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Research Assistant in Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology – UCPH, Denmark


We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2-year research assistant position, to work on implementing gut-on-a-chip organoid technology at the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH), GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark – 2022

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General Info

Position: Research Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: June 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 29.900,00 DKK/Month

Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH)

University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark


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Qualification Details

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a MSc in molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology or similar.
  • You are experienced in working with cell cultures and/or organoids.
  • You are experienced in working with microscopy methods.
  • You are familiar with gut-on-a-chip technologies.
  • You have excellent organization and planning skills to manage competing priorities and the ability to multitask, while maintaining quality.
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The CEH will soon start a 3-year project on animal-microbiota interactions based on gut-on-a-chip organoids. The objective of the project will be to merge in vitro animal-microbiota assays with micro-scale multi-omics methods currently under development at the CEH, to study the impact of probiotics on the host-microbiota interplay. The role of the research assistant will be to implement the gut-on-a-chip technology at the GLOBE Institute’s organoid lab, with the aid of a postdoctoral researcher and international collaborators. The tasks will include preparing cell cultures and 2D organoids from intestinal biopsies, preparings and conducting experiments on stretchable PDMS chips, and running a range of microscopy and molecular assays. The position will be working alongside the research group of Associate Professor Antton Alberdi and Assistant Professor Ostaizka Aizpurua, who lead the project. In this regard, the research assistant will continuously interact with other laboratory researchers at the AlberdiLab.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Your application in English should include:

  • Curriculum vitae with references
  • Motivation letter
  • Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other languages than English or Danish. If you have not completed your master’s degree a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.

As a prerequisite for a Research assistant employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. For more information on whether your master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish master’s degree please read here.

Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH) is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation to develop and implement state of the art ‘omics and associated computational techniques, to address through experimental and theoretical research, evolutionary interactions between eukaryotic hosts and associated microorganisms. The Center is embedded within the GLOBE Institute, which is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Institute’s main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural sciences, medical sciences and the humanities.

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Note or Other details

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at approx. DKK 29.900,00 (excluding pension) (April 2022 Level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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Contact details

For further information please contact Ass Prof Antton Alberdi, [email protected] www.sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

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