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DIAS Assistant Professor in Molecular Neurobiology

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) and the Department of Molecular Medicine seek an outstanding candidate to fill a position as Assistant Professor in the field of Molecular Neurobiology.

The position is a joint position at DIAS and the Department of Molecular Medicine (IMM) at the University of Southern Denmark. The position starts August 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate must have an international profile and a strong record of research publication and a strong funding CV, as well as novel ideas, demonstrating a clear potential to excel in scientific research at a very high level. The appointment is a unique position for the highly ambitious “rising star” that is looking for a long-term position in a very strong interdisciplinary environment, permitting the candidate to pursue ideas with groundbreaking potential. The position runs for four years followed by the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor.


DIAS aims to inspire groundbreaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. There is a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game changing ideas. So far, 19 DIAS Fellows from five faculties are gathered here, and the applicant will become one of them. Thus, DIAS offers an interdisciplinary research environment, where you will interact with the strongest researchers from the five faculties at University of Southern Denmark. Furthermore, DIAS offer substantial support in applications for external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants. 

More information about DIAS activities can be found at

We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to D-IAS as a whole.

For further information about DIAS please contact Professor and DIAS Chair Christine Stabell Benn at or the Dean of The Faculty of Health Sciences, professor Ole Skøtt,

For more informal information about the DIAS institution and life as a DIAS Fellow, please contact DIAS Fellow of Science, Benjamin Jäger at  

Molecular Neurobiology

The Department of Molecular Medicine (IMM) seeks candidates doing cutting-edge research within molecular medicine under the theme Epigenetics and disease. The successful candidate will be expected to synergize with existing research activities in at least one of the three main sections of the Department, which houses several relevant groups that can host the candidate. In addition to laboratory facilities, the candidate will have access to advanced core technologies in e.g. cell imaging, FACS, cell sorting, confocal microscopy, animal studies and surface plasmon resonance. Close collaboration with Odense University Hospital ensures excellent possibilities for translational research, including Clinical genomic

Information about the Department and contact details to professors leading relevant research groups can be seen here

For further information about the Department please contact the Head of the Department, professor Uffe Holmskov at 

Application, salary, etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Please check links for more information about salary and taxation.

Teaching obligations will be reduced, compared to a regular assistant professor position at SDU.

To qualify for the position as assistant professor you must have obtained a PhD-degree by the application deadline.

An application must include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A Research and publication plan for the next three years, including description of the synergy with the Department activities as well as the potential from the interdisciplinarity at DIAS. (max 5 pages)
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers which must be submitted directly by the references to Recruitment Coordinator Elisabeth Lohmann mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Application and all appendices must be in English.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation. 

To English speaking applicants: Please make sure to enter the electronic application form via the English website in order to receive further information in English.

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. 

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Health Sciences may reject your application without further notice. 

Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link "apply online". The Faculty expects applicants to read the information "How to apply" before applying.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Work in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

SDU was founded in 1966 and now has more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad. It has more than 3,800 employees, and 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering. Its main campus is located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. Odense provides family-friendly living conditions with the perfect combination of a historic city center with an urban feel and yet a close proximity to beaches and recreational areas. Its location on the beautiful island of Funen is ideal with easy access by train or highway to the bigger cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen.

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