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Assistant Professor in Applied Muscle Physiology and Biomechanics

The Research Unit of Muscle Physiology and Biomechanics (MoB), Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (IOB), invites applications for a part-time (60%) assistant professor position in Applied Muscle Physiology and Biomechanics to be filled from 1 June 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter and until 31 December 2023.

The duties of the assistant professorship include research, education, administrative and management tasks.

The Research Unit of Muscle Physiology and Biomechanics carries out research and teaching with focus on the adaptive plasticity of skeletal muscle and neuromuscular function in response to physical performance, inactivity, musculoskeletal injury, aging and health. These aspects are illustrated through basic research, but also in the form of more translationally-oriented research, including clinical research.

The applicant will be expected to demonstrate highly profiled and documented research experience within the scientific field of myocellular physiology and biomechanics (mechanical muscle function) with emphasis on exercise, training and health. Research activities will be expected to comprise both basic mechanistic and applied studies, using invasive as well as non-invasive methodologies. It will be expected that the applicant has in-depth experience with research activities related to contractile muscle function and plasticity in vivo, myocellular properties of importance for exercise-induced muscle growth, as well as broad hands-on knowledge of microscopic and macroscopic muscle physiological assessment methods and human testing modalities. In addition, the applicant must have experience with research project management. Applicants must have a completed PhD degree and be able to show documented research work that complies with the research profile described above, and it will be expected that the new assistant professor develops her/his research area in these research areas.

The position involves lecturing in basic and applied physiology at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, respectively, and applicants must demonstrate documented teaching and supervising experience at all educational levels. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching at courses and supervision of students within the BSc and MSc programs at the faculty's degree programs.

Further information can be obtained from the Head of Research Unit, professor Niels Ørtenblad, telephone +45 6550 3433, e-mail  and from the Head of the Department, professor Jens Troelsen, e-mail: , telephone +45 6550 3493.

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
• 3 (up to 5) scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to the 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. 

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 2021-May-16

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Health Sciences by completing the application form