Experimental coordinator – Protein Biochemistry jobs, Aarhus University

    Experimental coordinator - Protein Biochemistry jobs, Aarhus University

    Protein Biochemistry jobs – Experimental coordinator in an on-going contract-based collaboration with a US based biotech company focused on developing drug candidates from natural enzymes in protein biochemistry, at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 11, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionExperimental coordinator
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Protein biochemistry
    – Biochemistry
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021


    Applicants must hold a Master/PhD in biochemistry, with several years of experience in similar position(s).


    This section may include the following topics:

    • Track-record as research scientist in a University-company setting, including resource planning and maintaining action-logs and reports in close dialog with external collaborators (biotech companies).
    • Track-record in the field of biochemistry of proteolytic enzymes with a proven understanding and use of the structure-function relationship within this field of enzymes.
    • Proven expertise in use of and maintenance of biophysical equipment including:  Biacore (T200), and Octet instrumentation.
    • Proven skills within protein engineering and protein purification.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The employee will be part of an on-going contract-based collaboration with a US based biotech company focused on developing drug candidates from natural enzymes. The position is central to an ongoing project pipe-line and includes designing new assay, prioritizing assays, guidance of assay team, and gathering data generated by an assay team for reports. The employee, is expected to be an integral part of the R&D team managed by project manager Jan K Jensen, to generate new protein designs based on accumulating data and structural analysis, but also to provide novel ideas and perform experiments to elucidate new mechanistic understanding of the proteins of interest (proprietary). In addition, the employee can expect to take part in purifying and characterizing novel proteins, as well as contributing to patents and scientific publications.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    • Motivated application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Indication of education (a copy of the diplomas should be uploaded)
    • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the recruitment system

    We refer to the faculty’s Guideline for applicants.

    The successful candidate is offered

    • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
    • close collaboration with industry partner in a university setting
    • laboratory space, shared equipment
    • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
    • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
    • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

    About Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

    The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and120 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to https://nat.au.dk/ and http://www.au.dk/  for information on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.


    Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.


    Jan Kristian Jensen
    Project Manager, Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – NT Estates Facilities
    Phone: +4541112177
    Email: jkj@au.dk

    Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR
    Email: Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk

    Official advertisement

    Experimental coordinator for 2-year position in protein biochemistry

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday May 12th, 2021 (GMT+9)