Position as Research Academic Staff in the Andersen Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 12 Jun 2024

A position as Research Academic Staff in Liver Oncology is available for motivated and independent candidate in the Andersen Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen.

Our research/The group

The focus of our research is translational medicine in primary human liver and biliary tract cancers with emphasis on genome-wide and high-throughput techniques in the characterization of tumor heterogeneity, prognostic and predictive biomarker discovery and drug response to aid novel therapeutics and clinical efficacy. It is our goal to improve diagnosis, clinical decision-making and ultimately patient outcome through translational and pharmacogenomics discoveries. This is facilitated in our Group via interdisciplinary research (molecular biology, medicine and bioinformatics) as well as a strong national and international network of scientific and clinical collaborators.

Your job

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research group that utilizes genome-wide technologies, including genomic, epigenomic 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 with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment. 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 molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry as well as proven background in liver cancer biology. Emphasis will be given to a candidate with a proven background in molecular biology (cloning, protein expression, NGS library preparations).


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Research Academic Staff with the following competencies and experience:


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

  • Documented experience in liver biology and oncology.
  • Previous experience in e.g., NGS.
  • Knowledge of broad range biochemical techniques and data analysis.
  • The candidate is independently, experience in mentoring and laboratory management.
  • 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.

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 a number of core facilities shared between the 26 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. 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 employment

The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years, 3 months. The starting date is September 1st, 2024.

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 Professor Jesper B Andersen on e-mail: [email protected]  


Your application should in English 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: June 12, 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 week 25

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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