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Professor Job of Clinical Biochemistry – Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University 2022

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The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Professor in the field of “studies on molecular markers for targeted treatment of cancer” – Denmark 2022

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: Sept 01, 2022
Contract Period: 5 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
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Department of Clinical Medicine
Aarhus University (AU)
Aarhus c,

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Qualification Details

You have an excellent track record in research in molecular markers for targeted treatment of cancer with special emphasis on circulating tumor DNA, and you have established yourself as a prominent researcher. You possess solid research and teaching qualifications at a high international level. You have broad international cooperative partnerships and great experience of research partnerships with private and public-sector stakeholders. You have also a documented ability to attract significant competitive research funding from national and international funding bodies. For the position we expect applicants to have a strong and documented background in developing and performing in vitro, wet lab. analysis of biomarkers, and in particular circulating tumor DNA. We prefer a candidate with experience in using circulating tumor DNA to determine gene activity in solid tumors. The candidate is expected to have a solid background with experience in establishing in vitro cell culture models of resistance developed towards targeted therapy. Applicants with experience in transforming research methods into routine diagnostics will be preferred. A profile with international collaborations, which involve active participation with in vitro biomarker research is expected. As s person, you are a helpful and motivational leader who inspires other researchers and builds trusting relationships with students, colleagues and partners. As a lecturer you communicate the newest and relevant knowledge in a committed, clear and comprehensible manner. As a supervisor you are competent, inspiring, supportive and responsible. You are ready to take co-responsibility for the development of the department's research and education at the highest international level and for ensuring that we maintain a good work environment. You naturally involve yourself in interdisciplinary collaboration at departmental, faculty and university level as well as nationally and internationally. 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 a Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, you will have joint responsibility for the development of the department's research and teaching environment, and you will contribute to the implementation of the faculty's overall research strategy. You are expected to contribute – both independently and in collaboration with others – to the development of the department by leading research of high international quality and contributing to ensuring a high academic and didactic standard in teaching. Qua your excellent collaborative skills and a broad academic network, you contribute to the academic development at Aarhus University and to the university’s profile both nationally and internationally.Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Research of high international quality, including publication in top international journals and communicating your research in national and international academic networks.
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of Bachelor’s and Master's degree students.
  • To contribute to the funding of your own research group with the help of external research funding.
  • Supervision of PhD students and contributing to the development of the faculty's PhD courses.
  • Assessment and committee work at Aarhus University.
  • Research-based collaboration with private and public-sector stakeholders as well as research-based consultancy.
  • Dissemination of your research to the outside world.
  • Research concerning development and laboratory use of new in vitro methods for research in circulating tumor DNA.
  • Use of circulating tumor DNA to determine gene activity in solid tumors.
  • Establishing cell culture models of resistance developed towards targeted therapy.
  • To continuously be actively involved in international and national collaborations investigating the use of circulating tumor DNA in monitoring targeted treatment of cancer.

You will report to the Professor and Chair Holger Jon Møller

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant - professor 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
  • The ten publications stated as the most important in the 'Template for applicant - professor' must be submitted
  • Strategic research plan, which is part of the 'Template to applicant - professor' can be uploaded separately (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

As a professor 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 professor, 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.

About the Employer: Aarhus University (AU)

Note or Other details

Your place of work will be the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul Jensens Bldv. 99, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in April 2022

  • In making the appointment, emphasis will be placed on a high degree of original production at an internal level and experience from teaching at different levels as well as contributions to the development of teaching activities and teaching material, hereby documenting that the applicant has developed the academic discipline from a research and teaching perspective.
  • Moreover, there will be an assessment of the applicant’s ability to perform research and teaching management tasks.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.
  • The yearly base salary for a fulltime professor is DKK 764,339.02 (including a position related supplement, a pre-agreed professor supplement and pension (17.1%)). Additional supplement(s) can be negotiated dependent on experience, special qualifications and performance of special functions. Professors have the authority to negotiate pay on their own behalf.
  • Researchers recruited from abroad are offered a special researcher tax scheme with a lower tax rate.
  • Travel and moving expenses may be covered according to the employee in question and, to a limited extent, the accompanying family.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

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.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Holger Jon Møller email: holgmoel@rm.dk.

 

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