FACS Facility Manager/Staff Scientist

Job Details
Closing Date: 2019-02-08
Institution: University of Copenhagen
Keyword Names: Technologist, Academic/Research, Core/Shared Resource Laboratory
Line 1: University of Copenhagen
City: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark

Job Description

FACS Facility Manager/Staff Scientist

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences  University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent staff scientist to be responsible for our FACS core facility. The FACS core facility is a key technology hub at BRIC interacting with many uses on a daily basis. The successful candidate should have substantial experience with high-end flow cytometry preferably from several biological systems.

Our research

The research at BRIC is relatively broad with emphasis on cancer and stem cell biology. Flow cytometry is an integrated part of the research of many group ranging from simple sorts/analyses to more complicated high-end protocols involving many markers. The FACS facility serves most BRIC groups and currently houses a total of seven instruments.

Your job

As a manager of the FACS core facility you will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the facility. You will help users with antibody panel designs and sorting strategies and also train new users. Moreover, you will assist users with analysis/sorting when needed and develop strategies for maintaining/improving the high quality of the facility. The FACS facility manager is associated with the group of Bo Porse and participates in various group activities to ensure a scientific connection.


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff scientist who like to work in an independent manner and thrive by interacting with the many users of the facility.    Essential experience and skills 

  • The applicant should hold a master degree in relevant area
  • The applicant should have several years of experience working with flow cytometry and be able to perform complicated cell sorting and analysis and should have experience with different types of FACS instruments
  • The applicant should possess necessary technical knowledge about cell sorters and analyzers
  • The applicant should have computer knowledge to maintain and update data storage homepage, booking system, programs and servers associated with the facility
  • The applicant should have very good oral and written English 
  • The applicant should have strong communication and collaborative skills as well as social competence
  • The applicant should be able to identify, implement and enforce rules to ensure that the facility is well-functioning at all times 

Desirable experience and skills 

  • Experience in management from previous work in a similar academic setting 
  • Good contacts to leading providers of FACS instruments
  • Experience in training of new users within the FACS area

Place of employment

The employment is at BRIC, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment with weekly journal clubs, data clubs and seminars with invited speakers. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the combined 24 research groups at the Finsen Laboratory and BRIC.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as ‘staff scientist’ (AC-TAP) is a full-time position. Starting date as soon as possible. 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 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 Prof Bo Porse; bo.porse@finsenlab.dk


Your application should in English should 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 8, 2019, 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 as soon as possible after the closing date.