Associate Professorship in Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics Aarhus University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Denmark

Associate Professorship in Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics 


The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University invites applications for an Associate Professorship in the area of Bioinformatics and Plant Genomics to begin April 2019.


Candidates pursuing internationally recognized research in plant genome research and application of bioinformatics in crop breeding are encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to have a documented record in genome and/or transcriptome research, including handling and analysis of large NGS data sets. The successful candidate is expected to complement existing strengths of the Department, to contribute to Departmental activities and to engage in scientific interaction with academic staff. The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship within the field of interest. 


Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • establish and lead their own research team
  • deliver innovative research of the highest international standard
  • deliver high quality teaching (associate professor level) 
  • supervise masters and PhD students
  • obtain competitive research funding from external funding bodies
  • write and speak English fluently


The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Plant Molecular Biology and Quantitative Genetics. There are currently 220 full time scientific staff and 140 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to and for information on Science and Technology and Aarhus University, respectively.



The application must be in English and include:

- a curriculum vitae;

- a degree certificate;

- a complete list of publications;

- information about current research activities and a statement of future research plans;

- a teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any); 

- a description of any participation in committees and administrative forums

- a minimum of three references: names and contact information.


Please see for guidelines regarding CV and teaching portfolio.


The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  


Further inquiries should be addressed to Professor Jens Stougaard (; Tlf:+45 8715 5504; Mobil: +45 6020 2649). 

Please apply for the position here.


Application procedure 
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. 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. (in Danish). 

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 Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.



All applications must be made online and received by:


If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Bioloxy


All Jobs


zhejiang uni china

nottingham university


uni anu

uni birm

uni cop

uni gen

uni gothenburg

uni kuw

uni laus

uni laval

uni melb

uni nus

Uni Simon Fraser