Laboratory Assistant, Treebak Group

Copenhagen University
June 23, 2024
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The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for an Laboratory Assistant to support the work of the Treebak Group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), to start August 15, 2024, or after agreement.

Our research

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research's vision is to pioneer groundbreaking research towards better cardiometabolic health. We wish to lead collaborative interdisciplinary research from single-cell genomics to whole-body systems, transforming the basic understanding of cardiometabolic health, and accelerating its translation into prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010, and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices, and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower.

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.

Our group and research

The overarching goal of the Treebak Group is to define the molecular and physiological mechanisms by which dietary compounds, weight loss, and physical activity improve metabolic health to prevent and treat obesity and type 2 diabetes. More information about the group can be found at Molecular Metabolism in the Treebak Group.

The different job tasks will be

  • Assisting in the collection of samples from animal studies
  • Preparation and labelling of samples for analysis and/or storage
  • General lab assistance, including cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
  • 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 details
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Danish skills
  • Place of employment

    The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

    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 August 15, 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.


    For further questions about the job description and qualifications, please contact Associate Professor Jonas Treebak at [email protected]. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at [email protected]


    Your application in English should include:

  • Curriculum vitae with name references
  • A cover letter addressing specifically each of the essential criteria listed above (max 1 page)
  • Documentation for enrolment as student
  • Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted. Application deadline: 23 June 2024, 23.59 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 diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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