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Assistant Professor in genetics, personalized medicine and inflammatory bowel disease (2022-224-04844)

The National Center of Excellence PREDICT is looking to recruit a highly skilled Assistant Professor to join our international and interdisciplinary group of dedicated researchers. The position is available at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, South Harbor, where the core facilities of PREDICT are located. Expected start of employment is January 1st, 2023.

Job description

About the Center for Molecular Prediction of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (PREDICT)
The purpose of PREDICT is to study and unravel the cause and prognosis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which are chronic and disabling diseases affecting millions of people worldwide. PREDICT is organized as a broad, national interdisciplinary collaboration between six partners located at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Aalborg University Aalborg, Aalborg University Hospital, Statens Serum Institut, University of Copenhagen, and the Capital Region of Denmark, involving both clinicians and basic scientists. In addition to the national partnerships, PREDICT also has strong collaborations with leading international institutions, including Mount Sinai New York, Harvard Medical School, Imperial College London, University of North Carolina, the Francis Crick Institute, and Sorbonne University.

The Assistant Professor Position

The Assistant Professor will be responsible for building up her or his own research group within the National Center of Excellence to perform forefront, international research within the area of genetics, multi-omics, and personalized medicine in IBD. The Assistant Professor will have direct reference to Center Director, Tine Jess. The Assistant Professor will have access to already collected unique pre- and post-diagnostic data on patients with IBD, will supervise collection of new data, and will interact closely with the Center’s interdisciplinary group of excellent scientists.  

The Assistant Professor will be responsible for study planning, data handling and analysis, writing of scientific papers, dissemination of own research, supervision of master students, PhD students, and postdocs, and application for funding of further research ideas. The Assistant Professor will be working at the Aalborg University Campus in Copenhagen South Harbor, where the core facilities of the National Center of Excellence are located.



We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated skills in genetics, multi-omics, computational biology, genetic epidemiology and/or personalized medicine and preferably with a special interest in IBD.

The ideal candidate has:

  • A PhD in genetics, computational biology, genetic epidemiology, or personalized medicine – and preferably also knowledge in the field of IBD
  • A track record of high-quality publications
  • Experience in supervising younger colleagues
  • Experience in obtaining funding for own research
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Excellent skills in initiating projects and working independently
  • Excellent collaborative skills

And is:

  • Eager and persistent to unravel new research questions
  • Enterprising, diligent and socially interacting in an international and interdisciplinary work environment

Appointment as Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD level or similar scientific qualifications and significant experience as a postdoctoral fellow. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

We offer

  • An exciting 3-year position as Assistant Professor with the potential for advancement in a dynamic, informal, high-performing and international Center of Excellence with dedicated, friendly colleagues.
  • Opportunity to lead impactful research projects based on unique data
  • Potential for collaboration with leading international experts in the field of IBD

For further information 
Please contact Center Director, Professor, Dr. Tine Jess,, tel. 9940 7767

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as an Assistant Professor 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 an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following: 

  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

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 HR Partner, Jeannette Bøgh by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7968.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here  


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.

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