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Institut for Biologi - Zoofysiologi

Postdoc in proteomics and functional analyses of protein carboxylation

Ansøgningsfrist 1. maj 23:59 CEST

Forventet start 1. sep

  • Institut for Biologi - Zoofysiologi C.F. Møllers Allé 3 8000 Aarhus C

  • Tidsbegrænset fuldtidsstilling 1. sep 2024 - 31. aug 2026 ID: 14491

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Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoc full-time position in the field of proteomics and protein functional analyses to work on a collaborative project at the Department of Biology and the Department of Clinical Medicine, Research Unit for Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Expected start date 

The position is available from 1st September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The focus of the research project is to study protein carboxylation – a post-translational modification - and how it affects protein function and metabolism in hypercapnic animal models. Focus will be on using advanced proteomics to identify target proteins of carboxylation in vivo. Downstream functional work will include measurements of mitochondrial respiration and glycolytic activity.  

In addition to leading their research project, the postdoc will be involved in the supervision of PhD, Master and Bachelor students, and is expected to contribute to teaching activities.

Your profile

The ideal candidate:
  • Has preferably prior experience of proteomics and protein studies, including experience in high-resolution respirometry (Oroboros, Seahorse). Interest and research experience in biochemistry and cellular metabolism is an advantage.
  • Has a strong record of publications  
  • Is expected to be independent, highly motivated and keen to work collaboratively
  • Has excellent English writing and communicative skills
Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline.

Who we are

The postdoc will join the research groups of Angela Fago at the Department of Biology and of Johan Palmfeldt and Peter Bross at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Research Unit for Molecular Medicine, both groups with state-of-the-art facilities available for the successful outcome of the project.


What we offer

  • A dynamic interdisciplinary and international environment, with well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • a research climate encouraging original ideas, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with a flat hierarchy, close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance
  • Denmark offers excellent living conditions for residents and family members officially residing in Denmark, including competitive salaries, free health insurance and childcare facilities

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is the Department of Biology, Aarhus University, C.F. Møllers Alle 3, 8000 Aarhus C. Part of the work, including proteomics, will take place at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Research Unit for Molecular Medicine, Olof Palme Alle 49, 8200 Aarhus N. The area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Prof. Angela Fago, angela.fago@bio.au.dk


Applications must be received no later than 1 May 2024. 

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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences 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 Taxation 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 Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

At the Faculty of Natural Science at Aarhus University, we strive to support our scientific staff in their career development. We focus on competency development and career clarification and want to make your opportunities transparent. On our website, you can find information on all types of scientific positions, as well as the entry criteria we use when assessing candidates. You can also read more about how we can assist you in your career planning and development.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.


Spørgsmål til stillingen?

Angela Fago

Angela Fago Professor, Institut for Biologi - Zoofysiologi +4523838487 angela.fago@bio.au.dk

Spørgsmål til ansøgning og proces?

Administrationscenter Nat-Tech - Nat-Tech HR +4520968189 nat-tech.HR.team1@au.dk

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Ansøgningsfrist: onsdag den 1. maj 2024 kl. 23:59 CEST

36.500 studerende

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8.400 ansatte

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7,3 mia. kr.