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Postdoctoral position in electrogenic membrane proteins, ion channels and pumps 857571

A 3-year position as a postdoc in membrane protein studies is available from November 2016, or as soon as possible after, in the lab of Hanne Poulsen located at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University (Campus Aarhus). The project is part of the Danish node for neuroscience of the Nordic-EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine (DANDRITE).

The project will be focused on studies of electrogenic membrane proteins, ion channels and pumps, using molecular biology in general and electrophysiology in particular, including two-electrode voltage clamping and voltage-clamp fluorometry with a cut-open system. The candidate must present a significant experience in membrane protein studies and preferably electrophysiology. The position will also involve teamwork with other postdocs and PhD and MSc students in our studies of structure-function relationships and molecular mechanisms.

Qualifications and Specific Competences
•    Ph.D. degree in molecular biology or related field
•    Experience in electrophysiological measurements
•    Neuroscience interest and curiosity
•    Ability to analyze membrane protein structure-function relationships and strong skills in experimental design
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Ability to work independently and to collaborate with local and external research partners

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Plant Molecular Biology and Quantitative Genetics. Please refer to for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

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

Contact information
Assistant Professor, Hanne Poulsen, Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), Nordic-EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, mobile: +45 3025 4065, email:

Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.
Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish).
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


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