Research Assistant in Biology
University of Copenhagen Department of Biology

Research Assistant in Biology

The position is placed in the research group of Prof. Martin Berchtold, Section Cell Biology and Physiology at the Department of Biology and located at the August Krogh Building. The Laboratory studies intracellular signaling mechanisms involving Calcium as a second messenger.

Further information on the Section is linked at and information about the research group at

The position is open from 1.6.2021 for 1.5 years and with 30 hours per week employment.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Job description

The job includes biochemical and cell biological work in the group of Prof. M. Berchtold. The group works on the role of calcium-binding proteins in health and disease, focusing on the role of mutated Calmodulin in heart pathophysiology and the function of several calcium-binding proteins in plasma membrane repair.

Requirements for applying to this announcement

  • The candidate should have a master’s degree in biochemistry.
  • A minimum of three years of lab management and maintenance.
  • Experience in teaching and guiding students at the bachelor and master level.
  • Prior theoretical knowledge and experience in research on Calmodulin and other calcium binding protein involved in intracellular signaling.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in basic biochemical and eukaryotic cell biological techniques.
  • Work experience with RNA extraction and qPCR.
  • Documented skills in generating recombinant DNA and cell lines with the use of advanced CRISPR technologies.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The salary is based on your seniority. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 355,727 including annual supplement (+ 17.1 % pension). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


For further information about the position please contact Prof. M. Berchtold


The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Publication list

The deadline for applications is 8 March 2021, 23:59 GMT + 1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Martin Werner Berchtold


Application deadline: 08-03-2021
Employment start: 01-06-2021
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Biologisk Institut

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