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Postdoc in induced pluripotent stem cells and the blood-brain barrier 1007503

A postdoc position within the field of blood-brain barrier transport is available at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, Health, from 1 January 2019 or shortly thereafter.

Research area

The postdoc will primarily work with setting up human blood-brain barrier models based on human induced pluripotent stem cells from normal and patients with Alzheimer’s, ALS and diabetes.

The project is part of a 5-year Horizon2020 IMI grant, which includes academic and industrial partners from many European countries. The position is for a 24-months' period but the position will be continued with an additional 2-years position, which the successful candidate will be to apply for.

The kick-off of this project is scheduled to be 1 December 2018 but due to ongoing contract negotiations, this date may be postponed.

A relevant PhD is mandatory and the perfect candidate will have a broad background in blood-brain barrier and cell biology. Priority will be given to candidates with competences in one or more of following techniques: confocal imaging, in vitro BBB models and induced pluripotent stem cells.

The candidate will be employed at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University, where he/she will be associated with the BBB group headed by Associate Professor Morten S. Nielsen.

The Department

Aarhus University is among the top-100 universities in the world (no. 65 by Shanghai ranking 2018) with focus on basic and translational research, interdisciplinarity and a strong link between research and education.

The Department of Biomedicine is part of the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, and employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas. The Department has an international vibrant research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department contributes to the bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the master's degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Modern laboratory facilities with associated support, core and animal facilities provide the framework for our research. We are in the process of modernizing the facilities and constructing a large new Biomedicine research building (the Skou Building). Please refer to for further information.

Denmark is a very international country with a well organized and healthy work/life balance system, and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Further information

For further information about the position please contact Morten S. Nielsen by email or phone number +45 2899 2387.
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • 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.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).
  • Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant - postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

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