Staff scientist (AC-TAP) in Sørensen group at BRIC

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen


We are looking for a highly motivated and independent staff scientist to support our efforts in advanced microscopy and functional genome editing screens to commence February 1, 2023

Our research
The Sørensen group at BRIC is a well-established international research team with thematic focus in genome maintenance, cell proliferation and cancer.

Your job
The staff scientist’s responsibilities will be to support users in quantitative advanced microscopy approaches. The staff scientist will also support implementation and execution of Crispr/Cas9 genome engineering approaches to identify and delineate the molecular function of genes related to therapeutic DNA damage response and cancer development. You will be expected to support the development of genome-wide lentiviral based screens. You will be expected to support the development of engineered cell based systems to study gene function.

You will be expected to contribute to and support the ongoing research projects in the group on an ad hoc basis when needed; disseminate your expertise to new lab members and support the lab management.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills

  • You have a PhD in Life sciences or related
  • You have documented experience in advanced microscopy, genome editing, lentiviral based transfections, cell based screening, and FACS
  • Experience in quantitative light microscopy approaches and image analysis.
  • You have an active interest in advanced microscopy, functional genetic screening, DNA damage response and cancer.
  • You have proven an ability to envision, plan and execute a research project. 
  • Good English skills, written and spoken

Place of employment
The place of employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a plethora of state-of-the-art equipment.

Terms of salary and employment
The employment as staff scientist (AC-TAP) is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is February 1, 2023. Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (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.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Claus Storgaard Sørensen;

Your application should in English include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education

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

Application deadline: December 2, 2022, 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.


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.



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.


Claus Storgaard Sørensen


Application deadline: 02-12-2022
Employment start: 01-02-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: BRIC

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