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Post doctoral position – Food structure design

Aarhus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Food Science, offers a 2-year position at the post doctoral level within the area of food structure design, food physics, colloid chemistry and processing.  Start date October, 1st, 2020.

Area of work
The positon is within the field of impact of processing on molecular and supramolecular  structures of food biomacromolecules, proteins and polysaccharides as well as in the wider area of food colloids, processing and food engineering.  Structure function relationships in foods need to be studied at various length scales, from the molecular understanding of the interactions occurring during structuring (and de-structuring in the gut) to colloidal studies using methods such as spectroscopy,  scattering,  rheology, and microscopy.  The relevance to food processing environments for fast prototyping is a must in the research activities of the candidate.  Hence, the candidate requires a broad background with a good understanding of various analytical tools.  Therefore, we seek a candidate with good analytical background, but with a strong processing understanding and experience with techniques such as scattering, rheology and microscopy. 

The Post doc position is part of the Science Team ‘Food Chemistry and Technology’ at the Department of Food Science. The candidate is expected to take part in teaching at BSc and MSc level, as well as participating in supervision of students. It is expected that the post doc candidate participates in attracting funding for further research in the area.

Qualifications
•A PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in food science, food engineering of similar

•Documented expertise in studying supramolecular structure changes with processing and their characterization.
•Preferentially experience with pilot scale processing.
•A good understanding of a broad variety of analytical methods
•Documentation of good skills in communication of research results internationally as evidenced by a high rate of publication
•Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level

We offer a challenging and independent job opportunity in an ambitious and inspiring research and education environment with an informal atmosphere. We are looking for a dynamic employee who is able to work independently and maintain an overview during periods of high workload. We expect that you are efficient at planning your time and organizing major tasks. You enjoy interaction with both scientific staff, students and technical-administrative staff and you have a flair for establishing collaborative relationships.

Read more about the Department of Food Science at www.food.au.dk.

The place of work is Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, Skejby, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

For further information contact Professor Milena Corredig, phone: +45 22719132  e-mail:  mc@food.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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in ques-tion before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.​​​​​​​

Formalities and salary range
Technical Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Application deadline
1 August 2020


Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

Postdoc Position in Functional Microbe Technology Group

A 1-year full-time postdoc position (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) at the Functional Microbe Technology Group at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section at Aarhus University. The position is financed by Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond.

The position is available from September 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
The group of Functional Microbe Technology investigates traits of single microbes, strain consortia, and complex microbial communities that are of relevance both in food products and in the intestinal tract of humans and animals. Current projects investigate bacterially produced metabolites, that can (chemically) react with food components, the host or with dietary derived compounds modifying their properties, trophic – nutrition related – interactions in different ecosystems, mechanisms of microbial functions, and how these microbial activities can be exploited and manipulated.

Our research program employs a combination of advanced molecular tools, aerobic and anaerobic cultivation, biotechnological processes such as food, batch and continuous fermentation systems and preservation, and various analytical chromatography techniques.
Projects are run with local and international partners. The candidates are expected to collaborate with PhD students and co-supervise bachelor and master students.

Your profile
Applicants should hold an outstanding PhD in food or gut microbiology or biotechnology, or in a related field.

Candidates with experience in isolation and cultivation of facultative and strict anaerobic food and gut microbes, molecular techniques (DNA isolation, PCR, qPCR), protein expression and cloning, and fermented food will be preferred. Prior experience with chromatographic analyses, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and metagenomics and data analysis, will be considered positive.

Applicants should be self-driven and capable of planning and conducting own research while willing to collaborate closely in an international team. Good communication skills in written and spoken English language are essential, and candidates should have a good publication record with clear contributions as first author.

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

A process has been initiated in terms of reorganizing of engineering at AU. Read more here: https://tech.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/management-and-strategy/process-for-new-organisation-of-engineering-at-au/

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Clarissa Schwab (schwab@eng.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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in ques-tion before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.​​​​​​​

Formalities and salary range
Technical Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Application deadline
22 July 2020

Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020

Postdoc in prostate cancer, personalized medicine and liquid tumor (ctDNA) biopsy analysis

The Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA), at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of prostate cancer, personalized medicine and liquid tumor (ctDNA) biopsy analysis as per 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a two-year full-time position.

The work environment
MOMA (https://moma.dk/) offers a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment with more than 20 years’ experience in translational cancer research and genomics, including transcriptomics and epigenomics.

The prostate cancer (PC) group at MOMA, lead by Prof. Karina Dalsgaard Sørensen, is a dynamic research group that includes several postdocs, PhD students, MSc/BSc, and MD students. We are result-orientated, while supporting a good collaborative working environment. Our research aims to generate new molecular and biological insight into PC, mainly by sequencing (NGS) of PC patient cohorts. We work closely together with clinical departments at AUH and are engaged in several local, national and international research collaborations, e.g. the leading global PC consortia PRACTICAL (http://practical.icr.ac.uk/blog/) and The Pan-Prostate Cancer Group, PPCG (https://panprostate.org/).

We offer a stimulating, national and internationally well-connected research environment as well as challenging projects in translational prostate cancer research/personalized medicine and opportunities to develop your scientific skills, disseminate and publish your research.

The project and your job responsibilities
As a Postdoc your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

The project concerns molecular prediction and monitoring of treatment response in advanced, metastatic prostate cancer (PC) through analyses of liquid tumor biopsies (ctDNA) at both the genomic and epigenomic level. The work will involve generation of and subsequent bioinformatics analyses of various types of ctDNA sequencing data (lpWGS, WGS, ultra-deep target sequencing, etc.). This includes establishment of methods for NGS-based targeted and whole-genome sequencing as well as epigenomic (methylation) profiling of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in plasma/blood samples from PC patients. As our research focus is translational, all results will be compared with relevant patient data, e.g. tumor stage/grade and survival. The work will also include discovery of new drug resistance mechanisms, and possible functional validation in preclinical PC models. The position may also include co-supervision of PhD, MSc, MD and/or BSc students.

