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Postdoctoral Positions in Antimatter

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark (www.phys.au.dk) has two immediate openings for postdoctoral fellows on the ALPHA antihydrogen experiment at CERN, Geneva (http://alpha.web.cern.ch/).

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

Job description and your profile ALPHA conducts precision measurements on atoms of antihydrogen in order to test fundamental symmetries. We seek highly motivated candidates to contribute to our program of spectroscopic studies of trapped antihydrogen atoms. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in precision laser spectroscopy, ion trapping and non-neutral plasmas, atom trapping, or closely related disciplines. Experience with stabilized lasers, frequency metrology, superconducting magnets, cryogenic handling, ultra-high vacuum systems, and position sensitive particle detection will also be valued. The fellows will be employed by Aarhus University but permanently stationed at CERN in Geneva. The initial appointment will be for two years. ALPHA postdocs are expected to contribute to all aspects of the experiment, including experimental shift work, which takes place 24 hours per day during the operating period of the Antiproton Decelerator. The successful candidates will work under the direct supervision of the ALPHA Spokesperson, Professor Jeffrey Hangst. These positions are funded by a grant from the Carlsberg Foundation.
Who we are
The ALPHA Collaboration at CERN is the only group in the world able to study the properties of atoms of antihydrogen, the antimatter equivalent of hydrogen.

Place of Work
The place of work is CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments, stationed at CERN.

Contact Information
Further information can be obtained from Professor Jeffrey Hangst, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C /  CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
E-mail: Jeffrey.Hangst@cern.ch

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
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.

Deadline
9 March 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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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 Monday March 9th, 2020

Postdoc in Biomolecular Drug Designs

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in “Biomolecular Drug Designs” at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University Denmark.

The position is available from 15th April 2020 to the 15th April 2021.

Research area and project description
Human serum albumin is an endogenous transport protein that exhibits a long circulatory half-life due to engagement with the cellular recycling neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) (Journal of Biological Chemistry (2017), 292 (32), 13312-13322) that can be utilised for improving the pharmacokinetics of drugs. The project is focused on design of albumin genetic fusions to modulate the pharmacokinetics and targeting of drugs. The postdoc project within the Novo Nordisk Foundation funded Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID) will be focused on design, protein production, screening and investigating cellular interactions and in vivo pharmacokinetics of the fusions for improved imaging and treatment of cancer and atherosclerosis.

Qualifications and specific competences
Candidates should have a PhD and a background in protein engineering and molecular biology, preferably experience with antibodies.

About us
iNANO, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (www.inano.dk), was established in 2002 and at present is a major research and education center based at the University of Aarhus hosting 60 senior scientists, ~100 PostDocs and ~160 PhD students. The center combines expertise and faculty from Physics, Chemistry, Molecular biology and Medicine to carry out world class interdisciplinary research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The center gives access to a broad range of infrastructure, tools and expertise including clean-room facilities.

Place of Work
The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 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: Associate Professor, Ken Howard, +458715583, kenh@inano.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
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.

Deadline
15 March 2020

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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 Sunday March 15th, 2020

Research assistant, Communication Technology in Biological Production

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University (AU Foulum), invites applicants for a 10 months research assistant position offering applicants an opportunity to join an EU research project: Internet of Farms and Foods (IoF2020). The project deals with the questions of innovative, fail-safe communication and internet of moving things for farm management
The position is available from April 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to the research in selecting and approval of novel wireless communication technologies within the agricultural domain on a global scale. The research include:

  • Implementation of best qualified, commercialized as well as novel communication technologies (telematics logging, direct communication or mesh networking)
  • Setting up test protocol and processing technologies
  • Supporting an IoT test platform for moving things in an agricultural context
  • Implement wireless communication protocols/software protocols
  • Quality assessment/control of data, data-sources and data
  • International cooperation with other research groups/industry addressing coordination and acquisition of new research projects and funding

The project is conducted by the department of engineering, Control and automation (Operation Research). 

Your profile
Applicants should hold a master degree in electrical and computer engineering or similar relevant domain.
We are seeking candidates with a background in wireless communication technologies. It would be advantageous if the candidate has knowledge about signal processing and test protocols in relation to communication technologies.
In addition, it is an advantage if the candidate has an ability to disseminate research results as reports or scientific papers, ability to work as part of an international team, and speak and write fluency in English.

About the Operation Research Group
The Operations Research group embraces the concept of systems engineering involving research, development and implementation of planning, control and application technologies in various production systems (e.g. agro-food), as well as efficient data collection, processing and documentation methods traceability.
New production principles involving robots, sensors, mathematical/physical models, decision support systems for operations and task management, design and implementation of information technology and communication and other innovative technologies are pursued.
Additionally, new products and production methods are evaluated in terms of sustainability, feasibility, etc.

The place of work is Blichers Alle 20, 8830 Tjele, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact: Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen, +4522827547, claus.soerensen@eng.au.dk.

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.

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.

Deadline
3 March 2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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/

Post expires on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

Researcher position in Materials chemistry of battery (energy storage) materials/systems

Job description

A four years position as researcher within the field of materials chemistry of battery (energy storage) materials and battery system development is available at the Department of Chemistry/Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), research group NAFUMA – nanostructures and functional materials.

Starting date will be spring/summer 2020.

Kvinnelig tekniker

More about the position

We are searching for a creative, skilled and ambitious researcher for our activities on battery materials and applications. The researcher will work in a team of some 6-8 PhD and post doctor fellows /researchers plus master students. This project is funded by Equinor ASA through its strategic alliance with the University of Oslo, with the ambition to strengthen academic research in selected fields and to establish competence exchange with research institutes and industry.

