Tenure Track Position / Associate Professorship in Molecular Cell Biology

Aarhus University


Molecular Intervention - Faculty: Science and Technology

Tenure Track Position / Associate Professorship in Molecular Cell Biology

9 Jan

24 Mar

Expected start
1 Aug

Molecular Intervention
Gustav Wieds Vej 10
8000 Aarhus C

Associate Professor
Full-time position


The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University invites applications to a position in the area of molecular cell biology to begin August 2019. Candidates for a Tenure Track position or an Associate Professorship are encouraged to apply.
The position
As an assistant professor in a tenure-track position, the candidate is expected to develop a strong and competitive research program and will be offered local mentoring during the tenure track period. Start-up funds to establish a competitive research program are negotiable. In case of more senior applicants, a position as associate professor will be considered.
The candidate
The successful candidate is an internationally recognized researcher in molecular cell biology focusing on cellular function relevant to human disease. We welcome candidates with a documented research profile based on the use of primary cells and/or animal model systems. Experience with cellular dynamics and protein function is highly relevant. The successful candidate is expected to complement existing strengths of the department, to contribute to departmental activities and to engage in scientific interaction with the academic staff. The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship within the field of interest.
Successful candidates will be expected to:
• establish and lead their own research team
• deliver innovative research of the highest international standard
• deliver high quality teaching (associate professor level)
• supervise masters and Ph.D. students
• complete postgraduate teacher training for Assistant Professors at Aarhus University (tenure track level).
• obtain competitive research funding from external funding bodies
• write and speak English fluently
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Plant Molecular Biology and Quantitative Genetics. There are currently 220 full time scientific staff and 140 Ph.D. students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to http://scitech.au.dk/ and http://www.au.dk/ for information on Science and Technology and Aarhus University, respectively.

The application must be in English and include:
• a curriculum vitae;
• a degree certificate;
• a complete list of publications;
• information about current research activities and a statement of future research plans;
• a teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any); 
• a description of any participation in committees and administrative forums
• a minimum of three references: names and contact information.

Place of work and area of employment 
The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information on the position please contact Head of Department, Erik Østergaard Jensen (eoj@mbg.au.dk, +4528992567).

Living in Aarhus / Denmark
Please visit the International Centre website (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/) for information about arriving, working and living in Denmark. 

Science and Technology Tenure Track
Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as [Assistant Professors /or Researcher] for a period of six years with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a tenured [Associate Professorship/position as Senior Researcher]. 

The aim of the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme is to: 
- attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level 
- to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists 
- to create transparency in the academic career path 

As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered: 
- access to research infrastructure 
- capability development, including postgraduate teacher training 
- a mentoring programme 
- support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level 

As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher at Aarhus University. 

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process. 

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range 
Science and Technology 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 Finance 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 Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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.

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