Scientific Positions

2-year postdoc position in circuit neuroscience at the Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO) 932402

The new Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO) at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position in circuit neuroscience. The position is funded by The Danish National Research Foundation and is initially for two years with the possibility of extension. The preferential starting date is 1 January 2018.

The aim of the project is to progress our understanding of memory proteins and their role on synaptic plasticity and behavior, and more specifically to elucidate the role of synaptic plasticity proteins at mammalian amygdala networks. The applicant will perform cell electrophysiological/ optogenetic experiments in rodent amygdala and emotional-related circuits (e.g., Bazelot et al., Neuron, 2012; 2015; Capogna, Curr Opinion Neurobiol., 2014; Bocchio et al, Neuron, 2017).

The ideal candidate has experience in electrophysiology and optogenetics in vivo and/or in vitro. A PhD degree in Neuroscience or related subjects is required. The successful applicant is expected to be able to manage the project, develop novel technical approaches, conduct firm, kind and thorough supervision and be a good team player.

The working place will be the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University and will be part of a multidisciplinary Center of Excellence addressing memory from a variety of angles.

For further information contact Professor Marco Capogna, e-mail:
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc 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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