Our research activities are directed towards understanding phenomena connected with electrochemical cycling of cathode and anode materials for Li-(and other alkali and alkaline earth) based batteries, in particular targeted towards large scale applications in the transportation sector and grid storage systems. Major emphasis is put on exploring new materials, for cathode, anode and solid electrolytes, including design of interfaces and protective coatings. We are searching for a candidate with competence to bridge our research to a higher technology readiness level and interface with the industry and institute sectors.

We have well-equipped laboratories with complete in-house electrochemical characterization of battery materials and component testing. Battery work is also supported with operando studies of structural and interfacial phenomena within cell using in-house X-ray and mass spectrometry facilities. The operando studies extend to utilization of synchrotron based tools; X-ray and neutron diffraction and total scattering, XAS spectroscopy, and tomography. Experiments are tightly interfaced with DFT/MD modelling for electrode and electrolyte materials. Methods like NMR, IR/Raman spectroscopy, XPS, SEM and TEM are frequently used, and available in the group or at UiO. Our facilities for materials synthesis are excellent, for nanomaterials and powders, which also extend to thin film batteries design and electrode coatings by Atomic layer Deposition. The candidate is expected to extend our activities to develop battery prototypes at our UiO facility.

The researcher to be hired is expected to hold excellence in fields of high relevance for our research focus on materials and phenomena in lithium and beyond lithium-ion battery technologies. The researcher will work under supervision of permanent scientific staff and report to the head of section. The researcher will interact closely with all other members of the battery group, be particularly involved in external collaboration with industry actors, such as the FME center MoZEES, and with other academic research initiatives such as Norbatt. Hence, personal suitability will be given major weight in the selection process.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The candidate must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD degree within chemistry or a relevant related field, specialization within inorganic chemistry, nanochemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry or materials science. Candidates for the position are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The following requirements on qualifications are given major weight in the evaluation of the candidates. In the cover letter (or in the CV), the applicant must specifically describe his/her expertise in relevant fields, like e.g.

  • Batteries at the system level
  • Prototyping of batteries
  • Electrochemical characterization of battery materials
  • Operando studies of batteries

Due to the ambition for close contact with Norwegian battery industry good knowledge of Norwegian or one of the Scandinavian languages will be evaluated positively.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 583 900 (Pay grade 59-65) per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • A project proposal emphasizing your competence and extension of the expertise of the research group NAFUMA into a higher technology readiness level (maximum two pages).
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)                                                                   

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Professor Ola Nilsen, phone: +47 22855558, e-mail: ola.nilsen@kjemi.uio.no or Dr. David Wragg, phone: +47 22858232, e-mail: david.wragg@kjemi.uio.no

For question regarding our application system, please contact HR Adviser Ørjan Pretorius, orjan.pretorius@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

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Deadline

28th February 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Friday February 28th, 2020

Two Postdocs in Computational Empowerment for Emerging Technologies in Education 2825

In collaboration with the Center for Computational Thinking and Design, the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University, invites applications for two fully funded two-year postdoc positions in computational empowerment for emerging technologies in education, funded by VILLUM FONDEN and It-vest.

The postdoc positions are full-time and begin on 1 May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of employment: Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

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

The Project
Computational Empowerment is an emerging field of research that focuses on how, with a deeper understanding of technology and computation, citizens – especially children and adolescents – can engage actively in the design and use of digital technology to support their personal agency in a digitalised society. We are interested in learning activities that take into consideration design, computational thinking, digital making and critical reflection and that understand how diverse users and user contexts as well as the societal impact of emerging digital technology can contribute to computational empowerment. The successful applicants will build on participatory design research, social and qualitative research, and child-computer interaction and conduct experimental design research in Danish secondary schools to develop a human-centred framework for computational empowerment for emerging technologies in education.

Research
The postdocs will work on the research project Computational Empowerment for Emerging Technologies (CEED). CEED is a four-year research project exploring and building new practices of computational empowerment for emerging technologies in Danish secondary education. CEED addresses the core question: How do we empower coming generations to understand the complexity and impact of digital technology and become co-creators of our digitalised society of the future? (See description here: https://cctd.au.dk/projects/ceed-project/.)

Postdoc 1
The first postdoc should build on current social and design research and conduct ethnographic and experimental design research in Danish primary and secondary schools to develop a framework for computational empowerment. Within the CEED framework, the postdoc will work with specific focus on Project 1: Principles for Designing and Learning with Emerging Technologies (see: https://cctd.au.dk/projects/ceed-project/ for description) and include a special focus on human-centred themes of diversity, responsibility and sustainability. In addition, the postdoc will be involved in the daily management and planning of the CEED project at Arts.

Postdoc 2
The second postdoc should build on current social and design research and conduct ethnographic and experimental design research in Danish primary and secondary schools to develop a framework for computational empowerment. Within the CEED framework, the postdoc will work with a specific focus on Project 4: Qualities and Criteria for Evaluating Digital Design Literacy in Education (see: https://cctd.au.dk/projects/ceed-project/ for description) and include a special focus on human-centred themes of diversity, responsibility and sustainability. In addition, the postdoc will be involved in the daily management and planning of the CEED project at Arts.

Supervision
The positions may involve supervision as agreed upon with the head of the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies and the leader of the Center for Computational Thinking and Design.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in child-computer interaction, interaction design, participatory design or a similar field, as well as strong theoretical and methodological background in participatory, ethnographic and experimental research. Applicants must be able to document, relevant to the position:

  • An outstanding and innovative doctoral dissertation (or the equivalent) in an area related to and relevant for the project
  • Experience of collaborative research projects at the intersection between academia, education and industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and institutions.

Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document

  • Excellence in research through publications in international journals and conference proceedings within child-computer interaction, participatory design and social research
  • Research experience in qualitative research and design with/for children
  • Time spent abroad working at one or more internationally recognised research institution
  • The ability to understand Danish in written and oral form; otherwise, the successful applicant will be required to attain proficiency in Danish within the first 6-12 months of the position.

