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2 postdoc positions in Infection and Immunology 958783

- Department of Biomedicine and Department of Clinical Medicine

Two postdoc positions in Infection Immunology is available at Aarhus University (AU), Health, Denmark. The positions are for appointment for a two year period beginning 1 May 2018 and 1 July 2018, respectively.

The posts are associated with a larger research program on the genetic and immunological basis of infectious diseases. The successful candidate will be working on projects centering on identification and characterization of novel primary immunodeficiencies associated with susceptibility to virus infections, including herpes encephalitis, recurrent herpes meningitis, poliomyelitis, and severe influenza. The project will be joint between Department of Biomedicine, AU, Department of Clinical Medicine, AU, and Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital (AUH).

Applicants are expected to have solid background knowledge on clinical infection immunology, genetics, cell biology, and primary immunodeficiencies. Candidates with documented experience in both bioinformatic analysis of genome data and laboratory-based phenotypic cellular characterization will be preferred. Finally, the successful candidate is expected to have ambitions and skills to develop the project to the highest international level, and also to get engaged in supervision of junior students (PhD students, medical students, and master students) in the research group.

Further information, please contact Professor MSO staff specialist Trine Mogensen PhD DMSc by phone: +45 2012 5280 or by email: (please note that applications cannot be sent to this e-mail address - see section on ‘Application’ below).
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).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten 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 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.

  • Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

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