Deadline: 2021-12-05

Location: Aarhus, Denmark

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Type: PhD student

Involvement of membrane-less organelles on kinase signalling and membrane protein trafficking

Call for applications for a fully financed PhD.

Project description

A fully financed PhD position is available starting 1 September or ASAP thereafter in the group of Associate Professor Lene N. Nejsum, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

The position is part of BOUNDLESS, which is an interdisciplinary consortium funded by an interdisciplinary synergy grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The aim of BOUNDLESS is to study signalling in membrane-less organelles, and involves an integration that spans from physics and modelling to clinical medicine. The project involves close collaboration with the other BOUNDLESS labs led by Magnus Kjærgaard, Frans Mulder and Siewert-Jan Marrink (Groningen).

The focus of the Nejsum laboratory is regulation of body water balance with special focus on aquaporin water channels. The PhD candidate will be part of a team that will investigate renal AQP2, which plays a vital role in regulation of body water balance via fine-tuning of urine concentration. The project is especially focused on how membrane-less organelles regulate AQP2 vesicle exocytosis.

Further inquiries should be e-mailed to Associate Professor Lene N. Nejsum (


We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and talented PhD student. Applicants must have a BSc (4+4) and already be, or be eligble to be, enrolled at a relevant education at Aarhus University or a MSc (5+3) in Biology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine or another relevant education. Interest in fluorescence microscopy, image analysis and cell biological work is essential. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

How to apply

Please submit your application via this link. Application deadline is 16 May 2021 23:59 CET. Preferred starting date is 1 September 2021.

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see our application guide

Further information

Please contact Associate Professor Lene N. Nejsum,, for more information.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Salary and terms of employment are in accordance with applicable collective agreement.