2 postdoc positions in non-coding RNAs at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

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2 postdoc positions in non-coding RNAs at BRIC

The group
The Lund group is an international and dynamic research group comprising postdocs, PhD Fellows and Masters Students.
Research in the Lund group currently has several focuses including: function and regulation of microRNAs in disease; long non-coding RNA in cancer; epigenetics and the cell cycle; functional characterization of PRDM family members.
Please read more about the Lund Research Group and BRIC on www.bric.ku.dk
Area of Research
As part of a large collaborative effort, the group recently used a custom designed microarray platform to evaluate the expression level of non-coding RNAs in 5 major cancers and in a series of cancer-related model systems. The successful applicant will mine the dataset to identify non-coding RNA causally linked to cancer. This will likely involve molecular characterization of the transcript, structure-function analyses, and mechanistic studies in relevant model systems and genome-wide evaluations of significance.
We expect you to be a highly motivated and interacting person and possessing the following qualifications:
  • A PhD in Life Sciences 
  • Experience in molecular and cellular biology as well as previous practical experience in a wide range of modern molecular and biochemical techniques. Documented prior experience in non-coding RNA research is an advantage 
  • Experience in mouse models and/or basic bioinformatics is considered a significant advantage 
  • Importantly, the candidate must be able to plan and execute the research independently 
  • Excellent English skills

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 young, dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 19 research groups at BRIC and the neighbor Finsen laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers, young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD.
Terms of salary and employment
The appointment is initially for 2 years and scheduled to start late 2012/early 2013. Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts around 31.800 DKK/ca. 4.250 Euro plus 17,1% in pension. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated. 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.
For further information regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact Anders H. Lund (anders.lund@bric.ku.dk).
Your application for must be submitted electronically by clicking "Apply online" below or via this advertisement found on http://www.ku.dk/english/available_positions/vip/. The application must include the following documents/attachments: 
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
3. A certified/signed copy of
      a. Master of Science certificate (max. 2 pages) 
      b. PhD certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do (max. 2 pages)
4. Publication list
Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation sent directly to jobs@bric.ku.dk with subject "Lund-Postdoc-7Aug2012" from the supporting persons before application deadline. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible. 
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.
Applications will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25. April 2008. The main criteria for selection will be a strong research potential of the applicant and experience with the above mentioned techniques, methods and area of research.
Application deadline: August 7, 2012.
BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
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Deadline: 07-08-2012
Publisher: BRIC - Biotech Research & Innovation Center
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