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Laboratory Technicians Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark

2 weeks ago

We are looking for two highly skilled and motivated Laboratory Technicians (laboranter) or Biomedical Laboratory Scientists to join the Gerhart-Hines and Sakamoto Group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), to start August 1, 2023, or after agreement.

Our research

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research's vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here:

Our groups and research

The positions available are in the Gerhart-Hines and Sakamoto... research groups. We are two groups of 10+ people working with in vitro and in vivo models. The Gerhart-Hines group explores how neuronal, hormonal, and nutrient signaling networks govern adipose tissue biology and influence systemic energy homeostasis. The Sakamoto Group investigates fundamental molecular signaling mechanisms that control energy homeostasis. More information about the groups can be found at Adipose Metabolic Control in the Gerhart-Hines Group and Metabolic signaling in the Sakamoto group

Job description

You will be working in close collaboration with your colleague researchers to support and assist their research. You will furthermore be a part of the technician community at CBMR. The job will involve both routine assignments, optimization, development, and implementation of new protocols.

Primary tasks:
• Assist in vivo phenotyping of mice including feeding, weighting, gavage, MRI scanning, tolerance tests etc.
• Genotyping
• Cell culturing
• RNA extraction and qPCR
• Validation of antibodies, protein extraction and Western blotting
• Assist in generating electronic inventory (e.g. for sample management, consumable stocks, and documents/protocols)
• Contribute to general laboratory organization and maintenance such as freezer/biobank organization, unpacking deliveries, ordering, and apportioning laboratory consumables

Your Profile

We are looking for an interactive and highly organized technician with the following qualifications:
• An education as Laboratory Technician (laborant) or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist (bioanalytiker).
• Experience with research in mouse models (preferably FELASA certified) or eager to learn is an advantage.
• Solid hands-on experience and documentation of laboratory work, long-term experience is not at main selection criteria
• Ability to plan and execute laboratory work independently
• Good written and oral communication skills in Danish and English

Personal qualifications:
• Positive, pro-active and open-minded/flexible
• Great collaborative skills and service minded
• Well organized and with an eye for details

Place of employment

The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Lebaratory Scientist is a 2-year fixed-term full-time position. Expected starting date is August 1, 2023, or after agreement.

Employment as Laboratory Technician (laborant) will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and OAO/HK STAT. The position is placed in salary group 3 or 4 depending on qualifications.

Employment as Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (bioanalytiker) will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and Danske Bioanalytikere
Copenhagen Denmark

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