28 May 2018

Part time Laboratory technician to join the Semb group

job opportunity

The successful candidate will be be part of an exciting new collaboration between DanStem and Department of Computer Science (DIKU) to map embryonic development of the pancreas.

We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious technician. The position is time-limited to 2 years. Employment is scheduled to start September 1st or after agreement. The working hours are 18,5 hours per week (Wed-Fri with some flexibility), and could be combined with other part time employment. 
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 successful candidate will be be part of an exciting new collaboration between Danstem and Department of Computer Science (DIKU) to map embryonic development of the pancreas. Supervision and training will be provided by assistant professor Pia Nyeng.  
The responsibilities will consist of:  
  • Dissection of internal organs from mouse embryos 
  • Explant culture of mouse embryonic organs 
  • Annotation of microscopy images: tracing and painting of boundaries in images and videos  
  • Genotyping of transgenic mice by PCR 
  • Carry out other relevant duties which may be required from time to time  
For the right candidate, additional training and expansion of responsibilities within the field of advanced microscopy is also an option.   
For additional information about the position, please contact assistant professor Pia Nyeng by e-mail: pia.nyeng@sund.ku.dk.
Training in embryo dissection and image annotation (using basic image processing software) will be provided, but it is essential that candidates have the following qualifications: 
  • A laboratory technician degree or equivalent 
  • Previous experience with small animal dissection  
  • Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, and basic image processing software)  
  • A good command of English 
  • High level of attention to detail, conducive to the delivery of accurate data 
  • Committed to ongoing professional development, including a willingness to acquire and utilize new skills 
  • Flexibility and the ability to work as part of a small cross-disciplinary team is essential 
Preferred experience and skills:  
  • Documented work experience from high quality academic and/or industrial laboratory 
  • Experience with image analysis software and competent drawing skills 
  • Microscopy experience 
  • Experience with animal husbandry and FELASA certification or equivalent 
We offer: 
  • A chance to be part of an exciting new cross-disciplinary project within biology, machine learning and mathematics 
  • A stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment  
  • Continued education and training 
  • Attractive employment conditions and centrally located work place 
Terms of salary and employment  
Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Organization of Public Employees – governmental institutions (the OAO-S collective agreement) and under HK/Dansk Laborantforening, placed in salary group 3.
How to apply 
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘’APPLY NOW’’ below.
Application deadline: 30 June 2018
The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.  


Link to the Danish Job ad