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Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Gene Expression and Gene Medicine - Faculty: Science and Technology

Postdoc in circRNA biology

Published 29 May

Deadline 19 Jun

Expected start 1 Aug

  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Gene Expression and Gene Medicine C.F. Møllers Allé 3 8000 Aarhus C

  • Fixed term full-time position 1 Aug 2019 - 31 Jul 2021 ID: 1177

The laboratory of Thomas Hansen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on biogenesis and function of circular RNAs.

The position is available from August 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
We are looking for a candidate with an  interest in the mechanistic details governing production and function of circRNAs. The research will primarily be focused on perturbation experiments in cell lines with subsequent transcriptomic and proteomic analyses.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in Molecular Biology or similar and have extensive experience with RNA analyses and loss/gain-of-function experiments in cell lines.
Who we are/ The department
The Thomas Hansen laboratory comprises a young and social team of experimental biologists with a keen interest in answering fundamental RNA questions.
The place of work is the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, C.F. Møllers Alle 3, 8000 Aarhus C.
For further information please contact: Thomas B Hansen, email: tbh@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.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about the position?

Thomas Birkballe Hansen

Thomas Birkballe Hansen Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Gene Expression and Gene Medicine tbh@mbg.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?



Deadline: Wednesday 19 Jun 2019 at 23:59 CEST