Assistant professor D-IAS 2017, Medical Science: Neurobiology

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (D-IAS) seeks outstanding candidates to fill several positions at assistant professor level in the research areas of interest of the centre.

The positions are sponsored by, and located at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and start in the autumn of 2017.

The appointments will be for four years with possibility of  appointment as associate professor for two more years.

One of the positions is in the area of neurobiology at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark. 

The successful candidate will be expected to work on ground-breaking research in the area of experimental neurobiology that aims to increase our understanding of neuronal, glial and immune interactions in health and disease.

The Research Unit of Neurobiology includes research groups with expertise in stem cells and glial biology with relevance to clinical and experimental studies of demyelinating and neurodegenerative diseases.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in neurobiology or related fields.

For further information please contact Prof. Trevor Owens (Research Leader), telephone +45 65503951 or email:

Furthermore, the successful candidate must have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the candidates to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as to contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.

Danish IAS

The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

For further information about Danish IAS please contact Co-Director Francesco Sannino at, Co-Director Thorbjørn Knudsen at or Centre Administrator Charlotte Gøbel at