We are looking for a highly motivated and independent staff scientist to support our efforts in Comparative Pediatrics Neurobiology to commence 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, 3 months fixed position.
We offer a highly international, diverse and interdisciplinary environment in the Section of Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition. We aim to improve the health of compromised newborns and perform research and teaching related to development, nutrition and preventive and therapeutic approaches for diseases in both animals and human infants. Our work extends from basic in vitro studies on cells and tissues (mechanisms and –omics technologies) and animal model studies (mainly in piglets) to intervention and cohort studies of infants at hospitals (growth, gut, brain, immunity, microbiota). The wide range of methodologies requires interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork among group members with widely different academic backgrounds (from basic biology to veterinary/human medicine).
You will join a multi-disciplinary research team working on the development of brain and other organs in early life and effects of different interventions.
Your tasks will be to support various laboratory analyses (mainly qPCR and histology), experimental animal studies, data handling and analyses and manuscript preparation.
You will be expected to contribute to and support the ongoing research projects in the group on an ad hoc basis when needed; disseminate your expertise to new lab members and support the lab management.
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff scientist with the following competencies and experience:
Essential experience and skills
Desirable experience and skills
Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Frederiksberg Campus, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and animal facilities.
Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.
The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 months. The starting date is 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
For further information regarding the position, please contact Head of Section Stine Brandt Bering ; [email protected]
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Application deadline: Sunday 29 January 2023, 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.
Interviews are expected to be held in week 5 and 6.
The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.