Postdoc position in New Plant Breeding Techniques and feed quality in barley and wheat

Aarhus Universitet


The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Research Centre Flakkebjerg invites applications for a 31 month postdoc position in the group of Professor Henrik Brinch-Pedersen. The position is part of the projects in the ReTraQue project funded by Innovation Fund Denmark. New mechanisms in barley and wheat affecting protein digestibility in feed has been identified. The primary focus of the project is to study the mechanism in plants affecting protein digestibility in feed and develop New Breeding Techniques for modern barley and wheat.

The position is available from July 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The applicant will use advanced CRISPR/Cas techniques, classical molecular biology, biotechnology and tissue culture as tools for genome editing and gene characterization.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in molecular biology and genetics, plant biotechnology or equivalent.


  • Experience in working with plants, preferably crops.
  • Experience in working with CRISPR in cereals would be a merit.
  • Experience in plant tissue culture.
  • Experience in plant molecular biology.
  • Experience with plant biotechnology.

Place of Work
The place of work is Research Center Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse.

Contact information
For further information, please contact Professor, MSO, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen (

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified 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 each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology 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 Finance 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 Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

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

21 June 2019


Praktisk information

Aarhus Universitet

Forsøgsvej 1