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Department of Biomedicine - Faculty: Health

Postdoc in immunology

Deadline 22 Oct

Expected start 1 Jan

  • Department of Biomedicine Høegh-Guldbergsgade 10 8000 Aarhus C

  • Fixed term full-time position 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 ID: 4480

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of signal transduction by immune receptors as per 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 3 year full-time position.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project
The human innate immune system uses multiple signaling pathways and effector functions to control infections. While this supports antimicrobial defense, it may also cause inflammatory diseases. Thus, immune reactions need to be tightly controlled to achieve specificity and minimal damage. Understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern immune activities is necessary for rationale design of new therapies. In the open position, we will study material from patients with primary immunodeficiencies and autoinflammatory diseases and seek to uncover fundamental mechanisms in human immunology of importance for disease development. For this purpose, we will use a broad range of approaches spanning from state-of-the-art cellular characterization technologies to molecular biology tools.  

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in human immunology your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance. Your main tasks will consist of: Independent research of high international quality, including publication.

You will report to Professor Trine H Mogensen tel.: (+45) 20125280 and Søren Riis Paludan tel.: (+45) 28992066.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at the PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas immunology, biochemistry or cell biology, and with strong interest in innate immunology. Applicants with previous documented experience with front-line methodologies in cell biology and immunology will be preferred. This includes, but is not limited to, CRISPR/Cas9 technology, bioimaging, flow-cytometry/ImageStream. Solid experience with basic methods in molecular biology, such as Western blotting, PCR, and ELISA is a requirement. You should have solid analytical thinking, creativity, and a visible publication record. We offer a dynamic, ambitious, and productive environment for a young scientist, and a good platform for a future career in frontline research.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.
In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Søren Riis Paludan tel.: (+45) 28992066; Professor Trine H Mogensen tel.: (+45) 20125280.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Hoegh Guldbergs Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews between Nov 2 and Nov 6.

Terms of employment
Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant - postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. 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?

Søren Riis Paludan

Søren Riis Paludan Professor, Department of Biomedicine - Forskning og uddannelse, Skou-bygningen +4528992066 srp@biomed.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre - Health HR +4521623283 emply.he.hr@au.dk


Deadline: Thursday 22 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST