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A Postdoc position (molecular biologist) is available in the Grønbæk Group at The BRIC Institute

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We are searching for a skilled post doc/molecular biologist in our ‘Program for Translational Hematology’, with focus on the early stages of myeloid cancer development.

Our research/The group
The focus of the Grønbæk group is Translational Hematology. The group is affiliated with both Biotech Research and Innovation centre (BRIC), Rigshospitalet (Central Copenhagen University Hospital), and, via our Novo Nordic funded ”Program for Translational Hematology” with DanStem, University of Copenhagen.

Our overall aim is to understand the molecular mechanisms of hematological cancers, and based on this; to design, develop and implement novel, scientifically based, clinical trials, with a strong focus on epigenetic therapies. This is done by bridging between clinical research at Rigshospitalet and the basic cancer biology research at BRIC/DanStem, and in international collaborations with, among others, the van Andel Research Institute, Michigan, USA and the Nordic MDS study group.

Our location at the Copenhagen Biocentre/BRIC provides optimal conditions for interaction with the basic scientists at BRIC. The group currently consists of 11 scientists, MD/scientists and students, one clinical research coordinator, 2 research nurses and one laboratory technician.

Your job
We strive for a skilled molecular biologist who is very interactive an enjoy collaborations with other scientists – including younger scientists and clinician scientists.

Your tasks will include:

  • Laboratory work: Develop mouse models, FACS analyses, cell culture, CRISPR/Cas9, PCR
  • Collaborations on: ddPCR, sequencing, epigenetic studies (DNA methylation assays, ATAC seq)
  • Supervising lab techniques to new lab members and students
  • Data management and analyses, write papers
  • Presentations at meetings
  • Collaboration with other group members and participation/sharing general lab duties for the group
  • Collaboration with the members of the PTH group
Start: 1 September 2020.

Duration: 1 year 4 months with possibility of extension.

We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious, independent scientist with the following qualifications:

  • A PhD in Life Sciences
  • A strong background in molecular and cellular biology
  • Documented experience with mouse models
  • Comprehensive lab skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Very collaborative
For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Kirsten Grønbæk,; phone + 4535456086 / +4525211598.

Place of employment
The workplace is at the Bartholin Institute which is part of Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen. The Bartholin Institute is located at Copenhagen Biocentre/BRIC, 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 (animal unit, flow cytometry, in vivo imaging, NGS, etc.) shared between the 23 research groups at BRIC ( and the neighbouring 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.

Terms of salary and employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 1 year and 4 months. Starting date is 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

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 34,650 DKK/ approx. 4,640 Euro (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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 December 11, 2019.


The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. 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.
  4. List of publications.
Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation or two references. To be taken into consideration, the letters must be signed by the supporting person on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format.

Application deadline 1 July 2020, 23.59 CET

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 process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews will preferentially be 9 July 2020

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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