3 January 2019

Postdoc in leukemic stem cell chemical systems medicine in the Wennerberg Group at BRIC

The Wennerberg Group is seeking a motivated postdoc to explore informatic and/or experimental approaches to discover new ways to target leukemic stem cells, differentiation and drug resistance in acute myeloid leukaemia. 

Our research/The group 
The Wennerberg group at BRIC focuses on identifying new effective precision cancer therapies. This is done with a systems-driven approach where we combine chemical biology, phenotypic profiling, molecular profiling and informatics to gain understanding of individual cancers, their drug resistance mechanisms and how they may be targeted. Our ultimate goal is that our results will lay the foundation for new types of cures for individual and subsequently larger groups of cancer patients.  
 
Project/The research project(s) 
We are seeking a postdoc for the Wennerberg group to study drug responses of leukemic stem and progenitor cells from patients with acute myeloid leukaemia using single cell approaches. The postdoc will combine the drug response information with other molecular profiling with the goal of discovering new approaches to treat individual or targeted groups of leukemic patients. The postdoc may use experimental and/or informatic approaches address questions in this area, depending on her/his expertise and interests. The postdoc will also become part of the greater Program in Translational Hematology that joins several research groups at BRIC and Rigshospitalet (https://danstem.ku.dk/translational-research/program-for-translational-research/), giving the postdoc a dynamic work environment that is an outstanding setting for making translational discoveries. 
 
Qualifications
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications: 
  • A PhD in Life Sciences or equivalent. 
  • An excellent research track record. 
  • Expertise in leukemic biology and cancer drug response research. 
  • Experience with multi-omics data research. 
  • A team player. 
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken. 
Place of employment 
The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 23 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD and our own Postdoc Career Programme. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions http://eu-life.eu/.
 
Terms of salary and employment 
The employment as postdoc is fixed-term position, initially until December 2020 with the possibility to extend the contract later. Starting date is as soon as possible, exact date after agreement. 
 
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,700 DKK/approx. 4,520 Euro plus an employer paid pension contribution. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years. 

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013. 
 
Questions 
For further information please contact Professor Krister Wennerberg by e-mail: krister.wennerberg@bric.ku.dk
 
For more information, please visit: https://www.bric.ku.dk/Research/wennerberg-group/
 
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).  
 
Application procedure 
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on https://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format: 
 
  1. Motivation letter of application (max. one page). 
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position. 
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do. 
  4. List of publications. 
  5. Names and contact information for 2-3 professional references. 
 
Application deadline: 10 January 2019, 23.59 CET. 
 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements. 
 
The further process 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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