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Postdoc in animal physiology and metabolism 958416

The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a full-time 1-year postdoc position in Prof. Angela Fago’s group ( to study the molecular mechanisms regulating oxygen utilization in fish. We utilize fish models with different tolerance to hypoxia and a wide array of molecular and biochemical methods. Experience in mitochondrial function and metabolic regulation will be a plus.

The position is available from May 1st 2018 or shortly thereafter.

Your profile
We welcome talented and motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology.

The ideal candidate should:
• Be highly motivated to pursue a career in research
• Have excellent written and oral communication skills
• Be capable of designing, planning and carry on experimental studies independently and as a part of the team

The place of work is C.F. Møllers Alle 3, 8000Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Angela Fago, phone number +45 23838487, e-mail:

Application procedure
Shortlisting 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 proposed research plans, and information about research training experience. The application should also include two letters of reference. 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. 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. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.


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