Assistant Professor of oncolytic virotherapy
The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in the field of oncolytic virotherapy as per 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 24 months.
The department of Biomedicine prioritises diversity and a good work environment, as this is a prerequisite for groundbreaking research. In a diverse and international research environment, dedicated employees are looking to generate new knowledge within biomedical research areas such as infection and inflammation, membranes, neuroscience and personalised medicine. The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. Academic staff contribute to the teaching. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department’s modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in professional scientific basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here .
Your job responsibilities
As Assistant Professor of oncolytic virotherapy your primary tasks will be research and research-based teaching. You will teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, and you will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with both Danish and international colleagues. The position of Assistant Professor is a career development position in which you will receive supervision and pedagogical upgrading.
Your main tasks will consist of:
- Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
- Teaching, guidance and examination of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students, as well as possibly supervision of PhD students.
- Some degree of contribution towards attracting external research funding.
- Library screens of different molecules in combination with oncolytic viruses
- Planning, conducting and analysing different in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models of cancer and virus infection
You will report to David Olagnier and the Head of Department of Biomedicine.
You have independent research-related qualifications at a high international level. You are a clear communicator and you have some degree of experience of supervision and teaching at Bachelor’s and Master’s degree level. We draw attention to completed pedagogical courses in supervision or similar, as well as experience with the establishment of PhD courses and external research collaborations. You have academic qualifications at PhD level and few years of postdoctoral experience, preferably within one or more of the following areas: molecular medicine, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, virology, oncolytic virotherapy; and with a strong interest in cancer immunology and novel therapeutic options.
As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are inclusive and team-oriented and able to contribute to a good work environment.
We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. International applicants are expected to learn Danish, and Aarhus University arranges Danish teaching.
In order to be assessed as qualified for an Assistant Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.
Shortlisting will be used.
Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact David Olagnier tel.: (+45) 31410750.
Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergsgade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
We expect to conduct interviews by end of September 2023.
Terms of employment
Your application must include the following:
- Motivated application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Template for applicant – assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor
- A list of publications
- A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
- A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted (optional)
- Research plan, which is part of the ‘Template to applicant – assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor’ can be uploaded separately (optional)
- Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
- References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)
We refer to the faculty’s
Guidelines for applicants
The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.
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.
Letter of reference
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Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including assistance with relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about the International Staff Office and the range of services
. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Association and offers career development support. You can read more about these resources
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