Professor in Molecular Engineering of Biomolecules (repost)

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Deadline: · Department of Chemistry and Bioscience · Deadline October 28. 2022;

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a faculty position as Professor Molecular Engineering of Biomolecules is open for appointment from February 1st, 2023, or soon hereafter. This position is located within the Section of Bioscience and Engineering with working place in Aalborg. For more info, see:

Job description

With this professorship the department wants to strengthen Aalborg University’s research within the combined fields of Engineering and Science with the aim of delivering valuable knowledge to support sustainable solutions to societal challenges.

Specifically, we are looking for a Professor within Molecular Engineering of proteins that will lead research within the faculty of Engineering’s described sustainable research focus area: Medical-, Health and welfare Technology. We are seeking a person with a track record of engineering proteins such as antibodies or enzymes. The ideal candidate therefore is expected to document an extensive research background in protein chemistry and engineering of proteins for optimal performance.

The professor is expected to build and lead an internationally recognized research team with within medical biotechnology, promoting close interactions with scientist from local and national hospitals and medical faculties, with the aim of contributing to the translation of basic science to the clinic. Furthermore, visions and plans to expand application of technologies to scientific fields outside medical biotechnology in collaboration with other researchers at Aalborg University with the aim of strengthening the research at AAU in a broader sense is seen as an advantage.

As a professor, you are expected to produce a significant record of publications, and to encourage research achievement and nurture a research culture within the research group. As a professor you are anticipated to be able to secure external research funding and participate actively in research networks.

A professor will be expected to plan and conduct teaching at all university levels. Previous experience with teaching at graduate and undergraduate in relevant topics should be documented. Supervision of students and staff at all levels must be expected, including PhD, post docs and assistant professors. Furthermore, you are expected to contribute to the department management, leadership and development of educational programs through engagement with and participation in department and faculty structures.

Your application should include a description of plans, including visions for research, education and external collaboration. The application must include an explanation of your previous research with reference to the attached list of publications and information about research management.

More information about ENGs focus areas can be found here :æredygtighedsindsats/ . More information about the position can be obtained by contacting section head Kåre Lehmann Nielsen, or department head Michael Toft Overgaard, .

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of two sections spanning two campi in Esbjerg and Aalborg. This position is located in Aalborg.

Qualification requirements

Applicants for the position as professor should have research qualifications corresponding to the level achieved from a successful employment period as associate professor or achieved otherwise. The applicant must document an extensive record of scientific production at an international level (peer-reviewed articles, invited talks) within the research areas outlined above and should be widely recognized in the field (as documented by awards, editorial responsibilities etc.). The applicant should also document a strong record of attracting external funding as principal investigator (PI), as well as experience in supervising Ph.D. students and postdocs. Special contributions to and development of educational and teaching related areas will be considered in the overall assessment.

A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.

  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
  • Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Camilla Bjerregaard Bock by mail or phone (+45) 9940 9582.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here .


Appointment and salary acc. to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State. Employment as Professor is in accordance with a classified position on scale 37. In addition, a pensionable increment will be given. 

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Fri Oct 28 00:00:00 CEST 2022

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