A 1 year
Research Assistant position is available in Professor Ole Kiehn’s laboratory at
the Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen, starting from the 1st of March 2019.
looking for an experienced and highly motivated Research Assistant interested
in neuroscience and particularly in neurodegenerative disorders affecting locomotion.
This position is opened to candidates with a Master’s degree and previous
experience as Research Assistant, and offers the opportunity to work in an
excellent team engaged in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis research.
Our research team
research attempts to understand mechanisms by which neurons and neuronal
networks operate to generate movements. The posted position focuses on investigating
the role of spinal interneuron networks in the neurodegenerative disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The experimental approach relies heavily on in vivo techniques involving mouse
genetics, behavioral assays, viral tracing, sorting of cell subpopulations and
mRNA sequencing. Extraordinarily motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to
looking for a candidate who will be performing daily experiments in our
laboratory and who will integrate our team as an interactive member. Prior
experience as Research Assistant in Neuroscience is mandatory. Ability to perform
experiments independently and to interpret experimental results is expected.
degree in Biomedicine or relevant fields (mandatory)
experience in neuroscience (mandatory)
course in Laboratory Animal Science according to Danish Animal Experimentation
Act (FELASA), enabling the candidate to execute independent laboratory work
experience in ALS research (mandatory)
training in molecular biology techniques and confocal microscopy (mandatory)
in tissue handling for fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and mRNA
with stereotactic injection and behavioral testing (preferred)
in English (written and spoken). Candidates should possess good oral
self-motivated, result-oriented and capable of working independently in a
analytical communication and computer skills are also required
In all cases, the ability to perform the job will be
the primary consideration, and thus the University of Copenhagen wishes to
encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal
Terms of employment
The successful candidate will be
offered a full-time position for a period of 1 year, contingent on a
satisfactory performance. There is a possibility of extension pending on
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance
with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation
of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organization. The position is covered by the “Memorandum
on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply
online” below, and must include the following:
- Curriculum vitae with a list of publications if any, a report on
previous research undertaken, and two letters of recommendations.
- Diplomas – all relevant certificates, including grades
- An outline of how you could contribute scientifically and
intellectually to the research of this laboratory (approximately 1 A4 page)
Please note the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee
requires further documentation.
Deadline for application
is 20 February 2019. We reserve the right not to
consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications
that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment
on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then
immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment
by an expert assessment committee. A short-list of candidates will be selected
Selected applicants are notified of the composition of
the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of
the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about
the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no.
242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.