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Professor in Medical Bacteriology 932390

A permanent position as Full Professor at the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, is open. We are looking for a person who is interested in developing bacteriology research in Aarhus to an internationally leading position, and who sees opportunities in synergistic interactions with the existing strong research groups at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital as well as abroad.

A qualified applicant is expected to:

• have demonstrated an excellent scientific track record in Medical Bacteriology and an internationally recognized position in the field
• have excellent research leadership abilities in order to successfully manage an international research group integrated in the existing research infrastructure
• have international experience
• be able to deliver innovative research of the highest international standard
• take a leading role in research training, including supervision of students and mentoring of postdocs
• attract significant competitive research funding from national and international funding bodies
• have documented teaching experience, pedagogical skills and be able to teach in Medical Microbiology
• be able to participate in teaching development

The successful candidate is offered:

• A permanent appointment as Full Professor in Medical Bacteriology
• Access to a well-developed research infrastructure
• Support to develop scientific networks and results
• Laboratory space, shared equipment, and modern core facilities

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

Aarhus University is among the top-100 universities in the world (no. 65 by Shanghai ranking 2017) 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 Sciences, Aarhus University, and covers a wide range of research areas. The Department of Biomedicine provides central infrastructure and facilitates local and international interactions and promotes academic freedom for cutting-edge research.
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.

The Department has an international vibrant research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department of Biomedicine employs some 450 people located in six different research buildings on the AU campus. 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) to be completed in the beginning of 2018 consisting of 8,300 square meters of laboratory buildings, and 4,000 square meters of underground construction. In addition, 14,400 square meters of office and laboratory space will be renovated in 2018-20. Please refer to for further information about the department.

For more information, please contact Head of the Department of Biomedicine Thomas G. Jensen by e-mail (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).


    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 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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