SCIENCE Laboratory Assistant at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Section for Plant Biochemistry

Copenhagen University
March 14, 2024
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The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, is looking for a Laboratory Assistant for 3 months at 10 hours per week with effect from 1 April 2024.

About us The laboratory assistant will join our group, which investigates the production of anti-nutrients in promising crops such as lupin or faba bean.

Tasks The laboratory assistant will assist group members in their laboratory & greenhouse experiments, in particular high-throughput experiments including:

  • Assisting the harvesting and freezing of plant tissues
  • Assisting the preparation of plant extracts
  • Assisting the agroinfiltration of tobacco plants
  • Other tasks may include:

  • Labelling sample tubes
  • Preparing buffers and media
  • Special cleaning of glassware for particular applications (e.g. solvent bottles for liquid chromatography)
  • Decontamination of GMO waste prior to disposal
  • Bringing used glassware to the washing room
  • Preparing agarose plates + antibiotics
  • Watering plants in growth chambers or greenhouses
  • Profile We are looking for candidates with:

  • Good communication skills in English (working language will be English)
  • Service-minded mentality and flexibility with working hours
  • Good attention to detail
  • Basic laboratory experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • We offer a dynamic and international working environment dedicated to contributing to the Green Transition via basic and applied science.

    It is a prerequisite for employment that you are enrolled as a student in higher education. Documentation for work of a similar nature will be considered a clear advantage, just as prior knowledge of the section or the Institute's infrastructure is considered advantageous.

    Terms of salary and employment The employment is made 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 Professional Agreement for clerical employees, laboratory technicians and IT- officers in the state.

    Your application If you find the job interesting, please send an electronic application with attachment via Jobportalen (click on the link "Apply Now" at the bottom of the post) no later than 14 March 2024.

    Interviews will take place immediately afterwards.

    The University of Copenhagen seeks to reflect society and encourages applications irrespective of personal background.

    Further questions Any questions about the position may be directed to Associate Professor Fernando Geu-Flores ([email protected]), +45-60571982.

    The Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen – or SCIENCE – is Denmark's largest science research and education institution with 4,000 employees and 9,700 Bachelor and Master's students in 12 departments. The Faculty has an annual budget of DKK 3 billion.

    Learn more about The Faculty of Science at www.

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