Assistant professor in Transcription Biochemistry in the Svejstrup laboratory at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) – Københavns Universitet – København

We seek a talented and highly motivated scientist to join the laboratory led by Professor Jesper Svejstrup.The successful candidate will be employed as an Assistant professor at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and the employment period is for 2 years starting 15 February 2023 or after agreement. About the lab and the instituteDr Svejstrup’s laboratory () focuses on the mechanisms of gene expression and various aspects of transcription-associated genome instability and the cellular response to DNA damage obstructing transcription. Details of recent papers and research projects currently being undertaken can be found in the link above. Research techniques used in the laboratory include: Cell biology, Biochemistry (including SILAC proteomics and reconstitution of key processes with purified factors in vitro) and modern Genome-wide techniques (ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, GRO-Seq, etc), as well as Genomic screening (siRNA and CRISPR screens). Svejstrup lab represents cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and training and is located in the Panum Institute within the ICMM. We will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, cell engineering, and next-generation sequencing. Project descriptionThe position is specifically in the area of transcription elongation and termination, with a focus on reconstitution of these reactions with purified RNA polymerase II and other transcription proteins, using so-called oligonucleotide ‘scaffolds’ as templates for transcription. There will also be a component of molecular cell biology and genome-wide analysis. Principal mentor will be Jesper Svejstrup, ICMM, e-mail: . Profile Essential experience and skills You have a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, or similar. You have been a postdoc for at least three years at the time of employment. You possess great research experience and an excellent publication records (first-authorship expected), with extensive prior experience in transcription research, and expertise in reconstitution of transcriptional elongation and termination using pure proteins and scaffold templates. Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams. Excellent English skills written and spoken. Place of employmentThe place of employment is at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), University of Copenhagen. ICMMoffers a creative and ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen. More information can be found at . Terms of employmentThe average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week and a fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 15 February 2023 or after agreement. Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 35,728 / approx. EUR 4,795 (October 2022-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund. Foreign 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 Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020. QuestionsFor further information please contact Jesper Svejstrup, ICMM, e-mail:. Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility). Application procedureYour application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format: Motivated letter of application (max. one page). CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position. 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. List of publications. Teaching portfolio (If applicable). Deadline for applications: Thursday 3 November 2022, 23:59 . 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. The further process After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at . The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities. The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,823 students, 1,886 PhD students and 5,100 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.

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