ERC-Funded Postdoctoral Position at the DNRF Excellence Center for Chromosome Stability

University of Copenhagen



The Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) Center for Chromosome Stability at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join the Center, starting in November 2019, or upon agreement.

The position is available in the laboratory of Associate Professor Luis Toledo and is financed by an ERC Starting Grant. The position is available for up to 4 years including a trial period.

The DNRF Center for Chromosome Stability is a part of Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at University of Copenhagen ( addresses basic research questions in chromosome biology and translates promising basic research results into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for cancer and reproductive health. Find more information about the Center at

Job Description

Toledo lab is recruiting a talented and motivated postdoctoral scientist with a background in cell biology and experience in mammalian cell cycle, DNA damage and/or DNA replication. In our lab we use molecular biology and single cell microscopy to study processes and signaling pathways essential for cell proliferation. Our focus is to dissect the basic mechanisms that facilitate cell cycle progression and understand how these are altered in tumor cells. Our ultimate goal is to combine our basic research with drug and genetic screens and identify novel targets that can be used for the treatment of cancer. For more information on the group and ongoing projects visit:

Your Profile

A relevant PhD in natural or biomedical sciences is required in addition to:

  • Extensive experience in cell and molecular biology techniques.
  • A background in Cell cycle, DNA Replication and/or DNA damage fields.
  • Previous experience with siRNA and CRISPR based methods and screens will be a plus.
  • A strong track record and at least one first author publication in a prominent international peer-reviewed journal.
  • Curiosity, motivation and enthusiasm, and the will to work independently and with others.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English

We Offer

  • Be part of a young and dynamic starting lab with excellent  support and interaction
  • Outstanding scientific environment and access to state of the art equipment and facilities.
  • Possibility for continued education and training  
  • Attractive employment conditions  
  • Centrally located in Copenhagen and family friendly work place  

Scientific Environment

The mission of the Center for Chromosome Stability is to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which chromosomal instability impacts on age-related pathologies in humans. The research environment at the CCS is ambitious and international, with many different nationalities represented. The CCS comprises modern laboratories and seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars.

The CCS is part a greater research environment at The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) aiming to produce research with high international impact. The research focus is on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. The ICMM currently comprises five research programmes, three high profile research centers, as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are also involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen. You can read more about the CCS here:

Required Qualifications

The project requires a PhD in natural or biomedical sciences.

Terms of Employment

The terms of employment are set according to the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations or other relevant professional organization. Successful applicants will receive a generous salary from the University of Copenhagen as well as a monthly contribution of 17.1% of the salary paid into a pension fund.

The University of Copenhagen encourages career development of its postdoctoral fellows and the position carries the opportunity to conduct undergraduate teaching and associated examinations within the Medical School.


For further information and interest about the position, please contact Professor Luis Toledo by email:

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: Staff Mobility) and

Application Procedure

The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply” and must include the following:

*Curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a report on previous research undertaken, and the names, addresses and contact details of 3 referees

*Diplomas – all relevant certificates, including grades

*A motivation letter with an outline of how you could contribute scientifically and intellectually to the research of this laboratory (approximately 1 A4 page).

Please note the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

Deadline for application is 30 September 2019.

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 by an expert assessment committee. 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

In your application, please refer to