Research Specialist in Protein Research
University of Copenhagen

Sequencing Specialist to DanStem/Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR)

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) at the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen are looking for a sequencing specialist to join the Genomics Platform starting September 2020 or upon agreement.


DanStem addresses fundamental research questions in stem cell and developmental biology and has activities focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new therapeutic strategies for cancer and chronic diseases. DanStem is a vibrant, internationally diverse and ambitious research center with state-of-the-art facilities. The setting is ideally suited for seamless collaboration and exchange with other centers and departments of the Faculty and Copenhagen science community.

Learn more about DanStem at

CPR promotes basic and applied research on human proteins of medical relevance. CPR spans broad areas of protein research, ranging from structural and mechanistic understanding of proteins and their cellular functions in chromatin biology and genome maintenance, to development of clinical applications of proteomics and systems biology. The vision of CPR is to combine the power of integrative protein technologies and their application to accelerate understanding of the biological processes underlying health and disease.

For more information about CPR, please visit

The genomics platform was established in 2017 by DanStem and CPR and currently employs a sequencing specialist and a bioinformatics specialist. We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious candidate to join the platform and replace our current sequencing specialist.

Job description

The role of the next generation sequencing (NGS) specialist is to ensure daily management of the Genomics Platform. The tasks include: training and assistance on library preparation, running the sequencer, training the users on platform instruments (e.g. Fragment Analyzer, liquid handling robot), providing advice on genomics tools and troubleshooting. It also includes ordering, stocking and supplying consumables. In addition, the applicant will be expected to push forward new genomics applications in collaboration with users.

Your profile

  • A degree in biotechnology, molecular biology, or appropriate biological or biomedical science with either PhD or MsC.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of NGS sample preparation workflows and applications.
  • Broad experience with functional genomics technologies (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, HiC, scRNA-seq, etc.).
  • Previous experience with NGS bioinformatics is a plus.             
  • Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are required.

We offer

  • stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment
  • possibility for continued education and training
  • attractive employment conditions
  • central located workplace.       

Employment conditions

The employment is a permanent position and is scheduled to start in September 2020 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The place of work is at DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

In addition to the basic salary, a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).

The employment will be as Research consultant (Specialkonsulent) depending on the selected candidate’s experiences and qualifications and the working time are 37 hours per week on average


Your application must be submitted in English by clicking “Apply now” below and must include:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
  3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s).

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered. Applications and/or any material received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 9 August 2020, 23:59 p.m. CET.


For further information about the position, please contact Professor Joshua Brickman by e-mail:

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,850 students, 1,700 PhD students and 4,800 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.


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.


Joshua Mark Brickman


Application deadline: 09-08-2020
Department/Location: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR)

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