As part of their application, applicants should provide a research statement describing their ideas for the research they will conduct as postdoc and explain how their research relates and contributes to the thematic research frame of the Computational Empowerment for Emerging Technologies (CEED) project. Please keep these statements to a maximum of three pages.

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.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU.

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, 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.

About the Department and the Center
The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies is one of the strongest academic IT environments in Europe and attracts visiting scholars and PhD students from all over the world. We focus on information technology as a feature of people’s everyday lives and futures. As a result, we have a strong connection between theory and practice and play a role in a great number of national and international collaborations. Read more on the department’s website.

The Center for Computational Thinking and Design (CCTD) is a new interdisciplinary center at Aarhus University. The center collaborates closely with the School of Communication and Culture, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Management as primary actors. The vision for the center is to develop further the research and educational perspectives on basic IT competencies – “21st century learning skills”. This work is ongoing and focuses on all levels of education in Denmark, from primary education to university level curriculum. This work calls for new perspectives on IT education within programming, digital fabrication, digital innovation, design studies, and digital methodology (among others). The center works with these perspectives across educational contexts within the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences.

School of Communication and Culture
The school is a part of the Faculty of Arts. You will find information about the school and its research programmes, departments and diverse activities on its website.

Contact
For more information about the position, please contact Professor Ole Sejer Iversen by telephone (+45) 8716 1996 or email oiversen@cavi.au.dk or Associate Professor Rachel C. Smith by telephone (+45) 2617 1840 or email: rsmith@cavi.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or if you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal by email: hsi@au.dk.

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: http://talent.au.dk/junior-researchers-at-aarhus-university/the-junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 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, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. 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 with society.

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.

Deadline
2 March 2020

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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 March 2nd, 2020

Postdoc in New Breeding Techniques for Re-domestication of Barley

Are you interested in New Breeding Techniques like e.g. CRISPR in plants and can you contribute to the development of the project NovoCrops on re-domestication of barley? Then the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University invites you to apply for a 2 year and 4 month postdoc position.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and four months and is available from May 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter. The position may be extended beyond the two years and 4 months.
Job description The PostDoc is part of the project NOVOCrops and the PostDoc will be part of a team associated with the new Research Centre for Crop Domestication at Aarhus University and Copenhagen University. The PostDoc will use new breeding techniques like e.g. CRISPR and develop new germplasm from wild accessions.
Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Plant Science, Genetics) and have strong Academic skills.

Candidates with the following experiences will be preferred:

  • Experience with plant tissue culture and/or genetic transformation of plants (preferentially from cereals).
  • Experience in molecular biology.
  • Experience with Genetics.

Who we are Section of Molecular Biology and Genetics was the first to use New Breeding Techniques like CRISPR, TALENS and cis-genesis in barley. These technologies are today also used in a range of other crop species. The section has well established facilities for our research. This includes modern lab facilities, growth chambers supporting speed breeding, green houses and semi field facilities.
What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • laboratory 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 work is Research Centre Flakkebjerg, 4200 Slagelse, 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, MSO, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen, Phone: +45 87158268, e-mail: hbp@mbg.au.dk.

Deadline
16th march, 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.

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.

Deadline
16 March 2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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/

Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

Postdoc positions in HIV cure research

The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University (AU) in collaboration with the Department of Infectious Diseases at Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) invites applications for three postdoc positions in the field of HIV cure research as per 1 May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are fixed-term full-time positions of three years duration with possibilities of one-year extensions.

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 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
The three postdoc positions are associated with a larger research program focused on the development of a successful HIV-1 cure strategy. HIV-1 persists in infected individuals despite antiretroviral therapy. This persistent HIV-1 (e.g. transcriptionally silent or latent intact proviral DNA in memory CD4+ T cells) causes viral rebound if therapy is interrupted. Therefore, our lab and clinical research unit are actively pursuing novel strategies to eradicate persistent HIV-1. Included in these trials are evaluations of monoclonal broadly neutralizing antibodies as well as immune surveillance reactivation (ISR) agents.

Each successful candidate will work on independent research projects with the specific aim of identifying biomarkers for post treatment control and cure, which can potentially be used for future drug development. These projects include aspects of project design and management, as well as independent student supervision. Both projects represent collaborative efforts by the Department of Clinical Medicine, AU, and Department of Infectious Diseases, AUH Skejby.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in HIV cure research 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.

Each successful candidate will work on independent research projects with the specific aim of identifying biomarkers for post treatment control and cure which can potentially be used for future drug development. These projects include aspects of project design and management, as well as independent student supervision. Both projects represent collaborative efforts by the Department of Clinical Medicine, AU, and Department of Infectious Diseases, AUH Skejby.

You will report to associate professor Ole Schmeltz Søgaard.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: i.e. molecular biology, immunology or virology.

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. Furthermore, applicants are expected:

  • To have published as first author in respected peer-reviewed journals
  • To be experienced in biosafety class 2 lab work or have expertise in single-cell transcriptional profiling
  • To have experience with phylogenetic analyses and/or advanced flow cytometry
  • To have experience with standard methods in cellular and molecular biology
  • To be eager to meet the challenge of developing these projects to the highest international scientific standards

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 Associate professor Ole Schmeltz Søgaard, MD PhD (phone: +45 27 21 59 85).

Your place of work will be the Department of Clinical Medicine, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, Denmark-8200 Aarhus N.

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.

Deadline
4 March 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.

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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 March 4th, 2020

Postdoctoral fellowship (-s) at DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research 2770

The Department of Media and Journalism at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applicants for one or two postdoctoral positions at DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research for up to two years. These positions offer applicants an exciting opportunity to join the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) research project ‘AI in Digital Sociology’ and the EU H2020 research projects ‘SOMA’ and ‘NGI Forward’, which focus on social media and collective behaviour, next generation internet technologies and human values.

