Assistant professor position in single-particle cryo-EM studies of P4-ATPase lipid flippases

Assistant professor position in single-particle cryo-EM studies of P4-ATPase lipid flippases

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

A position as assistant professor (without tenure track) in single-particle cryoEM studies of P4-ATPase lipid flippases is available from June 1st 2019 to September 30th, 2021, or as soon as possible after, in the laboratory of Prof. Poul Nissen at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University (Campus Aarhus).

The project is part of the BRAINSTRUC research program funded by the Lundbeck Foundation and the Danish node for neuroscience of the Nordic-EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine (DANDRITE).

Aarhus University has established state-of-the-art cryoEM facilities centered on a Titan-Krios microscope equipped with a Gatan K2 Quantum detector that will be available to the project.

The project will be focused on structural studies of P4-ATPase complexes with a particular focus on their ATPase coupled lipid transport mechanism and their role in brain cells. The candidate must present a significant experience and strong track record in cryo-EM studies of membrane proteins. The position will have a main focus on structural studies in lipidic environments such as native membrane nanodiscs, or lipid nanoparticles. The position will also involve teamwork and project supervision for other postdocs and PhD and MSc students on single-particle cryo-EM studies of membrane proteins and complexes.

Contact information: Professor Poul Nissen, Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), Nordic-EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, mobile +45 2899 2295, email

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 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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25 April 2019

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