Associate Professor of Vaccinology
University of Copenhagen Centre for Medical Parasitology
Denmark

Associate Professor of Vaccinology 10% (Fixed-Term, 2 years)

 

Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM)
Centre for Medical Parasitology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

 

The University seeks to appoint an associate professor to the Department of Immunology and Microbiology to commence as soon as possible.

Information on the department can be found at: https://isim.ku.dk.



Job description
The Department seeks to appoint a 10% associate professor of Vaccinology (fixed-term 2 years) to commence as soon as possible.



The applicant shall be heading a research team working on the development of virus-like particle based vaccines. Specifically, the group is working with the development of a generic and easy-to-use technology for making efficient vaccines against both infectious- and non-communicable chronic diseases. The technology employs 'virus-like particles' (VLPs) which are enabled to bind efficiently to various vaccine antigens via a genetically engineered binding-tag on the VLP surface. The team of scientists work with the identification of vaccine targets and antigen design, including recombinant expression of antigen candidates and formulation/quality testing of developed VLP-vaccines. Finally, vaccine efficacy is measured in animal models and vaccine-induced immune responses in investigated by various assays.



The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

 

Required qualifications
The successful applicant should be able to document:

  • Expertise in vaccine development, in particular modular vaccines based on virus-like particles.
  • Expertise in antigen design
  • Expertise in immunological assay used for investigating of vaccine-induced immune responses.
  • Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways.
  • Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies
  • Research-based teaching

The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.



Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.



The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.



Questions
For further information, please contact Deputy Head of Department Thor Grundtvig Theander, thor@sund.ku.dk.



Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https://www.ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).



Application
The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivations for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio)

 

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at https://jobportal.ku.dk.



Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.



The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.



The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.



Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Thursday, 16 January 2020.



Interviews for this position are likely to be held on Friday, 13 March 2020.

 

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

 

Info

Application deadline: 16-01-2020

Employment start: Start as soon as possible

Working hours: Part-time

Department/Location: Centre for Medical Parasitology


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