Postdoc in Targeted Proteomics, Aarhus University, Aarhus

Postdoc in Targeted Proteomics, Aarhus University, Aarhus bh  2019-09-29

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a three-year position as Postdoc in the field of Targeted Proteomics as per 1 December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position.

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 (

About the research project
The position is part of a newly established national research group that investigates the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The position is funded by the Velux Foundation. The research work will mainly be to perform LC-MS analyses (targeted proteomics using SRM) and other relevant protein analyses on samples obtained from the other participating laboratories. The samples consist of biological material from patients, research animals and cultured cells.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in Targeted Proteomics your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

Your main tasks will consist of:

Independent research of high international quality, including publication.

You will report to Professor Bent Honoré and be supervised by him.

Your competences
The ideal candidate has the following profile:

MSc/PhD in human biology, molecular biology, molecular medicine or similar.
Hands-on experience using liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) on Thermo Scientific instruments with standard software for instrument control (Xcalibur).
Knowledge concerning preparation of biological samples (e.g., tissue, cells, plasma, serum).
Experience with quantitative analyses of peptides/proteins from biological material using nanoLC and MS-techniques (SRM, MRM on triple quadrupole MS, e.g. TSQ Quantiva).
Ability to pursue and evaluate quantitative analyses and skills to analyze complex data sets using, e.g., Skyline and other types of software for bioinformatics analyses.
Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to work as part of a group as well as independently.
Willingness to implement new relevant methods for proteomics analyses of tissue.

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If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Bent Honoré at The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system at the latest on the 10th of October 2019, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.