You will report to the Head of Department.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, molecular medicine, bioinformatics or similar. You have research experience in cancer genomics, transcriptomics and/or epigenomics. You have knowledge about prostate cancer and/or cancer biology as well as experience with single cell sequencing or liquid biopsy analysis. You have proficiency in the R programming languages and medical statistical data analysis (using STATA, R or similar).
As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact prof. Karina Dalsgaard Sørensen tel.: (+45) 7845 5316.

Your place of work will be the Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA), Brendstrupgårdsvej 21A, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Karina Dalsgaard Sørensen Professor with Special Responsibilities, Department of Clinical Medicine – Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA) +4578455316 kdso@clin.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – Health HR +4593522011 emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Tuesday 1 Sep 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

Research assistant at Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science, Section for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

Based on a project of the Environmental Protection Agency of Denmark on emissions of quaternary ammonium compounds (quats) AU-Environmental Science is searching for a research assistant for 2 years. The position is vacant from October 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The respective candidate is expected to update analytical methods and validate those perform chromatographic and isotopic pattern recognition to discriminate products, identify transformation products, quantify quats in stormwater, wastewater and surface water as well as in sewage sludge. Finally, the candidate is expected to publish the results and to report to the environmental protection agency.

Requirements:
The candidate must have a master in natural or technical science and combine analytical chemistry with environmental chemistry knowledge. Ideally, the candidate should have experience in quantifying biocides as well as identifying transformation products. A precondition for this is massive experience in environmental analytical chemistry, especially HPLC-MS/MS, if possible with high resolution. Experiences in extraction procedures from water and sediment/sludge would be advantageous, as well as calculating reaction kinetics and a good control on sorption, diffusion and leaching processes. Also of advantage would be experiences in developing software (R scripts) for peak and pattern recognition.  International experience as well as working in a multinational environment and knowledge on regulations on biocides would be a plus. As samples from surface waters need to be taken, a drivers license would be important.

Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science has about 150 employees working in basic and problem-oriented research within environmental science, including chemical and physical processes and interactions between environment and society. The department carries out research-based consultancy for the public sector and provides research based advice. The academic expertise ranges from atmospheric chemistry and physics, via environmental chemistry, microbiology and biotechnology to environmental economics, environmental geography, political science and sociology.

The institute is located at Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

Further information please contact Professor Kai Bester (kb@envs.au.dk, phone.: +4587158552)
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 assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. 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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in ques-tion before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences 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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Kai Bester Professor, Department of Environmental Science – Environmental chemistry & toxicology +4587158552 kb@envs.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – HR Department +4587151305 emply.st.hr@au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline: Sunday 2 Aug 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Postdoctoral position in shallow seismic investigations at the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University

The Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group and SeisLab Aarhus, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a position in investigation of shallow-seismic data at the postdoctoral level. The successful candidate will be part of a research group studying the Late Quaternary geological, paleoclimate and paleoceanographic development of the NE Greenland shelf. He/she will partake in an international, multidisciplinary team.

The position is part of the GreenShelf project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF). The position has a fixed term of 2 years, starting as soon as possible.

Job description
The postdoctoral project will focus on investigating the post Last Glacial Maximum history of the NE Greenland shelf based on shallow seismic subbottom profiler data combining the acoustic data with information from marine sediment cores. The successful applicant will map seafloor morphologies (glacial and marine) and sub-seafloor structures across the NE Greenland Shelf and evaluate the relationship between glacial and marine processes in the area since the LGM.
The seismo-acoustic data will be processed using the Innomar ISE post processing software and further analyzed using varying seismic interpretation software at SeisLab Aarhus, such as Kingdom Suite, OpendTect, Petrel or PaleoScan. The NaviSuite software and GIS programs will be used for handling bathymetric data.  
Participation in supervision of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and some classroom teaching is also expected.

Qualifications
The successful applicant will have a PhD in geoscience or related fields. Candidates should have experience in processing and interpretation of reflection seismic data. Experience with seismic-to-well-tie and including sediment information and proxy data will be considered favourably. Similarly, experience with some or all of the above software will be considered an advantage. Also experience in shallow seismo-acoustic data and Quaternary geological aspects would be preferred, but not necessary.

Excellent oral and written English skills are a requirement.

Place of Employment and Place of Work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark: https://geo.au.dk/forskning/forskningscentre/paleoceanography-and-paleoclimate-group/

Contact Information:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 2778 2897; Email: mss@geo.au.dk.
Dr. Christof Pearce, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 9350 8915; Email: christof.pearce@geo.au.dk.
Dr. Katrine Juul Andresen, SeisLab Aarhus, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 2083 7911; email: katrine.andresen@geo.au.dk.

Application deadline: October 1, 2020.

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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

Application deadline
1. oktober 2020

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Two-Year Postdoctoral Position: Reducing Inequality in Access to Higher Education

The Danish School of Education (DPU), Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the research project “Reducing Inequality in Access to Higher Education: An Intervention Study” financed bythe Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The position is full-time (37 hours/week). It is expected to begin on 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and ends on 30 September 2022.

The position is located at DPU, Campus Aarhus.

The Danish School of Education is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background.

Research context
Previous research has shown that, in Denmark, like in most other countries, social background plays a significant role in terms of studying at university as opposed to lower levels of tertiary education – even when taking students’ previous academic achievement into account. The objective of the project is to find out which measures and initiatives can reduce social inequality at the transition from upper secondary education to higher education.

The position
The primary task of the postdoc will be to analyse data from a large-scale intervention developed to reduce social inequality in access to higher education programmes in Denmark, which was implemented in spring 2020. The postdoc will be part of the project team.

The intervention study was designed to address potential academic and social challenges that might prevent less privileged upper secondary (gymnasium) students from choosing to study at university. Part of the project also examines the effect of so-called text-message (SMS) nudges at the transition to higher education. In order to test the effectiveness of the intervention, data from the Danish Coordinated Admission system (KOT) will be analysed in addition to register data on student enrolment from Statistics Denmark. Post-intervention survey data will also be analysed. The postdoctoral project should be thematically situated in the field of research on educational inequality and intervention implementation/evaluation and draw primarily on register data from Statistics Denmark.

Applicants are encouraged to write to project leader David Reimer (dare@edu.au.dk) in order to receive the full project description.

