10 March 2020

Academic research staff position at DanStem

open position

The candidate will be responsible for purchasing and general stock maintenance for the whole group, which includes keeping track of orders, receiving, unpacking deliveries and approving invoices.

The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a (academic research staff) candidate to join the Żylicz group starting July 2020 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.


The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem has been established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta cells and cancer research already located at the University of Copenhagen. DanStem addresses basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology and has activities focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for cancer and chronic diseases such as diabetes and liver failure. Find more information about the Center at http://danstem.ku.dk/.

Job description

The candidate will be responsible for purchasing and general stock maintenance for the whole group, which includes keeping track of orders, receiving, unpacking deliveries and approving invoices. He/she will maintain the laboratories stock database and will play a key role in tasks ensuring a good working order of the laboratory, in collaboration with the other group members. He/she will also be responsible for preparation of in-house reagents used by the laboratory and managing the team’s mouse colony.

In addition to these tasks, the candidate will assist in research projects in collaboration with PhD students and/or post-doctoral fellows. Such a project could be related to mouse developmental biology, mouse embryonic stem cell culture, molecular biology or immunohistochemistry, among others. The successful applicant is expected to learn new laboratory techniques and become able to use them autonomously. Furthermore, he/she will attend weekly seminars and laboratory meetings. The working hours are 37 hours per week.

For additional information about the position above, please contact Associate Professor Jan Żylicz, Jan.Zylicz@sund.ku.dk


  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a biological sciences-related discipline.
  • Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The position requires solid previous work experience from an established research laboratory. Skills in several of the following techniques are required: cell culture, biochemistry, molecular biology (PCR, cloning), immunocytochemistry, microscopy. Experience in working with mouse models and embryology is highly advantageous.
  • The position requires good computer literacy and previous experience in a similar position will be a strong advantage.
  • The applicant should be reliable and well organized. The work requires independence and demands flexibility and accuracy. Further, you must have good interpersonal skills and interest in working in an international team.
  • Knowledge of cell biology, stem cell biology or developmental biology is an advantage.
  • Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate and Danish is desirable.

Terms of salary, work, and employment

The employment is scheduled to start July 1, 2020 or upon agreement. Contract is for 2 years.

The place of work is at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (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 (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. List of two references (full address, incl. email and phone number)
  4. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)


For further information contact Associate Professor Jan Żylicz, jan.zylicz@sund.ku.dk.

How to apply

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY below.

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

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered.

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

Application deadline: April 14, 2020