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1.5-yr postdoc on rates of biodiversity change due to human induced global environmental shifts 1009992

1.5-yr postdoc on rates of biodiversity change due to human induced global environmental shifts 1009992

How fast do different levels of biological organisation respond to environmental changes?

Research Area and Project Description: Earths environmental and biological setup is changing due to human activities, a transformation that is leaving lasting impacts on ecosystems processes and services. These changes would result in the emergence of novel ecosystems when the environmental and biological step transformations cross a tipping point. While much work has focused on establishing the most likely causes for the recorded biological reorganisation of ecosystems over the last decades, we have limited knowledge of how these responses take place and the rates at which they occur. This postdoc will determine the environmental variables that have the most substantial influence in determining shifts on different levels of biological organisation. This research line will provide the first systematic evaluation of the links between changes in environmental composition and multiple aspects defining the biological structure of an ecosystem. The postdoc is expected to lead at least one paper in this research area, as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, helping solving problems in her/his area of expertise and more generally contributing ideas and concepts to the project. The candidate will be encouraged to write a Marie Curie fellowship as soon as she/he arrives on the subject of the project to continue the work on this topic within my group.

Qualifications and Specific Competences: Applicants to the postdoc position must have PhD degree in ecology (or equivalent) or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. The successful candidate should have solid experience with macro-ecology and biogeography, work with large ecological databases, cutting-edge expertise in advanced statistical analyses of large data sets, and be skilled in the use of R/Python. Furthermore, the successful candidate needs to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and good skills in English. International applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills.

Supervisors and collaborators: Project PI Assistant Professor Alejandro Ordonez will be the main supervisor. The postdoc will join a team within the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF) and collaborate with the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE). ECOINF harbors strong expertise in macroecology as well as ecology and biodiversity broadly. BIOCHANGE is a center of excellence lead by prof. Jens-Christian Svenning, focused on improving our understanding, predictive capacity, and responses to the ongoing and future dynamics in biodiversity under global change. Together BIOCHANGE and ECOINF constitute an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community.

Place of Employment and Work: The place of employment and work is the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Starting date: December 1st 2018, but flexible.

Contacts: Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Alejandro Ordonez, phone +4587154347, e-mail: alejandro.ordonez@bios.au.dk

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

08.11.2018
Please apply online here

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.

 

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 8 November 2018
Unit: Department of Bioscience
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Post expires on Thursday November 8th, 2018

Postdoc on “Cross-scale Integration of Arctic Shrub Dynamics” at Ecoinformatics and Biodiverstiy, Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark 1008523

The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University invites applications for a 15 months postdoc position in the Vegetation Dynamics Group at the Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity (ECOINF) and the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE).

The project aims at understanding past, ongoing, and future shrubs dynamics by linking locally observed differences in shrub cover, productivity, growth and recruitment, with satellite- and drone-based remote sensing data collected across Greenland. Comparing local and remotely-sensed patterns of shrub dynamics across strong climatic gradients is highly important for improving our understanding of the potential biodiversity and ecosystem consequences of arctic shrub dynamics. The project builds on local observations and drone-based remotely sensed data collected at more than 15 sites across Greenland as well as satellite based remote sensing products. In addition, further data will be collected on Disko island, Greenland in summer 2019.

We are seeking a candidate trained in analyzing remote sensing data (satellite, airborne and drone-based) which has strong skills in advanced statistical modeling, machine learning, and profound knowledge and interest in community ecology and vegetation dynamics. Documented skills in vegetation classification and point-cloud analyses as well as programming in R and Python are an advantage. Experience with Arctic-Alpine ecosystems and drone-based fieldwork in Arctic-Alpine areas is an advantage, but not a prerequisite.

The postdoc will be part of the Vegetation Dynamics Group and the UAS4Ecology lab at the Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity (ECOINF) and the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE). In addition, the post doc will be affiliated with the Arctic Research Center and the Interdisciplinary Center for Climate Change Research at Aarhus University. Hence, the candidate will be working in a world-leading and dynamic research environment with ample opportunities to interact with other researchers nationally, as well as internationally, on related topics. The project is led by Associate Professor Signe Normand.

Candidates should have obtained a PhD in remote sensing, ecology, or other related fields. The successful candidate must document a strong research record as well as a broad knowledge of the field of satellite- and drone-based remote sensing.