The postdoc is expected to:

  • develop an independent research agenda related to the project topic
  • collaborate with the other project members
  • exchange knowledge with various sectors of society and contribute actively to the public debate in areas related to the position.

The application must include a two-three-page proposal for a postdoctoral research project that fits into the overall project.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in sociology, education or related social sciences.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant, international, high-quality research profile, including experience of international publication and research dissemination.
The successful applicant must also document:

  • experience working with large-scale datasets (such as the Danish administrative registers)
  • experience with the design, implementation and analysis of student survey studies
  • proven skills in quantitative research methods and data analysis

Given the nature of the project’s empirical work, basic Danish language skills will be advantageous but are not strictly required.

Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum five) will not be considered.
The application must be submitted in English.

Work environment
Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.
We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. See Family and work-life balance for further information.

International applicant?
International applicants are encouraged to see Attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

Research environment
The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University is the largest centre for research and teaching in the fields of education, didactics and learning in Denmark, with approximately 250 full-time researchers, including 80 PhD students, and approximately 5,000 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students.

The department’s activities are characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinary and close interaction with society, including businesses, organisations, government agencies and institutions, both in Denmark and abroad.

Please contact Professor (mso) David Reimer, dare@edu.au.dk for more information regarding the position.

Note that the Danish School of Education is located in both Copenhagen and Aarhus. Visit the Danish School of Education’s website: http://edu.au.dk/en/. The position is based at DPU Campus Aarhus.

For questions about working at Aarhus University, visit http://talent.au.dk/working-at-aarhus-university/

For questions about relocating to Denmark, visit http://ias.au.dk/international-academic-staff-ias/

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities
Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

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

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: https://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction withsociety.


Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Application deadline
31 July 2020


Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

2-yr postdoc on Ecological and biodiversity effects of rewilding experiments

The Department of Biology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the big VILLUM Investigator project “Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World” (BIOCHANGE), funded by VILLUM FONDEN. BIOCHANGE aims to address one of the key challenges facing humanity – how to conserve the diversity of life on a planet heading towards 11 billion inhabitants and facing strong climate change in order to safeguard our natural and cultural heritage, quality of life, the numerous ecosystem services on which society depends, and even the basic functioning of the biosphere. Ecological science is key to overcoming this challenge, and BIOCHANGE will work towards this goal via basic research on fundamental Anthropocene ecological dynamics, climate change impact predictions, scenarios, and mitigation options, Big Data ecological approaches (including remote sensing), and interdisciplinary perspectives on human-nature relations and solutions.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and is available from January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
Rewilding is emerging as an important new approach to restore functional ecosystems and revert the ongoing biodiversity decline. The postdoc project will contribute to the broader objectives of BIOCHANGE by assessing the ecological and biodiversity impacts of rewilding experiments, with initial focus on several trophic rewilding projects (with restored large wild or semi-wild large herbivores) in Denmark. Focus will be on synthesizing already existing data as well as collection of additional data in the field. The postdoc is expected to contribute ideas and concepts to the project and lead at least two high-quality papers per year in this research area, contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching, as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, and helping solve problems in her/his area of expertise.

Your profile
Applicants must have PhD degree in ecology (or equivalent), or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Expertise with both field-based ecology in Europe is expected, as well as strong skills in statistical modelling, hereunder solid experience with R. Experience with large herbivores (behavior and movement) and vegetation ecology also is an advantage. The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English and international applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills and fluency.

Application materials: 
In addition to the application, CV (which should include your number of citations and H-index from Google Scholar) and diplomas, please include a 1-page outline of your ideas for the postdoc research project.  

Who we are
Project PI prof. Jens-Christian Svenning will be the main supervisor. The postdoc will join Svenning’s VILLUM Investigator team within the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF). BIOCHANGE is a center of excellence focused on improving our understanding, predictive capacity, and responses to the ongoing and future dynamics in biodiversity under global change. ECOINF harbors strong expertise in macroecology, remote sensing, and megafauna and vegetation ecology, as well as in ecology and biodiversity broadly. Together BIOCHANGE and ECOINF constitute an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community. Selected top-level international collaborators will be included where relevant. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the group can be found at here and here.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • office space, shared equipment
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Place of Work
The place of employment and work is Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and Section of Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.  

Contact Information
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, phone +45 28992304, e-mail: svenning@bio.au.dk.

Deadline
1 October 2020

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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Jens-Christian Svenning Professor, Centre Director, Department of Biology – Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity +4587156571 svenning@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR emply.st.hr@au.dk

Read the job description at the university hoempage

Apply

Deadline: Thursday 1 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

2-yr postdoc on Macroecology for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The Department of Biology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the big VILLUM Investigator project “Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World” (BIOCHANGE), funded by VILLUM FONDEN. BIOCHANGE aims to address one of the key challenges facing humanity – how to conserve the diversity of life on a planet heading towards 11 billion inhabitants and facing strong climate change in order to safeguard our natural and cultural heritage, quality of life, the numerous ecosystem services on which society depends, and even the basic functioning of the biosphere. Ecological science is key to overcoming this challenge, and BIOCHANGE will work towards this goal via basic research on fundamental Anthropocene ecological dynamics, climate change impact predictions, scenarios, and mitigation options, Big Data ecological approaches (including remote sensing), and interdisciplinary perspectives on human-nature relations and solutions. The postdoc project will contribute to this broader objective by developing macroecological studies to help inform the upcoming UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and is available from 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
The project will be jointly developed between the postdoc and the PI. It may relate to megabiota (megafauna and/or large trees) or rewilding, but other foci are also possible. However, it should consider ongoing climate change and other aspects of global change. The postdoc is expected to contribute ideas and concepts to the project and lead at least two high-quality papers per year in this research area, contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching, as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, and helping solve problems in her/his area of expertise.

Your profile
Applicants must have PhD degree in ecology (or equivalent), or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Expertise with macroecology is expected. Strong skills in statistical and geospatial modelling are expected, hereunder solid experience with R. The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English and international applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills and fluency.

Application materials: 
In addition to the application, CV (which should include your number of citations and H-index from Google Scholar) and diplomas, please include a 1-page outline of your ideas for the postdoc research project.

