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Postdoctoral position in epithelial cell physiology 959879

The Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position (possibility of extension up to 4 years with satisfactory progress) starting Spring 2018. 

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

Qualifications for these positions.
The applicant must hold a PhD degree within physiology, cell biology or molecular biology and are qualified to start a postdoctoral position in 2018. Prior experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques (biotinylation, protein purification), immunocytochemistry (including semi-quantitative confocal imaging), western blotting, and qRT-PCR is essential. 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 an advantage. 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. Previous experience in the development of grant applications is also recognized. 

Application requirements. An up-to-date curriculum vitae, list of publications, two recent published manuscripts and a motivation letter describing why you are suited to the position are required. The names of up to 4 reference providers should be provided, and recent reference letters from a minimum of two previous principal investigators will be required before a suitable candidate is invited for interview. 

Place of employment and place of work. 
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 laboratory encompasses highly skilled technicians, postdocs, PhD students, and varying number of research year students and has a strong basis in the field of renal epithelial cell biology. Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Robert A. Fenton, +45 87167671 or by e-mail: robert.a.fenton@biomed.au.dk

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. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    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.

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