Assistant professor D-IAS 2017, Medical Science: Neurobiology

December 2, 2016


The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (D-IAS) seeks outstanding candidates to fill several positions at assistant professor level in the research areas of interest of the centre.

The positions are sponsored by, and located at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and start in the autumn of 2017.

The appointments will be for four years with possibility of  appointment as associate professor for two more years.

One of the positions is in the area of neurobiology at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark. 

The successful candidate will be expected to work on ground-breaking research in the area of experimental neurobiology that aims to increase our understanding of neuronal, glial and immune interactions in health and disease.

The Research Unit of Neurobiology includes research groups with expertise in stem cells and glial biology with relevance to clinical and experimental studies of demyelinating and neurodegenerative diseases.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in neurobiology or related fields.

For further information please contact Prof. Trevor Owens (Research Leader), telephone +45 65503951 or email: towens@health.sdu.dk

Furthermore, the successful candidate must have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the candidates to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as to contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.

Danish IAS

The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

More information about Danish IAS activities can be found on our website www.dias.sdu.dk.

For further information about Danish IAS please contact Co-Director Francesco Sannino at sannino@cp3.sdu.dk, Co-Director Thorbjørn Knudsen at tok@sod.dias.sdu.dk or Centre Administrator Charlotte Gøbel at gobel@dias.sdu.dk

Application, salary etc.

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• an application
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• up to 5 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: gobel@dias.sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
• a teaching portfolio
• a research and publication plan for the next three years
• documentation for international profile

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

D-IAS encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, a job interview may be held during the period of 16-19 May 2017. Please reserve theses dates.

Read the guideline for applicants.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark

Application deadline:
Apply online