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Position in 'BRAINSTRUC - Complex Structural Aspects of Signaling, Inflammation and Disease in the Brain'

The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is offering an academic staff member position (AC-TAP) within the BioSAXS group for 20 months, with a possible additional 2-year extension, full-time and scheduled to start as soon as possible, e.g. from 1 February 2018 - 30 September 2019. Please notice that the position is not a research position.  
 
About us  
The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology delivers research and teaching within a wide range of drug-related disciplines, spanning the molecular, cellular, and pharmacological levels. The department has approximately 300 employees. The BioSAXS group specializes in biostructural investigations of the amyloid fibrillation process. The group is highly international, comprising 10-12 strongly motivated group members with diverse backgrounds, enabling an interdisciplinary approach to the challenging research projects. The BioSAXS group is a part of the Biostructural Research section (http://drug.ku.dk/research/biostructural_research/).  
 
Project description  
The position is opened under the project ‘BRAINSTRUC - Complex Structural Aspects of Signalling, Inflammation and Disease in the Brain’, which is a Lundbeck Foundation Initiative comprising five large Danish biostructural research groups, providing ideal collaborative working conditions. For further information, please contact Annette Eva Langkilde (contact details below).  
 
Job description/tasks  
As our Academic staff member (AC-TAP), you will have responsibility for laboratory organizational tasks, including purchasing and general stock maintenance, managing the laboratory procedures and standards, and maintenance of laboratory equipment. You will assist the group’s researchers on the BRAINSTRUC project with the experimental work, in collaboration with PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. These projects will vary with time and will depend on your skills and interests as well as the need. This experimental work includes work with recombinant protein expression, protein purification and biophysical and biochemical characterization.  
 
Your qualifications  
We are looking for a structured, responsible and highly motivated person. Due to the division of the section into several laboratories distributed over three floors part of the work can be physically demanding, therefore, we are looking for an active and dynamic person with good interpersonal skills. The Academic staff member should not be afraid of learning new techniques or working with sensitive machinery, and is expected to become able to use them autonomously. Applicants must have completed their education at the MSc level. Previous experience with work in a similar position is considered to be advantageous as well as experience with some of the techniques listed above. Good oral communication skills in both English and Danish are required.  
 
We can offer  
We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international environment where research is in focus. Our facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities. We can provide a strong scientific environment in a friendly atmosphere and good opportunities for professional and personal development. A workplace in the beautiful city of Copenhagen with benefits as for example fruit and exercise breaks.  
 
Terms of employment  
The employment is made in accordance with the Circular on the collective agreement concerning Academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Your working hours will be 37 hours per week on average. For further information regarding the position, please contact associate professor Annette Eva Langkilde on annette.langkilde@sund.ku.dk. You can also find more information at http://www.drug.ku.dk  
 
Application  
Your application, in English, should be submitted electronically by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ below or via this advertisement found on http://employment.ku.dk/.  
 
The application must include the following documents:  
  • Letter of application explaining motivation (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, laboratory skills and experience, previous employments, references, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education
Please also include letters of recommendation if your current job situation allows this.  
 
Application deadline: 31 December 2017 
 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.  
 
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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.

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Application deadline: 31-12-2017
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Institut for Lægemiddeldesign og Farmakologi

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