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Three year postdoc position in CRISPR technology and immunology 981666

A Three-year position as postdoc at the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, is open for appointment from October 1, 2018 or soon thereafter.

The position is associated with a larger program on innate immunology and virus infections. The successful candidates will be working on a project addressing the mechanisms governing cell death during virus infections and immune-signaling. For this purpose, we will use genome-wide CRISPR screens, cell culture systems, molecular biology/biochemistry, and mouse infection models.

Applicants are expected to have up-dated knowledge on immunology, virology, and cell biology including CRISPR technologies and to have hands-on experience with at least one of these disciplines, including the methodologies involved. Documented expertise with cutting-edge methods of relevance for the project is essential. In addition, the applicants are expected to be able to lead all aspects of the project including target identification, mechanistic characterization, and validation of physiological importance. Therefore, a profound interest in both the methodological and the biological/medical aspects of the project is a selection criterion. Finally, the successful candidate will be working in an independent manner, and must have ambitions and skills to develop the project to the highest international level.

For further information, please contact professor Søren Riis Paludan ( or professor Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen ( .

Required qualifications
Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

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 as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant - postdoc ( must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions ( 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.

All applications must be made online and received by: 31.07.2018

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here ( Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here (


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