Who we are
Project PI prof. Jens-Christian Svenning will be the main supervisor. The postdoc will join Svenning’s VILLUM Investigator team within the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF). BIOCHANGE is a center of excellence focused on improving our understanding, predictive capacity, and responses to the ongoing and future dynamics in biodiversity under global change. ECOINF harbors strong expertise in macroecology, remote sensing, and megafauna and vegetation ecology, as well as in ecology and biodiversity broadly. Together BIOCHANGE and ECOINF constitute an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community. Selected top-level international collaborators will be included where relevant. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the group can be found at here and here.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • office space, shared equipment
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Place of Work
The place of employment and work is Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and Section of Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.  

Contact Information
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, phone +45 28992304, e-mail: svenning@bio.au.dk.  

Deadline
1 October 2020

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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Jens-Christian Svenning Professor, Centre Director, Department of Biology – Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity +4587156571 svenning@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR emply.st.hr@au.dk

Read the job description at the university hoempage

Apply

Deadline: Thursday 1 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

2-yr postdoc on Megafauna complexity as a global driver of vegetation diversity – an integrative macroecology-remote sensing study

The Department of Biology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on Megafauna complexity as a global driver of vegetation diversity (MEGACOMPLEXITY).
  This postdoc project is part of the project “Megafauna complexity as a global driver of vegetation diversity” (MEGACOMPLEXITY) funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, which aims to provide a comprehensive, societally relevant assessment of the extent to which megafauna shape vegetation structure in natural terrestrial ecosystems worldwide. The postdoc project will contribute to this broader objective through analyses combining information on vegetation dynamics from satellite-based remote sensing with macroecological and geographic data on fauna, land use (e.g., protection areas) etc.
Starting Date and Period The position is for 2 years with the possibility of 1 year extension and is available from 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
The postdoc is expected to contribute ideas and concepts to the project and lead at least two high-quality papers per year in this research area, contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching, as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, and helping solve problems in her/his area of expertise.


Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology (or equivalent), or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Expertise with satellite-based remote sensing data and ecology are expected, with experience with megafauna also an advantage. Strong skills in statistical and geospatial modelling are expected, hereunder solid experience with R. The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English and international applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills and fluency.

Application materials
In addition to the application, CV (which should include your number of citations and H-index from Google Scholar) and diplomas, please include a 1-page outline of your ideas for the postdoc research project.  

Who we are
Project PI prof. Jens-Christian Svenning will be the supervisor. The postdoc will join Svenning’s team within the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF). BIOCHANGE is a center of excellence focused on improving our understanding, predictive capacity, and responses to the ongoing and future dynamics in biodiversity under global change. ECOINF harbors strong expertise in macroecology, remote sensing, and megafauna and vegetation ecology, as well as in ecology and biodiversity broadly. Together BIOCHANGE and ECOINF constitute an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community. Selected top-level international collaborators will be included where relevant. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the group can be found here and here.
What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • office space, shared equipment
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Place of Work The place of employment and work is Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and Section of Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
Contact Information Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, phone +45 28992304, e-mail: svenning@bio.au.dk.
Deadline
1 October 2020 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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Jens-Christian Svenning Professor, Centre Director, Department of Biology – Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity +4587156571 svenning@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR emply.st.hr@au.dk

Read the job description at the university hoempage

Apply

Deadline: Thursday 1 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Wednesday October 28th, 2020

2-year Postdoc in Aquatic Microbial Ecology / Sediment Biogeochemistry

The Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM) at the Section for Microbiology, Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position on the role of cable bacteria in lake restoration.

The project will include laboratory experiments and fieldwork to address the effect of cable bacteria on mineralisation processes and in mitigation schemes of sediment in severely eutrophicated water bodies (lakes, ponds, lagoons, estuaries).

The successful candidate holds a PhD in Microbiology, Limnology, Aquatic Ecology/Biogeochemistry or a related subject and has documented experience with experimental studies within one of these fields. Experience with microsensor analyses, sediment biogeochemistry, lake ecology, microbial community analysis, or cable bacteria are an advantage.

We expect the applicant to actively develop the project, to interact with an interdisciplinary, international team, including collaboration with the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and the German water company Söll (Hof, Germany). Professional communication skills in English are a must, German language skills are a plus. The project will require travel in Denmark, Germany, and possibly other countries.

We offer a vibrant research environment with excellent infrastructure, state-of-the-art microbiological, geochemical, and molecular biological laboratories, open scientific discussions, and the possibility for young scientists to develop their own ideas.
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The place of work is the Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM) at Aarhus University, Department of Biology, Section for Microbiology, Ny Munkegade 114-116, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

CEM is a Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence (see http://cem.au.dk) with the overarching goal to understand how cable bacteria conduct electrons, how they handle a metabolism based on widely separated oxidation and reduction processes, and how they interact with other microorganisms and the environment.
CEM is located on the main Aarhus University campus and shares Microbiologylaboratories, facilities and instruments with the Section for Microbiology, an internationally leading research group in microbial ecology and biogeochemistry where English is the preferred language.The Center is also tapping into expertise and analytical facilities at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the iNANO Center, Aarhus University, all within walking distance.

The Department of Biology
The Department of Biology hosts research programs and teaching curricula that cover all major biological sub-disciplines. The Department conducts world-class research in the areas of Aquatic Biology and Ecology, Arctic Environment and Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Microbiology, and Zoophysiology. The Department currently employs approximately 140 academic and technical staff and 40 PhD students. The Department hosts BSc and MSc study programs in Biology with close to 500 students enrolled as well as a PhD program.
The Department offer a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with international university partners in the absolute elite. The working language is English, and we welcome applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Read about the Danish work-life balance, special opportunities for junior researchers, and the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at https://international.au.dk/research/.  Campus of Aarhus University is located in a beautiful park close to the city centre of Aarhus (population 300.000). Life quality and time allocation to family life in Denmark is high, and international investigations usually conclude that no other nationality score higher in terms of life satisfaction.

The position is available from 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Deadline for the application is 15 August 2020.

