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Assistant Professor in Hematology

Assistant Professor in Hematology  
(fixed-term 2 years)
Helin Group at BRIC/DanStem  
University of Copenhagen  
The Helin group at BRIC is looking for an ambitious candidate for a position as an assistant professor with a strong research profile and documented experience in theoretical and practical aspects of mouse models of leukemia.  
Our research  
Research in the Helin lab is focused on identifying novel mechanisms and genes involved in the development of human cancer. The lab has made several outstanding contributions to the field of Epigenetics and Cancer. Current work is focused on understanding the biological function of proteins involved in regulation of histone and DNA methylation and how they contribute to cancer. Moreover, the group has developed several cancer-relevant mouse models that are used both for the understanding of the role of specific proteins in cancer and for the identification of potential novel targets for the development of novel anti-cancer therapies.  
The group is using a host of different techniques and model systems to achieve these goals, including loss-of-function screenings, embryonic and adult stem cells, mouse genetics and sophisticated mouse models of human cancer.  
The selected candidate will be part of the newly established Program for Translational Hematology, an ambitious research program under BRIC/DanStem and Rigshospitalet with the goal of improving treatment options for leukemia patients. The project will focus on the molecular mechanisms of chemotherapy-resistance in leukemia. Key techniques will include the generation and characterization of sophisticated genetically engineered mouse models of leukemia and high-throughput CRISPR-Cas9-based functional genetic screens in cellular models of chemotherapy-resistant leukemia.  
Start: February 2018 or after agreement  
Duration: 2 years  
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:  
• A PhD in Life Sciences  
• Several years of documented postdoctoral research experience in chromatin biology and mouse models of leukemia  
• Documented experience in performing and analyzing high-throughput functional genetic screens  
• In-depth knowledge and a strong scientific track record within the field of chromatin cancer biology  
• Excellent English skills, both written and spoken  
For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof. Kristian Helin on kristian.helin@bric.ku.dk  
Place of employment  
The employment is in the Helin group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 24 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD and our own Postdoc Career Programme. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions http://eu-life.eu/  
Please read more about Helin group and BRIC on http://www.bric.ku.dk/    
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.  
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. 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.  
4. List of publications.  
Application deadline: 29 September, 2017.  
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.  
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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/  
BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Kristian Helin


Application deadline: 29-09-2017
Employment start: 01-02-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: BRIC

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