: After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.  
Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.  
You can read about the recruitment process at  
BRIC and 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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Anna Elisabetta Salcini


Ansøgningsfrist: 02-04-2018
Ansættelsesdato: 01-08-2018
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: BRIC

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