Professor of Epithelial Physiology and Pathophysiology

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Professor in the field of Epithelial Physiology and Pathophysiology as per 1. November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a permanent full-time position.

As a professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialities and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square metres of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master's degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a professor, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here ">https://clin.au.dk">here and about the faculty here .<br">http://health.au.dk/en/">here.<>< a=""> />
Your job responsibilities
As Professor of Epithelial Physiology and Pathophysiology, you will have joint responsibility for the development of the department's research and teaching environment, and you will contribute to the implementation of the faculty's overall research strategy. You are expected to contribute – both independently and in collaboration with others – to the development of the department by leading research of high international quality and contributing to ensuring a high academic and didactic standard in teaching. Qua your excellent collaborative skills and a broad academic network, you contribute to the academic development at Aarhus University and to the university’s profile both nationally and internationally.

Your main tasks will consist of:<>

  • Research of high international quality, including publication in top international journals and communicating your research in national and international academic networks.
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of Bachelor’s and Master's degree students.
  • To contribute to the funding of your own research group with the help of external research funding.
  • Supervision of PhD students and contributing to the development of the faculty's PhD courses.
  • Assessment and committee work at Aarhus University.
  • Research-based collaboration with private and public-sector stakeholders as well as research-based consultancy.
  • Dissemination of your research to the outside world.
  • Dissect epithelial disease mechanisms especially in regulation of body water homeostasis and in cancer.
  • Contribute to the faculty’s PhD courses especially within microscopy.

You will report to the Head of Department Professor Jørgen Frøkiær.

Your competences
You have an excellent track record in research within epithelial physiology and pathophysiology and you have established yourself as a prominent researcher. You possess solid research and teaching qualifications at a high international level. You have broad international cooperative partnerships and great experience of research partnerships with private and public-sector stakeholders. You have also a documented ability to attract significant competitive research funding from national and international funding bodies. The candidate is expected to bridge basic to translational research within epithelial disease mechanisms. Moreover, the candidate is expected to have expertise in numerous methods spanning in vitro cell culture model systems to investigation of tissue samples from experimental animals and patients. Moreover, the candidate must have expertise in bioimaging techniques and have experiencing in designing, organizing and teaching courses at the PhD level especially within microscopy.

International experience from research stays at internationally renowned research institutions is considered an advantage.

As s person, you are a helpful and motivational leader who inspires other researchers and builds trusting relationships with students, colleagues and partners. As a lecturer you communicate the newest and relevant knowledge in a committed, clear and comprehensible manner. As a supervisor you are competent, inspiring, supportive and responsible.
You are ready to take co-responsibility for the development of the department's research and education at the highest international level and for ensuring that we maintain a good work environment. You naturally involve yourself in interdisciplinary collaboration at departmental, faculty and university level as well as nationally and internationally.
We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. International applicants are expected to learn Danish, and Aarhus University arranges Danish teaching.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Professor position, you must meet these">http://health.au.dk/en/about-health/vacant-positions/recruitment-procedu... academic criteria.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department Professor Jørgen Frøkiær tel.: (+45) 8715 0000.

Your place of work will be the Department of Clinical Medicine, insert address, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews September 2022

Terms of employment

  • In making the appointment, emphasis will be placed on a high degree of original production at an internal level and experience from teaching at different levels as well as contributions to the development of teaching activities and teaching material, hereby documenting that the applicant has developed the academic discipline from a research and teaching perspective.
  • Moreover, there will be an assessment of the applicant’s ability to perform research and teaching management tasks.
  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the https://international.au.dk/fileadmin/Bekendtgoerelse_nr__242_af_a3__MAR... Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the https://www.retsinformation.dk/eli/retsinfo/2021/10084 Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the http://health.au.dk/fileadmin/www.health.au.dk/Aktuelt/ledigestillinger/... Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • The yearly base salary for a fulltime professor is DKK 780.213,30 (including a position related supplement, a pre-agreed professor supplement and pension (17.1%)). Additional supplement(s) can be negotiated dependent on experience, special qualifications and performance of special functions. Professors have the authority to negotiate pay on their own behalf.
  • Researchers recruited from abroad are offered a special">https://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/hr/payroll/taxation-of-rese... researcher tax scheme with a lower tax rate.
  • Travel and moving expenses may be covered according to the employee in question and, to a limited extent, the accompanying family.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the https://medarbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/www.medarbejdere.au.dk/hr/Rekrutter... Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.


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