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Postdoctoral position in proteomics and bioinformatics 959882

The Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position (possibility of extension up to 4 years with satisfactory progress) starting Spring 2018.

Research areas and projects. The research aims to identify and characterize novel signaling mechanisms that underlie the development and pathogenesis of salt-sensitive hypertension. Specifically, the use of various systems biology approaches, including quantitative protein mass spectrometry, is required to determine the signaling nodes activated by altered dietary potassium intake.   

Qualifications for this position
. Applicants must hold a PhD degree within proteomics, bioinformatics, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent. The candidate must be qualified to start a postdoctoral position in 2018. Prior and documented experience in sample preparation, use of quantitative (phospho)proteomics and subsequent data handling and analysis is a requirement. Experience with isobaric labeling techniques, peptide fractionation, and QExactive mass spectrometers, alongside mammalian cell culture and various biochemical techniques will be a distinct advantage. The candidate must have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and a strong record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate must demonstrate a drive and capacity to work independently within a larger research group and to develop this specific research field within the group. Previous experience in the development of grant applications is also recognized. 

Application requirements.
An up-to-date curriculum vitae, list of publications, two recent published manuscripts and a motivation letter describing why you are suited to the position are required. The names of up to 4 reference providers should be provided, and recent reference letters from a minimum of two previous principal investigators will be required before a suitable candidate is invited for interview.

Place of employment and place of work
. The place of employment is Aarhus University and the place of work is Department of Biomedicine South, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. The laboratory encompasses highly skilled technicians, postdocs, PhD students, and varying number of research year students and has a strong basis in the field of renal epithelial cell biology. Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Robert A. Fenton, +45 87167671 or by e-mail:
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

  • Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

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