Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist in the Schwartz Group

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist to join the Schwartz Group. The expected start date is 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:

The position available is in the Schwartz Group, headed by Professor Thue W. Schwartz. The group aims at characterizing and understanding how signaling metabolites and their specific GPCR sensors control the metabolism and function of endocrine and metabolic tissues and how they control cancer cell metabolism and defense mechanisms as the basis for developing novel means to prevent and treat obesity, diabetes and cancer. The group has a strong ongoing track record in innovation and biotech company start-ups. You can read more about the group here. At CBMR the Schwartz group works in close collaboration with the Computational Chemistry Unit of Thomas Frimurer in generation of novel pharmacological tool compounds for metabolite GPCRs


Your job

We are looking for a devoted Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist to work in close collaboration with a team of a highly trained, enthusiastic, and organized Postdoc and two engaged PhD Fellows. Your main project aims at elucidating the newly discovered role of metabolite receptors as drivers of cancer and immune cell function. Your work will consist of both in vitro lab-based activities and will involve in vivo animal studies. Moreover, you will assist in laboratory organization in close collaboration with the laboratory manager as well as several group members including other lab technicians.

Your tasks will include

  • Performing in vitro cell-based assays and managing cell lines.
  • Running basic protein and molecular biology assays (e.g. Western blots, qPCR)
  • In vivo studies on various murine models - including mouse handling, blood sampling and genotyping
  • Supporting lab organization (e.g. ordering, shipment, sample/material inventories)


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

Desirable qualification and experience

  • A degree as a laboratory technician or a biomedical laboratory scientist with experience and interest in working with animals (mice) including blood sampling, colony management and genotyping.
  • Experience (+2-3 years) in cell culture work (handling multiple cell lines), including some end-point assays (e.g. metabolic assays)
  • Solid IT skills – preferably experience in electronic data/sample recording, use of GraphPad Prism
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (and preferably also Danish)
    Personal qualifications
  • A team player with a “can-do” attitude
  • Positive, pro-active, and open-minded
    Solution-oriented, and capable of handling multiple and alternating tasks


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 3 year. Expected starting date is 1 January 2021 or after agreement.

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).

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.

Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.



For further information regarding the position, please contact Laboratory Manager Mette Simons at For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at



Your application, in English, should include:                                

  • Letter of application/motivation (max 1 page)
  • Your CV including education, a list of laboratory skills/techniques, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
  • Copy of relevant certificate/diploma

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


Application deadline: 1 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.


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

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