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Two postdoc positions in the area of Epigenetics - Denmark  

Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) (company)


Posted on : 13 April 2017

Project Description

Our research and the Group
  • Current 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.

We 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 

Terms of salary and employment
  • Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. 
  • 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.