Laboratory technician (laborant) or biomedical laboratory scientist (bioanalytiker) for the Single-Cell Omics platform

Updated: 7 days ago
Deadline: 05 Apr 2021

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly skilled laboratory technician (laborant) or biomedical laboratory scientist (bioanalytiker) to join the Single-Cell Omics platform starting date as soon as possible. 

About us
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) was established in 2010 to conduct fundamental research on metabolism. The Center has around 240 employees, consisting of 20 research groups and 5 technology platforms, who work in a vibrant international research environment with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration. Our researchers share a common purpose as they seek to transform the basic understanding of the mechanisms involved in metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. The Center’s research has resulted in seminal discoveries as to how genes, hormones, and environmental factors influence metabolic health and disease throughout life. You can read more about us here: .

The position available is in the the Single-Cell Omics Platform, a service platform, which was established in 2018 to provide CBMR researchers access to the latest cutting-edge bulk and single-cell transcriptomics and epigenetics techniques. Currently, the platform team consists of Laboratory technicians, Bioinformaticians, a Lead Developer and a Platform Manager.  You can read more about the platform at .

Your job 
As a laboratory technician or biomedical laboratory scientist in the Single-Cell Omics Platform, you will be working in close collaboration with your colleagues from the Platform in your effort to support researchers in the Center with single-cell transcriptomics and next-generation sequencing. The service throughput in the platform is high, and routine tasks will be part of your daily work. However, you will also be involved in optimizing and developing new protocols. Your primary assignments will lie within the single-cell sequencing track but you can also expect to be involved in bulk sequencing projects depending on priorities and demand.

Primary tasks:
•    FACS sorting of cells and nuclei using a SH800 (SONY)
•    Preparation of single-cell transcriptomics library (10x Genomics Chromium)
•    Sequencing using a NovaSeq 6000 (Illuimina)

Additional tasks:
•    Isolation of single cells and nuclei from various tissue samples
•    Optimization of varius single-cell techniques
•    Assist with general laboratory tasks
•    Assist researchers with ad hoc tasks

Your Profile
Required education/skills:
•    An education as laboratory technician (laborant) or biomedical laboratory scientist (bioanalytiker) or documented experience working within these fields
•    A minimum of 2 years solid hands-on experience with laboratory work
•    Excellent skills in documentation of laboratory work
•    Good written and oral communication skills in English 

Personal qualifications:
•    Positive, pro-active and open-minded
•    Great collaborative skills and service minded
•    Well organized and with an eye for details

You may have:
•    Experience with RNA/DNA library preparation and sequencing
•    Experience in working with liquid handling robots
•    Experience in using an electronic lab notebook.

Place of employment 
The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of salary and employment 
The employment as laboratory technician (laborant) or biomedical laboratory scientist (bioanalytiker) is a full-time position for 2 years. Expected starting date is as soon as possible.
Employment as laboratory technician (laborant) will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and OAO/HK STAT. The position is placed in salary group 3 or 4 depending on qualifications.
Employment as biomedical laboratory scientist (bioanalytiker) will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Society of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (Danske Bioanalytikere).
Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

For further questions about the job description and qualifications, please contact Platform Manager Mie Mechta at or Lead Developer Kristoffer Egerod at . For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at  

Application procedure
Your application, in English, should include:
•    A letter of motivation
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Copies of relvant certificates of education

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

Application deadline: 5 April 2021 at 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.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates 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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