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Job title: RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Postdoc in Immuno-oncology

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The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of cancer immunology as per 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 2-year full-time position with possibility for extension.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will be working both in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ and similar modernized older facilities. You can read more about the department and about the faculty .About the research project
Today we know that activation of the innate immune system is essential for mounting an efficient anti-tumor immune response in several aggressive carcinomas. One approach to boost the innate immune system and induce an anti-tumor immune response is focused on stimulation of the “Stimulator of interferon genes” (STING) pathway. However, therapeutic utilization of STING pathway activation has proven difficult, mainly due to limitations in systemic delivery of clinically relevant STING agonists. In this project we will explore novel approaches to obtain targeted STING activation of distinct innate immune populations in the tumor immune microenvironment. In parallel, we will study how the innate immune system more generally can be tailored to generate anti-tumoral effects that lead to tumor remission.
To do this, we will study various murine cancer models focusing on immunological responses and STING-related mechanisms that may explain anti-tumoral activity.Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in Immuno-Oncology your position is primarily research-based. You will contribute to the development of MRJ research group and the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with other postdocs and PhD students. We expect you to participate in some degree of supervision and guidance of junior staff members. Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality
  • Project management and development of the research group
  • Draft publications
  • Participate in innovation orientating meetings

You will report to both Professor Martin Jakobsen and Assistant professor Anders Etzerodt.Your competences
You should have academic qualifications at the PhD level, preferable within one or more of the following areas: molecular medicine, biochemistry, or immunology; and with a strong interest in cancer immunology and therapeutic development. Applicants who will finalize their PhD during 2022 are also encouraged to apply.

Applications with documented experience with cancer immunology, Multiplex flow cytometry and hand-on work with mice models (not constrained to cancer models) will be preferred.

You should be enthusiastic, motivated, result-driven, and creative minded, with good organization, writing and communication skills. You should be interested in fundamental and translational research questions and be able to work well both independently and in a team environment

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 .

Shortlisting will be used.Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Martin Jakobsen by email: [email protected]

We expect to conduct interviews in January/February 2022.

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn.
Terms of employment

  • Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the

. * The appointment is in accordance with the
(Akademikerne). * Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the
. * The yearly base salary for a fulltime postdoc position with minimum 3 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree is DKK 490,408.62 or DKK 516,334.56 with minimum 4 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree. The base salary includes a position related supplement and pension (17.1 %). Additional supplement(s) for special qualifications can be negotiated. Authorisation supplemement(s) will be granted, if relevant for the position. Your local eligible trade union representative at Aarhus University negotiates your salary on your behalf.

  • Researchers recruited from abroad are offered a

with a lower tax rate. * Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the.

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma

must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’ * A list of publications

  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted (optional)
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

We refer to the faculty’s .

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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
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 . Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it .

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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at

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Location: Aarhus, Midtjylland

Job date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:13:34 GMT

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