The position is expected to be filled by the 1th of January 2019 or as soon as possible here after.

Applicants are encouraged to seek further information by contacting Signe Normand, signe.normand@bios.au.dk, +45 23718009. Further information can be found at www.signenormand.net, http://bios.au.dk/om-instituttet/organisation/oekoinformatik-biodiversitet/projects/biochange/, and twitter @SigneNormand, @VegDyn, @UAS4Ecology, @ECOINF, @BIOCHANGE.

Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

30.11.2018
Please apply online here

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.

 

 

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Unit: Department of Bioscience
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Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018

Postdoc in theoretical condensed matter physics – readvertisement 1008724

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in theoretical condensed matter physics, Dirac materials and materials simulation.

The position is available as soon as possible.

Job description/research project/research area
We have an opening for a postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter physics, Dirac materials and in materials simulation.

The position will be funded by the VILLUM Centre of Excellence for Dirac Materials (www.villumcdm.org), with resources shared between Aarhus University and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stockholm (www.nordita.org). The main mission of the centre is the prediction, realization and characterization of novel Dirac materials in a broad sense. To this end, the centre combines advanced theoretical and computational electronic structure approaches with a broad range of experimental tools spanning synthesis, structural characterization and electronic structure investigations in Aarhus and Nijmegen.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics.

Additional qualifications for this project:
• Experience with performing Density Functional Theory simulations.
• Basic knowledge of topological band theory and experience in characterizing topological order from ab-initio simulations.

Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

There is funding for 2 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc.

Applications should include a CV and publication list, a statement of research interests and three letters of reference.

Further information
Applicants are encouraged to contact Nicola Lanata (lanata@phys.au.dk) and Philip Hofmann (philip@phys.au.dk) before submitting their application.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

08.11.2018
Please apply online here

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.

 

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 8 November 2018
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Post expires on Thursday November 8th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in cell physiology – 1008788

The Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for an 18-month postdoctoral position. The position is available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Research area and project
The research aims to identify and characterize novel signaling mechanisms that underlie the development and pathogenesis of salt sensitive hypertension and contribute to chronic kidney disease. These studies make use of a variety of different novel cell and animal models and gene knockout mice.

Qualifications for the position
The applicant must hold a PhD degree within physiology, cell biology, molecular biology or equivalent. Experience with and certification in rodent experiments, including the use of balance studies in metabolic cages, blood and urine collection and biochemical analysis of serum/urine is essential. Prior experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques, immunocytochemistry and western blotting is also required.

The candidate must have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and a strong record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate must demonstrate a drive and capacity to work independently within a larger research group and to further develop this specific research field within the group.

Application requirements
Your application must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, list of publications, two recent published manuscripts and a detailed motivation letter describing why you are suited to the position. The names of up to 4 reference providers should be provided.
Shortlisting based on the essential qualifications (detailed above) will take place.

About the department
The place of employment is Aarhus University and the place of work is Department of Biomedicine South, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. The state-of-the-art laboratory (imaging, proteomics equipment) encompasses highly skilled technicians and postdocs, PhD students, and a varying number of research year students. The laboratory has a strong international standing in the field of renal epithelial cell biology and a solid record of guiding young researchers to independently funded positions.

Further information
For further information about the position please contact Professor Robert A. Fenton, +45 87167671 or by e-mail: robert.a.fenton@biomed.au.dk
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

 

 

Application

Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

22.10.2018
Please apply online here

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.

 

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 22 October 2018
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
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Post expires on Monday October 22nd, 2018

Two 2 year Postdoc positions in Autobiographical Memory Rehabilitation in Dementia 1008332

At Center on Autobiographical Memory Research (CON AMORE), Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University, two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships are open from December 1st 2018 or later.

The postdoc fellow is expected to work on ongoing reserach projects in the area of autobiographical memory rehabilitation in dementia. The applicant must have concrete knowledge of, and experience with, conducting research involving life story interviews or object cueing of autobiographical memory in older adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the applicant must be experienced at coding verbal data into quantifiable categories, and conducting statistical analyses. The applicant has to be fluent in Danish, and have experience with testing older adults with dementia, supervising student assistants and coordinating research activities in the area of autobiographical memory rehabilitation in dementia.

The research project is funded by a grant from Velux Fonden to study autobiographical Memory rehabilitation in dementia. It is hosted by Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, a Center of Excellence at Aarhus University.

For further information, please check the center’s website:

http://conamore.au.dk/en/

http://psy.au.dk/forskning/forskningscentre-og-klinikker/conamore/erindringer/

For further information regarding the position, please contact the center leader, professor Dorthe Berntsen, Tel. +45 87165868, E-mail: dorthe@psy.au.dk

Who we are
Center on Autobiographical Memory Research (CON AMORE) is part of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences which is one of six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the social science and business-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS – and specifically the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations

At the department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, we teach and conduct research into the most significant subject areas of psychology. The department employs around 45 academic staff members and 45–50 PhD students. Our researchers have a strong tradition for collaborating with Danish as well as international researchers from many different academic fields, such as health and psychiatry,education, pedagogic, linguistics, philosophy, religious studies, management, economics and neuroscience. We also increasingly focus on expanding our research and teaching to include subject areas such as orgizational development, management and human relations.

For more information about the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, please visit: http://psy.au.dk/en/

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

Application
Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose

Application and other documents must be in English language

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

22.10.2018
Please apply online here

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 884 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.

 

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 22 October 2018
Unit: Department of Psychology and Behavioural Science
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday October 22nd, 2018

Get your graduate degree at a top 100 university

The Graduate School of Science and Technology at Aarhus University is looking for a number of bright, enthusiastic and ambitious candidates who are interested in pursuing a PhD education.

The University is located in Aarhus, Denmark, which provides international students with a safe and stable environment, a high standard of living and a wealth of social opportunities. Besides having an excellent reputation that enables our PhD graduates to find outstanding employment prospects, Aarhus University offers attractive working conditions, research support and campus resources. Read more about all the benefits here.

Applications are accepted from college students and graduates with an academic record corresponding to a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Application deadline is 1 November 2018, with a starting date of 1 February 2019 or later.

Read more about the Call and apply online here.


We offer a number of PhD positions in the following programmes:

·       Agroecology (incl. Plant Science and Soil Science)

·       Animal Science

·       Bioscience

·       Chemistry

·       Computer Science (incl. Bioinformatics)

·       Engineering

·       Environmental Science

·       Food Science (incl. Horticulture)

·       Geoscience

·       Mathematics

·       Molecular Biology and Genetics (incl. Molecular Medicine)

·       Nanoscience

·       Physics and Astronomy

Apply at the university homepage

Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

Postdoc positions in Mixed-Signal CMOS Integrated Circuits for Implantable Brain Interface 1003028

At Aarhus University, Department of Engineering within integrated Circuits and Electronics Lab, we are hiring talented researchers in postdoc positions to work on an exciting project for recording and processing brain signals using a neuromorphic chip as a part of large interdisciplinary project. Within this project, we aim at developing a low-power small footprint multi-channel CMOS analog front-end for brain recording purposes. The designed chip will be tested both in-vitro and in-vivo. Hence, applicants are expected to expand their knowledge to the biomedical aspect of the work too. The postdoc will work closely with different research groups within this project. Therefore, they are expected to have strong communication skills for a fruitful teamwork.

The grant agreement is expected to be signed by all the partners in the project in 2018 with the possible project start of February 1st 2019. Employment is time limited to two years with the possibility of extension.

Tasks
You are expected to contribute to:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of low-power design challenges in CMOS technology.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the analog front-end circuits required to record a low-noise and clean signal from brain ready for processing.
  • Design, simulate and fabricate and measure integrated chips used for brain signal recording in CMOS technology.

Qualifications
You are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering
  • A solid background in Electronics and CMOS Integrated Circuit Design
  • Experienced in CMOS fabrication and measurements
  • Team working skills as this is an interdisciplinary project
  • Good collaboration and communications skills
  • Experience with biomedical instrumentation, recording and analysis of electrophysiological signals is an advantage but not required.
  • Experience with EDA CAD tools for IC design (Virtuoso, HSPICE, etc.)
  • PCB design (e.g. Allegro)

The employee will work with low-power integrated nanoelectronics in ICELAB (http://icelab-au.com/) headed by Associate Prof. Farshad Moradi in collaboration with NeuroTechnology Lab headed by Associate Professor Preben Kidmose.

