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Two postdoc positions in the area of Epigenetics København Denmark,  

Posted on : 13 April 2017

Project Description

Research in the Helin lab is focused on identifying novel mechanisms and genes involved in the development of human cancer. The lab has made several outstanding contributions in the fields of Epigenetics and Cancer. Our research and the GroupCurrent work is focused on understanding the biological function of proteins involved in regulation of histone and DNA methylation and how they contribute to cancer. Moreover, the group has a particular interest in blood and brain cancers, and has developed several cancer relevant mouse models that are used both for the understanding of the role of specific proteins in cancer and for the identification of potential novel targets for the development of novel anti-cancer therapies. Project/The research project(s)The successful applicants will work on projects related to understanding the role of specific chromatin-associated proteins in transcription and cell-fate determination. The applicants may also be involved in using CRISPR-CAS9 libraries in combination with relevant mouse models for glioblastoma or leukaemia to identify potential novel targets for anti-cancer therapy. Start: As soon as possible or after agreementDuration: 3 years QualificationsWe are looking for highly motivated, ambitious candidates with a strong interest in epigenetics and cancer. In addition, the successful candidate should have: A PhD in Life Sciences Proven track record with publications in international journals Documented experience in molecular and cellular biology Previous experience in biochemistry, stem cell biology and/or mouse genetics would be an advantage Excellent English skills written and spoken The wish to be part of a highly interactive group of scientists For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Kristian Helin Place of employmentThe 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 23 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and 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 Please read more about the Helin research group and BRIC on Terms of salary and employmentSalary, 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 at 32.351 DKK/ca. 4.250 Euro plus 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. The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013. ApplicationYour application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on 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 recommendationFurthermore, 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 with subject “name candidate-Helin-postdoc-April2017”; preferably by the supporting person. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible. Application deadline: 30 April 2017. 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 processShortlist: 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 BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


1165 København Denmark

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