Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position for 1 year in the research group of Associate professor Rikke Louise Meyer. The position is available from 1 May 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter. Application deadline: 15 March 2021
Job description/research project/research area
The position is funded by a recently awarded grant from Novo Nordic Foundation. Our team is identifying new compounds and antibiotic adjuvants to eliminate bacterial “persisters” that are tolerant to common antibiotics. Your work will focus on identifying the mode of action of the novel compounds, and to assess the risk of bacteria developing resistance towards these compounds. Techniques will include a “chemical genetics” approach for identifying the mode of action and identification of genetic changes that lead to resistance. You are expected conduct research at the highest level and to supervise students.
Applicants should hold a PhD in molecular biology, biology, nanoscience, chemistry, or similar, and have a passion for interdisciplinary research.
The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and the research group
The place of work is iNANO, the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (www.inano.au.dk), which was established in 2002 and at present is a major research and education center based at Aarhus University hosting 60 senior scientists, ~100 PostDocs and ~100 PhD students. The center combines expertise and faculty from Physics, Chemistry, Molecular biology and Medicine to carry out world class interdisciplinary research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The center gives access to a broad range of infrastructure, tools and expertise including clean-room facilities. With a 5 year undergraduate nanotechnology program and nanoscience graduate program (read more here) the center provides a full educational environment. In addition to the large base of basic research, the center has a large number of ongoing industrial projects and partnerships.
Rikke Louise Meyer’s research group (read more here) works on interdisciplinary projects centered around bacterial biofilms: How they form and gain tolerance to antibiotics, and how they can be prevented or treated in industrial or clinical settings.
Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.
For further information, please contact Associate professor Rikke L Meyer
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). 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.
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.
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.
Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.