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Biological conversion of CO2 from dilute sources to acetic acid

Applicants are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Biological and Chemical Engineering programme. The position is available from 01 September 2022 or later.

Title:
Biological conversion of CO2 from dilute sources to acetic acid

Research area and project description:
You will be part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Center (CORC) with aim of developing knowledge and technology within the field of Carbon Capture and Utilization. You will here be part of an interdisciplinary center, with experts inside biotechnology, chemistry, and engineering, joint in the effort to solve one of the greatest challenges of this century. For more information on the CO2 Research Center, please visit www.corc.au.dk

For the position, you will use your expertise in microbiology or engineering to develop solutions for converting CO2 from dilute sources like flue gas to valuable products. You will be working on a platform for converting these dilute sources from industrial sources to acetic acid, as a platform molecule for further processing and valorisation.

Project description. For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. Please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application.

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicant must have a relevant Masters’ degree in process engineering, microbiology, biological- or chemical engineering. The applicant should preferably have expertize or hands-on experience with:

  • Handling of reactor setups (lab- or pilot-scale)
  • Chemical and microbiological analytical techniques
  • Excellence in both written and spoken English

The project can be modified according to the expertise of the candidate.

You will be working in the research group “Microbial Conversion Technologies” as part of the Dept. of Biological & Chemical Engineering. As a group member you will be expected to be a team player, where you contribute to student co-supervision, teaching and day-to-day work of the group.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering. You will primarily be working at Hangøvej 2, DK-8200 Aarhus N, significant part of the experimental work is expected to take place at Research Centre Foulum. 

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

  • Head of Dept. Prof. Lars DM Ottosen, ldmo@bce.au.dk
  • Group leader, Associate Professor, Michael Vedel Wegener Kofoed, mvk@bce.au.dk

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 31 July 2022 23:59 . Preferred starting date is 01 September or later.

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see our application guide.

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.
  • Shortlisting will be used, which means that the evaluation committee only will evaluate the most relevant applications.

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. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Salary and terms of employment are in accordance with applicable collective agreement.  

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Postdoc in brain metabolism imaging

The Centre of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University invites applications for a position as a postdoc in the field of brain and blood flow imaging as per 1st September or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full time position for two years.

As a postdoc at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialties and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square meters of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master's degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a postdoc, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project

Adequate blood and oxygen supply are critical for healthy brain function and metabolism. Conversely, structural and functional microvascular abnormalities that alter the blood flow and the ability to regulate it are associated with leading disability causes, including dementia and stroke. One of the prominent mechanisms coupling cerebral blood flow with the local metabolic demands is the heterogeneity, or lack of such, of capillary flow and transit times. The importance of such heterogeneity was exhaustively studied with mathematical models however addressing it experimentally remains an exceptionally challenging task. In this project, the successful applicant will develop a methodology to extract the microcirculation flow heterogeneity information using the latest blood flow and oxygenation imaging technologies such as Visible Light Optical Coherence Tomography (vis-OCT), High-Speed Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (HS-LSCI), and Two-Photon Microscopy (TPM). Methodology development will be followed by the application of the technology to study the effects of flow heterogeneity in control and Alzheimer’s Disease animal models.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in brain metabolism imaging 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.
  • Performing imaging experiments in animal models, including preparing and handling animals and operating imaging tools.
  • Developing analysis and algorithms to extract flow and oxygenation heterogeneity information from the vis-OCT, LSCI and TPM data in MATLAB.

Additionally, you are welcome to contribute in:

  • Further development of the relevant technologies and experimental practices for flow and metabolism heterogeneity measurements.
  • Work on interpreting the physiological meaning of your observations and align it with models predictions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues at CFIN on translating your results to application in human,

You will report to the CFIN Director, Prof. Leif Østergaard and to the Blood Flow Imaging Lab coordinator assist. Prof. Dmitry Postnov.

Your competences

  • You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas bioengineering, neuroscience, optical imaging, physiology.
  • 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.
  • To work on the project, you must be prepared to learn handling and surgical preparation (cranial window) of animal models (mice) and to obtain the corresponding certification. Experience in surgical preparations and having corresponding certification is a plus.
  • You are expected to be experienced with MATLAB.
  • Experience of working with, and having a theoretical knowledge of optical imaging techniques, such as vis-OCT, LSCI, TPM is a plus.
  • 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 Dmitry Postnov, +45 93991279.

Your place of work will be the Department of Clinical Medicine, Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 167, DK – 8200, Aarhus N, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in August 2022.
 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • 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 (optional)
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

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.

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.

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.

Deadline: 2022-07-18 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Clinical Medicine
Email: mailto:dpostnov@cfin.au.dk
Phone: +4522255612

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday July 18th, 2022

Postdoc in electrophysiological measurements for solar cell retinal implants

The Yonehara group at the DANDRITE- Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience, and the Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invite applications for a position as postdoc in the field of retinal electrophysiology as per 1 December 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for up to 16 months.

