Denmark Assistant Professor job in Neuroscience

Aarhus University (AU)


The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in the field of Alzheimer Disease Research as per 1 November 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Nov 01, 2021
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 486,969.17 or 512,713.62 DKK/Year

Department of Biomedicine
Faculty of Health
Aarhus University (AU)
Aarhus C,

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Qualification Details

You have independent research-related qualifications at a high international level. You hold a PhD in areas relevant to Neuroscience and you have documented excellence in performing internationally competitive neuroscience research, preferably in neurodegenerative diseases. Proven extensive expertise in modelling human brain disease using hES- and iPSC-based technologies (somatic reprograming, genome editing, differentiation to cell models in 2D and 3D) are required. Profound experience in the use of animal models as well as advanced imaging techniques for neurodegenerative disease research is an obvious advantage.

You are a clear communicator and you have experience in supervision and teaching at Bachelor’s and Master's degree level. Completed pedagogical courses in supervision or similar will be a plus, as will experience with the establishment of PhD courses and external research collaborations.

As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are friendly and helpful and able to contribute to a good work environment.

We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. International applicants are expected to learn Danish, and Aarhus University arranges Danish teaching.

In order to be assessed as qualified for an Assistant Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As Assistant Professor of Alzheimer Disease Research your primary tasks will be research and research-based teaching. You will teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, and you will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with both Danish and international colleagues. The position of Assistant Professor is a career development position in which you will receive supervision and pedagogical upgrading.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 possibly supervision of PhD students.
  • Some degree of contribution towards attracting external research funding.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • 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
  • Template for applicant - assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’ (the template cannot be opened in Chrome. Please use another browser for this purpose)
  • Strategic research plan, which is part of the 'Template to applicant - assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor' can be uploaded separately
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

About the Project

Performing comparative studies in patients and in experimental cell and animal models, the laboratory of Thomas Willnow elucidates the genetic basis of Alzheimer Disease (AD). This work has identified some of the most import risk factors for AD, including factors that control amyloidogenic processing or a neuroprotective brain lipid metabolism. More details about this work can be found here and here. You will contribute to this work by establishing your own independent research program focusing on hES/iPSC-based strategies to characterize cell type-specific interactions in the AD brain. Preferably, your research will focus on VPS10P domain receptors as genetic risk factors of neurodegeneration.

About the Department

The Department of Biomedicine offers a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. It employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. Its infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the Employer: Aarhus University (AU)

Note or Other details

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.

Terms of employment

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Thomas Willnow (

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