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2 Postdoctoral Positions in human genetics and immunology of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 – Aarhus University, May 2022


Aarhus University invites applications for two positions as Postdoc in the field of human genetics and immunology of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19. The Department of Biomedicine at the Faculty of Health, Denmark – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field: , , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Sep 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Biomedicine

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably with an excellent background knowledge and technological expertise in molecular biology and immunology. Further expertise in genetics, bioinformatics, and virology are preferred. Candidates with documented experience in gene manipulation and laboratory-based phenotypic cellular characterization will be preferred. Finally, we expect you to have ambitions and skills to contribute to the development of the project to the highest international level, and to collaborate with other European basic research groups and clinical scientists at hospitals.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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

About the research project

The positions are associated with a larger Horizon Europe-funded research program entitled “The human genetic and immunological determinants of the clinical manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 infection – towards personalized medicine” (UNDINE). The aims of the projects are to decipher the human genetic and immunological basis of the various SARS-CoV-2 disease manifestations, to gain knowledge on SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis and to identify individuals at increased risk of critical COVID-19, post-infectious immunological complications, and vaccine failure. The goal is to provide the knowledge base for development of diagnostic tests and propose novel preventive and therapeutic approaches. To achieve these goals, the consortium will coordinate a European multidisciplinary and translational research project, closely associated with the global consortium COVID Human Genetic Effort (, relying on a strong and synergistic combination of assets, including unique patient cohorts from 11 EU countries, state-of-the art human genetic, immunological, and virological expertises and technologies.You will work on projects investigating the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, host immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, whole exome sequencing and bioinformatic analysis of patient samples for the identification and characterization of novel primary immunodeficiencies associated with susceptibility to COVID-19 and other SARS-CoV-2 disease manifestations. The research group comprises at present 1 assistant professor, 3 postdocs, 3 PhD students, 1 medical research year student, and 1 laboratory technician. The project will be joint between the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University (AU) and Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital (AUH).

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in infection and immunology 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, guidance and examination of Bachelor’s and Master's degree students, as well as supervision of PhD students.
  • Some degree of contribution towards attracting external research funding

You will report to professor Trine Mogensen.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8812

Application Procedure

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.

About the Department

The Department of Biomedicine prioritises diversity and a good work environment, as this is a prerequisite for ground-breaking 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 Employer:

Note or Other details

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.We expect to conduct interviews in Summer 2022.Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn.

Terms of employment

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Trine Mogensen, tel.: (+45) 2012 5280.

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