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Postdoctoral position in cell physiology - 1008788

The Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for an 18-month postdoctoral position. The position is available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Research area and project
The research aims to identify and characterize novel signaling mechanisms that underlie the development and pathogenesis of salt sensitive hypertension and contribute to chronic kidney disease. These studies make use of a variety of different novel cell and animal models and gene knockout mice.

Qualifications for the position
The applicant must hold a PhD degree within physiology, cell biology, molecular biology or equivalent. Experience with and certification in rodent experiments, including the use of balance studies in metabolic cages, blood and urine collection and biochemical analysis of serum/urine is essential. Prior experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques, immunocytochemistry and western blotting is also required.

The candidate must have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and a strong record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate must demonstrate a drive and capacity to work independently within a larger research group and to further develop this specific research field within the group.

Application requirements
Your application must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, list of publications, two recent published manuscripts and a detailed motivation letter describing why you are suited to the position. The names of up to 4 reference providers should be provided.
Shortlisting based on the essential qualifications (detailed above) will take place.

About the department
The place of employment is Aarhus University and the place of work is Department of Biomedicine South, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. The state-of-the-art laboratory (imaging, proteomics equipment) encompasses highly skilled technicians and postdocs, PhD students, and a varying number of research year students. The laboratory has a strong international standing in the field of renal epithelial cell biology and a solid record of guiding young researchers to independently funded positions.

Further information
For further information about the position please contact Professor Robert A. Fenton, +45 87167671 or by e-mail:
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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