Academic Employee (AC-TAP), part-time Center for Translational Neuromedicine Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 19 Jan 2023

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent academic employee to support our neuroscience research team to commence 1 February 2023.

Academic Employee (TAP-FU) to Center for Translational Neuromedicine
Division of Glial Disease and Therapeutics, Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Copenhagen is looking for a highly motivated Academic Employee. The position offers the opportunity to work in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team engaged in neuro research.

Description of the Center and the research group
Our center is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of the University of Copenhagen and is located at the Panum Institute. We currently have 55 employees and students formed into two interacting groups: The Division of Glial Disease and Therapeutics and the Division of Cell and Gene Therapy. The Center comprises newly constructed laboratories with excellent facilities for neuroscience.

The research focus of the Division of Glial Disease and Therapeutics is on the basic biology of glial cells in the central nervous system, specifically astrocytes, and their role in several neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, ALS, schizophrenia. Sleep disturbances and the sleep-wake regulation of astrocytic calcium signalling are other focus areas of the Division. Our research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction.

For further information about the center/research group, see:

Your job

You will join a multi-disciplinary research team working in the field of neuroscience. Your tasks will be to assist the CTN’s scientific personnel with organizing big amounts of data from HPLC analysis and to assist backup of data. In addition, you will assist CTN’s researchers with drafting and organizing standard operational procedures for all work routines. In general, the focus of this position is to assist the center’s scientists with all laboratory administrative tasks.

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 academic employee with the following competencies and experiences:

Essential experience and skills

  • You have documented experience in organizing data
  • You have documented experience in working together with scientists on drafting and later organizing standard operational procedures
  • You have previous experience with assisting research personnel with various tasks
  • You have proven an ability to envision, plan and execute
  • Good English skills, written and spoken
  • You are helpful and a good colleague

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Copenhagen. We offer stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and office space.

Terms of employment

The average weekly working hours are 15 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 1 year. The starting date is 1 February 2023 or after agreement.

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 Senior Researcher and Lab Manager Pia Weikop, or Chief Administrator Ann Christensen, .

Your application should in [English/Danish] include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: 18 January 2023

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 4, 2023.

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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