Post doc position in the chemical biology lab (T. B. Poulsen lab)


A two-year post doc position in the chemical biology lab (T. B. Poulsen lab) is available at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark. The position is available from 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our Research
Research in the Poulsen lab is focused on the discovery of new targets/pathways involved in human disease, notably cancer. The work spans from mechanistic studies of bioactive small molecules to investigations of the biology of defined disease-related proteins. In particular, we are very interested in the pathways/processes involved in cancer progression and metastasis.

Mechanistic investigations of unique anti-cancer agents and construction and evaluation of new cellullar model systems for aggressive cancer phenotypes. A wide range of cell and molecular biological techniques will be employed to undertake the research which will take place in a dynamic interplay with other team members. The project involves collaborators at the local research hospitals as well as internationally.

We expect you to be an exceptionally motivated and ambitious scientist with the following general qualifications:
• A PhD in Life Sciences is essential
• A strong scientific publication record is essential
• Creative aptitude towards experimental design and problem solving is essential
• A desire to work in a dynamic and ambitious research environment is essential
• Experience in mammalian cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology is essential
• Excellent English skills are essential
• Previous experience in cancer/tumour biology is desired

Place of work
The Department of Chemistry has about 35 academic staff members and hosts numerous other scientific associates. Besides a flourishing graduate school, Department of Chemistry has app. 200 undergraduate students and hosts almost 10 large research centres and instrument centres. Webpage:

Aarhus University was ranked number 68 of 750 major universities from around the world and number 23 in Europe in The Leiden University Ranking from 2014. The main campus is beautifully situated in a park in central Aarhus (300,000 inhabitants). Webpage:

Information about working in Denmark can be found here:

For further information regarding the position and qualifications, please contact Ass. Prof. Thomas B. Poulsen (

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here (
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.


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