2 Postdoc positions – Molecular biology, Cell biology, Health sciences

    2 Postdoc positions - Molecular biology, Cell biology, Health sciences

    2 postdoc positions in studies of protein trafficking and cellular adhesion, in the Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 06, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc positions
    No. of Position(s)2
    Research Area– Molecular biology
    – Cell biology
    – Health sciences
    SalaryDKK 486,969.17 – DKK 512,713.62 / Year
    WorkplaceDepartment of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty of Health
    Aarhus University 
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    • You have academic qualifications at the PhD level in molecular biology, cell biology, health sciences or similar, and a goal of developing into an independent researcher. You have a relevant publication track-record, preferably with publications in peer-reviewed internationally recognized journals.
    • The successful applicant is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong enthusiasm for learning and developing new experimental approaches. For both positions, experience with cell biology work is expected and experience with fluorescence microscopy is advantageous. For position #2, experience with models of multiple myeloma is advantageous.


    • Perform independent research of high international quality.
    • Contribute to a team of interdisciplinary scientists interested in AQP water channels.
    • Disseminate your research via publications and presentations

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    You will be joining one of the following research projects:

    Protein trafficking of renal AQP2:

    In this position  (#1), the postdoctoral candidate will be part of a team that will investigate renal AQP2, which plays a major role in regulation of body water balance via fine-tuning of urine concentration. AQP2 localizes in small intracellular transport vesicles, which upon stimulation with the antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin, are inserted in the plasma membrane. The project especially focusses on investigations of the vesicular population using cell culture and bioimaging techniques.

    Investigations of the role of AQPs in cellular adhesion in cancer:

    In this position (#2), the postdoctoral candidate will be part of a team that will investigate junctional regulation by AQPs; a novel function of the AQPs. The project focuses on AQPs and cellular adhesion in multiple myeloma using various cell biological methods, assays for cancer cell adhesion and invasion as well as in animal models.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    • 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.

    International applicant?

    Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

    About the Department

    As a postdoc at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialities and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square metres of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master’s degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department, we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a postdoc, you will be working at Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.



    Lene Niemann Nejsum
    Associate professor, Department of Clinical Medicine
    The Lene N. Nejsum Group
    Email: nejsum@clin.au.dk

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    Two postdoc positions in studies of protein trafficking and cellular adhesion

    Post expires at 8:59am on Monday June 7th, 2021 (GMT+9)