A position as Postdoctoral scientist in Plant Molecular Biology is available at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark. Expected start date and duration of employment The position is for a two-year period starting from November 1st 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Job description: The position is anchored in the Engineering Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa consortium that uses synthetic biology approaches to engineer nitrogen symbiosis into nonleguminous plants. In this consortium a detailed molecular understanding of the signaling components in both legumes and non-legumes are essential for an informed and rational engineering approach.

The Potdoctoral candidate is expected to take responsibility for the ongoing investigation and engineering of non-legume LysM receptors and other components of the signalling cascade using plant molecular biology. Training and experience with Golden Gate systems and a strong background in immunity and symbiosis signaling involved in plant-microbe interactions is expected.

Your profile: Applicants must have a relevant Ph.D. and additional experience from postdoctoral employment is an advantage.

Who we are The postdoc will be affiliated to the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Plant Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, RNA Biology and Innovation, Protein Science, Cellular Health, Intervention and Nutrition. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and 95 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total.

Place of work and area of employment: The place of work is Universitetsbyen 81, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information For further information, please contact: Professor Simona Radutoiu, radutoiu@mbg.au.dkDeadline Applications must be received no later than September 13th 2023.

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).

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. 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. Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. Questions about the position?Simona Radutoiu Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics – Plant Molecular Biology radutoiu@mbg.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR nat-tech.HR.team1@au.dk

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Deadline: Wednesday 13 Sep 2023 at 23:59 CEST

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