Academic research employee for Transgenic Services

Transgenic Mouse Core Facility, 
Department of Experimental Medicine, 
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 
 University of Copenhagen 
 
The University seeks an academic research employee for Transgenic Services for the Transgenic Mouse Core Facility at the Department of Experimental Medicine, at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, starting 1 April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
 
Transgenic Mouse Core Facility 
The Transgenic Mouse Core Facility at the University of Copenhagen provides basic and advanced transgenic mouse services to scientists.  
 
Job description  
The duties of the academic research employee will primarily consist of: 
  • performing DNA/RNA and ESC microinjection in mouse embryos 
  • performing embryo harvesting and transfer 
  • performing mouse line archiving and managing GM mouse colonies 
  • designing gene targeting and genotyping strategies and conducting molecular biology techniques 
  • advise the facility users on scientific projects and results 
  • new technical development of transgenic techniques 
  • management issues including establishment of databases for benchmarking of services 
The applicant should be able to perform frequent weekend work. 
 
Required qualifications  
We are looking for a candidate with at least 2-year proven successful experience in DNA/RNA injection, ESC injection, embryo transfer, ES cell culture and targeting, CRISPR/Cas9 technology, mouse archiving, genotyping, knowledge in molecular biology, and database management (FileMaker). 
 
Terms of employment  
The position is a full time and permanent position. Starting date is 1 April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund. 
 
Questions 
For specific information about the position, please contact Facility Manager Javier Martin Gonzalez at javier@sund.ku.dk. 
 
Foreign applicants may find the following link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility). 
 
Application 
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below, and must include the following:  
  • Letter of Motivation 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Diplomas – all relevant certificates  
The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in this post to apply. 
 
The closing date for applications is 21 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. 
 
University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone. 
 
The Faculty of Health Sciences comprises approximately 8500 students, 1600 PhD students and 5000 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.  
 
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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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Javier Martin Gonzalez

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Application deadline: 21-02-2019
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Afdeling for Eksperimentel Medicin

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