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Requistion ID:  2357

Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, DK

Date:  14-Oct-2021

Technician in Histology


Join our community of specialists and take part in the journey of restoring brain health

Lundbeck Neuroscience is looking for a technician or senior technician highly motivated by the outlook of discovering new treatments for diseases in the central nervous system.


The Neuroscience research organization represent Biological Research at Lundbeck. The main responsibility is to identify and validate drug targets, develop and support drug discovery with cell and animal-based readouts needed for compounds or biologics to be developed into drug candidates and to develop strong translational packages.


The position will be based in the Department of Signal Transduction, Valby/Copenhagen. The overall focus in the department is to drive and support our drug discovery projects, including target validation, drug candidate profiling and molecular and cellular understanding of brain disease pathologies. As part of this focus, we make extensive use of histology and related methods.


Why should you be part of our journey?

This is your opportunity to join a team of highly qualified and experienced colleagues that are on a quest of making new innovative medicines. We share a workplace with an open, science-driven, collegial and collaborative atmosphere. We focus on teamwork and individual professional development and you will be part of a global and specialized pharmaceutical company specialized in psychiatric and neurological disorders.


In Lundbeck, our commitment is embedded in our Danish heritage, our solid foundation ownership and our culture of innovation. To us, it is essential that Lundbeck is a place where you grow and thrive both personally and professionally.

Together, we are a “Premier Neuroscience Company” creating a brighter future for people living with brain diseases. That is our promise to each other and to the world.


Your job and key responsibilities

In the Histology team you will work closely together with staff scientists and other technicians. Both within and across research departments and our animal facility. Your key tasks and responsibilities includes; 1) proper preparation and handling of brain tissue, 2) brain tissue sectioning (cryo-sectioning and free floating sections), 3) fluorescence-based labeling and mounting of brain tissue sections, 4) basic wide-field microscopy and 5) assisting in analysis and reporting of results. Being part of the Histology team, you will contribute in the progression of research projects towards the clinical development. Our work provides essential knowledge to our projects, such as insight in target localization, confirmation of target engagement and mechanistic understanding of target biology.  



Our preferred candidate has the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • Educated and trained as lab technician
  • Strong experience in tissue handling and sectioning (preferably with basic understanding of brain anatomy) 
  • Experience in antibody-based labeling of tissue sections, i.e.  immunofluorescence staining and/or immunohistochemistry (IHC) 
  • Experience with “in situ hybridization” (ISH) would be considered an advantage
  • Strong ability to plan and coordinate tasks
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Strong collaborative and team-playing skills
  • An overall positive mind-set and interest in Lundbeck Neuroscience


Want to learn more?

For further information, please contact Senior Research Scientist Camilla Stampe Jensen on mail, CASJ@lundbeck.com or by phone +45 26795276. Your application and CV should not be sent via email.

We also recommend that you have a look at our website, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Still interested?

Please click on the apply button. Applications must be received no later than 19th of November 2021 and we will be recruiting on an ongoing basis. The application can be written in Danish or English.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. 

Billions of people worldwide live with brain diseases – complex conditions often invisible to others that nonetheless take a tremendous toll on individuals, families and societies. We are committed to fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with brain diseases and advocating for broader social acceptance of people with brain health conditions. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain disease.  

We have approximately 5,600 employees in more than 50 countries, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research programs tackle some of the most complex challenges in neuroscience, and our pipeline is focused on bringing forward transformative treatments for which there are few, if any therapeutic options. We have research facilities in Denmark and the United States, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17.7 billion in 2020 (EUR 2.4 billion; USD 2.7 billion). 

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com and connect with us on Instagram (h_lundbeck), Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.