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Assistant professor in the Erler Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

We are seeking an assistant professor to work on researching adhesome complexes in cancer. We are looking for a dynamic, flexible, hard-working and highly committed person.  
The group: 
The Erler group’s research is focused on understanding how cancer spreads because this is what kills the majority of cancer patients. The projects cover a wide range of solid tumour types and we utilise a variety of diverse techniques. 
Your job:   
The project is to investigate the role of novel adhesome component proteins in cancer metastasis. 
The Assistant professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:   
  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination duties.   
  • Research-based teaching.        
  • Sharing knowledge with society.   
  • Participation in formal pedagogical training program for Assistant professors.   
Start: Preferably 1st February 2019 or after agreement 
Duration: 3 years  
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications: 
  • A PhD in Life Sciences 
  • Documented experience in adhesome research 
  • Experience in cancer research 
  • Strong interest in the extracellular matrix 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Excellent communication skills in English 
  • Ability to work excellently independently and as part of a team 
Place of employment:
BRIC is a dynamic and international research centre. We offer good working and career conditions in an open and collaborative atmosphere. Our state-of-the-art research and core facilities include modern laboratories shared between 25 research groups at BRIC and Finsen Laboratory. 
The research groups at BRIC and Finsen are closely collaborating. We have our own PhD programme, MoMeD, a young researchers club ASAP, scientific clubs, a Group Leader forum with regular meetings and Liaison Committee with focus on work environment. On a weekly basis, we have our BRIC-CEHA seminars with invited speakers. 
To ease the daily administrative tasks for our researchers, the well-functioning administration assists researchers with HR, order and delivery, communication, funding and much more. 
Internationally, BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life, consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions. This will further strengthen and promote BRIC research and research education programme. 
Please read more about the Erler research group and BRIC on   
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 33,766 DKK/ca. 4,521 Euro. An additional 17.1 % monthly contribution to pension will be paid by the employer. 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 . 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. 
  5. 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 
Application deadline: 20th January 2019, 23.59 p.m. CET
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  
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.


Janine Terra Erler


Application deadline: 20-01-2019
Employment start: 01-02-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: BRIC

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