1 or 2 positions as Postdoc Researcher in Kitazawa Lab


BEMÆRK: Ansøgningsfristen er overskredet

One or two, three-year fulltime postdoc positions are available from September 1st, 2024, in the laboratory of group leader Taro Kitazawa at the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE, Nordic EMBL partnership) and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University. The project is a part of a research program on epigenetic and transcriptional basis of neuroplasticity in memory formation, supported by the European Research Council (ERC) and Lundbeck Foundation.

Starting date and duration of employment 

The positions are for three years, starting September 1st, 2024, or soon thereafter. 


The positions will mainly focus on application of cutting-edge genomics technologies (e.g. bulk/single-cell RNS-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, 3C-seq) to investigate memory formation using the mouse as the model system. Experience of bioinformatics analysis is preferred.

Responsibilities and authority

The candidates will carry out the project under the supervision of PI (Taro Kitazawa). The candidates should be ambitious and self-motivated in directing and taking ownership of internationally competitive research projects.

The positions will also involve active interactions with other lab members and research networks in the Aarhus University including the Bioinformatics Facility, and the DANDRITE center of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine.

Academic qualifications

  • The candidate should hold Ph.D. degree, or should obtain it before the starting date.
  • The candidate should have experience of genomics experiments (e.g., RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq) and bioinformatics analysis. The candidate should have at least one (co) first author paper related to this topic.
  • Experience of mouse genetics and neuronal circuit may be plus.
  • Fluent communication in English is required.

Personal qualifications/social skills 

Logical thinking, hardworking, self-motivated, independent, ambitious, enthusiastic, and collaborative.

Who we are 

DANDRITE is hosted by Aarhus University, where DANDRITE is organizationally placed in two departments: the Department of Biomedicine (Faculty of Health) and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (Faculty of Natural Sciences). The positions available are located at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

DANDRITE is the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, which is a unique network of excellent national research centers in the Nordic countries with complementary research expertise, that aims to facilitates collaborative research, access to infrastructure, and foster outstanding international research talent. Visit www.dandrite.au.dk to learn more.

Place of work 

The place of work is Universitetsbyen 81, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information 

For further information, please contact: Taro Kitazawa, email: taro.kitazawa@dandrite.au.dk


Applications must be received no later than March 27th, 2024.

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.

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.

Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences 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 Taxation 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 Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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.

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.

At the Faculty of Natural Science at Aarhus University, we strive to support our scientific staff in their career development. We focus on competency development and career clarification and want to make your opportunities transparent. On our website, you can find information on all types of scientific positions, as well as the entry criteria we use when assessing candidates. You can also read more about how we can assist you in your career planning and development.

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 8,300 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 935 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/


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Aarhus Kommune

-Virksomheden tilbyder:


Aarhus Universitet, Universitetsbyen 81, 8000 Aarhus C


Ansøgningsfrist: 27-03-2024; - ansøgningsfristen er overskredet

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