Each postdoc position is a full-time and fixed-term position and begins 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

The research projects
As postdoctoral fellow at DATALAB, you will be working closely with three research projects: AI in Digital Sociology, funded by AUFF, and Next Generation Internet Forward (NGI Forward) and Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis (SOMA), both funded by Horizon 2020 under the European Commission.

The project AI in Digital Sociology aims to investigate how the bridging of learning methods and the focus on complexity in digital sociology can improve the way we analyse digital datasets and thereby enhance our understanding of mobile and social media behaviour. We work primarily with large-scale Facebook datasets from Denmark and South Korea to mirror the national Facebook population in order to understand social patterns and differences in the algorithmic communication spaces and potentially harmful patterns for democratic societies.

The European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative aims to develop a future internet that better supports European values such as democracy and human rights. The purpose of NGI FORWARD is to articulate the vision for the internet of the future and set out the next steps towards achieving this vision through technology development, policy roadmaps and stakeholder engagement. DATALAB will help identify the key technologies and issues that will be significant in the development of a future internet by providing insights into internet-related topics discussed on social media. The work consists in developing a model for detecting innovative topic predictors as a decision support tool to detect innovative technologies and stakeholders. DATALAB’s contributions will be essential in the development of policy roadmaps and policy recommendations that will help the EU achieve a more human-centric and democratic internet in the future.

The purpose of SOMA is to aid the work against online disinformation by understanding logics, predicting behaviour and developing new tools and services for citizens and experts alike to better understand, measure and combat disinformation and its impacts on democracy. In this project, DATALAB will investigate current and potential methodological setups (e.g. social media data access and potential safe space solutions) and evaluate analytical tools (e.g. disinformation detection and cascade prevention) that can be used in the work against disinformation. It will also suggest optimal solutions for the centres and the observatory that will be established as part of the project. DATALAB acts as one of two EU Centres of Excellence for research in social media and information disorder (EU ReMID).

The position
As postdoctoral fellow, you will act as first author of academic articles in collaboration with, among others, the centre director in the area of social media and collective behaviour-predicting patterns. You will also measure effects of experiments and analytically scrutinize challenges to democracy and/or next generation internet technologies and human values (based on existing and future data access/corpuses available in DATALAB). Furthermore, you will lead, administer and execute DATALAB’s contributions to the two EU projects (e.g. craft reports for the EU Commission, participate in consortium meetings in the EU, and administer the two projects by reporting on deliverables, time tables and hourly reports, etc.) The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • identify central next generation internet topics by the means of social media debate mapping (Reddit and Twitter) to understand the most relevant topics in a given period, potential controversies, and the legal, economic, social and political context surrounding these topics
  • analyse safe space solutions for social media data exchange, conduct analysis on data available in for instance the Ad Libraries of platforms, help map existing outlier (disinformation) detection solutions, and predict and prevent disinformation cascades at scale (primarily using Facebook and Twitter data e.g. designing and implementing quasi-experiments through agent-based modelling)
  • help further develop and fund the EU Centre of Excellence for research in social media and information disorder (EU ReMID)
  • work with large-scale Facebook datasets from Denmark and South Korea to mirror the national Facebook population in order to understand social patterns and differences in the algorithmic communication spaces and potentially harmful patterns for democratic societies

Research will primarily be carried out collaboratively with other project members, but, to some extent, there will be opportunities to pursue independent work within the focus of the projects that could inspire the centre to move into new and novel directions (i.e. advancing research questions, building new theories and applying new methods). The projects include funding for research and student assistants, data collection, travel and workshops.

You will join and work closely together with the teams of international researchers from several disciplines across Europe that are connected to the projects. You will be expected to travel to and represent DATALAB at meetings in Brussels and at stakeholder meetings primarily in Europe (approx. 3-4 meetings a year). You will also work with DATALAB’s centre director and co-director, PhDs, assistant researchers and student workers and collaborate closely with data scientists. You will also be expected to program for cluster analysis, topic modelling and social media data collection.

Qualifications
At the time of employment, applicants for each position must hold a PhD degree in data science, communications, media studies, political science, social science, information studies, computer science or related fields relevant to the position.
In addition to an interest in conducting collaborative research within the focus area of the project and having an excellent command of spoken and written English, applicants must

  • document knowledge of social media research or related field and data
  • document the ability to conduct computational analyses of social data (e.g. applying predictive models and agent-based models)
  • document prior use and knowledge of statistical learning, neural networks and/or other big data models using e.g. Caffe, Python and R
  • document experience of publishing as first author in international peer-reviewed journals.

Interested applicants should provide a short research proposal (max. 3 pages), outlining potential avenues for research related to the focus of the position. Please see the section below about the application procedure for the further formal requirements for the application.

The DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research
The position will be affiliated with DATALAB – the Center for Digital Social Research (www.datalab.au.dk). With an interdisciplinary team, the centre is based on the vision that technology and data systems should maintain a focus on people and society and support the principles of democracy, human rights and ethics. The centre is led by Professor Anja Bechmann under the Faculty of Arts. You can find further information about DATALAB at http://datalab.au.dk/ and more information on NGI at https://ngi.eu and SOMA at http://www.disinfobservatory.org/.

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies
Furthermore, the position will be rooted at department of Media and Journalism Studies at School of Communication and Culture. Grounded in its historical blending of research traditions within the humanities and social sciences, the department carries out research and teaching which examines interactions, content, organisation, functioning and uses of media and journalism in current and historical perspectives in private, public, national and international contexts. The Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University is one of the nine departments that make up the School of Communication and Culture in the Faculty of Arts. The research environment is characterised by extensive participation in international research projects, well-established international research networks as well as participation in international conferences. In the QS World University Ranking system, communication and media studies at Aarhus University has consistently ranked in the top 50 since 2012 and is currently ranked 35 in the world.

