Postdoc Position in Chemical and Molecular Biology of Non-Enzymatic Post-Translational Modifications in Aging, in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University, Denmark
Deadline to Apply
Jul 25, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Chemical Biology|
– Molecular Biology
|Salary||DKK 486,969.17 / Year|
|Workplace||Department of Forensic Medicine|
Faculty of Health
|Contract Period||3 Years|
|Starting date||Sep 01, 2021|
You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within chemical or molecular biology or equivalent. Experience with (chemo-)proteomics, cell-based assays and models, protein purification as well organic chemistry will be an advantage.
You should have solid analytical thinking, creativity, and a visible publication record. We offer an interdisciplinary, ambitious, and supportive environment for a young scientist, and a good platform for a future career in academia or the private sector.
Responsibilities/ Job Description
As postdoc in chemical and molecular biology your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. Your main tasks will consist of independent research of high international quality, this includes:
- Perform chemoproteomic experiments in cell culture.
- Experimentally test functional impact on key sensory proteins e.g. using isolated proteins, cell-based assays and potentially tissue from animal models.
- Write articles and applications.
In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.
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
Biological aging is the largest risk factor for most chronical diseases. Biological aging and energy metabolism are strongly intertwined and recent evidence suggest that one of the main links are rooted in non-enzymatic modifications of key sensory proteins. Therefore, understanding how energy metabolism mechanistically impact on cellular signaling is fundamental to advance the understanding of biological aging. To address these questions we will use our in-house developed chemical probes to map the main sensory proteins using chemoproteomic techniques. Secondly, we will experimentally test the functional impact of main targets on relevant aging parameters in cell-based assays and potentially animal models. This will allow us to gain detailed insight into how energy metabolism regulate biological aging.
About Department of Forensic Medicine and the Bioanalytical Unit
The department employs 70 employees, of which 35 have an academic background, while 10 are tenured academic staff. Our mission is to contribute to the prevention of crime, accidents, premature deaths and suicides through research, education and forensic investigations. The department comprises of two sections providing commissioned work for the Danish National Police as well as basic research. The Section of Forensic Chemistry conducts quantitative and screening analysis for illegal and legal drugs and their metabolites in human biological samples as well as non-biological samples (police seizures). The section moreover houses the Bioanalytical Unit, which focus on research and development within basic and applied science related to human health.The section and unit has a well-developed infrastructure with modern bioanalytical laboratories equipped with a range of advanced LC-MS instruments, as well as new facilities for conducting cell and molecular biology based studies. The department is situated in conjunction with the Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.
- 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
Professor Mogens Johannsen
Tel.: (+45) 87168332.
Three-Year Postdoc Position in Chemical and Molecular Biology of Non-Enzymatic Post-Translational Modifications in Aging
Post expires at 8:59am on Monday July 26th, 2021 (GMT+9)