One-year academic employee position in the Cell Culture Services

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 09 Jun 2024

The Department of Experimental Medicine seeks an academic employee for Cell Culture Services for the Transgenic Mouse Core Facility, at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The position is for 1 year, starting September 15th 2024 or as soon as possible.

About us

The Transgenic Mouse Core Facility at the University of Copenhagen provides basic and advanced transgenic mouse services to scientists.

Job description

The duties will primarily consist of:

  • Derivation and maintenance of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESC)
  • Gene targeting and genome editing in mESC
  • Genome editing in established mouse and human cell lines
  • Implement protocols to induce pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)
  • Primary mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) preparation
  • Embryo culture and transfer
  • Advising and supporting users on projects involving cells culture
  • Secondarily, mouse work and embryo culture and manipulation
  • Close interaction and coordination with other members of the team
  • Management issues including reporting, handling of databases for benchmarking of services

The applicant could be required to occasionally perform weekend work.

Required qualifications

We are looking for a team-player candidate with strong background in cell culture techniques, understanding of genome-editing technologies, especially CRISPR/Cas9, proven experience in the different procedures involved in generating genetically modified mouse models and clear service-oriented mindset.

Essential experience and skills:

  • You should hold a master’s degree in biology, or similar
  • Extensive proven experience in culturing ESC and other cell lines, as well and in genetically modification in vitro
  • Must be good at working independently be self-motivated, and have exceptional organizational skills.
  • Have good communication skills in English; spoken and written

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience generating and culturing iPSC
  • Deep understanding of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology
  • Experience working with mouse embryos and genetically modified mouse models

Terms of salary and employment

The employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Your salary level will be based on seniority, and a supplement may be negotiated.


For further information please contact, Research Consulent, Javier Gonzalez; [email protected].


Please submit your application in English by clicking "Apply now" below.

The application should consist of the following:

  • Letter of application/motivation (max 1 page)
  • Your CV incl. education, a list of laboratory skills/techniques, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
  • Copy of relevant certificate/diploma

Deadline for application is 9 June 2024, 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 June.

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.

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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