The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark seeks to appoint a 18 months postdoc in analytical chemistry.
Starting Date and Period
The position is for 18 months and is available from 1st August 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.
You are expected to contribute efforts at the interface of material science, cell biology and sensing. The project involves fabrication of sensor and their testing including data evaluation and preliminary statistical analysis.
Applicants should hold a PhD in analytical chemistry with a strong focus on sensing, colloidal science and cell biology.
- Extensive substantiated experience in analytical chemistry, sensing and colloidal science
- Substantiated expertise in soft materials
- Expertise in a large variety of characterization methods including, but not limited to spectrofluorimetery, DSC, ITC, light scattering, optical microscopy and microfluidics
- Expertise to operate electron microscopes including cryo-EM is highly beneficial
- Basic expertise in statistical analysis
- Multiple peer-reviewed publications in the field
- The successful applicant needs to be able to work as part of an research team containing academic and industrial partners
- Basic expertise in teaching and undergraduate student supervision
- Fluent written and oral communication in English is required
Who we are
The interdisciplinary nanoscience center (iNANO) at Aarhus University Denmark, is one of the world-leading nanoscience centres with strong track records within education, research, technology transfer, industrial collaboration, and innovation. iNANO hosts some of the strongest research infrastructure platforms in Europe, thus providing optimal conditions for carrying out world-class research within the centre’s strategic research areas: Nanomaterials, Nanomedicine, and Nanofood. By taking part in numerous industrial research collaborations, iNANO researchers contribute to strengthening industrial competitiveness and the advancement of society to solve grand challenges. Finally, iNANO is strongly committed to transferring cutting-edge knowledge to society through the education of highly qualified students in truly interdisciplinary nanoscience BSc and MSc programmes and talented PhDs at the graduate programme iNANOSchool. The Laboratory for Cell Mimicry aims to develop nature-inspired solutions to address biomedical challenges.
What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:
- Access to a well-developed research infrastructure
- 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 Aarhus University, Denmark. The area of employment is the interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Aarhus University Denmark.
For further information please contact: Associate Prof. Brigitte Stadler, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
24 April 2020
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 April 24th, 2020