Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist in the Single-Cell Omics Platform

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly skilled Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist to support the work in the newly established Single-Cell Omics platform to commence 1 January 2021 or after agreement.

Our research

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) is a vibrant international research environment with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration. Our researchers share a common purpose as they seek to transform the basic understanding of the mechanisms involved in metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. The Center’s research has resulted in seminal discoveries as to how genes, hormones, and environmental factors influence metabolic health and disease throughout life. You can read more about us here www.cbmr.ku.dk.


The Single-Cell Omics Platform provides access to the latest single cell transcriptomics/epigenetics techniques, to scalable sequencing and to efficient computational workflows for both single cell and bulk data. You can read more about the platform at https://cbmr.ku.dk/researchfacilities/single-cell-omics/.


Your job

As a Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist in the Single-Cell Omics Platform, you will be part of a highly ambitious and dynamic research environment responsible for supporting researchers in the CBMR community within bulk and single-cell transcriptomic and epigenetics techniques. You will be part of a small team responsible for the development and maintenance of laboratory protocols and workflows. The work includes library preparation such as RNA sequencing, DNA/RNA isolation from cells/tissue and running and maintenance of Illumina sequencers and the automated pipetting robot Sciclone IQ. In addition, the position will involve optimization and development of new protocols. On a longer term, the tasks may also include isolation of single cells/ nuclei from tissue, cell sorting and library preparation on a single-cell level.

Profile

We are looking for a proactive, interactive and highly organized Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist with the following qualifications:

Essential criteria:

  • Degree as Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist (bioanalytiker) or related (academy profession degree or similar)
  • Extensive hands-on experience in molecular biology methods
  • Excellent skills in documentation of laboratory work
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Team player
  • Eager to take on new assignments

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in library preparation such as RNA sequencing, DNA methylation and Single-Cell RNA sequencing
  • Experience in handling and servicing MiSeq, NextSeq 500 and NovaSeq 6000 Illumina sequencers
  • Experience in working with automated pipetting robots
  • Experience with electronic lab notebook systems

Place of employment

The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist is a full-time position for 2 years. Expected starting date is 1 January 2021. 

Employment as Laboratory Technician will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and OAO/HK STAT. The position is placed in salary group 3.

Employment as Biomedical Laboratory Scientist will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Society of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (Danske Bioanalytikere).

Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

Questions

For further questions about the job description and qualifications, please contact Platform Manager Mie Mechta at mie.mechta@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at SUND-HR-CBMR@sund.ku.dk.

Application Procedure

Your application, in English, should include:

  • Cover Letter addressing each of the essential criteria
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records 
  • Other information for consideration
  • Name and contact details of three recommendations

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: 2 November 2020 at 23:59 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 University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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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.

Info

Application deadline: 02-11-2020
Employment start: 01-01-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
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