The Department of Biomedicine prioritises diversity and a good work environment, as this is a prerequisite for groundbreaking research. In a dynamic and international research environment, dedicated employees are looking to generate new knowledge within biomedical research areas such as infection and inflammation, membranes, neuroscience and personalised medicine. The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. Academic staff contribute to the teaching. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department's modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in strong scientific basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project

If you are keen on applying your electrophysiological skills for state-of-the-art neuroscience, we here can offer you a unique opportunity to improve the life of people suffering from blinding diseases. In the project BIocompatible Retinal prosthesis for restoring visual computations in blinding Diseases (BIRD), we are looking for a talented post doc candidate for the microfabrication of a photovoltaic implant for partial restoration of the vision of blind people. In this Exploratory Interdisciplinary Synergy project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation you will work in close collaboration with engineers at DTU. Two of the most widespread causes of blindness are age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), combined affecting more than 170 million people. The detailed pathophysiology of AMD and RP is unknown, but the degeneration of retinal photoreceptors is a central event leading to visual loss in these diseases. There are no effective treatments for photoreceptor degeneration.

The overall aim of BIRD is to develop a biocompatible retinal implant using photovoltaics in order to restore visual computations for blind patients. We will do this by developing a photovoltaic chip (solar cell array) with thousands of pixels and 3D electrodes. We will study how this chip interacts with different nerve cells and the retinal biology and finally test whether such a chip produces signals towards meaningful vision.

Your job responsibilities

As postdoc in BIRD 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 contribution will be the characterization of the photovoltaic cell array providing conversion of an external optical input signal into an electrical potential for stimulation of neural cells in the eye of animal models.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication
  • Plan and execute experimental research
  • Design an iterative process measurement procedure
  • Record solar cell array-induced spiking activity from retinal ganglion cells in the isolated mouse or rat retinas with micro-electrode array and/or patch-clamp recordings
  • Histological analysis of retinal tissues
  • Analysis of electrophysiological data
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary research team in a focused scientific effort
  • Contribute as teaching assistant at Aarhus University and supervise BSc and MSc student projects

You will report to the Professor Keisuke Yonehara.

Your competences

You must have PhD in electrophysiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or a similar degree. You are expected to have a keen interest in biomedical applications and the ability to interact with researchers in a very interdisciplinary environment. A high-grade average and excellent English language skills are decisive to be considered for the scholarship.
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 Keisuke Yonehara email: keisuke.yonehara@dandrite.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Ole Worms Allé 8, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct online interviews for shortlisted candidates in weeks 34-35.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • 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 (optional)
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

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.

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.

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.

Deadline: 2022-07-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:keisuke.yonehara@dandrite.au.dk
Phone: +4593508084

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 15th, 2022

Postdoc in wetland biogeochemistry and biodiversity

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, is offering a postdoctoral position in

wetland biogeochemistry and biodiversity, starting 01-01-2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be available for 3 years under a Horizon Europe-funded project.

You will be part of a research environment focusing on updating and improving the current data available from wetlands and peatlands (pristine, drained, and restored) regarding greenhouse gases emission (GHG), ecology, land use, and potential trade-offs. You will be contributing to specifically the area of GHG-related biogeochemical processes and biodiversity within wetland/peatlands. And the main focus of your position will be to explore the overseen link between biogeochemical processes, GHG production and consumption, and biodiversity under consideration of the different ecological statuses and land use.  You will work experimentally with field experiments including qualitative and quantitative validation of wetland/peatland ecosystem characteristics (e.g., biodiversity, geochemical soil properties).

We expect that you will be an active part of the research environment and that you will contribute positively to the social working environment. We also expect that you will take part in our teaching activities and that you will report research results in high-impact scientific journals.

Your profile
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD related to wetland/peatland biodiversity and GHG emissions or similar
  • Collaborative skills
  • A fondness for taking the initiative and the ambition to pursue a scientific career
  • Documented experience in scientific writing and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Research experience in some of the areas of wetland biogeochemistry, biodiversity, land use management and GHGs
  • Broad knowledge of wetland/peatland-ecosystem related aspects

Further, we will prefer candidates with some of the following qualifications:

  • Teaching and supervision experience at the BSc and MSc level
  • Interest and preferably experience in developing competitive national and international research applications
  • Experience in planning and conducting field-work
  • Experience in planning and conducting laboratory work related to soil biogeochemistry and microbial pathways of GHG production and consumption.
  • Good communication skills that can assist in coordinating the project.

Who we are
At the Department of Agroecology, our main goal is to contribute to sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems within the areas of soil, plants, animals, humans, and the environment. We want to make a difference by contributing to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via state-of-the-art research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer state-of-the-art laboratories, greenhouses, semi-field, and field-scale research facilities, advanced computing capacities as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.  The department consists of seven research sections with around 270 highly dedicated employees, of which approximately 50% are scientific staff. More information can be found here.

What we offer

  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism, where accountability, commitment, helpfulness, flexibility, and close collaboration is a prerequisite to solving the core tasks
  • A good social environment with activities and routines that make it possible to talk across and strengthen the collegial relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness, and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with a good work-life balance
  • An exciting and varied working environment, where two days rarely resemble each other. We are often busy, and we work creatively for solutions to societal challenges
  • Subsidized preschool child care and a free education system from primary school up to university level
  • Universal health insurance as a resident of Denmark, including family members officially residing in Denmark
  • Five weeks of paid holiday per year
  • In connection with childbirth: the right to have a total of 52 weeks of shared maternal/paternal leave with full or partial salary pay

Place of Work
The place of work is Aarhus University, Campus Foulum.  The affiliation will be with the Department of Agroecology.

