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Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering - Medical Biotechnology - Faculty: Technical Sciences

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Postdoc in Immunological Biotechnology and Therapeutic Protein Development

Deadline27 Sep

Expected start 1 Nov

  • Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering - Medical BiotechnologyGustav Wieds Vej 108000 Aarhus C

  • Fixed term full-time position 1 Nov 2021 - 31 Oct 2023ID: 6825

The Section of Medical Biotechnology at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-3 year postdoctoral fellow position in “Immunological Biotechnology and Therapeutic Protein Development”.

Expected start date and duration of employment

The position is available from 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter to the 31.9.2023, with the opportunity of extension.

Job description

The Immunological Biotechnology group headed by Edzard Spillner offers applicants an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious research project in development of therapeutic protein drugs.

The global burden of allergic diseases and asthma is increasing, and novel approaches and concepts for treatment are urgently needed. The project is positioned at the interface of protein engineering, immunology, and molecular allergology and will focus on the development of biologic protein drugs with the ability to interfere with anaphylactic reactions. The project will mainly rely on combinatorial display and selection approaches, protein characterisation and expression, and in vitro and cellular analyses of biomolecular interactions.

For more information: https://bce.au.dk/forskning/forsknings-og-udviklingsomraader/medical-biotechnology/immunological-biotechnology/

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, or similar and have strong experience within protein engineering, and molecular cloning techniques, phage or yeast display approaches, molecular interaction analysis, immunological techniques, and clinical immunology. Experience with kinetic analyses and flow cytometry are considered advantageous.

Personal competences, e.g. the ability to work as part of an international research team, to supervise students, etc., are required.

Who we are

The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering represents multidisciplinary research fields within the sections of medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, process and materials engineering, and environmental engineering.

The section of Medical Biotechnology covers research areas including nanofiber technologies, organoid biotechnology, biomechanics and immunological biotechnology.

For more information:  https://bce.au.dk/forskning/forsknings-og-udviklingsomraader/medical-biotechnology/

What we offer

The department offers:
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism and equality

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is the section of Medical Biotechnology at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information

For further information please contact: Edzard Spillner, email: e.spillner@eng.au.dk


Applications must be received no later than 27 September 2021.

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn.

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.

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.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences 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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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?

Edzard Spillner

Edzard SpillnerAssociate Professor, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering - Medical Biotechnology+4521186396e.spillner@bce.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre - Nat-Tech HRNat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk


Deadline: Monday 27 Sep 2021 at 23:59 CEST