Copenhagen University

Copenhagen University

Staff Scientist for Weischenfeldt group at BRIC



We are looking for a highly motivated and independent Staff Scientist to support our efforts in cancer genomics to commence April 1st, 2024.

Our group and research

The Weischenfeldt lab is working on delineating the mutational mechanisms and clonal evolution of cancer. We use orthogonal integrative approaches including WGS, single-cell, and long-read sequencing and chromatin conformation techniques in conjunction with development and application of computational approaches to understand how cancers mutate and evolve, which we are applying to cancer patient material in close collaboration with clinical colleagues at the hospital.

Your job

You will join a multi-disciplinary research team working on developing and applying new computational and molecular approaches in cancer.

Your tasks will be to prepare, process and perform quality control of patient- derived material for molecular profiling using sequencing techniques including long read sequencing as well as engage in the downstream data analysis and interpretation, in collaboration with bioinformaticians.

You will 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 staff scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills

  • A PhD in Life Sciences or related is a benefit
  • You have documented experience in next-generation sequencing and knowledge of long read sequencing
  • You have an active interest in cancer and translational research
  • You have proven an ability to envision, plan and execute a research project
  • Good English skills, written and spoken
  • Desirable experience and skills

  • Experience and knowledge in handling high-throughput robotics systems
  • Technology-driven interest in molecular profiling of cancer
  • Service-minded
  • 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 high-throughput robotics systems

    Terms of salary and employment

    The employment as ‘Staff Scientist' is a full time and fixed-term position until 31st December 2026, with the possibility of extension. Starting date is 1st April 2024. 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 salary for Academic Research Staff, and 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 Joachim Weischenfeldt, [email protected]


    Your application should in English and include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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: February 19th, 2024, 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 8-9

    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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    Staff Scientist for Weischenfeldt group at BRIC


    Copenhagen University




    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 19, 2024

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