For further information please contact:
Professor Dr. Andreas Schramm, +45 60 20 26 59, andreas.schramm@biology.au.dk
Ugo Marzocchi, PhD, +45 21 39 83 72, ugomar@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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Application deadline
15 August 2020


Apply

Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

Postdoc position in structural biology

We are seeking applicants for a postdoc position in structural biology to join us at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics for pursuing structure determination of a receptor-ligand complex.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for a starting period of 5 months and is available from 1st of August 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
The project concerns structural studies of immunoglobulin E (IgE ). Structure determination will take advantage of single particle cryo-EM.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in molecuar biology, biochemistry, nanotechnology, biomedicine or related field.

Candidates with experience in single particle EM will be preferred, but prior experience with other structural biology techniques is also considered positive.

Applicants should be self-driven and capable of planning and conducting own research while willing to collaborate closely in an international team. Good communication skills in written and spoken English language are essential, and candidates should have a good publication record with clear contributions as first author. The maintenance of a complete digital laboratory journal will be mandatory.

Who we are
The project is carried out in an interdisciplinary collaboration between the two research team of Professor Gregers Rom Andersen (structural biology) and Associcate professor Edzard Spillner (allergy and antibody technology). The teams are located nearby enabling daily collaborative efforts and fast communication and frequent informal discussions.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • Access to a well-equipped research infrastructure for protein expression and protein purification in the two research teams.
  • Membership of a large structural biology community formed by 8 individual groups with >60 active students, postdocs, and group leaders with a proven track record for excellence spanning more than 20 years.
  • Access to 300 kV Titan microscopes, an existing with a Gatan K2 detector and a new with a K3 detector. There is also access to negative stain EM for sample optimization on a Technai microscope
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Place of Work
The place of work is Gustav Wiedsvej 10C DK8000 Aarhus and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact Information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact Professor Gregers Rom Andersen, gra@mbg.au.dk, phone +45 30256646.

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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Application deadline
16 July 2020

Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Thursday July 16th, 2020

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Postdoc in medical physics

The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of medical physics as per 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a three year full-time position in the project “QA manager for the international PROTECT trial”.

Department of Clinical Medicine
As a postdoc at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialities and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square metres of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master’s degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a postdoc, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project
Proton therapy is an emerging technique for treatment of cancer patients. A European consortium has initiated the international phase III trial (PROTECT) randomizing oesophageal cancer patients between standard photon radiotherapy and proton therapy treatment. The trial will recruit approximately 500 patients in a time frame of five years. We aim for a very high level of quality assurance (QA) in both randomization arms and will collect all scans, treatment plans, and delineations in the Danish national database dcmcollab. During the full treatment course of five weeks, patients may be subject to anatomical changes, potentially ruining target coverage or leading to over dosage of organs at risk. Therefore, weekly CT scans will be acquired and in the event of significant dosimtric changes, new treatment plans will be prepared for the rest of the treatment course. These plans will also be collected in the data base and available for analysis. Some centres will implant fiducial markers, which can be used to evaluate the effect of respiratory and cardiac motion during each treatment fraction.

The trial and database is based at AUH and DCPT and managed by a group of oncologists and medical physicists. The QA work is supervised by medical physicists Ditte Sloth Møller and Lone Hoffmann holding the chair of the QA committee and will be performed in collaboration with the protocol QA committee consisting of medical physicist and physicians from 3-4 European centres.  This committee is responsible for maintaining the requested high quality of treatments throughout the treatment period, for instance by site visits and yearly workshops.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in medical physics your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

As the QA manager you will be responsible for:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Setup software for analysis of a huge amount of data
  • Collection and analysis of incoming treatment plans and all QA data
  • Give feedback to the centres in case deviations from protocol requirements are seen
  • Arrangement of yearly workshops for discussion of treatment plans, delineations, treatment strategies etc.
  • On site visits to new centres in collaboration with the QA committee
  • Publication of analysis of the QA-results

You will report to the Head of Department, Jørgen Frøkiær.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at PhD level in medical physics. You have excellent programming skills with Matlab or Python, and preferably C#. You have analytical skills and the ability to work independently. You are willing to give feedback to the European centres on errors and mistakes and persistently requiring correction of errors. You have prior experience in radiation oncology, preferable from employment in a clinical position. Please note there will be some travel activity in Europe with this position.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact medical physicists Lone Hoffmann, PhD, tel.: (+45) 2993 9779 or Ditte Sloth Møller, PhD tel.: (+45) 6127 3503.
Your place of work will be at the Danish Centre for Particle Therapy (DCPT) and the Department of Oncology at Aarhus University Hospital., Palle Juul- Jensens Boulevard 25, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Marianne Nordsmark Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine – The Department of Oncology marianne@oncology.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – Health HR +4593522011 emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 16 Aug 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020

Two-Year Postdoctoral Position: Disturbance ecologies and the social organisation of past anthropogenic landscapes

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The position is full-time and is expected to begin on 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will be based in Aarhus at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard.

The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Research context
The postdoc will be part of the research project ‘Anthropogenic Heathlands: The Social Organization of Super-Resilient Past Human Ecosystems’(ANTHEA), headed by Principal Investigator Associate Professor Mette Løvschal and funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Across the planet, pastoral regimes are currently transforming into other types of land-holding, while privatisation processes are rapidly turning former large-scale, collectively governed pastures into parcelled-up areas. This increases the need for knowledge about the long-term resilience and vulnerability of human-nature entanglements and (common forms of) land governance. A northwest-European pendant, the anthropogenic heathlands, emerged more than 4,000 years ago, when small-scale agropastoral communities in Northern Europe began the first fire-based management of naturally occurring heather. Some of these grazing regimes, spanning thousands of hectares, existed until the 18th-19th century. Without frequent disturbances, anthropogenic heathland will turn into dwarf shrub or forest. So the survival of these areas suggests the existence ofhighly specialised forms of human-nature entanglements and social organisation with the unique capacity to persist. This project envisages a new understanding of the social organisation of past grazing and fire-management regimes, and seeks to radically alter our knowledge of emergent, long-term human-nature entanglements and ecologies thriving on disturbance.