About the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section
Electrical and computer engineering are closely related engineering disciplines that focus on the development of hardware and software for intelligent units and networks. This includes hardware at system and component levels as well as many different types of software for controlling electronic devices and networks.

The research areas within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section at Department of Engineering support the development within this area. The outcome greatly influences our daily lives as advanced technologies are incorporated into an increasing number of products, for example in industrial processes, at hospitals and in information infrastructures.

Place of employment and place of work

The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Science and Technology, Department of Engineering, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Further information
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact Associate Professor Farshad Moradi, Department of Engineering, moradi@eng.au.dk for additional background information on the project to optimize their application package.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 November 2018
Unit: Department of Engineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral position in the observational study of supernovae 1002136

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2 year postdoctoral position in the observational study of supernovae. There is funding for 2 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc.

The successful applicant is expected to spend a significant fraction of their time working on a sample of stripped-envelope core-collapse supernovae obtained by the Carnegie Supernova Project-II.

Applicants with experience with optical/near-infrared imaging and spectroscopic data reductions and analysis including PCA and the application of machine learning algorithms is desired.

The applicant will be able to collaborate with members of the Carnegie Supernova Project, ASAS-SN, and NUTS (Nordic Un-biased Transient Survey).

Applicants are required to have a PhD prior to starting date which is expected to be by mid 2019.

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Questions regarding the position can be sent to Max Stritzinger (max@phys.au.dk).

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 November 2018
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

Two research software engineers for the Department of Bioscience (postdocs/research assistants) 985352

We want to strengthen the environmental and wildlife simulation capacity of bioscience by supporting development of agent-based system simulation models to predict impacts of management of landscapes, both agricultural and natural across Europe. The research team includes software engineers, ecologists, ecotoxicologists, and GIS specialists, and is distributed over a number of European countries. Successful applications will join the core Danish team, which leads the software design and development of the simulation software and its application in risk assessment and wildlife management.

The research area:

Developing predictive tools for landscape management depends on linking social and ecological components of a system effectively. Social-ecological system (SES) simulations are new tools, but are essential since the impact of management is determined by processes acting in local context, and resulting in feedback situations. These relationships can be captured in detailed simulations and used to explore management strategies as well as to understand causal mechanisms for observed real world phenomena. SES simulations therefore have a role in both applied and theoretical studies.

The research tasks:

The main task will be to undertake research and development using the Animal Landscape and Man Simulation System (ALMaSS) applied to the main ALMaSS activity areas; these being simulation in support of management of animal populations (focal species here are insect populations in agriculture and Danish bird and mammal populations). The successful candidates should support technical development and application of social-ecological system simulation methodologies as part of the ALMaSS team, and develop independent research supporting model development for either agricultural insect populations (initially ladybirds, aphids and syrphids), or wildlife management (initially geese, hare, beaver and red deer). A key activity will be application of SES simulation and there must be a strong focus on subsequent scientific publication. The candidate will also be welcome to participate in other research activities (existing data or new projects) in the local research environment.

Qualifications:

We are seeking technically qualified people to support the simulation modelling developments. The applicant is expected to have the scientific background in a scientific discipline at master- or PhD level (a PhD is required for employment as postdoc). The applicant must have a strong background in simulation modelling and/or programming. A high-level of proficiency in programming, including object-oriented paradigms is essential. Experience of C++, R and GIS is an advantage, as is an interest in one or more of the main ALMaSS activity areas. Ability to work and communicate well as part of a team is essential.

If you are employed as a postdoc the position is a 4 year position. If you are employed as a research assistant the position is a 3 year position. The positions are open for appointment from 1 October 2018. The place of work is Grenåvej 14, 8410 Rønde, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

We strive for a good balance between work and privacy. Details can be obtained from Professor Chris Topping (cjt@bios.au.dk, tlf: +45 87158845) or Deputy Head of Department, Flemming Skov (fs@bios.au.dk, mobile: +45 23343274)

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Kalø
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Unit: Department of Bioscience
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Post expires on Friday August 24th, 2018

Postdoc position in materials chemistry at extreme conditions 978236

The Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a 1-year postdoc position in the field of materials chemistry with a focus on high pressure science. The starting date for the position is August 1st, 2018, and it will run until July 30st, 2019.

In case further external funding is secured within the academic area the candidate is assessed obviously qualified for, an extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc.