Prospective applicants are invited to view the department’s website: https://cc.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/media-and-journalism-studies/

School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school, its programmes, departments, and diverse activities on its website.

Further information
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Anja Bechmann, Email: anjabechmann@cc.au.dk prior to submitting their application to learn more about the tasks.

If you need help uploading your application or have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter, Helle Sindal, e-mail: hsi@au.dk.

Place of work
The place of employment is DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research at Department of Media and Journalism Studies, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

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, 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.
Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU.

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: http://talent.au.dk/junior-researchers-at-aarhus-university/the-junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 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, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. 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 with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

Deadline
3 March 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.

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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 Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

Researcher Position in Ecological effects of Arctic Freshening

The Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a 4-year researcher position. The applicant will join the marine ecology section in the Department of Bioscience in Silkeborg and will be specifically dedicated to studying the ecological effects of Arctic Freshening around the coast of Greenland.

Job description & research project  
The candidate will perform research investigating the biological and biogeochemical effects of freshening in the Arctic, especially around the Greenland Coast. A specific focus will involve determining the impacts of run-off from the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) on primary production and carbon cycling in Greenland fjords with the following specific objectives:

  1.   study the physiochemical effects of freshening on primary producers and how increased GrIS run-off may alter production regimes in the future
  2.  determine patterns in prokaryotic production around the Greenland coast from the perspective of a melting cryosphere and how meltwater and its constitutes may drive these patterns
  3.   estimate the contribution of allochthonous organic matter coming from GrIS run-off to the microbial food web using stable isotopes of lipid biomarkers specific to the microbial community, both through in situ studies as well as experimentally through mesocosm experiments
  4.   trace organic matter from glacial run-off in rivers and streams along its trajectory towards the marine environment, and to determine changes in quantity and quality of organic matter in route to the ocean
  5.   perform meta-analyses of the ecological effects of freshening around Greenland and across the Arctic

Candidate profile
The candidate should hold a PhD in biological oceanography or similar and preferably have previous postdoc experience in a different institute than where the PhD was obtained. Also, the candidate must demonstrate independence and an ability to acquire own funding in competitive scholarships/fellowships or grants.

The ideal candidate will also have specific expertise in one or more of the following:
• Organizing and conducting fieldwork and oceanographic campaigns
• Data management of large datasets
• Performing mesocosm experiments
• Measuring organic carbon and total nitrogen on a Shimadzu TOC-L analyser
• Extraction, analysis (GC-IRMS), and identification of polar lipid fatty acids
• Treatment of stable isotope data and mixing models
• Compiling large database for meta-analyses
• Developing and writing project proposals

The applicant should have an interest in co-supervising students and collaborating with other groups inside and outside the university. The candidate should also demonstrate the ability to form international collaborations through participations in working groups or international research projects. Excellence in both written and spoken English is required.

The Department
The Department of Bioscience is engaged in research programs, teaching curricula and consultancy covering all major biological sub-disciplines, and we conduct world-class research in the areas of aquatic biology and ecology, Arctic environment and ecosystems, biodiversity and conservation biology. The Department currently employs approximately 250 academic and technical staff.

The Department has a unique research environment at top international level that covers a wide spectrum, from the biology of organisms to modelling water and nutrient cycles from land to sea. Research focus areas include human impact on species, the environment and the global nutrient cycle, the effects of global climate change on biological, chemical and physical processes in and around the aquatic environment, assessment of water quality and ecological status and studies on the effects of measures that can be used to manage and reduce the loss of carbon, nutrients and pollutants to the aquatic environment. The activities take place at a national and international level with main activities in Denmark and Northern Europe, including the Arctic.

The Department plays a leading role in providing advice to the authorities in Denmark and Greenland on environmental issues, including implementation and assessment of EU directives.

The Department of Bioscience consists of three units denoted by the geographically position of the unit (Roskilde, Silkeborg and Kalø, respectively).

The Department has the primary tasks of performing research and advisory activities for the authorities with only minor contributions to teaching.

What we offer
The position is a full-time position as researcher at Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University in Silkeborg. We offer a unique research opportunity to conduct both field and laboratory investigations in many parts of Greenland impacted by climate change and thus high on the international agenda. Our research builds upon a strong infrastructure, including several smaller boats as well as access to the large research vessel Aurora and the research station Zackenberg in Northeast Greenland. We also host a number of well-equipped research laboratories.

The Department offers a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with international university partners in the absolute elite and with the Danish Ministry of Environment and relevant authorities in the Government of Greenland. The working environment at the Department is based on teamwork and close working relations. English is widely spoken.

Further information
Further information about the position can be obtained from senior researcher Mikael Sejr +45 30454314; mse@bios.au.dk).

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the 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.

Formalities and salary range 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.

Deadline
16 March 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.

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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 March 16th, 2020

Postdoc position in Integrated Quantum Optics

Within the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark, a 2-year postdoc position in the field of photonic integration is available.

Quantum optics is going to play a large role in future computing, sensing, and secure communication. However, many demonstrations are laboratory-based, limiting the real-world applications and impact. Our objective is to realize a generic photonic integration platform (so-called “optical chips”) for quantum optics, based on mature, foundry-based processes. Such a platform will be robust, versatile and scalable, for feasible and credible transfer out of the laboratory. Thus, an actual quantum technology will be realized.

You will design and develop photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for the switching and de-multiplexing of single photons at unprecedented low loss, using silicon nitride technology [1]. Novel all-optical ultrafast switches will be explored and realized, and these will be cascaded to realize de-multiplexers. The PICs will be designed and experimentally characterized by you. Our Fotonik Lab is fully equipped to do this. Fabrication of the PICs will be done in commercial foundries. Together with our academic and commercial partners we will then implement these PICs into larger-scale systems for communication and computing.

