23 June 2021

We are seeking an administrative student assistant

student job

We are seeking a highly motivated office assistant for 10 hours/week, starting from 19 August 2021 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 https://danstem.ku.dk/.

Job description
The office assistant is expected to assist with the following tasks:

  • Preparing digital and printed communication material
  • Follow up on web accuracy (via SiteImprove)
  • Supporting internal impact data management
  • Supporting internal and external event organization.

Qualifications and qualities
Candidates are expected to be currently enrolled in an educational program (active students). 
In joining DanStem you have an exciting opportunity to gain work experience within a research institution. As an office assistant in the Research Support Team, you will work closely with administration and scientific staff and have the opportunity to develop your cross-disciplinary collaboration skills in an international environment.
Success in the position requires reliability, attention to detail, high work ethics, good organizational skills, a willingness to learn, a service-minded attitude and enjoying a multi-cultural environment. Experience using MS Excel and digital editing tools is an advantage.  Excellent English is essential.

Employment conditions
Employment conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Organizations of Public Employees –governmental institutions (the OAO-S collective agreement) under HK/STAT, labor grade 1. Salary is DKK 127,17 per hour (April 2021-level). Varying working hours is to be expected, but the average working hours is ten hours per week.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Research Coordinator Simone Wenkel; simone.wenkel@sund.ku.dk  and Communication Coordinator Naomi Dayan; naomi.dayan@sund.ku.dk

How to apply
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, and copies of relevant support documents.

Application deadline: 11 July 2021.

Please note that only online applications submitted by the deadline and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered. Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes 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.


Application deadline: 11-07-2021
Employment start: 19-08-2021
Department/Location: DanStem