The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of kidney metabolism as per 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 2 years but can potentially be extended.
We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs about 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 in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ . You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.
About the research project
Goal of the lab is to understand and functionally target glomerular kidney disease by employing metabolomics and proteomics-guided therapies. We are pioneering novel methods to interrogate kidney tissue and are focused on bridging the translational gaps from animal models to patients. You will be part of a highly interdisciplinary research lab that values different analytical and quantitative approaches to an unmet problem. You will be trained in an integrative, data-driven and comprehensive approach to kidney disease and physiology. Our lab is generously funded by the Novo Nordisk Young Investigator Award and owns 2 state of the art mass spectrometers.
Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in our lab, 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. Regular mentoring and career development programs will ensure transition to independent research careers in academia or industry.
Your main tasks will consist of:
- Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
- Contribute to a team of interdisciplinary scientists interested in the omics of kidney disease.
- Analyse and phenotype animal models of glomerular kidney disease.
- Analyse human samples of patients with glomerular kidney disease
- Develop and apply data analysis skills to multi-layered omics datasets
- Developing and applying in state-of-the art mass spectrometry based omics assays.
- Collaborate with world-leading groups on campus and abroad.
- Visualize, present and communicate data in weekly meetings and at international conferences.
You will report to the Markus Rinschen, MD; Associate Professor at the Department.
You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas
- quantitative kidney physiology and function, including animal studies
- biochemistry and metabolism
- large-scale tissue imaging and phenotyping
- mass spectrometry-based proteomics or chemical biology
- mass spectrometry-based metabolomics or analytical chemistry
- data integration, data science and bioinformatics (R/Python
- translational biology and nephrology
As a person, you are ambitious, self-motivated, 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 Associate professor, Markus Rinschen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
We expect to conduct interviews mid/end November.
Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn.
Terms of employment
- Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
- Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
- The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
- Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
- The yearly base salary for a fulltime postdoc position with minimum 3 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree is DKK 486,969.17 or DKK 512,713.62 with minimum 4 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree. The base salary includes a position related supplement and pension (17.1 %). Additional supplement(s) for special qualifications can be negotiated. Authorisation supplemement(s) will be granted, if relevant for the position. Your local eligible trade union representative at Aarhus University negotiates your salary on your behalf.
- Researchers recruited from abroad are offered a special researcher tax scheme with a lower tax rate.
- Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the.Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff
Your application must include the following:
- Motivated application
- Curriculum Vitae
- 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.
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.
3 January 2021
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 www.international.au.dk/
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Post expires on Sunday January 3rd, 2021