The position
For this particular assignment, we are looking for an intellectually flexible and dedicated researcher with strong analytical skills related to philosophy, social anthropology, history or archaeology – and with interests in disturbance ecologies, environmental humanities and social governance.

The successful applicant and the PI will share responsibility for Work Package 3 of the project, which is aimed at the first-ever examination of the forms of social organisation and human/non-human entanglements in past anthropogenic heathlands responsible for their extremely long-term persistence. Essentially, the work package will investigate which forms of social organisation were so resilient that they were capable of sustaining the same ecosystem over more than four thousand years.

The work package is partly based on case study areas in Northern Europe (2800 BC-AD 1000) shared with the project team. The applicants should therefore be prepared to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with the project team members, including landscape archaeologists and palynologists, and be willing to acquaint themselves with these kinds of data.

Applicants are asked to submit a three-five-page research proposal in which they present an anthropological and/or philosophical perspective on the social dynamics of heathland organisation, and propose ways to expand this sub-project, focusing particularly on epistemological issues of interest, key theoretical approaches and relevant literature and analytical objects.

In addition, applicants should submit:

  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position (maximum one page) 
  • publications (maximum five)

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded, in cooperation with the PI
  • conduct fieldwork and data collection in Denmark
  • present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals (minimum four publications) in a timely fashion
  • contribute to the organisation of research workshops and an international conference by the end of the postdoc period
  • teach at BA and/or MA level (maximum 20%, by agreement)
  • work both independently and collaboratively with the PI, experts and other postdocs from other disciplines, in particular archaeology and paleoecology in terms of presenting and discussing empirical data, ideas and results

Qualifications and job requirements
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in philosophy, social anthropology, ethnography, history, archaeology or similar subject fields.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant research profile of high research quality, including experience of international publication and research dissemination.

Applicants must also document:

  • an interest in human-landscape interactions over longer time-spans
  • doctoral level experience of studies of spaces and landscapes, time and temporality and/or social governance
  • knowledge of anthropological and philosophical debates about disturbance ecologies, environmental humanities and commoning
  • fluency in written and spoken English, and the willingness to acquaint themselves with Danish if they do not speak Danish 

Applications must be uploaded in English.

Please note that only publications that are actually submitted with the application will be assessed; a list of publications or cover pages will not be sufficient. Applications that are not accompanied by publications will not be assessed.

References or recommendations should not be included with the application. Applicants who are selected for a job interview may be asked to provide professional references.

Members of academic staff at Aarhus University are expected to contribute to a vibrant, enjoyable and cross-disciplinary work environment, and we emphasise the importance of participation in the daily life of the department.

For further information about the position and the ERC project (including a project description), please contact ANTHEA Principal Investigator Mette Løvschal by e-mail lovschal@cas.au.dk.

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn by e-mail mbb@au.dk

The School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

–  From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
–  From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
–  From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
–  From local questions to global challenges.

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities
Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

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

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: https://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction withsociety.
Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Mette Løvschal Associate professor, School of Culture and Society – Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies lovschal@cas.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Arts Administrative Centre – Arts HR emply.ar.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Monday 3 Aug 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Monday August 3rd, 2020

Postdoctoral Positions in Astrochemistry

Job description
The successful applicants will participate in the experimental research activities under InterCat aimed at determining how interstellar nanoscale dust grains act as catalysts for the formation of the molecular building blocks of life, in space. They will use the ASTRID2 synchrotron source and the scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and low temperature astrochemistry machine-parks at Aarhus University (AU) to follow the build-up of complex, biologically relevant molecules, step-by-step, via atom addition, radical addition or molecular reactions under interstellar conditions. Close collaboration with theoreticians, observers and the experimental astrochemistry group in Leiden is expected.

The job includes
• Synthesis of realistic interstellar dust grain analogues (carbonaceous materials, silicates and ice-clusters).
• Characterization of these based on existing STM, AFM, TPD, AUGER, XPS, RAMAN spectroscopy and optical spectroscopy setups.
• Mapping of catalytic pathways and reaction rates on interstellar dust grain analogue surfaces using STM, TPD, and XPS.
• maintenance and troubleshooting on various experimental UHV setups
• participating in maintenance of the group laboratories.
• data analysis and writing scientific publications.
• supervision of PhD, Master and bachelor students.
• project administration, such as writing reports etc.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics or similar field, with strong experience in experimental surface science, UHV techniques, catalysis/reactions on surfaces and atomic scale characterization.
The ideal candidate has good collaboration skills and is also able to work independently.

About InterCat
InterCat – Center for Interstellar Catalysis – is a center of excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. The center is situated at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Århus University in Denmark and at Leiden Observatory at Leiden University in the Netherlands. See https://phys.au.dk/intercat/ for further details.

The goal of InterCat is to determine how interstellar nanoscale dust grains act as catalysts for the formation of the molecular building blocks of life, in space. InterCat uses the full toolbox of heterogeneous nano-catalysis to identify key catalytic and photo-catalytic reactions on and in carbonaceous, silicate and ice-covered nanoparticles representing realistic analogues of interstellar dust grains.  The aim is to follow the build-up of complex, biologically relevant molecules, step-by-step, via atom addition, radical addition or molecular reactions under interstellar conditions and directly link these findings to astronomical observations made by ALMA and upcoming JWST. InterCat researchers have access to an extensive inventory of cutting-edge experimental, observational and theoretical facilities and techniques: Machine learning and evolutionary algorithms, the ASTRID2 synchrotron source and the scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and low temperature astrochemistry machine-parks at Aarhus University (AU) and University of Leiden (UL), as well as the option of direct involvement in running and upcoming observational facilities such as ALMA and JWST. 

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. About the Department of Physics and Astronomy and iNANO at AU: see www.phys.au.dk, and www.inano.au.dk.

Further information can be obtained from Head of Center of Excellence for Interstellar Catalysis (InterCAT) Prof. Liv Hornekær, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C
E-mail: liv@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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences 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, description of previous relevant merits and 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Application deadline
13 July 2020

Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Monday July 13th, 2020

Get your graduate degree at a top 100 university


The Graduate School of Natural Sciences (GSNS) and the Graduate School of Technical Sciences (GSTS) at Aarhus University are 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.

