Academic staff position in hematology precision medicine in the Wennerberg group at BRIC



Biotech Research &Innovation Center (BRIC), Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesUniversity of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent academic staff to support our efforts in translational hematology and the discoveries of new precision therapies targeting cancer stem cells of myeloid malignancies.

Our research

The Wennerberg group at BRIC focuses on identifying new effective precision cancer therapies. This is done with a systems-driven approach where we combine chemical biology, phenotypic profiling, molecular profiling and informatics to gain understanding of individual cancers, their drug resistance mechanisms and how they may be targeted. Our ultimate goal is that our results will lay the foundation for new types of effective treatments for individual and subsequently larger groups of blood cancer patients.

Your job

You will join a multi-disciplinary research team working on discovering new strategies for personalized treatments of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

Your tasks will be to:

a) Support the development of methods for high throughput flow cytometry drug screens with multidimensional readouts.

b) Run high throughput flow cytometry screens testing for drug responses to 100s of drugs and drug combinations in AML and MDS patient samples using a fully automated robotic system.

c) Provide support in the analysis of high throughput flow cytometry screens aimed at identifying drugs that have the potential to target or differentiate the cancer stem cells in AML and MDS patient samples.

In addition, you may be expected to contribute to and support the ongoing research projects in the group on an ad hoc basis when needed; disseminate your expertise to new lab members and support the lab management.


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills

  • You have an MS or PhD in Life sciences or related
  • Experience with hematology research and flow cytometry.
  • Experience with laboratory automation or high throughput screening is a plus.
  • You have an active interest in translational research
  • You have proven an ability to envision, plan and execute a research project
  • A team player
  • Excellent English skills, written and spoken
Place of employment

The place of employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 25 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. You will also be part of the greater Program in Translational Hematology that joins several research groups at BRIC and Rigshospitalet ( , providing a dynamic and interactive work environment that is an outstanding setting for making translational discoveries.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as academic staff is a full time and fixed-term position until December 2020. Starting date is August 1 2019, or after agreement. Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.


For further information regarding the position, please contact Krister Wennerberg;


Your application (in English) should include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page)
  • Curriculum Vitae including the names and contact information of 2-3 professional references
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education
Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: 26nd June 2019, 23.59 CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 27 or 28.

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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