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Research assistant in electrophysiological studies of the effects of CPPs

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus University (AU)

A 1 year position as research assistant in electrophysiological studies of the effects of CPPs is available from November 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible there after, in the laboratory of Hanne Poulsen at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University.

The research project will use Xenopus oocytes as the model system for measurements of the effects that peptides conjugated to cell-penetrating peptides have on cellular ionic currents. Additionally, oocytes and other cells will be imaged with fluorescently labelled peptides and compounds.

The project is part of the ODIN financed project P2P CPP in collaboration with HEALTH, iNano, and STipe Therapeutics.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 1-year position available from November 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible there after.

The position will focus on the continuation of electrophysiological characterization of CPPs, the mechanism of uptake, and the physiological impacts CPPs may have, including acute toxicity.

The position will also involve teamwork and research-based teaching of students at the university, as well as assistance in grant applications and preparation of publications.

Your profile

The candidate must present a significant experience with electrophysiological methods such as two-electrode voltage-clamping, preparation of peptides, and confocal imaging.

Applicants should hold an MSc in molecular biology or similar.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Universitetsbyen 81, 8000 Aarhus C

Contact information

Hanne Poulsen, mobile +45 30254065, email [email protected]


Applications must be received no later than Monday 10 October 2022.

Application procedure

Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

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Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences 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 Taxation 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 Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at

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