Postdoctoral positions are available for motivated young scientists – Center for Chromosome Stability, University of Copenhagen

Postdoctoral positions are available for motivated young scientists 
The Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS) is inviting applications from both recently graduated PhD students and experienced postdoctoral researchers for fully funded postdoc positions to commence from June 1st, 2019 or at a mutually convenient time later in 2019. The positions are 2 years with the possibility for extension. Candidates must have an excellent academic track-record and show evidence of having conducted research at an internationally competitive level, as well as having an interest in studying DNA repair/replication, chromosomal instability, or a related topic.   

The CCS is an international research center focusing on the role of genomic instability in driving human disease, and has research groups studying cancer, neurodegeneration and infertility. The working language of the CCS is English. Candidates must, therefore, possess excellent verbal and written English language skills. The Hickson Laboratory forms part of the Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS; at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine ( The CCS has received long term funding from the Danish National Research Foundation. The mission of the CCS is to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which chromosomal instability impacts on age-related pathologies in humans.     Positions are available in any of the five laboratories listed below. Interested candidates should visit the CCS website to view the research profiles of the lab heads and their publications.   

  • Ian Hickson, Role of DNA replication stress as a driver of chromosomal instability.
  • Eva Hoffmann,The DNA damage response in the human germline.
  • Ying Liu, Folate deprivation and the mechanism of trinucleotide repeat instability.
  • Andrés Lopez-Contreras, Novel mouse models to investigate chromosomal instability and cancer.
  • Luis Toledo, Co-ordination of DNA replication and cell division.

Applications should include a full CV, a list of publications and a cover letter outlining your motivation for wishing to join the CCS, as well as an indication of your preferred laboratory to join.  

Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern, well-equipped laboratories, including a dedicated imaging suite.   

Terms of employment  
The employment is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years with the possibility for extension.   Starting date is June 1st, 2019.    

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.    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 please contact Elin Erichsen,;   Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).    

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.  3. 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.  4. List of publications.   

Application deadline: March 31st, 2019, 23.59pm 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.   

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.     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. 


Read the job description at the university homepage

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.

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019