Staff scientist (AC-TAP) for the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center (SIC)

Updated: 27 days ago
Deadline: 02 Jun 2022

The University seeks to appoint a highly motivated and independent staff scientistto commence as soon as possible. Our new staff scientist will take on the role as lab manager to support the Translational Skin Immunology Group.

About the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center (SIC)

The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center is located on the 12th floor in the award-winning Maersk Tower at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. We offer ultra-modern facilities and a vibrant international research environment with focus on the development of early-career scientists. Based on a grant from the LEO Foundation of more than 50 million EUR, the center aims to unite leading Danish and international researchers in immunology and skin disease to provide new knowledge to enable better diagnostics and more effective treatments for a wide range of inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema. Information about the center can be found at:

Your job

We are offering a lab manager position in an ambitious group of international researchers in the Translational Skin Immunology research laboratory. The group focuses on human Trm cells and their impact on skin diseases such as psoriasis and vitiligo and is headed by Professor Liv Eidsmo, who is also executive director of SIC. We are looking for a candidate with a record as a sound and reliable scientist with clear organizational skills. The successful candidate should also possess good collaboration skills, both within the group and with the group leader’s group at Karolinska Institutet.

Your main tasks will be to support the group leader in the organization of the group and laboratory. You will be responsible for legislational aspects of laboratories and research projects and handling of hazardous chemicals and biological agents. You will be in charge of writing the necessary ethical applications to start research projects and help in supervising laboratory design and activities, guiding and instructing scientists at all levels working in the laboratories. You will further be expected to contribute to and support the ongoing research projects in the group on an ad hoc basis when needed, disseminate your expertise to new lab members and lead the management of the lab.


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills

  • A PhD in Life sciences or related
  • Documented experience in obtaining ethical approvals
  • An active interest in tissue immunology or related subjects
  • Proven ability to plan and execute administrative and organizational tasks
  • Good interpersonal and communicative skills
  • Good English skills, written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills

  • Experience and knowledge in T-cell immunology
  • Postdoctoral or industry based work experience
  • Experience from a Danish research institution
  • Ability to work highly independently
  • Service-minded and open to new challenges and solutions

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. The employment includes favorable employee benefits such as the possibility of free car parking and gym facilities.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as ‘staff scientist’ (AC-TAP) is a full time and fixed-term position for 1 year during the parental leave of our current lab manager. Starting date is as soon as possible. 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.


For further information regarding the position, please contact Liv Eidsmo;


Your application should be written in English and 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: 2 June 2022, 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 above-mentioned 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.

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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