Position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Andersen Group at BRIC

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 01 Nov 2022

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

A full-time position as Postdoc for a 3 years period in hepatobiliary oncology is available for motivated and independent candidate in the Andersen Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. The position is to commence on 1 February 2023 or after agreement.

Our research/The group
The focus of our research is translational hepatology in primary human liver and biliary tract cancers with emphasis on genome-wide and high-throughput techniques to understand the underlying pathogenesis of these malignancies. Our projects often involved the characterization of the tumor heterogeneity, discovery and development of prognostic and predictive biomarkers for example in drug response(s) to aid novel therapeutics and clinical efficacy.

The Andersen group aims to improve diagnosis, clinical decision-making, and ultimately patient’s outcomes through translational and pharmacogenomics discoveries. This is facilitated in our group via interdisciplinary research (molecular biology, biomedicine, and bioinformatics) as well as a strong national and international network of scientific and clinical collaborators.

Project/The research project(s)
The successful candidate will join a research group that utilizes genome-wide technologies, proteomic and metabolomic profiling, high-throughput screening, as well as approaches in patient-derived 3D cell culturing and in vivo models. We use `omics´-driven strategies to characterize and classify patient subgroups to identify oncogenic drivers and addiction networks as well as to understand the tumor onset. We unite research directly on patient samples and clinical data with basic molecular in vitro and in vivo models.

A requirement for this position is a strong track record in biomedical research and informatics with prior experience within liver cancer biology. Emphasis will be given to a candidate with a proven background in biomedical informatics (spatial aspects, single cell transcriptomics, immunology).

Start: 1 February 2023 or after agreement.

Duration: 3 years

We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:

  • A PhD (or alike) in life sciences (biomedical immunology or molecular biology)
  • Documented experience in hepatobiliary biology and bioinformatics
  • Previous experience in e.g., immune cell biology, single cell, and spatial aspects
  • Knowledge of broad range omics approaches
  • The candidate is independently able to envision, plan and execute a research project
  • Ability to function in a collaborative environment is essential since our group is multi-disciplinary and involved in many collaborations at national and international level
  • Excellent English skills both written and spoken

For further information regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Jesper B Andersen on e-mail: jesper.andersen@bric.ku.dk . 

Place of employment
The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and several core facilities (NGS, single cell and spatial aspects, high-throughput robotics tec.) shared between the 26 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited international speakers. A young researchers club (ASAP), our own PhD programme (MoMeD) and our own Postdoc Career Programme . BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions http://eu-life.eu/                                                                      

Please read more about the Andersen group and BRIC research on https://www.bric.ku.dk/ .

Terms of salary and employment
The position is a full-time and fixed-term position for a period of 3 years and is to commence on 1 February 2023 or after agreement.
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,720 DKK/ approx. 4,800 Euro (Oct 2022-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 lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of December 11, 2019.

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on https://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/ . The 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.
  • Letters of recommendation
    Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letter must be signed by the supporting person on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format. The letters should be received before deadline on jesper.andersen@bric.ku.dk with subject “name candidate-postdocfellow-Andersengroup-2023”; preferably by the supporting person. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible.

    Application deadline: 1 November 2022

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

    The further process
    Shortlist: After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.

    Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

    You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/ .

    BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish 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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