Laboratory Assistant, Treebak Group

We are looking for an experienced Laboratory Assistant to support the work of the Treebak Group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), to start February 1, 2023, or after agreement.


Our research

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here:

Our group and research

The overarching goal of the Treebak Group is to define the molecular and physiological mechanisms by which dietary compounds, weight loss, and physical activity improve metabolic health to prevent and treat obesity and type 2 diabetes. More information about the group can be found at Molecular Metabolism in the Treebak Group.

The different job tasks will be

  • Assisting in the handling of samples from animal studies
  • Preparation and labelling of samples for analysis and/or storage
  • General lab assistance, including cleaning and maintenance of equipment.

Essential criteria

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good organizational skills and capacity for time management
  • Capacity to work in teams of multidisciplinary professionals
  • Attention to details
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Danish skills

Place of employment

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

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as laboratory Assistant is a part time and fixed-term position. The average working hours is 10 hours pr. week. Expected starting date is February 1, 2023.

Employment as Laboratory Assistant will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and OAO/HK STAT. The position is placed in salary group 1.


For further questions about the job description and qualifications, please contact Associate Professor Jonas Treebak at For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at   


Your application in English should include:

  • Curriculum vitae with name references
  • A cover letter addressing specifically each of the essential criteria listed above (max 1 page)


Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted. Application deadline: December 8, 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.

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.


Jonas Thue Treebak


Application deadline: 07-12-2022
Employment start: 01-02-2023
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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