Research assistant position in Erler Group at BRIC

We are offering a position as a research assistant in the Erler Group commencing 1st April 2020.

Our group and research
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.


More information about BRIC and the Erler group can be found on:



Project description

The project is to collaborate with Rigshospitalet to offer precision cancer to patients with metastatic disease.


Principal supervisor is Professor Janine Erler, BRIC,, phone +45 353-25786.

Start:     1st April 2020

Duration:             1 year and 10 months as a Research Assistant


Job description
Your key tasks as a Research Assistant at SUND are:

  • Biopsy handling
  • Organoid growth
  • DNA isolation
  • Kinase profiling
  • Drug screening
  • In vivo tumor growth studies


Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. Biomedicine.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the Research Assistant project
  • Experience in cancer research
  • Experience in biopsy handling
  • Experience in organoid culture
  • FELASA certificate
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Ability to work excellently independently and as part of a team

Place of employment

The place of employment is at BRIC, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and core facilities.


Terms of employment
The employment as Research Assistant is full time and for 1 year plus 10 months.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 29.396 DKK /approx. 3.934 EUR (October 2019-level) plus pension.


For specific information about the position, please contact the principal supervisor Janine Erler,, phone +45 353-25786.


Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do

4. Publication list (if possible)


Application deadline:  19/02-2020 , 23.59pm CET

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 further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor 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.

Once the assessment work has been completed 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


The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.



The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 


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.


Application deadline: 19-02-2020
Employment start: 01-04-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: BRIC

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