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Position as Associate Professor in Cerebral Hemodynamics and animal lab coordinator 978388

A full-time position in cerebral hemodynamics at the Associate Professor level is open for applications at Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), Department of of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Health, Aarhus, Denmark.

CFIN is an interdisciplinary research center that seeks to understand normal and compromised brain function using various imaging techniques, such as MRI, MEG, EEG, TMS, OCT, Two-Photon Microscopy and PET. CFIN collaborates with other research groups and comprises of researches from many disciplines, including medicine, physics, engineering, biology, psychology, etc.

Work responsibilities

You will undertake in vivo animal research focused on the function and particularly the dysfunction of cerebral capillaries in relation to various brain diseases. You will be responsible for setting up experimental mouse and rat models in order to study the metabolic, hemodynamic and cognitive effects of an altered microcirculation in the healthy and compromised murine brain. Candidates with a strong methodological background in in vivo small mammal microsurgery and optical imaging techniques will be preferred.
The successful candidate will be responsible for CFINs laboratory for small animal surgery and secure that animal experiments at CFIN are carried out according to the highest legal, ethical, and scientific standards. You will be the daily leader of one lab technician and one animal caretaker, and possibly more future employees. Applicants must document personnel leadership experience and coordination skills from similar work environments. You are expected to participate in teaching and supervision of graduate students and post docs.

Qualifications and background

We expect you to have a relevant PhD degree within either the natural sciences and/or medicine, as well as with relevant post doctoral experience and documented capability to secure competitive extramural funding. You must demonstrate a strong background within experimental physiology and pre-clinical in vivo research. Candidates with experience within models of cerebral ischemia and measurements of capillary hemodynamics by two-photon microscopy methods will be preferred.
We expect you to have documented experience with management, teaching and supervision of lab technicians, animal caretakers and students. Your Danish language skills should be such that you can communicate with and write applications to the Danish Animal Experiments Inspectorate in Danish.
Required qualifications

Appointment as an associate professor requires research and teaching qualifications at such level as can be attained following a satisfactory period of appointment as an assistant professor, but which could also be achieved otherwise. It is assumed that applicants have received supervision and training in university education and have received a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.

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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