Postdoc position in cell biology of protein trafficking, in the Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University, Denmark
Deadline to Apply
June 29, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||Cell biology|
|Salary||DKK 486,969.17 – 512,713.62 / Year|
|Workplace||Department of Biomedicine|
Faculty of Health
|Contract Period||2 Years|
|Starting date||Aug 01, 2021|
- You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: physiology, cell biology, biochemistry or molecular biology.
- Candidate should have prior documented experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques (including ELISA, protein purification), immunocytochemistry (including semi-quantitative confocal imaging), western blotting, and qRT-PCR.
- Experience with CRISR-Cas9 biology in animal/cell models is considered a distinct advantage. The successful candidate must demonstrate a drive and capacity to work independently within a larger research group, supervise students and to develop this specific research field..
Previous experience in the development of grant applications is also recognized
Responsibilities/ Job Description
As Postdoc in cell biology 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. You will be encouraged and helped to gain independent research funding.
Your main tasks will consist of:
- Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
- Guidance and training of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.
- Some degree of contribution towards attracting external research funding.
- Writing/contributing to manuscript/grant preparation
How to Apply?
To apply, please click Apply Online button mentioned above
Your application must include the following:
- Motivated application
- Curriculum Vitae
- 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 – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
- Strategic research plan can be uploaded
- 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 Research project
The research project will use a range of in vitro and in vivo techniques to investigate how G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) signal via their Gβγ dimer to facilitate regulated membrane protein trafficking (aquaporin used as model membrane protein). The project will provide fundamental new knowledge for how GPCRs convey their intracellular effects and it has the potential of uncovering fundamental new mechanisms for GPCR-mediated protein trafficking. The successful candidate will use/learn high-resolution imaging techniques, CRISPR-Cas9 mediated gene editing of cells and mice, various biochemical approaches, and microscale thermophoresis during the project.
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- Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
- 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 postdoc position with minimum 3 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree is DKK 486,969.17 or DKK 512,713.62 with minimum 4 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree. The base salary includes a position related supplement and pension (17.1 %). Additional supplement(s) for special qualifications can be negotiated. Authorisation supplemement(s) will be granted, if relevant for the position. Your local eligible trade union representative at Aarhus University negotiates your salary on your behalf.
- Researchers recruited from abroad are offered a special researcher tax scheme with a lower tax rate.
- Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the.Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff
- We expect to conduct interviews in week 28.
Professor Robert A. Fenton
Tel.: (+45) 87167671.
Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday June 30th, 2021 (GMT+9)