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Associate Professor in Translational Psychiatry 983537

At the Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit (TNU), Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, a position as Associate Professor is vacant from 1 October 2018.

TNU ( carries out translational neuropsychiatric research, particularly focusing on animal experimental studies with translation to human disease. The overall goal is to understand brain neurobiology, and to facilitate development of new therapeutics, particularly targeting mood and anxiety disorders.

Prefered applicants for the position possess solid scientific qualifications corresponding to minimum a PhD degree within a relevant field, at least 8-10 years of postdoctoral experience, a track record of independent front-line state-of-the-art research, solid post-graduate student supervision as main supervisor, and high-level teaching qualifications.

Applicants should have an independent profile, experience in performing translational neuroscience research, and should fit into the overall research profile of TNU. It is an advantage if the applicant has hands-on experience with the technical platforms available in TNU, including advanced behavioural animal phenotyping, neurochemical, molecular, genetic/epigenetic, immunostaining and imaging techniques.

The successful candidate will be expected to add to, extend and complement the research environment in TNU, develop independent innovative externally funded research programs, collaborate with Danish and international researchers, supervise graduate students and participate in daily teaching activities. We offer salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a supportive environment designed to allow starting faculty to develop robust research programs.

All interested, regardless of personal background, are encouraged to apply for the position. More information about TNU can be obtained at the TNU homepage ( and from Professor Gregers Wegener, Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit (, phone +4551717403.

Required qualifications

Appointment as an associate professor requires research and teaching qualifications at such level as can be attained following a satisfactory period of appointment as an assistant professor, but which could also be achieved otherwise. It is assumed that applicants have received supervision and training in university education and have received a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.

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, statement of research interests, teaching portfolio, description on how the applicant fits into/complement TNU research environment, and a research vision program. 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:

    Please apply online here

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