Postdoc in kidney research

Aarhus Universitet


The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as postdoc in the field of kidney research in the research group of Professor Jørgen Frøkiær and Associate Professor Rikke Nørregaard as per 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 24 months full-time position.

Department of Clinical Medicine
As a postdoc 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 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 postdoc, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here ( and about the faculty here (

About the research project
In the postdoc position you will be working in a team dedicated to explore the mechanisms of renal inflammation and fibrosis in kidney diseases. The position involves carrying out experimental preclinical studies in rodent models of renal diseases. Your main objective will be to develop and use different in vivo and in vitro models to identify pathways involved in the progression of renal inflammation and fibrosis in kidney diseases. The applicant will spend 3 months in the lab of Dr Mark Knepper at the NIH working on transcriptomics.

Your job responsibilities
As a postdoc your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Animal surgery
  • Microdissection
  • Statistical analysis

On a day-to-day basis you will report to Associate Professor Rikke Nørregaard.

Your competences
You have a PhD degree, within one of the following areas: molecular biology, health sciences or similar, and a goal of developing into an independent researcher. The successful applicant is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong enthusiasm for learning and developing new experimental approaches. A strong motivation for basic science and experience with animal surgery, microdissection, real time PCR, imaging techniques, immunohistochemistry, western blot protein expression and analysis, RNAseq and statistical analysis are preferred.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria (
Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Rikke Nørregaard tel.: (+45) 7845 9052.

Your place of work will be the Department of Clinical Medicine, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, Denmark.

Terms of employment
  • Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations ( (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health (
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (

Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios (
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant - postdoc ( must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants (

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here ( Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here (

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 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at

01 June 2019


Gem i min profil

Aarhus Universitet

Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 82
Telefon: -
Praktisk information
Forskning og udvikling