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Postdoc Job in advanced 2D cell culturing at Aarhus University, Denmark 2022


Postdoc Job in advanced 2D cell culturing is available for doctoral degree candidates in molecular biology at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Aarhus University, Denmark 2022


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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: DKK 465,475.74 and DKK 517.872,14/year

Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: The ideal candidate would have experience with molecular biology in general as well as cell culturing and cell-based assays. Knowledge of keratinocytes and skin biology would be an advantage but is not a requirement.

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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The post.doc position is part of a joint project between Department of Clinical Medicine and the iNANO centre entitled “Advanced 2D cell culture for improved phenotype assays”. This project will investigate new technologies to improve phenotype and extend the possibilities for cell assays for use in early drug identification and characterization. This will be made possible by culturing skin cells on appropriate ligand patterns to form specific adhesions, combined with immobilized signaling molecules, thereby mimicking the in vivo cellular context and enabling cellular differentiation and/or activation stages otherwise difficult to replicate in 2D in vitro cultures.The project will be conducted at the research facilities at the Department of Dermatology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in advanced 2D cell culturing 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.
  • You will be part of an interdisciplinary research team where your primary responsibility will be to culture skin cells on different ligand patterns and to develop cell-based assays for phenotype characterisation. This will be done in close collaboration with researchers at iNANO who will provide the ligand patterns for the project.

You will report to the associate professor Claus Johansen.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8790

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.

About the Department/Section/Group

As a postdoc at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialities and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square metres of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master's degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a postdoc, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

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Terms of employment

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.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact associate professor Claus Johansen tel.: (+45) 78461906.

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