Laboratory Assistant in the Ochs Group at BRIC

Copenhagen University
July 20, 2024
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Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

A position as Laboratory Assistant is available at the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) (https: // www. in the group headed by Associate Professor Dr. Fena Ochs. The post is available from the 1st of September 2024.

The Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)

BRIC was established in 2003 by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to form an elite centre in biomedical research. BRIC's mission is devoted to biomedical research, primarily within cancer and neurological diseases. Our goal is to contribute to a basic understanding of how and why disease occurs, to discover new disease-related genes, potential targets and biomarkers, in order to provide more efficient treatments for patients. BRIC is embedded into the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

The working language at BRIC is English.

Our group and research

The Ochs group (https: // www. aims is to decipher the molecular interplay of DNA repair and 3D chromatin organization, and to understand how dysregulation of 3D chromatin organization leads to genome instability and cancer. We develop and apply cutting-edge super-resolution microscopy technology for single molecule imaging in intact cell and tissue samples, with the ambition that our findings may contribute to the development of new clinical treatment strategies. The research in the Ochs group is generously supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Danish Cancer Society.

Post description

The Ochs Laboratory was established one year ago at BRIC, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, at the University of Copenhagen. We are a small team consisting of 1 Master Student, 2 PhD Students, 1 Postdoc, and the Group Leader. We are looking for a Laboratory Assistant to join our team to support us with administrative tasks and in the wet lab.

Start date: 1st of September 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Duration: 1 year (in the first instance)

Weekly working hours: 10

The different job tasks will be

  • Help the group leader with ordering
  • Aliquoting, buffer preparation
  • Maintenance of tissue culture laboratory
  • Organisation of databases
  • Essential criteria

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational skills and capacity for time management
  • Capacity to work in teams of multidisciplinary professionals
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Danish skills
  • Place of employment

    The place of employment is the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and access to state-of-the-art equipment.

    Terms of salary and employment

    The employment as laboratory Assistant is a part-time and temporary position for 1 year. The average working hours is 10 hours pr. week. Expected starting date is September 1st, 2024.

    Employment as Laboratory Assistant will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Organisations of Public Employees - governmental institutions (the OAO-S collective agreement) and the Profesional Agreement for clerical employees, laboratory technicians and it officers in the state. The position is placed in salary group 1.

    Questions For further information please contact Associate Professor Dr Fena Ochs ([email protected]).

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

  • Curriculum vitae with named references
  • A cover letter addressing specifically each of the essential criteria listed above (max 1 page)
  • Deadline for applications: 17th of July 2024, 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 University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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