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Research Coordinator for Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

  • 13 Feb 2019
  • Københavns Universitet, København

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent Research Coordinator to provide administrative support to the Gametic Epigenetics Consortium against Obesity (GECkO) starting on 1 March 2019 or after agreement.  

GECkO is primarily based at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) that was established in 2010 to conduct fundamental research on metabolism. CBMR is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The Center has around 200 employees from all over the world. We moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower in summer 2017. You can read more about us at

Your job

The successful candidate will be an essential member of a multidisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen, the University of Chicago and the University of Sydney, aiming to identify the mechanisms by which nutritional factors before conception influence the predisposition to obesity in the next generation offspring (GECkO). In addition, the Research Coordinator will be expected to participate in face-to-face meetings in the USA and Australia on a regular basis.

The successful candidate will work closely with the head of the GECkO programme (Professor Romain Barrès) in many operational and administrative aspects supporting activities of the consortium. These include but are not limited to managing, monitoring and reporting budget operations to the University of Copenhagen and the funding agency ; booking travels and accommodation for visiting scientists; organising videoconferences and face-to-face meetings; communicating with Principal Investigators and research staff at all levels and liaise with media and non-scientific stakeholders for communication on activities of the consortium.


The ideal candidate should be meticulous, detail oriented, flexible, problem solver, service minded and with a high-sense for interpersonal communication. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic research coordinator with the following background and competencies: 

  • Master degree in biology or related  
  • Basic knowledge in cell biology, physiology and nutrition  
  • Cross disciplinary understanding of research and of finances, operations, human resources, and communication in research  
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders  
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and organisational skills  
  • Proficiency with Excel  
  • Proficiency with IT and new technologies  
  • Ability to thrive in an international, multicultural team setting of biochemists, bioinformaticians, and other laboratory staff  
  • Ability to work independently and to use sound judgment to handle and prioritise a variety of tasks  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to shifting priorities 

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. You will refer to Head of Administration Helle Hald and be part of a dynamic administrative team of 12 people. We support the core tasks of the Center: Research, education and research communication. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as Research Coordinator (AS-TAP) is a full time and fixed-term position for 6 years. Starting date is 1 March 2019 or after agreement. The position will be based in Copenhagen, but will include travels to USA and Australia on an occasional basis. 

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.


For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Romain Barrès by email or Head of Administration Helle Hald by email For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR by email

International applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility) and


Your application 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: 13 February 2019 at 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.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


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Helle Hald



Romain Barrès



Ansøgningsfrist: 13-02-2019

Ansættelsesdato: 01-03-2019

Arbejdstid: Fuldtid

Afdeling/Sted: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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