Research area
The position is embedded in a prestigious Sapere Aude project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The focus is discovery of new materials and studies and involve high pressure techniques. High pressure synthesis is an efficient approach to discover new materials. Pressure-dependent studies offer excellent opportunities to stabilize or study interesting compounds and structures. Furthermore studies of P,T structure-property relations of known materials will be used to gain deeper understanding. The postdoc position focus on the continued development of high pressure methods for synthesis and characterization of materials at extreme conditions. Advanced materials of high current interest will be explored with a particular emphasis on topological insulators and perovskites with heavy transition elements.

The successful candidate will engage with a strong team of collaborators covering expertise in theoretical calculations, data mining approaches and a range of highly specialized characterization techniques, such as ARPES, STM, magnetotransport measurements in high-field magnets, and more.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in chemistry, physics or nanoscience with a strong background in high-pressure methods, either synthesis, structural studies, or physical property measurements, ideally the candidate is familiar with more than one of the these topics. The successful candidate will be involved in beamtimes at international synchrotron facilities and prior experience with synchrotron-based science will be advantageous. You will be a core member of a research group with 14 students, 5 PhD students and 9 undergraduates. Experience with day-to-day supervision and practical training of students is desirable.

The position involves interaction with several research groups through involvement in two large centers of excellence, Center for Materials Crystallography (CMC) and Villum Center for Dirac Materials (VCDM). It is important for the project completion that the candidate has a flair for communication and like working in larger teams.

The department
The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is in terms of scientific impact one of the leading European chemistry departments with research programs that range from medicinal chemistry to theoretical chemistry. It has a permanent staff of 28 full and associate professors, a support-staff of 26 people, 117 PhD students and postdocs, and more than 500 students

The place of work is Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Martin Bremholm, bremholm@chem.au.dk, +45 25881826.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 4 June 2018
Unit: Department of Chemistry
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Post expires on Monday June 4th, 2018

Postdoc position in Faba bean genomics and genetics 978312

A position as postdoc in genomics and genetics is available at the Department of Molecular Biology University of Aarhus, Denmark. The position is for a three-year period starting July 1st 2018.

The postdoc will be part of the NORFAB consortium working on improving faba bean (Vicia faba) as a protein crop for the Northern Hemisphere. The postdoc is expected to develop faba bean genomics and genetics and to contribute towards establishing a genomics based platform for faba bean breeding. Training and experience with plant molecular biology, plant genetics, general molecular biology techniques, advanced microscopy is expected and experience with preparation of libraries for next-generation sequencing and with faba bean transformation is an advantage.

Applicants must have a relevant Ph.D. and additional experience from postdoctoral research in legume genetics and genomics is an advantage.

The place of work is Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

For further information please contact Professor Jens Stougaard stougaard@mbg.au.dk.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 3 June 2018
Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Post expires on Sunday June 3rd, 2018

Post doc in sex chromosome population genomics 971405

A 2-year postdoc position in population genomics is available in the research group of Mikkel H. Schierup at the Bioinformatics Research Centre, Aarhus University. The position is available starting 1 May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The post doc will develop and apply approaches to study the evolutionary processes affecting sex chromosome evolution with specific focus on human population data sets and new data sets of great apes genomes. The goal is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the very strong natural selection affecting the X chromosome and its involvement with speciation processes as well as in male fertility. Depending on your interests, focus can be on population genetics methods development, large scale analysis, or both. Data will include RNA expression data from each stage of male meiosis in multiple individuals of both humans and other great apes. Large human cohorts will be investigated in collaboration with DECODE Genetics.

Required qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated person trained in population genetics and with some prior experience with analysis of large population genomics data sets.
About Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC). BiRC (www.birc.au.dk) provides a young, interdisciplinary environment, presently with ~45 professors, post docs and PhD-students. There are strong links to Department of Computer Science, Mathematics/statistics and Biology as well as to the Faculty of Health. Within population genomics and evolution, BiRC hosts the integrated research groups of Kasper Munch (recombination, selection in primates, X and Y chromosome evolution), Thomas Bataillon (evolutionary theory, experimental evolution), Asger Hobolth (coalescent methods) and Mikkel H. Schierup (primate population genomics, X and Y).

