Assistant Professor of Functional Genetics at Sørensen Group, BRIC

Copenhagen University


July 8, 2022


Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen

The Sørensen group is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic assistant professor for a 2-year position to commence October 1, 2022. You will investigate molecular mechanisms underlying cancer development and therapy responses.

Our research The goals of current projects are to understand how familial breast cancers arise as well as identifying weaknesses within malignant cells that can be exploited in the clinic to manage cancer. Our group consists of ten dedicated researchers, and we have excellent research facilities in modern laboratories. More information on the Sørensen group on https: // www.

Your job The projects aim to dissect new pathways in genome maintenance that may be highly important for cancer therapy. The project will employ our newly developed assay for precision genotype-phenotype analysis. The further experimental focus will be on biochemical and cell biological approaches, including advanced microscopy and CRISPR-Cas9 modified cell models.

The assistant professor's responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination duties
  • research-based teaching
  • sharing knowledge with society
  • participation in formal pedagogical training programme for assistant professors
  • Profile Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding, and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here: https: //

    Furthermore, we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following skills and experience:

    Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in cancer genetics, cell biology or similar
  • You are highly experienced in genome editing using CRISPR-Cas9 cell lines as well as documented experience in cell biology, microscopy, molecular biology, and biochemistry
  • You have an active research interest in cancer, genome maintenance, and functional genetics
  • You have pre- and postgraduate teaching experience within biology, biochemistry or medicine.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Desirable experience and skills:

  • Publication as first author in leading journals
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Place of employment The employment is within the Sørensen group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. For further information regarding the positions, please contact Associate Professor Claus Storgaard Sørensen on e-mail:

    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. The Sørensen team has weekly journal clubs and data clubs. BRIC runs seminars with invited speakers, a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD and our own Postdoc Career Programme. Please read more about the Sørensen research group and BRIC on https: // www.

    Terms of employment The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

    The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years. The starting date is October 1, 2022.

    Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or another relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 35,000/appprox. 4,700 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1% to your pension fund.

    Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable in Denmark the last 10 years.

    The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

    Questions For further information please contact Claus Storgaard Sørensen at

    Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www. (International Staff Mobility).

    Application procedure Your application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now' below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (Max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD and Master of Science certificate or equivalent. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do
  • List of publications
  • Teaching portfolio (If applicable)
  • Deadline for application: 8 July, 2022, 23.59pm CET

    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.

    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: //

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

    The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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