Postdoc in Targeted Proteomics

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a three-year position as Postdoc in the field of Targeted Proteomics as per 1 December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term 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 position is part of a newly established national research group that investigates the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The position is funded by the Velux Foundation. The research work will mainly be to perform LC-MS analyses (targeted proteomics using SRM) and other relevant protein analyses on samples obtained from the other participating laboratories. The samples consist of biological material from patients, research animals and cultured cells.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in Targeted Proteomics 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 Bent Honoré and be supervised by him.

Your competences
The ideal candidate has the following profile: 

  • MSc/PhD in human biology, molecular biology, molecular medicine or similar.
  • Hands-on experience using liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) on Thermo Scientific instruments with standard software for instrument control (Xcalibur).
  • Knowledge concerning preparation of biological samples (e.g., tissue, cells, plasma, serum).
  • Experience with quantitative analyses of peptides/proteins from biological material using nanoLC and MS-techniques (SRM, MRM on triple quadrupole MS, e.g. TSQ Quantiva).
  • Ability to pursue and evaluate quantitative analyses and skills to analyze complex data sets using, e.g., Skyline and other types of software for bioinformatics analyses.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to work as part of a group as well as independently.
  • Willingness to implement new relevant methods for proteomics analyses of tissue.

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.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Bent Honoré at
Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicin, Høegh-Guldbergsgade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
We expect to conduct interviews in mid-November.

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.

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.

10 October 2019

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at

Post expires on Thursday October 10th, 2019