Professor in experimental neurobiology

Updated: about 5 hours ago
Deadline: 09 May 2021

The Neurobiology Research Unit , Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a position as professor in experimental neurobiology.

Research profile and tasks

The main task for the new professor will be to establish and head a group that can promote experimental research in neurobiology. The Department wants to strengthen research in the field of stem cells and Parkinson’s disease. A strong publication record and significant experience in raising external funding will be required.

Collaboration with Odense University Hospital - the major hospital in the region (population base of 1,5 million) - will be encouraged and may include association with the hospital. Likewise, collaboration with other groups within the Department of Molecular Medicine will be encouraged. Other central collaborators may be research groups at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. These groups are leaders in proteomics, organic chemistry, and membrane physics. Establishment of strong international collaborations of benefit to the unit and the department is expected as well. 

Research qualifications

The successful candidate must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent in biological sciences, must have proven significant teaching and supervising experience and must have demonstrated significant research through publications. Applicants with research interests that complement the on-going research within the department will be preferred.

Teaching commitments

The teaching commitments will be in immunology, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, anatomy, or neurobiology depending on the applicant’s specialties, and the successful applicant will be responsible for teaching of medical and natural science students at the Faculty of Health Sciences and at the Faculty of Science in a limited number of hours. The candidate will be expected to mentor, supervise, and support graduate and PhD students, pursuing their Master’s and PhD degrees. 

Teaching qualifications

The candidate will be expected to possess teaching qualifications corresponding to those obtained as an associate professor. 

Further information can be obtained from the head of research at the Neurobiology Research Unit, professor Trevor Owens, telephone +45 6550 3951, e-mail: or from professor Uffe Holmskov, Head of Department of Molecular Medicine, +45 6011 3772 e-mail

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 will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their own assessment by the university. Applications may be shortlisted.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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.

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

• A motivation letter
• A detailed CV
• Degree certificates (i.e. PhD- or DMSc-diploma)
• A complete and numbered list of publications
• 10 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to be 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. 

The application deadline is May 9, 2021. 

Candidates may start from September 1,  2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

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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