Aarhus University (AU)

Postdoc in computational RNA molecular biology

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

Postdoc position for computational RNA biology at University of Aarhus, Denmark in the laboratory of Ulf Andersson Vang Ørom.

The position is available from October 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter. The position is for 2 years with possibility for extension.

Job description
The position will involve developing projects at the interface between experimental and computational RNA biology, with a focus on RNA processing and RNA modifications. You will work closely with experimental PhD students and postdocs in the lab to develop the right analysis tools and experimental set-up to answer exciting questions about RNA fate and function.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in molecular biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, biophysics or similar, and have experience with next-generation RNA sequencing data analysis.

Experience with experimental molecular biology will be an advantage. The everyday language in the lab is English.

Who we are
The Ørom lab is a small research group with frequent interactions between all group members. We are interested in non-coding RNA and RNA modifications and aim to understand their involvement in disease and development.

The place of work is C F Møllers Alle 3, Aarhus, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

The dealine for applications is September 8, 2019.

For further information on the position please contact: Associate Professor Ulf Andersson Vang Ørom ulf.orom@mbg.au.dk

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a 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.

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.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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