Ian Hickson’s laboratory at the University of
Copenhagen is seeking a postdoctoral biophysicist or biochemist to undertake an
ambitious project to utilize optical tweezers and/or lab-on-a-chip technologies
to analyze the structure of human chromosomes and to reconstitute mitotic
sister chromatid disjunction in vitro with purified components. This project
forms part of an international, interdisciplinary collaboration with physicists
from the Technical University in Denmark and the Free University, Amsterdam.
Highly motivated candidates with a background in
biophysics or biochemistry are encouraged to apply, as are physicists wishing
to study biological phenomena. The position is available from May 1st,
2019 for up to 3 years.
The CCS is an international research center focusing
on the role of genomic instability in driving human disease, and has research
groups studying cancer, neurodegeneration and infertility. The working language
of the CCS is English. Candidates must, therefore, possess excellent verbal and
written English language skills. Interested candidates should visit the CCS
to view the research profile of the Hickson lab.
Center for Chromosome Stability at the Department of
Cellular and Molecular Medicine (www.icmm.ku.dk
). The CCS has received
long term funding from the Danish National Research Foundation. The mission of
the CCS is to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which chromosomal
instability impacts on age-related pathologies in humans.
Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular
Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and
stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research
environment. Our research facilities include modern, well-equipped
laboratories, including a dedicated imaging suite.
Terms of employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in
accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC
(Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly
salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending
on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an
additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
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.
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk
(International Staff Mobility).
Your online application must be submitted in English
by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your 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: March 31st, 2019, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received
after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the
The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the
authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice
of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether
their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once
the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to
comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no.
242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
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.