2-year postdoc position in molecular neuroscience

The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience DANDRITE atAarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position in molecular neuroscience. The position is funded by The Lundbeck Foundation and is initially for two years. The starting date is as soon as possible, e.g. September 1st 2019. The project is a joint collaboration with professor Karen Steel at King’s College in London.

With the aim of gaining insight into molecular mechanisms of hearing loss using a newly generated mouse model, the project will involve descriptive and functional studies, including tissue staining and scanning electron microscopy and auditory brainstem and otoacoustic emissions.

Qualifications
The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology or similar, to have experience with general molecular biology and imaging techniques, preferably with animal models. The candidate should be able to manage projects independently, be innovative, take responsibility for supervising students, and be a good team player. ​

The working place
The working place will be the Department of Molecular Biology in Aarhus C and King’s College in London.

Further information
For further information please contact Assistant Professor Hanne Poulsen hp@mb.au.dk

Application procedure
Short-listing is used in the selection process. 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/herself. 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
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.

Deadline
All applications must be made online and received by July 10th 2019.

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.

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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.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive universitywith a strongcommitment to high-quality research and education and thedevelopment of societynationally and globally. Theuniversityoffers an inspiring research and teachingenvironment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annualrevenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at www.au.dk/en

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Post expires on Wednesday July 10th, 2019