Laboratory Technician

Country: Denmark

Location: Copenhagen

Organisation: DanStem

The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Lab technician to join the Sedzinski lab starting on April 1, 2017 or upon agreement. DanStem comprises of two sections: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology, where we address basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology (BasicStem). The second Section for Strategic Translational Stem Cell Research and Therapy (TransStem) is focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for cancer and diabetes. Find more information about the Center at http://danstem.ku.dk.

We are seeking a highly motivated, ambitious and reliable candidate to join our laboratory focusing on cell and tissue morphogenesis.

Job description

The laboratory technician will be responsible for purchasing and general stock maintenance for the whole group, keeping track of orders, receiving, unpacking deliveries and approving invoices. He/she will maintain our consumable database and will play a major role in tasks ensuring a good working order of the laboratory, in collaboration with other lab members.

In addition to these tasks, the technician will participate in research projects on an ad hoc basis, in collaboration with PhD students and post-doctoral fellow. These projects will vary with time and will depend on his/her skills and interests as well as the need. These could be related to frog (Xenopus) developmental biology, human embryonic stem cell (hESC) culture, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunocytochemistry or tissue sectioning. The successful applicant is expected to learn new laboratory techniques and become able to use them autonomously. The working hours are 37 hours per week.

Qualifications

Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The position requires solid previous experience in a research laboratory.
Skills in several of the following techniques are required: cell culture, biochemistry, molecular biology (PCR, cloning), immunocytochemistry, histology, microscopy. Experience in working with frogs will be an advantage but is not required. The position also requires good computer literacy and previous experience working with databases. Previous experience in logistic laboratory support will be valued.

Knowledge of cell biology, stem cell biology or developmental biology and morphology is an 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.

Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate and Danish is desirable.

Employment conditions

The employment is scheduled to start April 1st 2017 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The place of work is at DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen.

Terms of appointment and salary are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Government  and HK-STAT (Danish Technician Association). The position will be at the level of salary group 4 with the possibility to negotiate due to qualifications and experiences.

The application must include
   1. Motivation letter
   2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
   3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)
   4. Contact info for references

Questions

For further information and administrative quries about the position please contact Helle Hegelund (helle.hegelund@sund.ku.dk)

Application

To apply for this position, please submit your application, CV, and other relevant documents by clicking on “Apply now” below. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application deadline: March 7 2017

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.

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