Postdoctoral Position Available in the Hickson Laboratory

University of Copenhagen


Postdoctoral Position Available in the Hickson Laboratory, Center for Chromosome Stability, University of Copenhagen


Ian Hickson’s laboratory at the University of Copenhagen is seeking a postdoctoral biophysicist or biochemist to undertake an ambitious project to utilize optical tweezers and/or lab-on-a-chip technologies to analyze the structure of human chromosomes and to reconstitute mitotic sister chromatid disjunction in vitro with purified components. This project forms part of an international, interdisciplinary collaboration with physicists from the Technical University in Denmark and the Free University, Amsterdam. 


Highly motivated candidates with a background in biophysics or biochemistry are encouraged to apply, as are physicists wishing to study biological phenomena. The position is available from May 1st, 2019 for up to 3 years.  


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. Interested candidates should visit the CCS website to view the research profile of the Hickson lab. 


Our research 

Center for Chromosome Stability 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.  


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  

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. 

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