Research Assistant in Molecular Biology at Globe Institute

Copenhagen University
March 05, 2024
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Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for two highly motivated and dynamic researchers for 6-month research assistant positions, to work on the generation of multi-omic data at the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH), GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Information on the department can be found at: https: //

Our research

The Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation to develop and implement state of the art ‘omics and associated computational techniques, to address through experimental and theoretical research. The Center is embedded within the Globe Institute, which is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Institute's main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural sciences, medical sciences and the humanities.

Your job

The AlberdiLab is a research group comprising about 20 researchers dedicated to understanding how gut microorganisms shape basic ecological and evolutionary processes in vertebrates, and how this knowledge can be used for applied purposes. A fundamental task of the research team is to generate genomic, metagenomic, transcriptomic and metatranscriptomic data. The role of the research assistant will be to contribute to such data generation using both manual and semi-automated procedures.


We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have an MSc in molecular biology, biotechnology, genomics, microbiology or similar.
  • You have demonstrated experience in generating high-throughput molecular data (e.g., single-cell genomics, spatial transcriptomics, metagenomics, genomics).
  • You have demonstrated experience in working with automation systems.
  • You have demonstrated experience in using relational database systems (e.g. Airtable) for organizing and managing laboratory data.
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken.
  • As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master's degree must be equivalent to a Danish master's degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https: // transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database.

    Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

    Place of employment

    The place of employment is at the Section for Hologenomics, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and powerful computing infrastructure.

    About Globe Institute The Globe Institute is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Institute's main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural and medical sciences and the humanities. Information on the institute can be found at: https: // www.

    The Globe Institute is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment where employees and students can belong and thrive. See website for more information. All qualified applicants will receive full consideration. Candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, contribute to diversity and competencies of our Institute are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen strives to offer a family friendly and flexible working environment with a sustainable balance between work- and private life, including parental leave schemes (up to 47 weeks for both parents) and up to six weeks of paid holidays per year. The university offers a variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families.

    Terms of employment

    The employment as research assistant is a full-time position for 6 months. Starting date is May 1st, 2024 or as soon after as agreed with the employer.

    Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 31,147 dkk/m (excluding pension) (Oct-2023 Level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

    The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.


    For further information please contact Ass Prof Antton Alberdi, [email protected],www.

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

    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:

  • Motivation letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV including education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • A certified/signed copy of the Master of Science certificate.
  • List of publications.
  • Application deadline: 5 March 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 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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