Facility Manager for the Novo Nordisk Foundation “Center for 4D cell dynamics” at the Department of Chemistry

16. september 2023

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  • Udsendt dato
    16. september 2023
  • Udløbsdato
    31. oktober 2023
  • Karriereniveau
    Alm. fastansættelse

Job beskrivelse

Facility Manager for the Novo Nordisk Foundation “Center for 4D cell dynamics” at the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Special Consultant as Facility Manager with effect from January 1, 2024 or shortly thereafter.

About us
The Department of Chemistry is an internationally leading research and teaching environment for chemistry. The Department of Chemistry conducts top-level research within a wide range of chemical disciplines. We work within themes such as the green transition, medicine, material development and quantum chemistry. In addition, the department trains excellent graduates in chemistry who are employed in Danish and foreign companies. The department also contributes high-quality chemistry teaching to a
number of bio and natural science programs at the University of Copenhagen. The Department of Chemistry has approx. 200 employees. You can read more about the Department of Chemistry on the website www.chem.ku.dk

The advertised Facility Manager position will ensure the management and day to day running of the “Center for 4D cell dynamics”, a national facility for interdisciplinary studies in chemistry, physics, biology, biomedicine and other research fields, run by the group of Professor Nikos Hatzakis.
In your everyday life, you will take care of all aspects related to the running of the facility, from ensuring the maintenance of fluorescence microscopes and other instruments, planning experiments, helping users with the acquisition and potentially the interpretation of data and maintaining records of acquired data, as well as other relevant tasks related to the day to day running of the facility. The users of the facility will include academic and industrial research groups at National or International level.

Your task will include:
• Maintaining, using and training people to use fluorescence microscope instruments that includes a Lattice light sheet, Total Internal Reflection, Spinning disc microscope and confocal microscope as well as additional smaller microscopes of the centre.
• In collaboration with the Facility director Professor Nikos Hatzakis, evaluate proposals for instrument time submitted by potential users
• Participation in scientific conferences presenting and advertising the “Center for 4D cell dynamics”
• Manage the daily tasks related to the running of the Facility. this may include ordering instrument parts, consumables related to the experiments, preparation of biological samples e.t.c.
• Assist users in the collection and potentially the interpretation of data
• Maintain records of experiments and acquired data
• Contribute to writing and publishing scientific articles
• Participate in other tasks relevant for the functioning of the Facility and related infrastructure
• Demonstrate the facility to collaborators and students.

We expect, that you
• have a PhD degree in chemistry, nanoscience or equivalent
• a strong background in fluorescence microscopy , both at the experimental and technical level
• can communicate efficiently in English, both in writing and orally
• can work both independently and as part of a team
• can take initiative and not least provide good support
• can thrive in a busy everyday life, with many different actors, deadlines and tasks, including ad hoc tasks
• have good cooperation skills
• would like to have experience in the function as a link between different organizational levels and units

We offer:
• an exciting and varied job with good professional and personal development opportunities, where we look forward to hearing your insights and good ideas
• interaction with a vibrant and interdisciplinary group of scientists
• possibility of scientific development, contribution to research, participation in scientific articles
• flexible working hours with a focus on ensuring a good work-life balance
• many contact surfaces across the academic and industrial society in Denmark

Terms of salary and 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 Special Consultant (Specialkonsulent). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible, depending on the candidate’s experience and qualification. The working time are 37 hours per week on average. The working hours are flexible.

Your application
If you find the job interesting, please send an electronic application with attachment via Jobportalen (click on the link Apply Now at the bottom of the post) no later than October 31, 23:59 CET.
Interviews will take place week 45 or week 46.
The University of Copenhagen seeks to reflect society and encourages applications irrespective of personal background.

Further questions
Any questions about the position may be directed to Solvejg Jørgensen, +45 93509599, or to the Facility Director Professor Nikos Hatzakis ([email protected]).

The Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen – or SCIENCE – is Denmark’s largest science research and education institution with 4,000 employees and 9,700 Bachelor and Master’s students in 12 departments. The Faculty has an annual budget of DKK 3 billion.
Learn more about the Department of Chemistry at www.chem.ku.dk and the Faculty of Science at www.science.ku.dk

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