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Post-doctoral position in Aarhus/Denmark

10 April 2019

Post-doctoral position in Aarhus/Denmark

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Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO) at the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), Aarhus University, wants to fill a vacant position as postdoc in the Nykjaer Group.
The workplace address is Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, Aarhus, Denmark.
PROMEMO is a Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence and DANDRITE is the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. PROMEMO focuses on circuits and proteins regulating memory. DANDRITE is an interdisciplinary research center that performs basic and translational research in the brain and peripheral nervous system.

The Postdoctoral position is a full-time position with a fixed-term employment for three years effective from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2022.

Job responsibilities:
The applicant will perform imaging of active synapses in transgenic mice and primary neuronal cells. Methods employed will include confocal and two-photon imaging of tissues and cells from transgenic mice, adenoviral mediated gene transfer, primary neuronal culture, and mouse behaviour.

Qualifications and Specific Competences:
We expect the successful candidate to have:
A Doctoral Degree in neuroscience or related subjects
An excellent scientific track-record and strong skills in English
Extensive experience with confocal imaging and data processing, preferentially also with two-photon microscopy, of brain specimens
Solid experience with primary neuronal cultures
Experience with viral mediated gene transfer

The successful candidate must be highly motivated and independent, able to manage the project, conduct firm, kind and thorough supervision, and be a good team player.
Shortlisting will be used.

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For further information about the position, please contact Director, Professor Anders Nykjaer via

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Contract length:
3 years
Aarhus University

Contact Information

Anders Nykjær
Hoegh-Guldbergs Gade 10
+45 28992384

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