Working in the center

PI in a research beacon
As PI you will have laboratories and offices in the Center’s headquarter located on the 12th floor in the award-winning Maersk Tower offering ultramodern facilities.

Some of the world's leading research groups within the fields of cancer, metabolism, diabetes, neurology, heart conditions and allergies work in the tower and the surrounding research environment in the renowned life science region, Greater Copenhagen.

National and international collaboration
As a group leader in the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, you will join a fast-paced and highly interdisciplinary research environment at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

With more than 1,700 researchers at the Faculty, you will become part of one the largest institutions for health and medical sciences in Europe with a broad range of biomedical specializations and access to hospitals, clinics, supercomputers and omics.

The center builds on an interdisciplinary approach and international collaboration. The unique 'Team Science Concept' integrates basic, translational and clinical skin-related research with high-end technologies and Big Data analysis into all center activities. As a group leader, you will get the most efficient framework for practicing scientific excellence in skin and skin disease research. 

Research freedom and positive work atmosphere
The work culture in LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center’ focuses on teamwork rather than individual competition, and the organisational structures are flat and non-hierarchical.

Furthermore, employees are given a great deal of research freedom and responsibility, which creates trust and a sense of value between colleagues. In the center, the positive and informal workplace has priority.

The center also prioritises gender equality with more than 60 percent of women in the research groups. Gender equality is an important topic in Danish working life. In fact, Denmark is among the countries with the highest income equality in the 35 OECD member states.