The application deadline is 1 August 2020 at 11:59 AM CEST, with a starting date of 1 November 2020 or later.

To read more about the call, vacant positions and apply online, please use the following links:

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

GSNS

GSTS

Apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

PostDoc Position in Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Group

A 1-year PostDoc position is available in Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Research Group at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section of the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University (www.eng.au.dk), Denmark. The project is financed by German Research Foundation.

The position is available from 01.08.2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to gain deep understanding of the behavior of redox enzymes in non-aqueous media. The model enzymes will be systematically evaluated in different reaction media to evaluate the effect of solvent parameters on activity, stability and selectivity of chosen biocatalysts. The project is in collaboration with Hamburg University of Technology.

Your profile
Applicants should hold an outstanding PhD degree in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or in a relevant program.
Competences of the successful applicant:

  • Experience with use of enzymes in non-aqueous media
  • Experience with redox biocatalysis
  • Experience with analytical methods e.g. HPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS, UV-Vis
  • A documented ability to have scientific results of high quality published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Supervision of students (BSc. and MSc.) in laboratory
  • Complex problem solving skills and critical thinking,
  • Ability to work in an international team,
  • Inter- and multidisciplinary thinking,
  • High motivation,
  • Ability to conduct her/his work in a structured and systematic manner and with a high degree of independence,
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills,
  • Fluency in English – written and oral

About the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section
Biological and Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary research area. It includes disease and health, materials, environmental technologies, biorefining, energy technologies and food and ingredient technology. The research at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section at Department of Engineering is based on both theoretical and experimental methods, and include the design, development, operation, monitoring, control, and optimisation of chemical, physical and biological processes. Department of Engineering holds a special position of international strength in scientific activities related to biogas energy, biorefining, agricultural emissions, lipid technology, polymer and membrane technology, protein engineering and biosynthesis. In addition, the Biological and Chemical Engineering section conducts public sector consultancy on agricultural challenges such as Air Quality Engineering and Biorefining.  The Biological and Chemical Engineering Section is part of the Science and Technology Faculty Interdisciplinary Centre WATEC (water treatment technologies), CBIO (circular bioeconomy), iFOOD (food technology), iMAT (advanced materials), iLIFE (biophysics and imagining), iClimate (climate change).

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

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara (selin.kara@eng.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
Technical Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Selin Kara Associate professor, Department of Engineering – Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, Gustav Wieds Vej +4522378964 selin.kara@eng.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR +4525683928 emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 19 Jul 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday July 19th, 2020

Postdoctoral position within the ERC Consolidator project Pledges and Democracy (PLEDGEDEM), Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the ERC Consolidator project Pledges and Democracy (PLEDGEDEM).  

The starting date is January 2021 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
PLEDGEDEM asks fundamental questions about relation between politicians and voters in representative democracy, election campaigns, and the political role of the media. More exactly, the aim of PLEDGEDEM is to explore the role of election pledges in politics. The project is interested in all aspects of the politics of pledges, including among other questions: How do pledges matter for voters’ democratic behavior and beliefs? How do elite actors strategically use pledges? Does the media affect the content of pledges and the likelihood they are kept?

PLEDGEDEM is relevant for applicants with an expertise in political behavior, political communication, public policy, and/or comparative politics.

PLEDGEDEM is financed by the European Research Council for the period 2019-2024. The research group is led by Professor Carsten Jensen.

Job description
The postdoc will be employed as part of the research group and is expected to devote his/her research time to the project and engage in collaborative research within the focus of the project. The position implies a modest teaching obligation in the BA or MA programs of the department. Through the research group, the assistant professors will have access to significant funding for conferences, data collection, etc.

Your qualifications
Applicants are expected to hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in political science or a related social science field. In addition to interest in conducting collaborative research within the focus of the project, applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct state-of-the-art research within the field, possess strong methodological skills, extensive experience with empirical research, and an excellent command of spoken and written English.

Interested applicants should submit an application letter (2-3 pages) motivating why the applicant is interested in being part of PLEDGEDEM and how the applicant can contribute to the success of the project, outlining potential avenues for research relevant to the focus of the project.

Who we are
The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-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 Political Science – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment.

The research carried out at the department not only covers a variety of political science disciplines, but also represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the politicaladministrative system and to the public in general.

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please see here.

Further information
Applicants are welcome to contact Professor Carsten Jensen prior to submitting their application, Email: carstenj@ps.au.dk

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Anne Arnfeldt Källberg, Tel.: +45 8715 3631, Email: aak@au.dk

Place of work
Department of Political Science, Bartholins Allé 7, DK – 8000 Aarhus C
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: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here:
http://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

Terms of employment
The appointment is made 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 (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • 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. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Carsten Jensen Professor, Department of Political Science +4587165678 carstenj@ps.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre – Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration +4587153631 bss.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Friday 21 Aug 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday August 21st, 2020

Postdoc in CRISPR/Cas genetic engineering of dendritic cells

The Department of Biomedicine at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a 2½-year, full-time position as Postdoc in the research group of Rasmus O. Bak. The ideal starting date is Sept/Oct 2020, but is negotiable.

About the department
We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings, and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research group
The research group is led by Associate Professor, AIAS COFUND Fellow, and Lundbeck Foundation Fellow, Rasmus O. Bak. The research group specializes in genetic engineering using various CRISPR/Cas platforms, and we focus on applying these for gene therapy and the development of novel cell therapies. The lab is supported by several major grants, and will from 2020 Q3 host 6 postdocs, 2 PhD students, 1 lab manager, and a number of students. The research group is based in the brand new Skou Building in the heart of the Aarhus University campus. For more information on the research group, please visit our homepage.

About the research project
The project is on genetic engineering of a rare subset of immune cells, plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). Recent combined efforts between the Bak and Jakobsen Labs at the Dept. of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, showed the generation of pDCs from hematopoietic stem cells, published in Nature Communications. In the current project, the focus is on applying CRISPR/Cas genetic engineering to control and amplify the properties of the cells for cell therapy. The project will be in close collaboration with a team of researchers from the Bak and Jakobsen Labs working on pDC biology.

