Academic Positions

Postdoc in Plant Molecular Genetics, 1022776

A full-time position as postdoc in Plant Molecular Genetics is available at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark. The position is for a two-year period starting from April 1st 2019.

The postdoc will be part of a research group working on genetics of Plant-Microbe interactions in the model legume Lotus japonicus and barley. The project will focus on the genetics of plant genes controlling bacterial infection. The postdoc is expected to continue the ongoing characterisation of the infection pathway and the screening for plant mutants impaired in the intercellular infection process. Training and experience with plant molecular biology, plant genetics, general molecular biology techniques, microscopy of plant tissues and plant transformation is expected.

Applicants must have a relevant Ph.D. and additional experience from postdoctoral employment is an advantage.

The place of work is Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

For further information please contact: Professor Jens Stougaard, +45 60202649, stougaard@mbg.au.dk

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

04.02.2019
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