Researcher in Biomedical Science
University of Copenhagen Department of Biomedical Sciences

Laboratory technician/Biomedical Laboratory Scientist in the Molecular Metabolism in Cancer and Ageing Group

The Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is offering a position for a motivated laboratory technician/Biomedical Laboratory Scientist, within the newly formed Molecular Metabolism in Cancer and Ageing Group of Associate Professor Lykke Sylow, full-time and scheduled to start 1 August 2021.  

About us  

The Department of Biomedical Sciences focuses on basic research from a clinical perspective to improve diagnostics and patient therapies. Our research in the Molecular Metabolism in Cancer and Ageing Group focuses on delineating the molecular causes of muscle wasting and metabolic dysfunctions in skeletal muscle. We are inspired by how these defects can be restored by exercise training and we strive to determine the cellular events mediating these benefits in cancer, ageing, and diabetes.

For more information about the group see:

Information on the department can be found at

Job description/tasks 

As a laboratory technician/Biomedical Laboratory Scientist in the Molecular Metabolism in Cancer and Ageing Group you will be part of a friendly, ambitious, and dynamic research group. You will assist the group´s researchers with the experimental work, train new students, and assist in optimizing and developing new methods for analyses. You will be responsible for the laboratory organizational as well as some administrative tasks.

Your primary work: 

  • Laboratory tasks within the field of molecular biology, including RNA preparation and isolation, PCR analysis, cloning, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, and cell culture work.
  • Assist the academic researchers with ad hoc tasks and train new students.
  • Administrative tasks, including ordering equipment and reagents. 
  • Assist in mouse and human physiology studies with blood sampling, oral glucose tolerance tests, etc.

Relevant training will be provided.

Your profile

You have:

  • A degree as Laboratory Technician or Biomedical Laboratory Scientist (bioanalytiker)
  • Solid practical experience with laboratory work.
  • Experience with some molecular methods such as RNA preparation/isolation, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, cell culturing, and/or cloning.
  • A structured and careful way of working and a sense for details.
  • Excellent skills in the documentation of laboratory work and good IT competences.
  • Flair and engagement for lab work and open for dynamic work with different tasks.
  • Responsible, accurate, stable, positive, and motivated to learn with joy and with good social competences.
  • Strong collaborative skills.

You may also have:

  • Good written and oral English skills as the group is often joined by international researchers.
  • Experience with coordinating the tasks and operations of small teams.
  • Experience with and and motivation for working with laboratory mice.
  • Accreditation to conduct research in animals (EU Function ABD/FELASA C or EU Funktion AD/FELASA B)

We can offer 

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic environment where you get the opportunity to plan your work independent. We offer training and certification in skills required for the job. Our facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities. We can provide a strong scientific environment in a friendly atmosphere and good opportunities for professional and personal development. 

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment with local and international collaborators. Our research facilities include modern human, animal, and cell laboratories and a microscopy core facility.

Terms of employment 

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Organizations of Public Employees – governmental institutions (the OAO-S collective agreement) and under HK/Dansk Laborantforening, placed in salary group 4. Salary supplement can be negotiated based on individual qualifications prior to employment.


The collective agreement between The Danish Ministry of Finance and The Danish Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (Bioanalytikere). Salarylevel and salary supplement will be negotiated based on individual qualifications prior to employment.

The position is full-time (37 hours/week, however the hours can be negotiated if the candidate has specific wishes) and working time is within normal working-hours (7-17, but with the possibility of flexible working hours, if you wish). The position is scheduled to start 1 August 2021.


For further questions about the job description and qualifications position please contact associate professor Lykke Sylow, 20955250, E-mail:   

For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact


Your application (in Danish or English) should include:

Motivation letter (max one page)

Curriculum vitae

Copies of relevant certificate(s) of education 

Application deadline: 1 June 2021

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


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.


Lykke Sylow


Application deadline: 01-06-2021
Employment start: 01-08-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Biomedical Sciences

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