Project Nurse/Healthcare Professional for Danish Precision Health Initiative

Novo Nordisk Foundation for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

We are looking to hire a Project Nurse to support our efforts in the data collection for the Danish Precision Health Initiative (DELPHI). DELPHI is anchored in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) at the University of Copenhagen. The start date is October 1, 2024, or after agreement.

About CBMR

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) is an academic research Center that pioneers groundbreaking research towards better cardiometabolic health. Through collaborative interdisciplinary research from single-cell genomics to whole-body systems, CBMR aims to transform the basic understanding of cardiometabolic health and accelerate its translation into prevention and treatment strategies. The Center’s uniquely multi- and interdisciplinary approach combines research in genetics, physiology and pharma­cology, to better understand the complex interplay of the many factors that drive cardiometabolic disease. You can learn more in the Executive Summary of CBMR's Strategy 2024–2028.

CBMR was established in 2010 at the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences and has been located in the Maersk Tower at PANUM since 2017. The around 260 employees create an international, highly collaborative research environment across disciplines.

About DELPHI

DELPHI is a longitudinal cohort study initiated by Professor Ruth Loos. The study aims to advance precision medicine by collecting in-depth, precise and multidimensional individual characteristics of health to allow a more accurate prediction of future risk of disease, progression of disease and a tailored prevention targeting subgroups of the population instead of assuming a one-size-fits-all strategy. To fulfil this goal, we have established an extensive battery of tests to collect phenotype data from an in-clinic visit and data collected using wearable devices in participants' free-living conditions. 

Initiated in 2022, DELPHI will be conducted in our new human deep-phenotyping lab in the Panum building, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, in 2024. You will work on the DELPHI project and be part of the Loos Group.

Your job

You will join the DELPHI data collection team and work together with Project Nurses, Laboratory Technicians and Physiologists. You will perform various parts of the test battery to examine participants' health status, such as liver scans, carotid artery ultrasounds, DEXA scans and ECG, attach various sensors to measure daily blood sugar and activity levels and conduct information interviews. We are looking for a flexible, positive team player, to ensure that the daily flow of participants in the project runs as professionally as possible and that the participants leave with a positive experience.

Your profile

It is important that you:

  • Are trained as a Nurse, Clinical Nutrition or other health professional background
  • Are experienced in collecting blood samples
  • Are experienced with personal patient/participant interaction and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Have basic IT-skills and are comfortable with learning to use a variety of test-specific IT systems which may not be intuitive or user-friendly
  • Can work independently and follow standard operating procedures
  • Have a can-do attitude to new tasks and are team-oriented

In addition, it will be an advantage if you:

  • Have experience in measuring carotid-femoral Pulse Wave Velocity (cfPWV), carotid inter media thickness (CIMT), Fibroscan, Retina scan, Lung function
  • Have experience in reading and analyzing ECG
  • Have experience with collecting research data
  • Can read and speak English. You will mainly be interacting with colleagues in Danish, but as the research group has many non-Danish researchers, the working language will on some occasions be English

Salary and terms of employment

You will be employed at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen. The position is a part-time position for 32 hours per week or after agreement. The position is limited to 3 years with a start date of October 1, 2024, or after agreement.  

Employment as a Nurse is made in accordance with a joint agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and CO10 (LC/CO10 Collective Agreement of 2010) and an organization agreement with the Danish Nurses’ Organization.

It will be possible to negotiate an individual supplement according to the rules for new salary.

Question

For further information about the position, please contact Clinical Project Coordinator Karina Husted at CBMR-DELPHI-Project@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact HR at sund-hr-cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

Application

You must submit your application electronically by clicking on "Apply for the position".

Your application must be written in Danish or English (max 1 page) and include the following:

  • Your CV incl. education, list of methods/techniques you know, previous employment,
  • Language skills and other relevant qualifications
  • Copy of educational certificate

The application deadline is 7 August 2024

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal backgrounds.

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Info

Application deadline: 07-08-2024
Employment start: 01-10-2024
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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