Aarhus University (AU)

Professor in molecular mechanisms of ageing

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University wishes to strengthen its research expertise and activities in molecular mechanisms of ageing in mammals. Candidates contributing to our departmental strategy () within the area of “Molecular Medicine” are preferred.

The position is available from March 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
Your tasks include:

  • lead your own strong and competitive research program at the highest international level within the field of molecular mechanisms of ageing in mammals, as well as contributing to joint research in collaboration with colleagues at the institute
  • attract external funding from national and international funding bodies
  • participate in the administration and development of the department
  • strengthen national and international cooperation within the research area
  • develop and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration within the Department, and between the Departments at the Health Faculty.
  • mentor junior researchers in for example attracting competitive funding, career development etc.
  • participate in supervision of Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD students
  • teach courses in molecular biology and molecular medicine at both the undergraduate and graduate levels

Your profile
In order to be able to fulfill the tasks above, you are at least expected to:
  • hold a PhD in Molecular Biology or a closely related field
  • have documented research qualifications at professorship level
  • experience in communication of research in a wide context e.g. write and speak English fluently
  • have strong evidence of nationally or internationally recognized leadership in your field
  • have an established record of substantial external funding
  • have a strong publication profile
  • have demonstrated ability to deliver high quality teaching/supervision

Criteria for evaluating candidates can be found here.

Personal qualifications in order to be able to fulfill the tasks above:
  • the ability to work closely with other researchers/groups within the section and Department as well as with external stakeholders.
  • the ability to collaborate and build relationships.

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Plant Molecular Biology and Quantitative Genetics. There are currently 220 full time scientific staff and 140 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total.
Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to http://scitech.au.dk/ and http://www.au.dk/ for information on Science and Technology and Aarhus University, respectively.

The successful candidate is offered:
  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • laboratory space, shared equipment
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Place of work and area of Employment
The place of work is C.F. Møllers Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact information
For further information please contact: Head of Department, Erik Østergaard Jensen, E-mail: eoj@mbg.au.dk, Phone: +4528992567.

) Strategy for the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics:

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. 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 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 2013">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.

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/

17 November 2019

Please apply via recruiter’s website.