Our group (https://eng.au.dk/en/photonic-integrated-circuits/) takes a fabless approach, which means that we focus on the simulation, design and characterization of circuits for the selected applications, leaving the fabrication to so-called foundry platforms, e.g., as offered through JePPIX (www.jeppix.eu) and ePIXfab (http://epixfab.eu/).

Aarhus University is a leading research university, which is in the top-100 on several major global university rankings. The Department of Engineering has only recently been established and is growing rapidly in terms of students, staff and research output, thereby offering very nice opportunities for pioneering efforts. You will actively be involved in reaching out to industry to transfer this photonic technology and in acquiring new projects based on this work.

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants must have:

  • a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or similar, with a strong publication track record in fields relevant to the position;
  • a solid background in opto-electronics / photonics;
  • experimental skills in optics and photonics;
  • the ability and willingness to explore the fundamental limits of photonic integrated circuit performance;
  • the ability to work with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds;
  • strong communication and collaboration skills.

Potential applications are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Martijn Heck (mheck@eng.au.dk) or Assistant Professor Nicolas Volet (volet@eng.au.dk) for more background information and/or questions.

[1] Wörhoff et al., “TriPleX: a versatile dielectric photonic platform”, Advanced Optical Technologies 4 (2015); https://doi.org/10.1515/aot-2015-0016.

The place of work is Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N.

The position is available from March 15, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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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 Sunday March 15th, 2020

Postdoc in Micromagnetics

Candidates with a strong background in micromagnetics are invited for a 1-year postdoctoral position. The position may be extended up to 6 months. The position is part of the MAGFLY project, which is focused on the development of flywheels using iron-oxide magnets. The position is theoretical/computational and focuses on the modeling and simulation of the microstructure of magnetic materials to predict macroscopic magnetic properties, in close collaboration with the experimental groups of the MAGFLY project. Additional subjects may include fracture mechanics and design of flywheel components.

The position is available from March 1st or as soon as possible hereafter.
Job description/research project/research area
The ideal candidate must have a strong background in simulation of micromagnetic systems and preferably also a strong background in the finite element method, fracture mechanics and programming. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the sections activities within these fields and engage in interdisciplinary research with national and international groups. The MAGFLY project includes industrial partners and collaboration with industry will be seen as a natural part of the research activities.
Your profile
The applicant must hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline and must have strong written and communication skills and a demonstrated publication record. 

Application should contains a cover letter, describing how your experience and background meet the requirements for this position, CV and name and contact information of two references.
About the Mechanical Engineering Section
Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and most basic engineering disciplines but at the same time a research area that is undergoing explosive development with increasing possibilities for exploitation within industrial production, design of mechanical systems and materials.  This research area has a multidisciplinary profile and reaches out both to the other engineering and science disciplines and to a number of different industries.
The researchers work with the behavior and performance of materials, structures and fluids when exposed to forces, movement and energy. Such understanding is central to all product development, operation and production conditions, optimisation and development.
Much of the mechanics research is demand driven with national and international enterprises participating in the definition and delimitation of the projects.
Department of Engineering offers a dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment with many national and international collaborators in science and industry. The Department seeks exceptional innovative and visionary engineering researchers to build-up, strengthen and develop the Mechanical Engineering section at Aarhus University.
  The place of work is Inge Lehmans Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Henrik M. Jensen (hmj@eng.au.dk) or Associate Professor Søren Peder Madsen (sma@eng.au.dk) for further information.

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
28 February 2020


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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 Friday February 28th, 2020

Postdoc in Intercultural Danish-German Communication 2721

The School of Communication and Culture at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position in Intercultural Danish-German communication.

The postdoc position is a full-time, fixed-term position, which begins on 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and ends on 31 January 2022.

Place of employment: Department of German and Romance Languages, Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C Denmark.

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

The position
For the position, funded by an Aarhus University Research Foundation starting grant, we are seeking an applicant who will contribute to the research in the project “Intercultural Danish-German communication”, in close cooperation with the Interreg 5A project kultKIT. The successful applicant will carry out research on Danish-German intercultural communication in close collaboration with principal investigator Erla Hallsteinsdóttir. The successful applicant must be prepared to participate in and contribute to the research activities (data collection and analysis as well as publication and dissemination activities) as they are defined in the project application.

The focus of the research will be on aspects that are fundamental to intercultural understanding in international strategic communication in a broad sense, with special focus on aspects of intercultural understanding, intercultural competences or linguistic aspects of interculturality. The project is linked to the research programme Communication in International Business and the Professions at the School of Communication and Culture.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have a background in intercultural communication. We are particularly interested in applicants with both research expertise and practical experience in communication in a Danish-German context.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a field of intercultural communication or strategic communication. Applicants must furthermore be able to document:

  • An internationally oriented publication profile in topics of relevance to interculturality (e.g. intercultural understanding and intercultural competences, stereotypes), intercultural linguistics, strategic communication and/or Danish-German cooperation
  • Experience of participation in collective research projects and excellent teamwork skills
  • Experience of interdisciplinary cooperation and of cooperation with non-academic partners
  • Language skills (minimum B2) in Danish and German.

Finally, applicants are asked to provide a proposal for research to be undertaken within the stated framework of the research project (max. three pages).

Research qualifications will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality and the academic output.

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.

School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school, its research programmes, departments, including the Department of German and Romance Languages, and diverse activities on its website.

Contact
For further information about the position, please contact Erla Hallsteinsdóttir, e-mail: ehall@cc.au.dk.

Interviews will be held in May 2020 in person or via Skype.

