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Professor(s) at the Department of Biomedicine - 1006133

Aarhus University, Faculty of Health, Department of Biomedicine invites applications for one or more positions as Professor at the Department of Biomedicine.

The successful candidate is offered:
• A permanent appointment as Full Professor
• Access to a well-developed research infrastructure
• Laboratory space, shared equipment, access to modern core facilities
• A research climate of lively, open and critical academic discussion within and across different fields of research

Furthermore, an attractive start-up package can be negotiated.


The candidate must have an excellent track record in Biomedical research. We are looking for scientists who sees opportunities in collaboration with the existing strong research groups at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital as well as abroad.

The qualified applicant should be able to:
• Deliver innovative research of the highest international standard
• Attract significant research funding from national and international funding bodies
• Have documented teaching experience, pedagogical skills and be able to teach and participate in teaching development
• Have excellent research leadership abilities in order to successfully manage an international research group integrated in the existing research infrastructure

The Department 

Aarhus University is among the top-100 universities in the world (no. 65 by Shanghai ranking 2018) with focus on basic and translational research, interdisciplinarity and a strong link between research and education.

The Department of Biomedicine is part of the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, and employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas. The Department has an international vibrant research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department contributes to the bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the master's degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Modern laboratory facilities with associated support, core and animal facilities provide the framework for our research. We are in the process of modernizing the facilities and constructing a large new Biomedicine research building (the Skou Building). Please refer to http://biomed.au.dk/en/ for further information.

Denmark is a very international country with a well organized and healthy work/life balance system, and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

For international applicants who wants to read more about Aarhus University go to: http://ias.au.dk/international-academic-staff-ias/ 

Please be aware that shortlisting may be used.

Further information 

Please contact Head of the Department of Biomedicine, Thomas G. Jensen, by e-mail thomas@biomed.au.dk (please note that applications cannot be sent to this e-mail address - see section on ‘Application’ below). 

Required qualifications

In making the appointment, emphasis will be placed on the extent, quality and originality of the applicants body of international scientific publications, including contributions to further developing the subject area in question. Moreover, an assessment will be made of the applicants research management abilities.

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).
  • Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant - professor must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys 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.


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