Aarhus University (AU)

Postdoc in Neural/Cardiac tissue regeneration

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in the field of Neural/Cardiac tissue regeneration.

The position is for 2 years with possibility of extension and is available from 1 May 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter

Job description/research project/research area
The project OPTOMED aims at developing novel electrospun nanofibres for non-genetic, light controlled electrical modulation on the firing patterns of neurons and heart cells. The successful candidate will be involved in intensive interdisciplinary collaborations with AU health faculty partners and international collaborators (UK, US, Israel and China) and contribute to nanomaterial development, biophysical, electrophysiological, molecular biological, histological and immunochemical analysis using in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo animal studies.

Your profile
We are seeking a candidate with a PhD in neuroscience, biophysics, cell biology, medicine, biomaterials and tissue engineering or related disciplines. The applicant should have strong experiences in neural or cardiomyocytes cell culture for evaluating in vitro cell viability, proliferation, differentiation and electrophysiological function. Favored analytical skills involve use of immunohistochemistry, qPCR, flow cytometry, patch-clamp, electrophysiology, fluorescent microscopy, confocal microscopy and electron microscopy. A strong background in neuroscience or cardiac tissue regeneration with in vivo animal study is desired. Ability to conduct her/his work in a structured and systematic manner, with both a high degree of independence and a teamwork spirit inter-disciplinarily and internationally.

About the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section
Biological and Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary research area. It includes disease and health, materials, environmental technologies, biorefining, energy technologies and food and ingredient technology. The research at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section at Department of Engineering is based on both theoretical and experimental methods, and include the design, development, operation, monitoring, control, and optimisation of chemical, physical and biological processes. Department of Engineering holds a special position of international strength in scientific activities related to biogas energy, biorefining, agricultural emissions, lipid technology, polymer and membrane technology, protein engineering and biosynthesis. In addition, the Biological and Chemical Engineering section conducts public sector consultancy on agricultural challenges such as Air Quality Engineering and Biorefining. The Biological and Chemical Engineering Section is part of the Science and Technology Faculty Interdisciplinary Centre WATEC (water treatment technologies), CBIO (circular bioeconomy), iFOOD (food technology), iMAT (advanced materials), iLIFE (biophysics and imagining), iClimate (climate change).

The place of work is Gustav Weids Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Menglin Chen, menglin@eng.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
Technical Sciences 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/

15 March 2020

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