Postdoc Position in Chemical and Molecular Biology, Denmark

    Postdoc Position in Chemical and Molecular Biology, Denmark

    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)


    PositionPostdoc Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Chemical Biology
    – Molecular Biology
    SalaryDKK 486,969.17 / Year
    WorkplaceDepartment of Forensic Medicine
    Faculty of Health
    Aarhus University
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateSep 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

    Documents Required

    Your application must include the following:

    • 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 – 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.



    Professor Mogens Johannsen
    Tel.: (+45) 87168332.

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    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)

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