Associate professor position(s) at the Department of Biomedicine - 1009183

Aarhus University, Faculty of Health, Department of Biomedicine
Aarhus C, Aarhus (DK)
October 12 2018
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Aarhus University, Faculty of Health, Department of Biomedicine invites applications for one or more positions as Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedicine. The candidate(s) must have an excellent track record in Biomedical research and potential of becoming a successful group leader. We are looking for scientists who sees opportunities in collaboration with the existing strong research groups at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital as well as abroad.

The successful candidate is offered:

  • A permanent appointment as Associate Professor
  • Access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • Laboratory space, shared equipment, access to modern core facilities
  • A research climate of lively, open and critical academic discussion within and across different fields of research

Furthermore, there will be an attractive start-up package.

The qualified applicant should be able to:

  • Deliver innovative research of the highest international standard
  • Attract significant competitive research funding from national and international funding bodies
  • Have documented teaching experience, pedagogical skills and be able to teach and participate in teaching development.
  • Within an agreed timeframe, be able to participate in teaching in Danish

About the Department of Biomedicine
Aarhus University is among the top-100 universities in the world (no. 65 by Shanghai ranking 2018) with focus on basic and translational research, interdisciplinarity and a strong link between research and education. The Department of Biomedicine is part of the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, and employs some 450 people. Biomedicine bridges natural science and clinical medicine, and the research cover a wide range of research areas. The Department has an international vibrant research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department contributes to the bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the master's degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Major teaching areas are Cell biology/histology, gross anatomy, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology and infection/inflammation. Modern laboratory facilities with associated support, core and animal facilities provide the framework for our research. We are in the process of modernizing the facilities and constructing a large new Biomedicine research building (the Skou Building). Please refer to for further information.

Denmark is a very international country with a very well organized and healthy work/life balance system, and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please be aware that shortlisting may be used.

Further information
For further information about the position please contact Head of the Department of Biomedicine, Thomas G. Jensen, by e-mail (please note that applications cannot be sent to this e-mail address - see section on ‘Application’ below)

Required qualifications
Appointment as an associate professor requires research and teaching qualifications at such level as can be attained following a satisfactory period of appointment as an assistant professor, but which could also be achieved otherwise. It is assumed that applicants have received supervision and training in university education and have received a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.

Formalities and references


Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant - associate professor must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the faculty's Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus University's Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

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

All applications must be made online and received by 2 December 2018.

Please apply online here

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.


Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at

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