Administrative Positions

Academic position at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 981416

An Academic Employee position is vacant from as soon as possible and for a period of 12 months with support by a grant from Innovation Fund Denmark on the synthesis and production of veterinary viral vaccines in plants. The appointment period may be extended if additional funding becomes available.
 
The candidate is expected to optimize, integrate, and standardize existing protocols for the generation of antigens and virus-like-particles to be tested as candidate vaccines against porcine reproductive and respiratory virus using transient production in tobacco leaves. The applicant is expected to be familiar with the following procedures: Design and mutagenesis of expression constructs for heterologous production of proteins and protein complexes in plants; transformation of tobacco leaves; quantification of protein expression; purification, characterization, and quantification of virus-like particles including confocal and transmission electron microscopy. The work is expected to lead to standardized vaccine candidates and protocols that can be tested in pigs by a major international veterinary vaccine developer who is a partner in the research consortium.

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

Contact for additional information: Professor Finn Skou Pedersen, tel. 87155475, e-mail: fsp@mbg.au.dk

You can read more about the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at http://mbg.au.dk/en/    

Formalities and salary range
Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

13.06.2018
Please apply online here

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