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149101 Associate professor of MHC-based immunochemistry, Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

KU SUND Mærsk Tårnet


The University seeks to appoint an associate professor to the Department of Immunology and Microbiology with special emphasis on MHC-based immunochemistry to commence on 1 August 2019. The position is part-time (5 %).

Information on the Department can be found at

Job description
The subject area is immunochemistry with emphasis on peptide-MHC class I and II interactions, the application of high-density peptide microarrays to immune epitope discovery (CD4+ T cell as well as linear B cell epitopes) and the use of bioinformatics to analyze the resulting data and further support epitope discovery. Duties of the position include research in this area, development of new and improved technologies addressing peptide-MHC interaction, dissemination of the scientific results to a broad audience, and teaching of pre- and post-graduate students. As the post is mainly financed by research projects, the job will include coordination and planned research within these projects. Some commissioned work within immune epitope discovery may be included.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:
• Research, including publication/academic dissemination
• Management and coordination of research projects
• Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
• Research-based teaching, including associated examination
• Academic assessments
• Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate

Required qualifications
The successful applicant should be able to document:
• Research qualifications achievable in a position as assistant professor or equivalent within the subject area
• Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies
• Research-based teaching
• Skills within the development of advanced, homogenous assays to measure receptor-ligand interactions (e.g. LOCI, SPA, TR-FRET)
• Skills within the application and analysis of high-density peptide microarrays
• Skills within the bioinformatical analysis of the above generated data

The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.

For further information, please contact the Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, professor Soren Buus, MD, PhD, email

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).

The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:
• Application, including reasons for applying for this position (max 2 pages)
• Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
• Diplomas – all relevant certificates (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant)
• Research plan (3-5 pages)
• Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
• Teaching plan
• Teaching portfolio (Guidelines:

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59pm CET, Tuesday 9 April 2019.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held on 18 June 2019.

Praktisk information
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