28 December 2018

Laboratory Technician or Medical Laboratory Technologist to the Arnes Group

The research group of Luis Arnes is looking for a highly motivated, ambitious and reliable candidate to join our laboratory focusing on understanding the role of non-coding RNAs in development and cancer. The position is for three years and is immediately open for appointment. 
About us 
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) is an international research institute, at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of the University of Copenhagen, solving complex problems in stem cell and developmental biology, spanning early embryonic development and organogenesis through advanced disease development and cell or drug-based therapies. 
Through an increasingly quantitative approach with advanced imaging and single cell analyses, our researchers are teasing out the details of how specific cues transduce to gene regulatory events, such as modulation of epigenetic states or gene transcription, to control stem cell behavior. These studies allow us to unravel fundamental issues in the field and facilitate the translation of novel insights into medical practice.  
Our aim is to understand the molecular regulation of cellular identity in pancreas development and cancer and translate this knowledge into better diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. 
Your tasks 
The major tasks of the Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technologist will be to support research activities that involve:  
  • Maintaining cell lines that are in use for the team projects, including human embryonic stem cells. 
  • Perform molecular biology techniques, in particular PCR, restriction and cloning reactions, and DNA/RNA and protein purification procedures. 
  • Setting up routine imaging and cell sorting experiments and sample preparation.. 
  • Assist with the overall maintenance of the lab such as administration of several databases (plasmids, cell lines, mouse colony, antibodies, etc), purchasing and stocking. 
The Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technologist will directly participate in the research projects, and will be responsible for training and providing technical assistance for students and postdoctoral fellows in the group.  
Essential experience and skills
  • Educational background as laboratory technician or Medical Laboratory Technologist 
  • One or more years of experience with tissue culture techniques and cell sorting. 
  • You must be good at working independently and organized, and be self-motivated 
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills, both in Danish and English; spoken as written 
Desirable experience and skills:
  • Previous experience with basic molecular biology technique. 
  • Experience with mouse research is ideal but not necessary. 
Terms of salary and employment 
Your employment will be at Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, DK-2200 Copenhagen N. The position is full-time (37 hours per week) and for 3 years, and it is open for appointment as soon as possible.  
Employment as Medical Laboratory Technologist will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and Danske Bioanalytikere. 
Employment as Laboratory Technician will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and OAO/HK STAT. The position is placed in salary group 3 or 4 depending on qualifications and experience. 
Depending on qualifications a supplement may be negotiated.  
For further information please contact Luis Arnes; luis.arnes@bric.ku.dk
Please submit your application in English by clicking "Apply now" below.  
The application should consist of the following: 
  • Letter of application/motivation (max 1 page) 
  • Your CV incl. education, a list of laboratory skills/techniques, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills 
  • Copy of relevant certificate/diploma 
Deadline for application: February 15, 2019
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. 
Interviews are expected to be held in January. 
University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.