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: http://talent.au.dk/junior-researchers-at-aarhus-university/the-junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 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, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. 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 with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

Deadline
31 March 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.

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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 Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Academic position in microbial bioinformatics at the Section for Microbiology at Aarhus University, Denmark

Applications are invited for a 26-months postdoctoral scientist position to study microbial community assembly processes in marine sediments. The start-up for the position is as soon as possible.

We seek a highly motivated candidate with an academic background and documented experience in molecular microbial ecology research. In particular the preferred candidate holds a strong expertise in microbial metagenomics and bioinformatics. The candidate should drive a research project, funded by the Danish Independent Research Fund, aiming at characterizing ecological and evolutionary dynamics that govern microbial community composition in marine sediments. The project will address key aspects of microbial community assembly including genome evolution. The candidate will work under the supervision of associate professor Kasper Urup Kjeldsen and collaborate with students and internal collaborators at Aarhus University as well as external collaborators at Wageningen University (NL) and Montana State University (US).

The successful candidate will be employed by the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University (http://bios.au.dk/en) and work at the Section for Microbiology at this department. The section hosts the associated Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM) and Center for Water Technology (WATEC) and employs 9 associate professors and professors and 4 assistant professors. Research at the section covers studies of microbial physiology, evolution, ecology, and biogeochemistry. It integrates basic and applied research addressing the ecophysiology and evolution of microorganisms in natural and biotechnological systems (www.bios.au.dk/microbiology).

Qualifications must include:
– Relevant university education and PhD degree,
– Solid background in microbial metagenomics and bioinformatics.
– Ability to work and collaborate in a group, to develop new ideas, and to write and communicate in English.

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Assoc. Prof. Kasper Urup Kjeldsen, e-mail: kasperuk@bios.au.dk 

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

Formalities and salary range
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.

Deadline
01 March 2020

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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/

Post expires on Sunday March 1st, 2020

Two-Year Postdoc Position: Gods, Games, and the Socioecological Landscape

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of religion. The position is full-time, and is available from 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The university wants its staff to reflect the diversity of society, and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

Research context
This position is funded by an Aarhus University Research Foundation starting grant awarded to the supervisor, Associate Professor Benjamin Purzycki at the Department of the Study of Religion. The fellowship is available as of 1 September 2020 for a period of two years.

The position is located at the Department of the Study of Religion, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Benjamin Grant Purzycki (bgpurzycki@cas.au.dk).

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

Research and postdoctoral project
In spite of the continued growth in evolutionary approaches to religion, there remains a curious lack of formal theory and models to address local, functional resolutions to social dilemmas in the form of religious beliefs and practices. While the field is saturated with indications that religion resolves local challenges to cooperation, and many are testing hypotheses based on informal theories, only a handful of formal models exist that actually generate testable hypotheses. This position will involve propelling the field towards a better appreciation of formal models and their application, particularly in small-scale societies. Rather than designing experimental economic games, the position will entail the use of evolutionary game-theoretical models to simulate real-world scenarios and to push the boundaries of their utility in ethnographic contexts. To facilitate discussion, applicants should be prepared to discuss aspects of scenarios detailed here throughout the application process:  https://bgpurzycki.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/scenarios_doc.pdf.

Qualifications, job requirements and preferences

  • PhD in anthropology, economics, ecology, biology, or any related field that addresses problems in evolutionary game theory
  • Expertise in evolutionary game theory, in particular with preferences for: a) specialisation in mathematical modelling generally, b) specialisation in social learning specifically, and c) experience with agent-based modelling
  • Readiness and willingness to learn from and apply models to real-world scenarios
  • Readiness and willingness to teach models about real-world scenarios
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Willingness to contribute to a vibrant, enjoyable and friendly work environment
  • The ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and PhD students.

Please note that only publications that are actually submitted with the application will be assessed: a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications which are not accompanied by publications will not be assessed. Please see further below under the headline ‘Formalities’.

Institutional context
The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice.
See the School of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts for more information on its research activities.

Research environment
Aarhus University’s Department of the Study of Religion is a friendly working environment. It is recognised as a major hub for the cognitive and evolutionary sciences of religion and has students at all levels. As the department is committed to transdisciplinary research, the intellectual atmosphere is enriching and vibrant. For more information, please see the department’s website: https://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/the-study-of-religion/

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 Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
– From local questions to global challenges

The school’s ambition is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of the highest quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society as a whole, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.
For further information about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/
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: http://talent.au.dk/junior-researchers-at-aarhus-university/the-junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 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, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. 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 with society.

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.

Deadline
Thursday 12 Mar 2020 at 23:59 CET

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Post expires on Thursday March 12th, 2020

Postdoc in Neural/Cardiac tissue regeneration

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in the field of  Neural/Cardiac tissue regeneration.

The position is for 2years with possibility of extensionand is available from 1 May 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter

Job description/research project/research area
The project OPTOMED aims at developing novel electrospun nanofibres for non-genetic, light controlled electrical modulation on the firing patterns of neurons and heart cells. The successful candidate will be involved in intensive interdisciplinary collaborations with AU health faculty partners and international collaborators (UK, US, Israel and China) and contribute to nanomaterial development, biophysical,electrophysiological, molecular biological, histological and immunochemical analysis using in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo animal studies.

Your profile
We are seeking a candidate with a PhD in neuroscience, biophysics, cell biology, medicine, biomaterials and tissue engineering or related disciplines. The applicant should have strong experiences in neural or cardiomyocytes cell culture for evaluating in vitro cell viability, proliferation, differentiation and electrophysiological function. Favored analytical skills involve use of immunohistochemistry, qPCR, flow cytometry, patch-clamp, electrophysiology, fluorescent microscopy, confocal microscopy and electron microscopy. A strong background in neuroscience or cardiac tissue regeneration with in vivo animal study is desired. Ability to conduct her/his work in a structured and systematic manner, with both a high degree of independence and a teamwork spirit inter-disciplinarily and internationally.

