Academic employee at the Center for Optical Bio-Manipulation at the Niels Bohr Institute
The Center for Optical Bio-Manipulation (COBM) an interdisciplinary infrastructure center at the interface between physics and biology at the Niels Bohr Institute seeks an innovative candidate for a position as academic employee for a fixed-term position.
The position is scheduled to start 1 March 2021 and will be available for 5 years.
Center for Optical-Biomanipulation is based on an interdisciplinary research infrastructure granted by the NOVO foundation. The goal of the center is to provide research groups in the Copenhagen area with the very best optical facility and expertise to carry out advanced optical manipulation experiments primarily within biosciences. The research infrastructure will be used by 10 research groups, but with five core user groups from the Faculty of Health at UCPH, the Danish Technical University, the Danish Cancer Institute and from the Department of Chemistry and Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at UCPH. The current position will be affiliated to the latter group, an experimental biophysics group specialized in optical manipulation of biological structures headed by Associate Professor Poul Martin Bendix. Details about the research group can be found at https://exp-biophys.nbi.ku.dk/.
What we are looking for
We are looking for a talented, highly motivated and experienced person with strong technical and academic background with a PhD degree within physics/biophysics. The work tasks will include a variety of technical counselling tasks with people having an interdisciplinary background. The Center relies heavily on an updated and fully functional technical infrastructure like advanced superresolution microscopes whith integrated optics for optical manipulation and microfluidics. Your tasks include planning development and purchasing of equipment, including a number of different software tools which will be used at the Center. The job will involve planning and counselling the purchasing and development of a new equipment and be responsible for communication with technical companies. Your job will also include providing daily IT and technical counselling to the many users of the Center, maintaining online resources like booking system and backup systems and to organize educational workshops for the users.
It is desirable that the candidate has a strong technical and scientific background especially in optics. The ideal candidate is able to carry out counselling tasks. Additionally, the position requires comprehensive knowledge of software (e.g. Matlab, Python and Labview) used in treating typical data acquired in lifescience (long data series and 3D images).
To be considered for the position the successful candidate should possess excellent communication skills in English. As an academic employee, the candidate must in addition have relevant technical expertise and be able to advice the members of COBM in technical matters.
What we offer
We offer a highly creative and exciting environment at the vibrant border between physics and stem cell biology where you will have a central administrative role in supporting and facilitating the research functions in the Center.
The duties will include technical administrative work and counselling in close interaction with the employees affiliated with COBM, at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.
COBMs is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age.
For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Poul Martin Bendix (email@example.com), the Niels Bohr Institute, the Faculty of Science, the University of Copenhagen.
Terms of employment
The employment and salary is made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Employment will be as academic employee. The salary is based on seniority; negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. More on employment conditions: http://ism.ku.dk.
Application and selection process
As part of the online application procedure candidates will be required to upload a CV with detailed information about their previous carrier and work, upload exam certificates, and upload a motivation letter explaining their qualifications and how they relate to COBM. After a first selection round, the candidates may be invited for an oral interview in Copenhagen.
Please include in your application:
- Curriculum vitae
- Diploma (PhD and Master’s or equivalent)
- Motivation letter
Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.
The deadline for applications is 1 February 2021, 23:59 GMT+1.
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.
The Niels Bohr Institute is part of the faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, and the institute has 6 different addresses in Copenhagen
B15-21 Blegdamsvej: The original institute for physics has 4 teams of scientists besides the management, the administration and technical support. Particle physics, quantum physics, eScience, biophysics and theoretical cosmology.
Niels Bohr Building, Jagtvej 128: Researchers in Astrophysics from DARK, DAWN and the Condensed Matter Physics group.
Tagensvej 16: Here you will find the Physics of Ice Climate and Earth section.
The H. C. Ørsteds Institute at Universitetsparken 5: At this address you will find the nanophysics group and the Center for Quantum Devices.
Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5 - 7: At this address you will find the Astrophysics & Planetary Science group.
Building 24 and 25
2100 København Ø.
The scientific employees conduct research, and they also educate the students in astronomy, geophysics, nanoscience and basic physics. Moreover, the institute has a presentation of the research areas and the research results.
The scientists are organised in 10 teams/sections, and in connection with these teams the Niels Bohr Institute has 10 centres. A centre receives an external grant, and so it is possible to employ people for long periods of time.
The Niels Bohr Institute has established "the Niels Bohr International Academy". This academy receives a grant of DKK 10 millions from the Danish state. The purpose of the academy is to attract leading researchers for short - or long periods of time in order to promote and enhance research. "The Niels Bohr International Academy" has i.a. the "Summer Institute" with a strong programme.
In addition, the Niels Bohr Institute has 35 engineers and technicians to assist the scientists with experiments etc. They also maintain the technical infrastructure of the institute. Furthermore, the institute has 35 employeed within the areas of administration, communication, and library.