Full Professorship in Bioimaging and Image Analysis

University of Southern Denmark
March 01, 2023
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Full Professorship in Bioimaging and Image Analysis Full Professorship in Bioimaging and Image Analysis

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a Full Professorship in Bioimaging and Image analysis. We are looking for a candidate with a strong scientific track record, and intellectual curiosity to become part of the Bioimaging section. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to develop an independent research group in a highly supportive environment equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure. Applicants with a research profile in bioimaging and/or image analysis tools are encouraged to apply.

The section for Bioimaging is one of five research sections at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. We are closely connected with other sections at the department, e.g. biomolecular mass spectrometry, genomics and high-throughput sequencing, microbiology, and molecular cell biology. The imaging facility is located at the interface between the University of Southern Denmark and the newly built neighbouring Odense University Hospital. This provides a unique opportunity for engaging in interdisciplinary and translational research collaborations with both clinical and basic researchers.

Application deadline: 1 March 2023. Starting date: August 2023 (the actual starting date is open for negotiation).

Key responsibilities for the successful candidate:

  • Lead a research group within the field of Bioimaging and/or Image Analysis that complements and enhances existing research at the department.
  • Conduct a distinctive internationally competitive research programme in the context of Bioimaging and/or Image Analysis.
  • Initiate and lead research collaborations and secure funding from external sources. We encourage interdisciplinary initiatives to engage with researchers at SDU and Odense University Hospital.
  • Contribute to teaching at the department, including supervision of student projects.
  • Fully participate in supporting a healthy working environment and contribute to the advancement of diversity within the department.
  • The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD degree in life science or a related field.
  • A documented research profile in Bioimaging/image analysis research through a strong publication record in leading international journals.
  • Experience of research-based teaching, and a strong commitment to teaching and student supervision.
  • A track record of successful collaborations and the willingness and ability to build new ones.
  • Demonstrated successful grantsmanship by having previously obtained competitive external funding as primary applicant.
  • Experience in academic management (education, research, administration) and involvement in departmental activities.
  • Formal pedagogical qualifications.
  • Experience with supervision of PhD students and postdocs and mentoring of early career researchers.
  • Strong presence in international networks and research associations.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. International employees are expected to attend Danish classes offered by SDU to achieve language proficiency at a professional level.
  • You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria at the SDU Faculty of Science:

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development.
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision.
  • International impact and experience.
  • Societal impact.
  • Innovativeness, including research commercialization and collaboration with industry.
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • We offer:

  • A stimulating, collaborative, and international research environment with absolute state-of-the-art research infrastructure.
  • Strategic support for funding strategy development and grant writing by the faculty External Relations Team.
  • Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.
  • For further information please consult our Department brochure or contact Head of Department Jakob Møller-Jensen at [email protected]

    Application, salary etc. Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

    Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

    The application must include the following: • A curriculum vitae • A full list of publications • Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated • A brief survey of the applicant's most important research results and research plans for the next three years. • A teaching portfolio.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

    Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

    Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.

    Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

    Campus: Odense

    Application deadline: 01/03/2023

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