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Postdoc Job in single molecule RNA folding at Aarhus Uni, Denmark 2022


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Postdoc Job in single molecule RNA folding at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark 2022


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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)
Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade, Aarhus C, Denmark

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Qualification Details

The candidate should hold a PhD in biophysics, chemistry, nanoscience or related subjects. He/she should have a strong background in experimental biophysics and hands on experience in single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy. The candidate should be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment both independently as well as in close collaboration with coworkers that may come from a different field.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We invite applications for a postdoc with experience in experimental biophysics to join the single molecule biophysics and chemistry group at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University. The postdoc opportunity within RNA folding and single molecule fluorescence is part of the COFOLD interdisciplinary research project concerned with co-transcriptional folding: .The position is full time and fix termed for 24 months and is available from February 1st 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description/research project/research area

The research project is centered on how RNA molecules fold during synthesis (co-transcriptional folding), a kinetic non-equilibrium process important in Nature and harnessed for making RNA origami structures.Your work focus will be on experimental investigations of folding kinetics and conformational heterogeneity using single molecule fluorescence and FRET tools.The postdoc is expected to interact with the computational and synthetic biology groups in the COFOLD consortium for the design of RNA structures and development of a folding model.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 10372

Application Procedure

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

About the Department/Section/Group

iNANO, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (, was established in 2002 and at present is a major research and education center based at Aarhus University hosting 60 senior scientists, ~100 postdocs and ~160 PhD students. The center combines expertise from the disciplines including physics, chemistry, molecular biology and medicine to carry out world class interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The center gives access to a broad range of infrastructure, tools and expertise.

About the Employer: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark

Note or Other details

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected 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.

Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.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.Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. 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

For further information about the position please contact Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal: [email protected]

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Published on: | Last Updated: Nov 12, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team