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 Weids Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Menglin Chen, menglin@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.

Deadline:
15 March 2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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/

Post expires on Sunday March 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral position in the “Dark Side of Commitment: Investigating how a Sense of Commitment can motivate and justify Corrupt Behaviour” research project

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on Commitment and Corruption.

The starting date is 1st of July 2020 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
This project is funded by AUFF and aims to advance our understanding on the role of commitment on motivating and justifying corruption. When we are committed to specific people or groups, we create bonds which lead us to neglect other people or groups. In this sense, commitments can lead to ingroup favouritism. Also, when we are committed to specific people, groups, or norms, we generate obligations that we would not otherwise have – i.e. to act in that person’s interest. These obligations provide reasons to justify actions which we may not otherwise take to be justified. In this sense, commitments can activate local norms that are in conflict with global norms. The aforementioned research questions will be tested in a series of lab, online, and field experimental studies.
The project is expected to contribute to the fields of psychology and management and will be under the supervision of Panos Mitkidis (Aarhus University & Duke University).

Job description
We are looking for a self-motivated, highly active, and productive researcher. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in all phases of the project, including formulating research questions, experimental designs, analyses, writing articles, and consulting other researchers of the Lab (currently 1 post-doc, 3 PhD students, and several research assistants).
The position is research-oriented but may involve teaching assignments.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Management, preferably within one or more of the following areas: Social Psychology, Moral Psychology, Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Psychology, or another relevant field.

Other requirements include:

  • Publication experience in high-ranking journals in psychology and management
  • Experience with designing, analyzing, and reporting experimental or survey research
  • Experience with field studies, consumer panel surveys, lab experiments, and the combination of these (multi-methods studies)
  • Knowledge and expertise in one or many of the following areas: psychology, behavioral economics, and judgment and decision making
  • Excellent research skills, including advanced statistical and methodological knowledge (experience with programming of experiments, statistical methods such as individual models of preferences or models of decision-making processes, and programming skills in R or Python)
  • Experience in course teaching
  • Experience in preregistered experiments and meta-analyses
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, with a certified proficiency in English
  • Excellent knowledge of office and statistical software
  • Motivation to work independently as well as cooperatively in an international team          

Who we are
The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the research fields of business and social sciences bringing 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 Management, has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and Equis accreditations.

The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time.

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit: http://mgmt.au.dk/

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Associate Professor Panagiotis Mitkidis, Tel.: +45 50407867, Email: pm@mgmt.au.dk

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Jeannette Petersen, Email: jeannette.petersen@au.dk.

Place of work
Aarhus BSS
Department of Management
Fuglesangs Allé 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V
Denmark


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.

Deadline 31 Mar

Expected start 1 Jul

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

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Post expires on Tuesday March 31st, 2020

3-year postdoc position in environmental DNA analyses of biodiversity with strong focus on bioinformatics

The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year postdoc position in environmental DNA analyses. The position is available from 1st of April 2020. 

Research area and project description
The use of environmental DNA (eDNA) is rapidly changing the way that scientists obtain biological information on the living world, and we are continuously improving means and applications of molecular ecological analyses. As part of a research project funded by the Carlsberg foundation, we are seeking a highly-motivated postdoc to work with high-throughput eDNA analyses from a range of different environmental samples – water, soil, plants and faecal samples – collected along latitudinal and environmental gradients. Samples will be analysed using a Tree-of-Life metabarcoding framework in association with environmental variables to test fundamental assumptions about the distribution of biodiversity.

The project will also include experimental projects dedicated to study the origin, state and transport of eDNA in the aquatic environment, and test novel sequencing approaches such as nanopore sequencing. A major component of the work will be development and improvement of bioinformatics pipelines to analyse eDNA data from next-generation sequencing. Studies will span from analyses of entire biological communities to population genetics of selected target species. There will also be opportunities for developing own research ideas related to environmental DNA and molecular ecology in collaboration with the group.

Qualifications and Specific Competences
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent, or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. We seek a candidate with expertise in:

  • Bioinformatics and statistical analyses of next-generation sequencing data.
    Particularly: Programming languages, especially R, bash and Python; pipelines for next-generation sequencing data analyses such as DADA2, Mothur, SAMtools; experience with running (many parallel) jobs on computer clusters
  • Ecological data analyses, hereunder experience with R
    Particularly: R packages such as vegan, BiodiversityR and ade4 for e.g. clustering, ordination, accumulation and rarefaction analyses of read data
  • DNA laboratory work (preferably eDNA)
    Particularly: eDNA extraction, eDNA metabarcoding, Illumina library building
  • Field work
    Particularly: Collection of eDNA samples and environmental variables, and traditional biodiversity surveys

The candidate is expected to have good collaborative skills and proven abilities to publish at a high international level as well as experience in project management. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the daily management of his/her research project in coordination with other members of the group, and will be actively involved in the training and co-supervision of other staff members and students.

Place of Employment and Work
This postdoc will be part of a new and expanding research group on environmental DNA led by Associate Professor Philip Francis Thomsen. The place of employment and work is Section for Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. More information about the people and research activities of the section can be found at: http://bios.au.dk/en/about-bioscience/organisation/geneticsecologyandevolution/

Starting date: April 1st 2020 (somewhat flexible).

Contact information
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Philip Francis Thomsen (pfthomsen@bios.au.dk) or telephone +4527142046. 

Deadline
Applications must be submitted online and received by:
20th of February 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.

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

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

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

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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

Aarhus University offers 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.

Deadline
20 Feb

Expected start
1 Apr

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

Post expires on Thursday February 20th, 2020