Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
The Center for Chromosome Stability (http://www.ccs.ku.dk/) and Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (www.icmm.ku.dk) at the University of Copenhagen would like to appoint a new research group leader. The appointment is at the level of tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor depending on the level of experience of the applicant.
The CCS is designated as a Center of Excellence and is funded by the Danish government until at least March 2025. The CCS comprises 7 research groups with complementary expertise in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry and single molecule biophysics, high throughput cell- and proteomics-based screening, and yeast genetics. Five of the CCS group leaders have held ERC grants during the past 5 years. The CCS is very international and therefore the working language is English.
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine focuses on basic cellular and molecular biological processes, their regulation and their significance for cell function, interaction and organisation in tissues. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate teaching programs spanning cell biology, genetics and basic human biology, including chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, as well as anatomy.
The research focus of the successful candidate may be in any area of relevance to genome maintenance and stability, although candidates using the mouse as a model system to investigate how chromosome instability impacts on human disease are particularly encouraged to apply. The post-holder is expected to have an excellent track record of publications in major international journals, and to demonstrate the necessary skills required to establish a successful, externally funded, research group. Some financial support will be available from the CCS, as will access to all of the facilities and equipment of the center. The CCS offers a very collegiate and collaborative environment, and it is expected that the appointee would strive to establish collaborative links with other CCS groups. The post is available from 1 January 2021.
Main responsibilities for a tenure-track assistant professor position
The post-holder’s responsibilities will consist primarily of:Research, including publication/academic dissemination Research-based teaching in the ICMM curriculum Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate Securing external funding participation in a formal pedagogical training programme for assistant professors
Main responsibilities for an associate professor position
The post-holder’s responsibilities will consist primarily of:Research, including publication/academic dissemination Research-based teaching in the ICMM curriculum, including at undergraduate level, including associated examinations Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate Securing external funding Academic assessments
Requirements for the tenure-track assistant professor position
The successful applicant should be able to document:Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as PhD or postdoc Evidence of pedagogical competencies (or willingness to attend courses to acquire these skills) Good interpersonal and communicative skills Participation in formal pedagogical training programme for assistant professors A PhD degree or similar qualifications within the subject area Research experience withing the field of the CCS An academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized potential to make future impact The assistant professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communications skills.
The tenure-track assistant professor’s performance will be evaluated through annual reviews, at a mid-term appraisal, and at a final assessment by an external committee.
After no more than six years of employment and conditional upon a positive final appraisal, a tenure-track assistant professor will be employed as tenured associate professor. Read more about tenure track at the University of Copenhagen here: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/.
Requirements for the associate professor position
The successful applicant should be able to document:Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways Experience of research-based teaching and evidence of pedagogical competencies Good interpersonal and communicative skills A track record of securing external funding
Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.
The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.
For Further Information
For further general information about the post, please contact the CCS Administrator, Elin Oelgaard (email@example.com). Scientific issues concerning the CCS should be directed to the CCS Director, Ian Hickson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Danish applicants may find this link useful: https://www.ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).
The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:Application letter, including motivation for applying for the position (1-2 pages) Curriculum vitae Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates) A complete list of publications Future research plan (3-4 pages) Uploads of maximum 5 publications (as PDF files) to be considered in the assessment Teaching plan Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio/)
For applications for the tenure-track assistant professor position: Please note that it is mandatory to upload a teaching plan in the online application form. Should you not have a teaching plan, please upload a blank document in this box instead.
Please mention in the top of your cover letter if you are applying for a position as tenure-track assistant or associate professor.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and 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 https://jobportal.ku.dk/.
Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.
Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, 22 June 2020.
Interviews for this position are expected to be held in early September 2020.
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.