Academic employee for mucociliary epithelia development

Updated: 22 days ago
Deadline: 22 Apr 2021

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent AC-TAPto support our efforts in determining the molecular and cellular regulation of mucociliary epithelia development and functionto commence July/August 2021.

Our research
The Sedzinski lab (https://danstem.ku.dk/research1/sedzinski-laboratory/ ) is interested in understanding mechanics of epithelial tissue homeostasis and morphogenesis. Particularly, we want to determine both the mechanics and molecular regulation of epithelial cell renewal.
We use high-resolution microscopy to image dynamics of progenitor cells, biophysical and theoretical methods to describe the forces, and genetic to perturb the system.

Your job
We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in a single cell RNA omics technologies to study the molecular mechanisms of epithelial tissue formation. The candidate is expected to assist in using in vivo (Xenopus leavis) experimental model. You will be expected to assist in supporting the ongoing research projects in the group on an ad hoc basis when needed.

Profile
The candidate is required to hold a BSc degree in biology/biophysics/engineering/computational biology. The candidate should also have hands on experience in Xenopus handling and practical knowledge in single cell RNA sequencing including library preparation and related computational biology skills.

Place of employment
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem has been established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta cells and cancer research already located at the University of Copenhagen.
DanStem addresses basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology and has activities focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for cancer and chronic diseases such as diabetes and liver failure.
Find more information about the Center at https://danstem.ku.dk/ .  

Terms of salary and employment
The employment is as Academic staff (AC-TAP) and the working hours are 15 per week. Starting date is July/August 2021 or after agreement. Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance 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.

Questions
For further information regarding the position, please contact Jakub Sedzinski, jakub.sedzinski@sund.ku.dk

Application
Your application should be in English and must 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'. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: 22 April 2021, 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.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


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