Postdoc position available – non-coding RNA research at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

lncRNAA postdoc position (experienced researcher) is available in the Lund Group at BRIC from October 1st 2014. The position is part of a newly established European non-coding RNA training network, RNAtrain under the FP7 frame programme.

The group
The Lund group is an international and dynamic research group comprising several postdocs, PhD students and Masters students. Research in the Lund group currently has several focuses including the function and regulation of microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs in human diseases.

Please read more about the Lund Research Group and BRIC on

Area of Research
The successful candidate will use mouse models to investigate the functional importance of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) implicated in cancer-related pathways. We have performed expression profiling studies of non-coding RNAs in several human cancers and cancer-related cell culture models, such as DNA damage, autophagy and senescence. Based on these studies, a number of ncRNAs are currently being functionally investigated and we wish to further explore a subset of these in knockout or xenograft mouse models. The institute is fully equipped for animal experimentation, including in vivo imaging and flow cytometry. Previous experience with such techniques would be a strong benefit to the applicant.

Qualifications and requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated and interacting person possessing the following qualifications: 

  • A PhD degree in Life Sciences. 
  • Documented experience with mouse models.
  • A strong background in molecular and cellular biology. 
  • Excellent technical skills. 
  • Excellent English skills.

In addition and according to Annex III of the Marie Curie Grant Agreement: 

  • The candidate must not have resided, worked or studied in Denmark for more than 12 months in the past 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment to the project. 
  • The candidate must have less than 5 years of full-time equivalent research experience, including the PhD studies, at the time of appointment.

Failure to comply with these formal requirements will be disqualifying to the applicant.

Place of employment
The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 22 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP.

The RNA Train Project
The positions are part of a newly established European non-coding RNA training network, RNAtrain, funded by the European Commission as a Marie Curie Initial Training Network The network will foster research talents, provide training activities for member fellows in Europe and facilitate excellent networking possibilities with both academic and private partners within the field. Read more about the network and training options here ( ).Terms of salary and employment
The appointment is for 2 years and is scheduled to start October 1st, 2014, or after agreement. Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts around 31.800 DKK/ca. 4.250 Euro plus 17,1% in pension. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated.Non-Danish 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 “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.For further information regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact Anders H. Lund ( ).Application
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking “Apply online” below or via this advertisement found on

The application must include the following documents/attachments:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, official transcripts of examination results, experience, publication record, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a PhD certificate.

Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation sent directly to  with subject “Lund-Postdoc-July2014” from the supporting persons before application deadline. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible. In all future correspondence, please refer to “Lund-Postdoc-July2014”.

Application deadline: July 6, 2014

Anders H. Lund

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