Laboratory Manager
University of Copenhagen

Laboratory Manager

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research,

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

We are seeking a Laboratory Manager who will be responsible for coordinating and handling a broad spectrum of laboratory-related tasks to ensure optimal use of research facilities, safety, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. You will interact closely with Group Leaders, laboratory technicians and laboratory users to coordinate activities relating to the laboratories, and together with the Laboratory Managers from the other two floors, you will play an instrumental role in facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing across the Center.

Your tasks will include:

  • Introduce, instruct and train new laboratory users (Good Laboratory Practices, safety and other required practices)
  • Ensure efficient organization and use of laboratory space and equipment
  • Ensure compliance with safety laws and legal standards
  • Organize and assist in procurement, installation and maintenance of equipment, and in the planning of laboratory renovations
  • Assist with the procurement of consumables and invoice handling
  • Identify and implement optimal laboratory management solutions including electronic booking systems, ELN, equipment and inventory databases, etc.
  • Actively contribute to the Center’s efforts making the laboratories more sustainable through the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF).
  • Coordinate, build and improve common laboratory tasks and workflows

About CBMR

Our researchers share a common purpose as they seek to transform the basic understanding of the mechanisms involved in cardiometabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge towards new prevention and treatment strategies.

The Center has around 260 employees,  spread across 21 research groups and 5 technology platforms, who work in a vibrant international research environment with a strong focus on interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Center’s research has resulted in seminal discoveries as to how genes, hormones and environmental factors influence metabolic health and disease throughout life. You can read more about CBMR at

Your professional qualifications

  • Educational background as either a MSc within biomedical sciences, as a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist or as a Laboratory Technician.
  • 5+ years of experience with laboratory work
  • Solid experience in setting up, optimizing and organizing laboratory facilities
  • Experience with administrative aspects of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and occupational health and safety regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Danish
  • The ability to work structured and organized and to prioritize own tasks
  • Good IT skills – especially within the use of Microsoft Office 365 programs
  • Experience in the setup and maintenance of ELNs is a plus

Your personal qualifications

  • A team player with a service-minded “can-do” attitude
  • Positive and open-minded
  • Pro-active, solution-oriented and able to handle many different tasks at the same time

We offer

  • An attractive, versatile job with a diverse portfolio of tasks
  • Daily contact with researchers and students in a dynamic, international research environment
  • Committed colleagues who value teamwork and professionalism and, at the same time, enjoy a fruitful social work environment
  • Excellent state-of-the-art laboratories and offices in the Maersk Tower
  • A centrally located workplace with free parking in the basement

Terms of salary and employment

Your employment will be at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), University of Copenhagen. The position is a full-time (37 hours per week) and permanent position and is open for appointment 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) if the candidate has background as a MSc, Danske Bioanalytikere, if the candidate has a background as a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist, or Dansk Laborantforening (Salary Group 5), if the candidate has a background as a Laboratory Technician.

Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.


For further information regarding the position please contact Head of Administration and Research Support Helle Hald at For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at


Please submit your application in Danish or English by clicking "Apply now" below. The application should consist of the following:

  • Letter of application/motivation (max 1 page)
  • Your CV incl. education, a list of laboratory skills/techniques, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
  • Copy of relevant certificates/diplomas

Deadline for application: 28 March 2023, 23:59 CET

Interviews are expected to be held in week 15 and 16. 

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.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Helle Hald


Application deadline: 28-03-2023
Employment start: 01-06-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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