Scientific Positions

1-year Assistant Professor position 928899

A 1-year assistant professor position is available at the Department of Biomedicine, Health, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Research area and project description 

The research is focusing on the role of Sortilins and neurotrophic signaling in pain and regenerative processes following peripheral nerve injury. We combine surgical procedures, molecular biology, genetics, imaging and behavioral approaches to investigate effects of injury to peripheral nerves in the normal nervous system, as well as in states of inflammation and diabetes.

The overall aim of the project is to understand the mechanisms underlying development of various neuropathies based on mouse models involving a number of specific microsurgical techniques and behavioral assays. The area in focus is the spinal cord although other areas of the nervous system may be included. It is required that the candidate has thorough up-to-date knowledge about pain mechanisms in the nervous system and well-developed neurosurgical skills.

Qualifications and specific competences 

We seek a specialized, enthusiastic and highly motivated person to perform independent research projects and to contribute actively to ongoing interdisciplinary research projects. The candidate is expected to work independently and to participate in supervising younger students on a daily basis. In addition, the position includes involvement in a number of collaborations simultaneously. The position will involve teaching as agreed upon with the Department of Biomedicine (in Danish) as well as being in charge of the groups mouse breeding subdivision.

The candidate for the position must

• hold a PhD degree in the field of neuroscience and have postdoctoral training
• be experienced in microsurgery on mice (experience with the techniques spared nerve injury (SNI) and chronic constriction injury (CCI) would be a merit)
• be experienced in behavior assessment of mice (experience with the technique von Frey test would be a merit)
• have thorough training in various biochemical techniques.
• have fundamental knowledge about the Sortilins receptor family and neurotrophic factors.
• have experience in supervising and teaching

Further information can be requested from associate professor Christian B. Vægter by e-mail (please note that applications cannot be sent to this e-mail address - please see section on application below).

Place of employment and place of work 

The place of employment is Aarhus University (AU), Department of Biomedicine, Ole Worms Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
Required qualifications

Appointment as an assistant professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus University’s Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

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

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below 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.

  • Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

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