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Postdoc of Molecular Microbiology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

The Centre of Excellence BASP headed by Prof Kenn Gerdes focuses on the study of molecular mechanisms underly bacterial stress responses, in particular the “stringent response” mediated by the second messenger (p)ppGpp. Professor Kenn Gerdes’ group is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious post doc holding a PhD-degree within the area of molecular microbiology. The position is for three years. Experiences in the fields of bacterial genetics, biochemistry and/or physiology are essential.A candidate familiar with global analyses, such as ribosome profiling, RNA-seq or CLIP-seq (CRAC) will be favoured. Excellent written and spoken English is a requirement for the positions. The candidates should document a track record of excellent scientific publications, and have the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team.    
The postdoc’s duties will include research within molecular microbiology as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.  
Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Niels Kroer or Head of Centre Kenn Gerdes. 
The position is open from August 15th 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.  
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 419.772 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 71.781). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include  
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Proposal for a Research plan – draft description of current and future research plans 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers 
The deadline for applications is 15th of June, 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
You can read about the recruitment process at
Interviews will be held on Monday August 6th, 2018.  

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Application deadline: 15-06-2018
Employment start: 15-08-2018
Department/Location: Biologisk Institut

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