Post Doctoral Position in Neuroscience Aarhus University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Denmark


A 3-year position as a postdoc in EM tomography and single-particle cryoEM studies of neuronal membranes is available from November 2016, or as soon as possible after, in the group of Prof. Poul Nissen located at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University (Campus Aarhus). The project is part of the Danish node for neuroscience of the Nordic-EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine (DANDRITE) and the BRAINSTRUC research program funded by the Lundbeck Foundation. 

Aarhus University has established state-of-the-art cryoEM facilities centered on an operational Titan-Krios microscope equipped with a Gatan K2 Quantum detector that will be available to the project.

The project will be focused on studies of large complexes and network structures of neuronal membranes associated with formation and transmission of action potentials and with a particular focus on the coupled function of ion pumps and ion channels. The candidate must present a significant experience in membrane protein structural biology and preferably electron microscopy on biological samples. The position will have a main focus on tomographic studies of large membrane protein complexes in native membranes or native membrane nanodiscs. The position will also involve teamwork with other postdocs and PhD and MSc students on single-particle cryoEM studies of membrane proteins and complexes.

 The position may prepare for a long-term career in both academia and industry.

Applicants are referred to the full text advert, where applications must also be admitted, via University webpage (see link to website).

Job Information

Closing date:
Contract length:
3 years
Aarhus University
The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), and Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics

Contact Information

Poul Nissen
Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), Nordic-EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University

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