Postdoc in Erler Group

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 07 May 2024

Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a Postdoc position to commence as soon as possible.

The project will research the influence of the tumour microenvironment on cancer progression.

Information on the department may be found at .

Our research
We focus on understanding how cancer spreads through the body and grows at new sites, as this process (known as metastasis) is responsible for most cancer patient deaths. We take an interdisciplinary approach to answer clinically relevant questions. There is a strong focus on teamwork, diversity, and inclusion within the group. We collaborate with the main hospital in Denmark as well as national and international research groups.

Your job
Your tasks will be to use in vitro and in vivo model systems to investigate the impact of extracellular matrix alterations on cancer progression.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Biology or similar discipline
  • You are highly experienced in in vivo cancer models
  • You have experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • You have an active interest in the tumour microenvironment
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • First author publication from PhD
  • Experience in researching the tumour microenvironment

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and tissue culture.

Terms of employment
The employment as Postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 1 year. Starting date is as soon as possible.

Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 38,500 DKK, approx. 5,100 EUR (April 2024 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 been tax liable to Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

For further information please contact Professor Janine Erler at email [email protected] , .

International applicants may find this link useful: (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:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  • List of publications.
  • Application deadline: May 7, 2024, at 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 can comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

    You may read about the recruitment process at .

    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.

    Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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