Postdoc position(s) in Gene editing and Xenotransplantation

Postdoc position(s) in Gene editing and Xenotransplantation

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for one or more positions as postdoc in the field of gene editing and xenotransplantation as per 1 August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position(s) are fixed-term full-time positions for 1 years, with possibilities for extension for up to 3 years if we obtain additional funding.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project
At the DREAM research group, we combine integrative technologies such as CRISPR, stem cells, animal biotechnology and NGS to develop regenerative medicine for e.g. diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and organ failure. The current project is supported by the Danish Research Council and we aim to combine CRISPR screening and single cell sequencing to overcome the remaining major barrier in pig to human xenotransplantation: The human immune rejection of xenograft. Success candidates will work with single cell sequencing technology, CRISPR genome editing, and animal biotechnology to generate intelligent and artificial designer cells and organs for regenerative transplantation medicine.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in gene editing and xenotransplantation is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Conducting CRISPR-based gene editing and other genetic modifications in primary pig cells and other relevant cell lines.
  • Generation of genome-wide CRISPR libraries targeting the pig genome.
  • Next generation sequencing data analysis.
  • Working with single cell RNA and DNA sequencing.
  • Actively involved in grant application, teaching, and supervision of students.

You will report to the supervisor Lin Lin.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas CRISPR gene editing, endothelial cells biology, next generation sequencing, single cell sequencing, and bioinformatics.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact assistant professor Lin Lin, email:

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Wilhelm Meyers Alle 4, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Terms of employment
Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

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 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at


09 May 2019

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