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Assistant professor on epitranscriptomics in cancer in the Lund Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

It is becoming increasingly clear that RNA serves a multitude of purposes in the cell, also beyond translation. Furthermore, RNAs may carry more than 100 different chemical modifications most of which have not been functionally characterized. Recent data suggest that several of these epitranscriptomic changes may be hijacked by cancerous processes. 
 
The group 
The Lund group is an international and dynamic research group comprising several postdocs, PhD students and Masters students. Research in the Lund group currently has several focuses including the function and regulation of various classes of non-coding RNAs in human diseases (http://www.bric.ku.dk/Research/Lund_Group/). 
 
Project 
The successful candidate will develop a research project to identify and characterize the functional roles of RNA modifications in cancer using high throughput sequencing techniques and molecular modeling in cell culture and/or animal models. 
 
Start: Preferably  April 2018 or after agreement 
Duration: 2 years, full time  
 
Qualifications 
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications: 

  • A PhD in Life Sciences 
  • Documented experience in molecular and cellular biology, with emphasis on cancer research, including mRNA translation, RNA biology and RNA modifications 
  • Excellent technical and collaborative skills  
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken 
  • Previous experience in basic bioinformatics, including R, analysis of RNA-seq data analysis and RNA structure analysis would be advantageous 
For further information regarding the position, please contact professor Anders H. Lund (anders.lund@bric.ku.dk). 
 
Place of employment 
The 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 http://eu-life.eu/. ;
 
Please read more about the Lund group and BRIC on http://www.bric.ku.dk/  
 
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.  
 
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. 
 
Application 
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on http://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/. 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. 
 
Application deadline: 20 February 2018. 
 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements. 
 
The further process 
Shortlist: 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/  
 
BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 


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