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Associate Professor in Neurobiology

The Unit of Neurobiology Research, Department of Molecular Medicine, invites applications for a full-time associate professor position in neuroscience and experimental neuropharmacology.

We seek individuals who have research expertise that complement existing focus areas of the Department.

Major research areas of the department are stem cells and glial biology with relevance to clinical and experimental studies of stroke, demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease.


Research profile and tasks 

Preferred areas of research should supplement existing strengths within the Unit, but applicants must boost the area of experimental neuroscience and neuropharmacology.

The successful candidate will hold a strong publication record within experimental, translational or basic neuroscience research.

Close collaborations are expected within the institute, and with the nearby Odense University Hospital (OUH).

OUH is the main hospital in the region (population of 1,5 million) responsible for diagnoses and treatments within all clinical areas.

Establishment of strong international collaborations of benefit to the unit as well as the department is expected as well.



The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in neurobiology or related disciplines, an M.D., or equivalent; and must have proven postdoctoral training, formal pedagogical training (“adjunktpædagogikum” or equivalent) and supervising experience, and must have demonstrated significant research through publications.

Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate - by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals - a strong background in any of the themes mentioned above.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.


Teaching commitments 

The successful applicant will hold course responsibility and teach neurobiology to medical, BSc and MSc students at courses provided by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Teaching at a high academic level is viewed as a core competence necessary for the applicant to fulfill or develop depending on entry level and prior qualifications. The candidate is expected to participate in mentoring graduate and PhD students pursuing their Master’s degree and PhD. 

Further information can be obtained by e-mail to the Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine, professor Uffe Holmskov and to the head of research at the unit of Neurobiology Research, professor Trevor Owens at

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

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• a motivation letter
• a detailed CV 
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma) 
• a complete and numbered list of publications 
• 5 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to be most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication. 
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy 
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work. 

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

Danish is not required initially however, must be mastered within the first two years of employment. In cooperation with the language centre “Lærdansk”, SDU offers specialised language courses.

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

Further details

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Deadline 2020-Apr-12

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