Postdoc in Plant Molecular Biology

    Aarhus University (AU)
    Biological sciences
    Medical sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    10/12/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Denmark › Aarhus C


A position as Postdoctoral scientist in Plant Molecular Biology is available at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark.<br /><br />The position is for a two-year period starting from April 1st 2021.<br /><br /><strong>Job description/research project/research area</strong><br />The position is anchored in the Collaborative Crop Resilience Programme: InRoot project that aims to understand how root microbiota of healthy plants is established.<br /><br />In this consortium a detailed molecular understanding of bacterial components contributing to association and colonisation of plant roots are essential.<br />The Postdoctoral candidate is expected to take responsibility for the ongoing investigations of microbial genetic components required for association and infection of plants using molecular biology approaches.<br />Training and experience with microbial mutagenesis techniques at single isolate and population level, and a strong background in plant-microbe interactions is expected.<br /><br /><strong>Your profile:</strong><br />Applicants must have a relevant Ph.D. and additional experience from postdoctoral employment is an advantage.<br /><br /><strong>Who we are/ The department</strong><br />The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and<br />120 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular<br /><br />Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to <a href="http://mbg.au.dk/" target="_blank">http://mbg.au.dk/</a> for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to <a href="https://nat.au.dk/" target="_blank">https://nat.au.dk/</a> and <a href="http://www.au.dk/" target="_blank">http://www.au.dk/</a> for information on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.<br /><br /><strong>Place of work</strong><br />The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.<br /><br /><strong>Contact information</strong><br />Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor Jens Stougaard, +4587155504, <a href="mailto:stougaard@mbg.au.dk">stougaard@mbg.au.dk</a><br /><br /><strong>Application procedure</strong><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>Letter of reference</strong><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>Formalities and salary range</strong><br />Natural Sciences refers to the <a href="http://www.medarbejdere.au.dk/appointment_of_academic_staff_at_universit... target="_blank">Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation</a>.<br /><br />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 <i><a href="https://nat.au.dk/en/about-the-faculty/vacant-positions-and-career/guide... target="_blank">here.</a></i><br /><br />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 <i><a href="https://medarbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/www.medarbejdere.au.dk/hr/Rekrutter... target="_blank">Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities</a>. </i><br /><br />Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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 <a href="http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/" target="_blank">here</a>. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark <a href="http://international.au.dk/research/" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br />Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it <a href="http://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br /><em>The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.</em><br /><br /><strong>Aarhus </strong><strong>University</strong><br /><em>Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to </em><em>its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at <a href="http://www.international.au.dk/" target="_blank">www.international.au.dk/</a></em><br /><br /><strong>Deadline: </strong>10 December 2020

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