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DanStem is looking for an animal technician to join the Semb group – 1 year with possible extension

Background: 
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem has been 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. Find more information about the Center at http://danstem.ku.dk/.   
 
We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious candidate to join the Semb group as soon as possible upon agreement. The position is time-limited to 1 year with a possible extension.  
 
Job description  
The animal technician will focus on the set-up and practical delivery of in-vivo studies. 
  • Write and update applications for ethical permissions, breeding licenses and project plans.
  • Performing in-vivo procedures in-line with ethical permissions e.g. blood samples and testing (blood glucose measurements), injections.
  • Ensuring that all studies are in full compliance with protocols, policy and practice and scientists expectations. 
  • Animal breeding of transgenic mice, genotyping and interpretation of results.
  • Working in conjunction with the scientists, lab staff and animal caretakers to ensure efficient scheduling of study related work. 
  • Ordering of animals, lab consumables.
  • Data reporting.  
  • Other tasks related to the animal facility and laboratory.  
The key skills and educational/experience-related criteria for this position are as follows:
  • An educational background as animal technician or similar.FELASA B Certificate is a must.
  • Extensive professional hands-on experience gained from in-vivo studies working with rodents.  
  • It is an advantage if you can carry out minor surgical procedures in rodents.
  • A team-orientated approach, together with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independent within the Semb group.
  • High level of attention to detail, conducive to the delivery of timely and accurate data. 
  • Committed to ongoing professional development, including a willingness to acquire and utilize new skills 
  • A good command of English.
  • Familiar with MS word and Excel.
 
We offer 
  •  stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment.
  • possibility for continued education and training.
  • attractive employment conditions. 
  • centrally located work place.
 
Employment conditions 
The salary for the position will be according to agreement between the Ministry of Finance and OAO-S and organizational agreement for Lager- og handelsarbejdere I hovedstaden 3F (www.3fkbh.dk). A supplement could be negotiated, dependent on the candidate’s experiences and qualifications.  
 
The application must include:  
1. Motivation letter  
2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills  
3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)  
 
Questions 
For further information about the position please contact professor Henrik Semb (semb@sund.ku.dk).
Administrative queries should be addressed to SUND-HR-Danstem@sund.ku.dk
 
How to apply  
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below. Only online applications will be accepted. 
The closing date for applications is 23.59 pm, October 28, 2017
Interviews will be held concurrently.
 
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
 
Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. It is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and is one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University´s eight faculties include Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. www.ku.dk
 
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Application deadline: 28-10-2017
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: DanStem

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