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2-year postdoc position at the Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO) 966081

The new Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO) at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position in molecular neuroscience. The position is funded by The Danish National Research Foundation and is initially for two years. The starting date is as soon as possible, e.g. 1. May 2018.

With the aim of gaining insight into molecular mechanisms of memory, in particular of ionic channels and their regulation, the project will involve electrophysiological experiments and fluorescence based measurements, including two-electrode voltage clamping and cut-open voltage-clamp fluorometry with an unnatural amino acid.

The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology or similar and to have experience with general molecular biology techniques as well as with electrophysiology. The candidate should be able to manage projects independently, be innovative, take responsibility for supervising students, and be a good team player.

The working place
The working place is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. This working place is related to the Department of Molecular Biology, and will be part of a multidisciplinary Center of Excellence addressing memory from a variety of angles.

Further information
For further information contact Assistant Professor Hanne Poulsen

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 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. 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.

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