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Postdoc position on Inflammatory and Antimicrobial properties of plant bioactive extracts at Aalborg University (Denmark)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology a full-time position as Postdoc researcher is available for occupation from October 1. 2019 or soon thereafter. <br />You will work in a research group focused on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The research group works in an international research community with a high degree of interaction with research groups from home and abroad. The position is, as a starting point, 30 months as a post-Doctoral researcher under the daily guidance of the EU project team responsible at AAU.

Job description

The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. More than 100 PhD¬students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The department has laboratory facilities for Multichannel EEG and EMG analysis, NMR- and electrical stimulations, ECG-analysis, ultrasound, 3-d movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, clean room facilities, cell growth, molecular biology etc. for more see: www.hst.aau.dk  In 2000 AAU established a new five year master program within biomedical engineering, in 2006 within medicine with industrial specialization, in 2007 within Sports Science and latest in 2010 within medicineand latest in 2019 within Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. All educations at AAU are based on problem based teaching. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with interest in formal methods and their application to verification of computer networks in order to join a EU H2020 project on "AQUA-COMBINE Integrated on-farm Aquaponics systems for co-production of fish, halophyte vegetables, bioactive compounds, and bioenergy" funded by the EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme. The goal of this project is address one of the most important challenges of the 21st century to meet the world's demand for sustainably produced biomass for both food and the growing bio-products sector. One key focus area of the EU project is investigate the pharma- and nutraceutical properties of the Salicornia europaea biomaterial.

Applicants are required to demonstrate strong background and understanding in analytical methods and in particular investigation of inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of bioactive compounds. An experience with quantitative mass spectrometry, bioinformatics and general biomedicine technologies is an advantage. The postdoc is expected to perform independent research, collaborate with team members, and help with the supervision of PhD and MSc students as appropriate.

The project is led by Associate professor, Allan Stensballe (Aalborg University) and Associate professor, Mette H. Thomsen (Aalborg University Esbjerg).

We offer an exciting and independent job with good contacts with other colleagues, flexible working hours, and good opportunities for professional and personal development. You are expected to participate in the scientific work and will be scientifically credited.

Qualifications:

Education as an engineer with a PhD in protein and analytical chemistry, and experience in mass spectrometry is preferred. You are very independent and enterprising and able to work carefully within the above-mentioned areas of work. You must be able to understand different tasks and be flexible at times. The job is in an international environment, which is why proficiency in writing and speaking English is a requirement. Professional experience within the area is an advantage, but not a condition. Further information can be obtained from Associate professor, Allan Stensballe, e.mail: as@hst.aau.dk or phone +45 61608786.

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organizations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data. 

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Camilla Jonstrup Christensen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7339. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Vacancy number

2019-224-02352

Deadline

01/09/2019

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