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MBG Young Investigator Symposium 2021



Become part of the Young Investigator Research Programme and our new colleague at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark

With this call, we aim to attract and support talented and visionary scientists in applying for Danish investigator grants with the aim of establishing a research group at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG), Aarhus University, Denmark. Research at MBG spans a wide range of basic and applied research themes within molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and molecular medicine. We can offer a stimulating and diverse environment that fosters novel and innovative research ideas and supports collaborative projects.

The call is specifically aimed at early-career and emerging principal investigators, such as senior postdocs looking to establish their own research groups or early-phase junior PIs at the assistant professor level. Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record and approximately 4-8 years of post-doctoral experience.

Admission into the young investigator programme follows a three-step process, in which selected applicants initially present their work online at the

MBG Young Investigator Symposium, 1-3 June 2021

Based on evaluation of the presentations and discussions of research plans, a number of applicants will be invited to visit Aarhus University and learn more about the department and the Danish funding opportunities, meet relevant PIs, and discuss career strategies and support offered at Aarhus University at the

MBG Young Investigator Site Visit, 17-19 August 2021

Based on a final evaluation, several candidates will be offered to enter the Young Investigator Research Programme and receive mentoring on funding with the aim of establishing a research group at MBG for a period of 5-7 years.

MBG focuses on creating an inclusive, stimulating, and international research environment with equal opportunities regardless of gender, race or religion. As a country, Denmark offers a great work-life balance with excellent parenting and parental leave opportunities. MBG Young Investigator Research Programme candidates qualify for a personal career mentor and the possibility to participate in the Aarhus University Junior Researcher Development Programme.

For further information on our department, please visit mbg.au.dk/en/.

Application and further information on the event can be found at this website.

  • Application deadline: Sunday, 18th April 2021
  • Decision for attendance: Wednesday, 5th May 2021

Become part of the young investigator research programme

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For further questions, please contact Head of Department Erik Østergaard Jensen (eoj@mbg.au.dk)