Postdoc position in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, RNA Biology at Denmark

    Postdoc position in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, RNA Biology at Denmark

    Postdoc position in Molecular Biology, RNA biology and medicine, at the Center for RNA Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 16, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Biochemistry
    – Molecular Biology
    – RNA Biology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceCenter for RNA Medicine
    Department of Clinical Medicine
    Aalborg University
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateJuly 1st, 2021


    • A PhD degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, RNA Biology or a similar area.
    • Strong background in cell and molecular biology, and in miRNA and/or lncRNA research.
    • Skilled within mammalian cell culture, RNA technologies, and animal studies.
    • Prior experience working with omics and RNA-seq data analysis is an advantage.
    • Solid publication track record in RNA journals as first or lead author.
    • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative research environment.
    • Excellent English skills.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The Center for RNA Medicine is seeking a highly motivated outstanding candidate with a strong interest in miRNA and lncRNA biology and RNA therapeutics. The successful candidate will be working on ncRNA biology to elucidate RNA-regulatory networks in human disease. The candidate is expected to study the biological functions of candidate miRNAs and lncRNAs in CVD, NASH and obesity in cell culture and mouse models in close collaboration with bioinformaticians and molecular and cell biologists at the Center for RNA Medicine.

    How to Apply?

    The applications are only to be submitted online using the “Apply online” button above, and must contain the following:

    Documents Required

    • A motivated letter wherein the reasons for applying, summary of research experience and qualifications in relation to the position are stated.
    • Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of scientific publications
    • Diplomas and all relevant certificates for obtained MSc and PhD degrees.
    • Additional qualifications relevant for the position.
    • References

    About Department of Clinical Medicine

    The Department of Clinical Medicine conducts research within all the clinical medical disciplines and provides teaching resources in all subject fields at the Faculty of Medicine of Aalborg University. The Department of Clinical Medicine has 40 affiliated research units organized in a series of cross-disciplinary research programs, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and neurological disorders. The Center for RNA Medicine (CRM) was established in 2015 and is located on the Copenhagen campus of Aalborg University in the heart of the South Harbor of Copenhagen. The main focus of CRM is to understand the biological functions of microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in human health and disease. We are currently pursuing several research projects that explore the roles of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) and RNA editing in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and obesity. Our long-term goal is to translate ncRNA discoveries into novel RNA-targeted therapeutic strategies for the treatment of life-threatening diseases, and we have received DKK 60 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Challenge Programme to advance development of new miRNA-targeted therapies to tackle NASH. CRM participates in the FANTOM 6 project, has brand new, state-of-the-art research facilities and a broad international network of research collaborators. For more information about CRM, please visit our website:


    Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.


    Professor Sakari Kauppinen

    Professor Shizuka Uchida

    Jeannette Bøgh
    Phone: (+45) 9940 7968.

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    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday June 17th, 2021 (GMT+9)