Postdoctoral positions are available for motivated
The Center for
Chromosome Stability (CCS) is inviting applications from both recently
graduated PhD students and experienced postdoctoral researchers for fully
funded postdoc positions to commence from June 1st, 2019 or at a
mutually convenient time later in 2019. The positions are 2 years with the
possibility for extension. Candidates must have an excellent academic
track-record and show evidence of having conducted research at an
internationally competitive level, as well as having an interest in studying DNA
repair/replication, chromosomal instability, or a related topic.
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. The Hickson Laboratory forms part of the Center for Chromosome
Stability (CCS; www.ccs.ku.dk
) at the Department of Cellular and Molecular
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
available in any of the five laboratories listed below. Interested candidates
should visit the CCS website www.ccs.ku.dk
to view the research
profiles of the lab heads and their publications.
- Ian Hickson, Role of DNA replication
stress as a driver of chromosomal instability.
- Eva Hoffmann,The DNA damage response in the human
- Ying Liu, Folate deprivation
and the mechanism of trinucleotide repeat instability.
- Andrés Lopez-Contreras, Novel
mouse models to investigate chromosomal instability and cancer.
- Luis Toledo, Co-ordination
of DNA replication and cell division.
should include a full CV, a list of publications and a cover letter outlining
your motivation for wishing to join the CCS, as well as an indication of your preferred laboratory to join.
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
The employment is a full time and fixed-term position
for 2 years with the possibility for extension.
Starting date is June 1st,
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.