A 1 year position as postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Poul Nissen at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, is available from December 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The research project will be focused on functional, biochemical, and structural characterization of the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA)
Expected start date and duration of employment
This is a 1-year position available from December 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible there after.
The position will have a main focus on continuation of ongoing crystallographic and cryo-EM studies of SERCA proteins and investigations of modulatory compounds.
The position will involve teamwork, project reporting, and project supervision and teaching for PhD and MSc students on cryo-EM structure determination of membrane proteins and functional and biophysical assays for transport ATPase, as well as assistance in grant applications and preparation of publications.
The candidate must present a significant experience and strong track record in mammalian membrane protein purification, single-particle cryo-EM sample preparation and data analysis, as well as experience in biochemical assays for the functional characterization of transport ATPases.
Applicants should hold a PhD in molecular biology or similar.
The successful candidate must have a keen interest in teaching, dissemination and supervision besides a strong drive for science and research.
Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Universitetsbyen 81, 8000 Aarhus C
Professor Poul Nissen, Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), Nordic-EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, mobile +45 2899 2295, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received no later than 5 October 2022
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.
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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.
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