Aarhus University (AU)

Tenure track assistant professor or associate professor in structure and function of proteins

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure track) or associate professor position in the area of structure and functions of proteins. The position seeks to strengthen and complement ongoing activities at the department, on structure and function of proteins with focus on large macromolecular assemblies and molecular machines in eukaryotic cells.

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

Job description
Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • establish and lead their own research team;
  • deliver innovative research of the highest international standard;
  • deliver teaching at the department
  • supervise masters and PhD students;
  • complete postgraduate teacher training for Assistant Professors at Aarhus University
  • attract competitive research funding from external funding bodies

Your profile
In order to be able to fulfill the tasks above, you are at expected to:
  • hold a PhD in molecular biology or related fields.
  • have solid research background in the structure and function of proteins
  • have group leader experience (associated professor)
  • have a strong publication profile
  • have experience in supervision of masters and PhD students (associated professor)
  • have attracted competitive research funding from external funding bodies (associated professor)

It is also important for us that you:
  • Have teaching experience (associated professor)
  • Write and speak English fluently

Personal qualifications in order to be able to fulfill the tasks above
  • Good communication skills
  • the ability to work as part of a team

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 workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Furthermore, a competitive start-up package can be negotiated.

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

Place of work and area of Employment
The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 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

Science and Technology Tenure Track
Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured Associate Professorship.

The aim of the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme is to:
  • attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
  • to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
  • to create transparency in the academic career path

As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:
  • access to research infrastructure
  • capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • a mentoring programme
  • support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level

As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher at Aarhus University.

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.

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
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.

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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

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