Place of Work and area of Employment 
The place of work is C. F. Møllers Allé 8, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  

For further information and discussions of specific ideas please do not hesitate to contact Professor Mikkel Heide Schierup, Ph: +4527782889, email: mheide@birc.au.dk

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 25 April 2018
Unit: Bioinformatics Research Centre
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday April 25th, 2018

Postdoc in high-field MRI at the Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), AU 968201

A 10 months position as postdoc is available at Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), AU. Applicants should have a solid theoretical understanding of MRI as well practical experience with experimental MRI. The position involves supervision of a 9.4T Bruker MRI system (hardware and computer systems) as well as planning and carrying out scans in collaboration with CFIN/AU researchers. The MRI-lab is situated in a preclinical imaging facility and the position therefore involves working with small animals (primarily rodents). Preference will be given to applicants with documented experience in MR pulse programming and method development. The applicant is expected to be skilled in data analysis (matlab or similar) and should possess strong collaborative skills. Minor teaching obligations are part of the position.
The position requires experience at the PhD-level or equivalent.

Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) is a cross disciplinary research center at Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University placed at Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade. Researchers at CFIN represent a wide range of scientific areas and participate in a large number of different cross disciplinary research collaborations with the brain as focus (see www.cfin.au.dk for more information).
For more information regarding the position, please contact CFIN director, Professor Leif Østergaard (leif@cfin.au.dk), (+45 78464091)

Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).

    Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus University’s Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

  • Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 29 March 2018
    Unit: Department of Clinical Medicine
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Thursday March 29th, 2018

    Postdoc position in miRNA biology in cancer 953508

    The laboratory of Ulf Ørom is looking for an enthusiastic postdoc to join the lab at Aarhus University. The main aim of the project will be to study miRNA deregulation in cancer with a focus on the molecular mechanisms leading to misexpression of miRNAs in disease. Emphasis will be on the early steps of the biogenesis pathway. The position is available from February 1.st 2018 for 2 years with possibility for extension.

    The candidate should:
    – have a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields.
    – have a track-record of published peer-reviewed articles.
    – be fluent in scientific English.

    Place of work and area of employment 
    The place of work is C.F.Møllers Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  

    We offer
    The possibility to work in a young, dedicated world-class research environment in the pleasant city of Aarhus, Denmark. The candidate will in addition to excellent research possibilities be given opportunities to develop professionally within supervision, project management and grant writing.
    For more information please contact Associate Professor Ulf Andersson Vang Ørom, ulf.orom@mbg.au.dk.

    Application procedure
    Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

    Formalities and salary range

    Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

    The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

    Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

    Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 31 January 2018
    Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday January 31st, 2018

    Postdoctoral Research Position in Ethnographic Research on Social Trust, Social Capital, and the Romanian Welfare State 952424

    Department of Global Studies, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

    Applicants are invited to apply for a two-year postdoctoral position that will start 1st July 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter), to research ethnographically social capital and trust in the Romanian welfare state context.

    Place of employment: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

    The research project
    The funding for this two-year post has been generously made available by the Aarhus University Research Foundation (Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond), through the project entitled “
    Observing social trust in the everyday workings of welfare states – Romania and Denmark compared (OSTWEL)”. More information can be found here: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/jeremy-morris(075b3bed-2a7a-4c07-af5c-9632de377b6e)/projects.html

    The successful applicant will join the Department of Global Studies (School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University) and a small research team led by associate professor Jeremy Morris. The project proposes an empirically-grounded approach to analyse and understand social trust by examining citizen–street-level bureaucrat (SLB) analogous interactions in two ‘polar-opposite’ trust societies (Denmark + Romania).

    Aarhus University has a solid research infrastructure that includes close collaboration between area and historical studies, in the Department of Global Studies, and the Department of Anthropology – both in the School of Culture and Societies.
      
    Research and postdoctoral project

    The project envisages the Postdoc undertaking ethnographic fieldwork (4-6 months) focusing on social welfare access; parallel in-depth interviews with bureaucrats and claimants in Romania, and analyses of existing national and European social attitudes survey data focusing on social trust. Hypotheses and detailed research questions are necessarily grounded and inductive.

    The conceptual problem of trust (whether ‘generalised’ or ‘particularised’) is compounded by the lack of empirical grounding in existing research. The project therefore proposes a methodological departure in examining trust from an ethnographic perspective, triangulated with existing survey data and interrogating existing theory, thus resulting in a multi-level/multi-approach analysis.

