Postdoctoral fellowship in RNA biology Jobs

    Postdoctoral fellowship in RNA biology Jobs

    Postdoctoral fellowship focused on developing RNA-based therapeutics targeting genetic disorders, in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 29, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoctoral fellowship
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Molecular Biology
    – Biochemistry
    – Cell Biology
    – RNA biology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Aarhus University
    Contract Period2 Years


    Applicants should hold a PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or similar.


    • The candidate is expected to have a strong background in RNA biology, including relevant experimental techniques and computational tools.
    • Furthermore, experience working with mammalian cell culture, as well as prior experience with NGS approaches, computational analysis of high-throughput data and algorithm development will be an advantage.
    • Good communication skills in written and spoken English are essential.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    We are looking for a candidate to take responsibility for the development of a novel approach tackling genetic disorders on the basis of RNA-therapeutics. The role will require you to take lead in conceptualization, development and critical evaluation of an efficient experimental strategy, including literature research, project management as well as development of experimental assays and supportive computational tools.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and include

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Degree certificate
    • Complete list of publications
    • A statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

    About Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

    The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and 120 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please read more here for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to here and here for information on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.

    The newly founded group currently consists of two people working with targeted manipulation of human gene expression based on small RNA effectors in cell culture and, in the longer run, at the organismal level.


    • Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
    • Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
    • Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.


    Søren Lykke-Andersen
    Phone: +4550510996

    Official advertisement

    Postdoctoral researcher in RNA biology and therapeutics

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday April 30th, 2021 (GMT+9)