A position as an Academic employee (Academic research staff) is available at the Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS)

An Academic employee position is available in The Danish National Research Foundation Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS) at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) starting 1 February 2023 or after agreement.

The department
The Danish National Research Foundation Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS) is a part of Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) at University of Copenhagen. ICMM addresses basic research questions in chromosome biology and translates promising basic research results into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for cancer and reproductive health.

Find more information about the Center at https://ccs.ku.dk/.

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) aiming to produce research with high international impact. The research focus is on the functional cell, its genetic components, and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. The ICMM currently comprises five research programmes, three high profile research centers, as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are also involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen.

Job description
The candidate will be participating in the COPL project and human MeioMap project, and work closely with the collaborators from Hvidovre hospital and Rigshospitalet. The projects require skills and knowledge to work in both clinical and research environment, where clean laboratory standards are necessary for single cell work to avoid potential DNA or RNA contaminations.

The successful candidate will carry out high-throughput sample handling, processing, and downstream data analysis. Analyzing, evaluation and illustration of Next Generation sequencing and SNP array data using R programming and other software, such as Adobe Illustrator, are also required. The candidate will contribute to innovation and implementing development in instrumental and analytical methods. Skills and experience in research and diagnostic pipeline development and validation are preferential. In addition, candidate is also required to manage laboratory instruments such as Olympus microscopes and NextSeq 550, provide training and support to new project students and colleagues.

A relevant academic background at BSc level in DNA, chromosome imaging, and meiosis research is required in addition to:

  • Previous experience in molecular biology, including Next Generation sequencing, mouse genotyping, and PCR analyses is required.  
  • Evidence of experience working in clinical laboratory.
  • Experience with DNA sequencing from industry is an advantage.
  • Experience with whole genome amplification and Illumina library preps is essential.
  • Evidence of experience with budding yeast meiosis is essential.
  • Experience with widefield microscopy, preferentially Olympus and CellSens, SoftWorx.
  • Experience with R for data analysis of high-throughput sequencing data.
  • Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, R, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, ImageJ, FindFoci).
  • The ability to efficiently work as part of a team is essential.  
  • Solid and documented work experience from high quality academic laboratories is required.
  • Considering that the Center is a highly international research environment, solid English communication skills, both oral and written is required.  
  • Ability to independently organize your work is requested. A track record of publication-standard research is an advantage.
  • Integrity, enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility, confidence, and good collaboration skills.  

We offer

  • stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment.  
  • possibility for continued education and training.  
  • attractive employment conditions.  
  • centrally located and family friendly workplace.  

Start: 1 February 2023 or after agreement.
Duration: Permanent position.

Terms of salary and employment
The employment as an Academic research staff (AC-TAP) is a full-time position (37 working hours per week in average) and a permanent position. The employment is set in accordance with the 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 a monthly contribution of 17.1 % to a pension fund.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Eva R Hoffmann by e-mail: eva@sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: https://ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility) and workindenmark.dk.

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted in English by clicking on ‘Apply online’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivation letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s).

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.

Deadline for application: 2 December 2022, 23.59 p.m. CET.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.


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.


Eva Hoffmann
E-mail: eva@sund.ku.dk


Application deadline: 02-12-2022
Employment start: 01-02-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Institut for Cellulær og Molekylær Medicin
Content not available due to cookie preferences

You cannot see the content of this field because of your cookie preferences.

Click here to change your cookie settings.

Category: Marketing

Search all vacancies