Job responsibilities
The Postdoc position is primarily research-based, but may also involve some teaching assignments. The main research tasks include:

  • Primary blood cell isolation, culturing, and genetic manipulation using CRISPR/Cas.
  • Genetic, phenotypic, and functional characterization of dendritic cell properties in vitro and in vivo.
  • Analysis, interpretation, and presentation of research data including publication in peer-reviewed journals.

You will be under daily supervision and guidance by group leader Rasmus O. Bak, and you will formally report to the Head of Department Thomas G. Jensen.

Competences
Applicants must have academic qualifications at PhD level in medicine, molecular medicine/biology, biotechnology, or similar, preferably with experience in genetic engineering, immunology, immuno-oncology, or hematology. Advantageous skills include flow cytometry, immunoassays, genetic engineering and genetic analyses, blood cell purification and culture, and mouse handling. The ideal applicant is highly motivated, scientifically curious, a self-starter, and has a proven track-record of publishing high-quality research. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are a prerequisite. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Rasmus O. Bak; e-mail: bak@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Skou Building, Høegh-Guldbergsgade 10, bldg. 1115, DK-8000 Aarhus C., Denmark.
We expect to conduct interviews in August 2020.

Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline
27 July 2020

Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Monday July 27th, 2020

3-year postdoc with focus on social media and political hostility, Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a research project with a focus on political hostility on social media.

The starting date is January 2021 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
The position is part of the ROPH project (Research on Online Political Hostility), led by Professor Michael Bang Petersen and funded by 15.7 million DKK by the Carlsberg Foundation. The ROPH project seeks to identify the causes, consequences and potential counter-strategies related to online political hostility and gathers researchers from the fields of political psychology, evolutionary psychology, radicalization research, media science and physics.

Job description
The advertised position involves developing and conducting laboratory and online experiments to identify the psychological consequences (and relevant mechanisms) of discussing politics on social media relative to face-to-face discussions. Research will primarily be carried out collaboratively with other project members but there will also to some extent be opportunities for pursuing independent work within the focus of the project. The project includes funding for research assistants, data collection, traveling and workshops.

In addition to the outlined research tasks, the position entails teaching equivalent to one course per year. Depending on the applicant’s prior teaching experience and the need for the applicant’s teaching capacity in the relevant years, a one-year extension in return for additional teaching might be negotiable. This extension will be decided by the Department Chair no later than one year after employment. Salary is according to the Danish pay schedule.

Your qualifications
Applicants are expected to hold – or be close to completing – a PhD in relevant areas within political science, communication, psychology or cognitive science. In addition to an interest in conducting collaborative research within the focus area of the project, applicants must demonstrate experience with the study of studying psychological mechanisms related to hostility, the ability to collect and analyze experimental data, have an excellent command of spoken and written English, and preferably have experience with publishing in international, peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to a CV, application letter, proof of PhD degree (or the near completion of a PhD degree), publications or papers, interested candidates should provide a short research proposal (max. 3 pages), outlining potential avenues for research related to the focus of the position.

Who we are
The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-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 Political Science – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 45 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment.

The research carried out at the department not only covers a variety of political science disciplines, but also represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please see: https://ps.au.dk/en/.

Further information
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Michael Bang Petersen prior to submitting their application to learn more about the tasks, Email: michael@ps.au.dk

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Anne Arnfeldt Källberg, Tel.: +45 8715 3631, Email: aak@au.dk

Place of work
Department of Political Science, Bartholins Allé 7, DK – 8000 Aarhus C

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: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here:
http://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

Terms of employment
The appointment is made 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 (in Danish).

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • 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. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Deadline
16 September 2020

Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Wednesday September 16th, 2020

Postdoc in efficient Deep Learning for visual and multimodal data analysis

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 3-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence group to pursue research on efficient Deep Learning techniques for visual data analysis and multimodal data analysis. The position is within our new EU (H2020-ICT RIA) project on Big Data technologies and extreme-scale analytics.

The project is fully funded by the H2020 ICT – RIA program  “Multimodal Extreme Scale Data Analytics for Smart Cities Environments – MARVEL“ for research and development in  efficient and light-weight multimodal Deep Learning models with a focus on, but not exclusively for, visual surveillance tasks, including person/object detection, crowd counting and activity/anomaly detection. For more information about the group’s work, see
https://eng.au.dk/en/research/electrical-and-computer-engineering/signal-processing/machine-learning-and-computational-intelligence/people/, http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/ai@eng.au.dk and https://sites.google.com/view/iosifidis

You will be a member of the Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence group, which is strong in both theoretical and applied aspects of machine learning and its sub-areas (like deep learning and statistical learning). In recent years, we have received substantial competitive funding from the EU, the Independent Research Fund of Demark, the Innovation Fund of Denmark (through MADE consortium), and direct funding from companies. We have also seen close cooperation between different research groups around the world.

As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will be a valuable member of the group and the department. You will be given the opportunity to co-supervise PhD students working in related topics. You will have the opportunity to disseminate results of the group through participating in Conferences, Workshops and meetings related to our work.

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to research and development in Deep Learning methodologies for visual and multimodal data analysis for visual surveillance tasks, including person/object detection, crowd counting and activity/anomaly detection. This includes proposal of new methodologies, prototype implementation of the methods and integration to the project’s software, results reporting, and dissemination in international conferences.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or other related disciplines. Moreover, they should have a strong publication record in the fields related to Machine Learning, Deep Learning and/or Computer/Robotic Vision. Competence in research and development on Python, including recent Deep Learning libraries like PyTorch and TensorFlow are considered to be an advantage for the position. Fluent speaking and writing skills in English and the ability to interact in an international and interdisciplinary environment are important.

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.

The place of work is Åbogade 34, 8200, Aarhus N, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: 

Associate Professor Alexandros Iosifidis
Email: ai@eng.au.dk
Tel. number:  +45 93 50 88 75

Assistant Professor Lukas Esterle
Email: lukas.esterle@eng.au.dk
Tel. number: +45 22 46 48 93

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
Technical Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Deadline
31 July 2020



Aarhus University
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 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020