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Two postdocs in normal and malignant hematopoietic stem cell biology

The Porse group at University of Copenhagen is seeking two highly motivated postdocs to work on stem cell biology. 
Our research/The group 
Research in the Porse group (Finsen Laboratory/BRIC/DanStem) is focused on elucidating mechanisms governing normal and malignant haematopoiesis with special emphasis on the behaviour of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during adult haematopoiesis and leukemic stem cells (LSCs) in acute myeloid leukaemia. To this end, we employ mouse models of human AML, mouse knockout lines of putative HSC/LSC regulators, primary patient material and a broad range of genome-wide approaches.  
The Porse group is affiliated with the Finsen Laboratory at Rigshospitalet as well as with BRIC and DanStem both University of Copenhagen. 
Project/The research project(s) 
A number of projects under the headlines listed below are available for the successful applicants. 
Identification and characterization of novel HSC/LSC regulators 
Development of novel mouse models of AML1 
Development of novel single-cell approaches for HSC/LSC research 
Start: As soon as possible, exact date after agreement  
Duration: Two years with possibility of extension 
Hours per week: 37 hours 
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications: 
  • A PhD in life sciences or equivalent research experience 
  • Strong documented research experience in either single-cell technologies, mouse genetics, advanced flow cytometry, genome-wide approaches (ChIP-seq, Chromatin Conformation Capture, etc), functional haematopoiesis or bioinformatics 
  • Candidates with combined experiences are particularly encouraged to apply 
  • Good organizational skills and a detail-oriented, structured approach to practical lab work  
  • Collaborative skills 
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken 
For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Bo Porse (bo.porse@finsenlab.dk
Place of employment 
The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre 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 23 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 the Porse research group and BRIC on http://www.bric.ku.dk/, www.finsenlab.dk and www.danstem.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. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 32,745 DKK/ca. 4,366 Euro plus pension. 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 http://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/. 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. 
Letters of recommendation 
Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letter must be signed by the supporting person on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format. The letters should be sent before deadline to bo.porse@finsenlab.dk with subject “name candidate-Porse-postdoc-Dec2017”; preferably by the supporting person. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible. 
Application deadline: January 18, 2018 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation 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. 

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Bo Torben Porse
E-mail: shb244@ku.dk


Application deadline: 18-01-2018
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: BRIC

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