Danish Cancer Society
PhD Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow in Biological and Health Sciences
PhD Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Genome Integrity Group and/or the DNA Replication and Cancer Group at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center (DCRC)
The Danish Cancer Society is a democratic association that stands on a solid foundation and with an active position both nationally and internationally. The association provides help and advice to cancer patients and their families as well as excellent research and education at a high level. The Danish Cancer Society has its own Research Center, which consists of 23 independent research groups with approx. 200 researchers from more than 20 different countries.
The Genome Integrity group explores the mechanisms of how human cells control their proliferation, and employ an extensive hierarchically organized network of proteins, termed DNA damage response (DDR) to maintain genome integrity, thereby directing the cell fate towards cell survival, senescence or cell death after exposure to genotoxic insults such as chemotherapeutic drugs or radiation. We focus on the control of the DNA damage response, the cell cycle regulation and the links of these pathways with cancer. Please visit our website for more information https://www.cancer.dk/research/dcrc-research/genome-integrity/
The DNA Replication and Cancer group investigates the basic molecular mechanisms that control DNA replication in normal versus cancer cells. We focus on the understanding of mechanisms that regulate the speed and quality of DNA synthesis in normal cells and malfunction of this fundamental mechanism in cancer cells. Please visit our website for more information https://www.cancer.dk/research/dcrc-research/dna-replication-and-cancer/
About the positions
The successful candidates will carry out projects focused on the characterization of DNA replication stress mechanisms and the identification of novel protein regulators of the cellular response to genotoxic stress. The projects will combine the use of high content microscopy, genomic analysis, and standard techniques in molecular biology. The projects also involve the screening of novel drugs that impact DNA synthesis using several cancer models.
We are looking for highly driven, motivated and enthusiastic candidates with the following qualifications:
For the PhD Fellowship:
• A Master´s degree in computer sciences, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics
• Expertise in molecular biology techniques is an advantage
• Experience in microscopy techniques is an advantage
• Familiarity with programming and coding is an advantage but not a prerequisite
• Good communication skills in English
For the Postdoctoral Fellowship:
• A PhD degree in computer sciences, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics or related areas
• One or more first-author publications in a well-ranked journal
• Good knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques
• Good expertise in high-content microscopy data analysis
• Familiarity with programming and coding is an advantage
• Some level of expertise in metabolomics is an advantage
• Good communication skills in English
We offer work on exciting projects in the international, dynamic scientific community at the DCRC and access to state-of-the-art equipment available at our Research Center, such as high content imaging, confocal and high-resolution microscopes, sequencing platforms, Seahorse metabolic analyzer, etc. We have weekly lab meetings, frequently invited international speakers, and regular interactions with the scientific community at Copenhagen University. For all employees, the DCRC offers a health-conscious canteen, fresh fruits, and access to sports activities, including an in-house gym. The working hours are of course smoke-free.
Terms of employment
The PhD Fellowship is a three-year contract. It requires enrolment at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. University fees will be covered by the Danish Cancer Society.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year contract with the possibility of extension. Salary will be provided according to the current agreements between the Danish Cancer Society and the relevant trade union.
Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for a tax deduction if they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable to Denmark in the past 10 years. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the special tax scheme or relocation to Denmark.
The PhD Fellowship is available from 1 April 2022, while the Postdoctoral Fellowship is available from 1 January 2022.
The deadline for application is 5 November 2021. The application should be written in English and must be submitted electronically
The application should contain
• A motivated letter of application (max 1 page)
• A curriculum vitae
• A copy of the MSc and PhD diploma (if applicable)
• At least two references/letters of recommendation from previous working place
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One in three Danes will at some point in their life be affected by cancer. Two out of three will become relatives. With so many people involved, the Danish Cancer Society wishes to bring people together in a strong and active community against cancer, where you as an employee can be part in making an important difference. The Danish Cancer Society is a democratic organisation, where local associations and volunteers contribute to reaching our goals of fewer people getting cancer, more surviving cancer and everyone getting the best possible life with and after cancer