    To do this, the project focusses on micro-level trust in Street Level Bureaucrat – applicant encounters which entail discretion, flexibility, and uncertainty. Therefore, they are a natural lab for the manifestation of social trust and capital(s), and a test of how they work in practice, particularly in ‘low trust’ societies like those in former-Eastern Bloc countries.

    Qualifications and job requirements
    Applicants for the position must hold a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject (sociology, social anthropology, social policy or equivalent) and should also document:
    •    Experience of field-work driven qualitative social research leading to international publications
    •    More specifically, skills and a track record in initiating qualitative fieldwork in bureaucratic contexts (public-sector, MGOs, municipalities) related to the state provision of social security or a similar context (e.g. housing)
    •    an international research profile, as well as excellent research quality
    •    the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration within a research team
    •    excellent spoken and written Romanian language skills. Hungarian skills desirable, as research planned in Transylvanian regions.

    The successful candidate will be expected, under the guidance of the team leader (Principle Investigator) to develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded and while some of the tasks and research frames are pre-defined, the Postdoc will be expected to contribute original research ideas. In addition the candidate will collaborate in research analysis and publications together with the team leader and Danish-context PhD; be expected to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed international scientific journals in a timely fashion.

    The application must be uploaded in English, and must elaborate in 1-2 A4 pages (less than 1000 words) how the applicant would theoretically approach, methodologically plan for, and anticipate their research findings for this project. The proposal must be uploaded together with the letter of application.

    For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Jeremy Morris (jmorris@cas.au.dk).

    For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn (mbb@au.dk).

    Deadline
    2 January 2018.

    Institutional context
    The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education
    in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice. For more information on the research activities of the School of Culture and Society, please see: http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/school-profile/.

    Qualification requirements

    Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

    Formalities

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 2 January 2018
    Unit: School of Culture and Society
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018

    3-year postdoc – Device Circuit Co-Design of Spintronic Memories Assisted by Photonics 912101

    3-year postdoc – Device Circuit Co-Design of Spintronic Memories Assisted by Photonics

    With explosive growth in data, computing systems require novel storage technologies with dramatically increased speed and area-efficiency. The current technology, CMOS-based memories, brings several challenges including large standby power, area and process variations. To this end, developing novel non-volatile memories, as a potential for universal memory, with a speed of CMOS-based on-chip memories and extremely low power consumption is essential.

    The EU FET-open project “SPICE” aims to realize the memory technology of the future, beyond 2025. It will combine breakthroughs in spintronic memory technology, so-called Spin-Transfer Torque Random-Access Memories (STT-RAMs), with the discovery of switching magnetic materials using short optical pulses. Our hypothesis is that the combination of photonics and spintronics on a single chip will lead to the most energy-efficient and fastest memory technology ever realized. Our highly multidisciplinary consortium will try to make this happen. More info here: http://spice-fetopen.eu

    There is funding for 3 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc.

    Qualifications and specific competences

    • Gaining a thorough understanding of Spin-Transfer Torque Random Access Memory (STT-RAM) circuits and architectures
    • gaining a broad understanding of the targeted photonic-spintronic memory technology,
    • and use this knowledge to model, design and simulate an energy-efficient spintronic memory architecture enabled by photonics.
    • generate new ideas and novel designs to optimize the power efficiency of the designed, modeled and fabricated memory.

    • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or similar (or about to get one)
    • A solid background in Electronics, Integrated Circuit Design and Device Modeling.
    • The ability and willingness to explore the broader field of spintronics and photonics as a part of this work.
    • The ability to work and interact with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds in an international consortium.
    • The ability to work independently and to generate new ideas and creative approaches.
    • Skills in working with IC CAD tools and Verilog-A

    The employee will work with Integrated Circuits and Electronics Lab (ICELAB) in a close-collaboration with photonics Lab.

    Place of Employment and Place of Work:
    The place of employment will be Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Engineering, Finlandsgade 22, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
     

    Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Associate Professor Farshad Moradi, Department of Engineering, moradi@eng.au.dk for additional background information on the project to optimize their application package.


    Application procedure
    Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

    Formalities and salary range

    Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

    The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

    Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

    Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 1 August 2017
    Unit: Department of Engineering
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday August 1st, 2017