Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Molecular Microbiology
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern
Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of
Molecular Microbiology. We are looking for an outstanding junior researcher
with an innovative mindset and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and
complement the research profile of the Research Unit for Molecular
Microbiology. The position is for a duration of three years, after which a
position at the level of associate professor will be made available, subject
to a positive assessment. This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated
research talents to develop their independent research programme in a well-
equipped and highly supportive environment.
Application deadline: 31 March 2022.
Starting date: 1 August 2022, or soon thereafter.
All research areas within Molecular Microbiology are considered, but
candidates with research interests in bacterial pathogenesis and antimicrobial
resistance, the human microbiome or synthetic biology are especially
encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will establish their research
programme, ideally with national or international collaborations, within the
Research Unit for Molecular Microbiology. They are expected to supervise
student projects from Bachelor to PhD level, disseminate their results through
publication in international peer-reviewed journals and seek external research
funding. The candidate will be enrolled in the SDU Lecturer Training Programme
and the SDU Science Academy to enhance qualifications in university didactics
and research management, respectively.
The Research Unit for Molecular Microbiology offers shared fully equipped
biosafety level 1 and 2 laboratories, including a climate-controlled
fluorescence microscope, FACS instrument and a medium-throughput semi-
automated chemical screening platform within the BSL-2 laboratory. We also
cultivate our links to the other sections of the department that contain
absolute state-of-the-art research infrastructure for biomolecular mass
spectrometry, advanced bioimaging and high-throughput sequencing. Furthermore,
we aim to strengthen our joint research activities with clinicians working in
Odense University Hospital, which is currently being built immediately
adjacent to the department.
The successful candidate should have:
A PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field
At least three years of postdoctoral experience
A strong publication record with first-author publications in leading
Experience of teaching at undergraduate level, and a strong commitment to
teach and supervise students
A track record of successful collaborations
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Additional factors that will be evaluated positively (but are not mandatory)
Having previously obtained external funding as primary applicant
Formal pedagogical qualifications
Prior experience of student supervision.
An assistant professor position of three years followed by the possibility
of subsequent full tenure as associate professor.
A stimulating, collaborative, and international research environment
Relevant courses in university teaching, research management,
grantsmanship, and Danish language to develop the applicant's academic
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)
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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
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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.
Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will
neither be considered nor evaluated.
Please note that applicants are expected to have completed their PhD.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus
welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online".
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before you apply.
Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is
recommended that your application is submitted in English.
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