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Aarhus Universitet

Indrykket 27-04-2021

Laboratory technician in the area of infection biomedicine

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a full-time position within the area of infection biomedicine, with focus on virus infections and immunity. The position should start 1 August 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is associated with an Interdisciplinary synergy project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The project is estimated to run for 3 years.

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 work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Your job responsibilities
As laboratory technician, you will contribute to the laboratory by: participating in research projects focusing on immune responses to virus infections; In your daily work, you will work under the supervision of and in close collaboration with senior academic staff in the laboratory.
You will be performing more qualified tasks that require relevant training and long-term experience. You will have independent responsibility for the organization of the assignments as well as independent responsibility for the quality assurance.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Cell culture techniques.
  • Western blotting, quantitative PCR, and similar methods.
  • Viral propagation and quantification (incl SARS-CoV-2).
  • Assist on animal infection experiments
  • Genotyping of material from transgenic mice
  • Communication and reporting of laboratory results in a professional manner and in digital format
  • Contribution to maintenance of the laboratory and equipment

Your competences
Candidates should be reliable and well organized. The work requires independence and demands flexibility and accuracy. Furthermore, the candidate should have good interpersonal skills and be interested in working within an international team.

The ideal candidate should fulfil the following qualifications:
  • A background within biomedicine, biology or biochemistry.
  • Experience as a laboratory technician in a research lab
  • Proven experience in molecular biology, cell culture or biochemistry work and techniques
  • Candidates are familiar with digital platforms for collection, storage, and reporting of data
  • Experience in histology, imaging and animal surgery will be considered as an advantage.
  • Strong English and Danish communication skills, both oral and written, are expected
  • Team player with a results and problem-solving oriented spirit
  • Proactive, motivated and enthusiastic

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Søren Riis Paludan, or Marie Beck Iversen,

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 23 or 24.

Terms of employment
Terms of employment and pay are regulated by the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish laboratory technician Association and the OAO- Collective Agreement.

Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Indication of education (a copy of the diplomas should be uploaded)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the recruitment system

We refer to the faculty’s Guideline for applicants.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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

Deadline: 28 May 2021


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8000 Aarhus C
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