We are looking for an ES Cell Culture Specialist – University of Copenhagen

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09 February 2016

We are looking for an ES Cell Culture Specialist

Job opportunity

The ESC specialist will support ESC culture activities from various aspects, e.g., aliquot/preparing different components, mycoplasma test, karyotyping, ordering materials, maintenance of equipment. The successful candidate is expected to run the facility by closely collaborating with academic advisors and Lab manager in the center.

The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC) culture specialist to run the ESC facility starting as soon as possible. 

DanStem comprises of two sections: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology, where we address basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology (BasicStem). The second Section for Strategic Translational Stem Cell Research and Therapy (TransStem) is focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for cancer and diabetes. Find more information about the Center athttp://danstem.ku.dk/.  

BasicStem holds a state-of-art ESC facility for experiments of mouse and human ESCs. The facility is situated immediately adjacent to flow cytometry, imaging, and embryo manipulation, so that ESCs can be manipulated and then subjected to experimental manipulation (sorting, micro-injection), and then returned to ESC culture. We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate to run the ESC culture facility. 
Job description 
The ESC specialist will support ESC culture activities from various aspects, e.g., aliquot/preparing different components, mycoplasma test, karyotyping, ordering materials, maintenance of equipment. The successful candidate is expected to run the facility by closely collaborating with academic advisors and Lab manager in the center.

Qualifications
Candidates hold a PhD degree or have extensive experience in ESC/iPS culture, genetic manipulations, and differentiations 
Intensive experience in ESC/iPS cell culture is required
Experience in project management is beneficial
Trouble shooting skill for equipment is beneficial 
Good English communication skills, both oral and written 
 
Employment conditions
The employment is scheduled to start April 1st 2016 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.  The place of work is at Danstem, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen.  Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).

The application must include
1. Motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills 
3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)
4. Name and contact information of two references 

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Joshua Brickman byjoshua.brickman@sund.ku.dk

How to apply 
Your application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via this advertisement found on http://employment.ku.dk/.

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

Application deadline: at 23.59 on March 9th 2016 

Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

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