1-2 group leaders at the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center

LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden (DK)
May 10 2021
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Full Time
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PI Calls for Letters of Interest


The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center will  recruit 1-2 group leaders during 2021-22. We now invite outstanding  scientists to submit letters of interest.

We welcome letters of interest from scientists with an outstanding  track record and innovative vision for a new independent research group  within the area of skin immunology. The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology  Research Center was founded in 2019 based on a ten-year grant. The  centre addresses fundamental research questions within modern immunology  and aims to become a platform for world-leading studies in skin  immunology and inflammation. The primary criteria for future group  leaders are excellence in fundamental research and/or translational  research and a genuine interest in interacting with other researchers at  the centre in order to develop it as a research centre of excellence.

The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center is a vibrant,  internationally diverse and ambitious research environment with  state-of-the-art facilities and technologies located at the Faculty of  Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The  location on the twelfth floor of the Maersk Tower is ideal for  collaboration and exchange with other centres and departments within the  faculty and Copenhagen science community. Read more at www.sic.ku.dk.

The new group leaders will establish independent  research programmes within the field of immunology and skin  biology/disease. The centre provides group leaders with a generous  support package, which includes their salary, support for other  personnel, consumables and modern laboratory and office facilities. The  group leaders are expected to supplement this package with national or  international grants and/or industrial collaborations. In addition, the  group leaders are expected to engage in teaching at undergraduate and  graduate levels at the faculty and in multidisciplinary research  collaborations with other groups in the centre and within the Copenhagen  area.

We offer:

  • A generous package, including salary, support for other personnel and consumables.
  • Attractive modern laboratory and offices at the Maersk Tower.
  • Access to cutting-edge technologies through shared-resource  platforms and staff expertise in flow cytometry, single-cell sequencing,  genomics, imaging and data analytics.
  • A vibrant scientific community with a strong internal synergy suited  for easy collaboration and exchange with other centres and departments  at the University of Copenhagen and the greater Danish scientific  community.
  • Opportunities to turn basic research discoveries into translational  research in close collaboration with the centre’s clinical partners and the Copenhagen Translational Skin Immunology Biobank and Research Programme.
  • Affiliation to the Immunology and Infectious Diseases Graduate Programme for international PhD student recruitment and training.
  • Support from the management and centre for professional development and planning individualised career paths.
  • Local support for finance, HR and Research and Innovation.
  • Excellent additional funding opportunities. The University of  Copenhagen is one of the most successful institutions within in the EU  in winning Horizon Europe funding. Danish funding bodies further offer a  wide range of funding opportunities within the health and medical  sciences in particular.

The University of Copenhagen International Staff Mobility Office  offers assistance and guidance with regard to relocation, e.g. housing, a  spouse programme, pension, taxes etc. For more information, please  visit the ISM website at www.ism.ku.dk.

Letter of interest

Letters of interest should include a cover letter summarising the  applicant’s career, past research accomplishments (max 1 page) and  future research plan of relevance to the centre (max 5 pages), a CV, a  list of publications (including an indication of up to 5 of the most  significant publications) and the names of 3 references.

The letter of interest should be submitted in English to sic@sund.ku.dk no later than 16 August 2021.

Please direct questions to incoming Executive Director, Professor Liv Eidsmo (sic@sund.ku.dk)

The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center highly values  diversity and encourages people of all backgrounds to submit a letter of  interest.


Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest  university in Denmark. It is among the largest universities in  Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The university’s  six faculties include the Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law,  Science, Social Sciences and Theology. For more information, please  visit www.ku.dk.

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