A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Hickson Lab from May 1st, 2024 (or soon thereafter), in the Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS; www. ccs.ku.dk). The appointment will be for 24 months.
The mission of the CCS is to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which chromosomal instability impacts on age-related pathologies in humans. The Hickson Lab focuses on understanding how DNA replication stress and mitotic DNA abnormalities generate chromosomal abnormalities such as aneuploidy. As well as utilizing molecular/cell biological tools, the Hickson Lab uses single molecule biochemical/biophysical techniques to analyze DNA processing enzymes.
For further details of the work conducted in the host laboratory, see https: // icmm.ku.dk/english/research-groups/hickson-group/.
Motivated candidates with a strong academic and/or publication track record are encouraged to apply. As the members and collaborators of the Center are international, the working language is English. Thus, excellent English speaking and writing skills are essential.
Our group and research The CCS is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) and its mission is to advance our understanding of how chromosomal instability causes human disease. The CCS is embedded at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (www. icmm.ku.dk).
Your project The successful candidate will be able to choose one of two projects: either analysing the mechanisms by which cells acquire aneuploidy or using optical tweezers and single molecule techniques to reconstitute the key stages of mitotic sister chromatid disjunction. Background information can be found in Meijering et al., Nature, 2022; Bizard et al., NSMB, 2019 and Sarlos et al., NSMB, 2018 on the Hickson Lab website (https: // icmm.ku.dk/english/research- groups/hickson-group/).
Start: 1 May 2024 or after agreement
Duration: 2 years
Your key tasks as a Postdoc at SUND are:
Profile We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with the following competences and experience:
Essential experience and skills:
Other assessed criteria are:
Place of employment The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic, collaborative, and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and access to state-of-the-art equipment.
Terms of employment and employment The employment as a postdoc fellow is full time (37 working hours in average per week) and for 2 years. Starting date is May 1, 2024, or after agreement. 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 other relevant organizations. Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 36,412 / approx. EUR 4,882 (October 2023 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiable. 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 lived in Denmark for the last 10 years.
The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.
Questions For specific information about the position, please contact Ian Hickson ([email protected]).
Application procedure Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking "Apply". The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
Application deadline: February 29th, 2024, 23.59 pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not fulfil 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.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills, and other requirements listed in the advertisement. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant will have 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 Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,815 students, 2,113 researchers and 3,793 employees. The faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.