Assistant Professor jobs – Gene therapy – Aarhus University

    Assistant Professor jobs - Gene therapy - Aarhus University

    Gene therapy – Assistant Professor jobs in gene therapy of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 27, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAssistant Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaGene therapy
    SalaryDKK 486,969.17 – 512,713.62 / Year
    WorkplaceDepartment of Clinical Medicine
    Aarhus University
    Contract Period4 Years
    Starting dateJune 01, 2021


    You have independent research-related qualifications at a high international level. You are a clear communicator and you have some degree of experience of 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
    • You should have experience with RNAi, subretinal and intravitreal delivery of compounds, viral delivery, animal models of CNV, analysis of retinal changes, in vitro and in vivo assessment of anti-VEGF treatment, advanced imaging techniques, retinal anatomy and pathology, and ocular gene therapy research

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    As Assistant Professor of gene therapy of AMD 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.
    • Focusing on gene therapy of experimental AMD with special interest on the transition from animal models to human retinal tissue.
    • Being a key person in the research program entitled GET-AMD-CURE, and is expected to bridge clinical and laboratory research.
    • Being responsible for the implementation of mice and porcine models for experimental AMD, application of human retinal explants, development of viral particle encoding anti-angiogenic effectors (shRNAs, microRNAs, proteins)

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    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’
    • 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 Department

    As an Assistant 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 an Assistant 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.

    Terms of employment


    Thomas Juhl Corydon
    Professor, Department of Biomedicine
    Phone: +4528992179

    HE Administrative Centre – Health HR
    Phone: +4593508378

    Official advertisement

    Assistant Professor in gene therapy of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday April 28th, 2021 (GMT+9)