More information can be obtained from Associate Professor Shubiao Wu (wushubiao@agro.au.dk)
 

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.

Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Agroecology
Email: mailto:wushubiao@agro.au.dk
Phone: +4593522758

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

Readvertisement: Postdoc in protein biophysics and biotechnology

Are you interested in protein biophysics and biotechnology and do you want to contribute to the development of the project ‘ UNISURF: How do surfactants denature proteins? Towards a universal model with broad applications in analytical sciences’? Then the Department of Chemistry and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) invites you to apply for a 2+ years PostDoc position.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 2 years position from October 1st, 2022 or as soon possible.

Job description

  • You will develop capillary electrophoretic techniques and apply them to proteins.
  • You will be working primarily with capillary electrophoreses, small-angle X-ray scattering and spectroscopic and calorimetric techniques for characterizing protein-surfactant complexes.
  • The position will focus on aspects of interaction of anionic surfactants with ultra-stable proteins.
  • You will also be involved in expressing and purifying proteins.

Your profile

This section may include topics such as:

Applicants should hold a PhD in biophysics, nanoscience, molecular biology, biotechnology or similar.

The following qualifications are also important:

  • Experience in small-angle scattering
  • Experience in protein expression, purification, and biophysical characterization techniques
  • Experience in publications
  • Good collaboration and management skills
  • Good communication skills, also in English

Who we are

The project is a collaboration between the Soft Matter Group and the Protein Biophysics group, both physically located in the iNANO building.
The research of the Soft Matter group is focused on biophysical and soft matter research and makes extensive use of scattering methods for structural investigations. https://inano.au.dk/about/research-groups/physical-chemistry-of-soft-condensedmatter/research/
The Protein Biophysics group (www.proteins.dk) studies protein stability, dynamics and conformational changes using spectroscopy, kinetics and calorimetry.
The two groups have been involved in close collaboration for many years using complementary techniques.

What we offer

The department offers:

  • excellent research infrastructure
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, and international 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, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Århus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Prof. Jan Skov Pedersen, +45 21805067, jsp@chem.au.dk

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than August 1st 2022.

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

Natural 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.

Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center
Email: mailto:jsp@chem.au.dk
Phone: +4593522463

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

Postdoc in Immuno-Onco-Virology

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of immuno-onco-virology as per 1 November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 2-year fixed-term full-time position with possibility of extension.

The department of Biomedicine prioritises diversity and a good work environment, as this is a prerequisite for groundbreaking research. In a dynamic and international research environment, dedicated employees are looking to generate new knowledge within biomedical research areas such as infection and inflammation, membranes, neuroscience and personalised medicine. The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. Academic staff contribute to the teaching. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department's modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in strong scientific basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.
 

About the research project

The use of OVs in cancer therapy is an emerging therapeutic approach that has demonstrated significant antitumor effects and safety in phases I-III clinical trials. OVs are tumor-selective, self-amplifying therapeutics that selectively kill cancer cells via direct oncolysis, shutdown of tumor vasculature and stimulate immune responses against tumor antigens. An essential aspect in the development of these agents is safety, thus clinically relevant viruses are genetically engineered to remove any pathogenic viral functions and be highly sensitive to interferon (IFN), the major antiviral host defence system. These alterations render the virus safe to be administered to patients, but unfortunately can affect viral replication and spread within tumour tissues. This constitutes a critical limitation to these agents. Because significant replication of oncolytic viruses in tumour tissues is necessary for highest efficacy, the identification of strategies that significantly potentiate viral replication of clinically relevant and safe viruses, specifically within malignant tissues, could substantially improve oncolysis and stimulate stronger anti-tumour immune responses. In the opened position, we will identify resistance factor to OV therapy in cancer cells using genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screens or compound library screen and genetically engineer novel OVs to unleash their oncolytic potential. These novel viruses will be tested as anticancer treatment agents in vitro in cancer cell lines, ex vivo in patient-derived cancer material and in vivo in murine and zebra fish models.
 

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc immuno-onco-virology 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.
  • Teaching and supervision of junior lab members.
  • Training in writing small grant applications

You will report to Associate Professor David Olagnier
 

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: molecular medicine, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, virology; and with a strong interest in cancer immunology and novel therapeutic options. Applicants with documented experience in animal models in vivo or with genome wide CRISPR-screens will be preferred.

You should be enthusiastic, motivated, result-driven and creative minded, with good organization, writing and communication skills. You should be interested in fundamental and translational research questions and be able to work both independently and in a team environment.

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 David Olagnier; olagnier@biomed.au.dk

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, SKOU bygning, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in August and September 2022.
 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • 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 (optional)
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

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.

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.
 

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.

 

Deadline: 2022-07-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:olagnier@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4593508308

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday July 28th, 2022