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Re-advertisements – fully financed fellowships (from April 2019)


The Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University is recruiting talented, ambitious and highly motivated candidates for three-year fully financed PhD positions.

We re-advertise the following three challenging world-class PhD projects:

Find more information about the individual projects, candidate requirements, employment conditions etc. by clicking the project titles or go to the website listing the re-advertised project proposalsPlease consult our application guide before applying.

Application deadline is 7 January 2019 at 23:59 (CEST). 
Earliest enrolment date is 
1 April 2019 and latest enrolment date is 1 October 2019.


Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Monday January 7th, 2019

Postdoc position in potato disease management 1019263

Aarhus University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Agroecology (http://agro.au.dk/en/) invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position, starting 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 
The research section
The successful candidate will be part of the Crop Health Section (http://agro.au.dk/en/research/research-sections/crop-health). The section conducts research on various aspects of crop health including fungal disease management.
 
The research area
One of the ongoing research topics within the Crop Health section is potato diseases including experimental epidemiology of early blight and late blight in potatoes. The candidate will work primarily on the project “BlightManager” aiming at developing decision support systems for blight diseases in potatoes. The project is supported by the GUDP innovation programme within the Ministry of Environment and Food.
 
The candidate will be responsible for: 
• Planning and initiation of inoculated disease trials in potatoes integrating varietal resistance, crop rotation, fertilizer management and fungicide use
• Conducting and analysing both greenhouse and field experiments
• Characterization of early blight and late blight pathogens in Denmark in cooperation with research teams
• Development of disease forecasting models, disease management models and decision support systems with early blight and late blight in potatoes based on weather parameters
• Evaluating the interactions between host resistance and fungicide use controlling early blight and late blight 
 
The candidate will be affiliated to the disease management team consisting of scientists, technicians and PhD students. 
 
Qualifications
• PhD degree within plant disease epidemiology and/or pathogen population biology 
• Research experience with early blight and late blight in potatoes
• Documented experience with inoculation experiments under field or greenhouse conditions 
• Documented experience with development of disease models
• Experience from working in a research team with many technicians and students will be an advantage as well as participation in international research collaboration and networking 
• Interest and skills in scientific communication in international per-review journals 
 

Research environment
The Department of Agroecology carries out research in agroecology, that is to say the interaction between plants, animals, humans and the environment within agroecosystems for the production of food, feed, energy and bio-based products. We contribute to sustainable production and growth via excellent research, advice and teaching.  
 
The vision of the department is to belong to the elite of research institutions that work with agroecosystems and aims to create, develop and transfer ground-breaking knowledge that can promote society’s bioeconomy nationally and internationally. 
 

The Department of Agroecology offers a dynamic and informal working environment with a good work-life-balance.  
 

Place of Work and area of Employment  
The place of work is Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 
Further information can be obtained from: Professor Per Kudsk, email: per.kudsk@agro.au.dk
 

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Please apply here
Location: Flakkebjerg
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Unit: Department of Agroecology
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

Postdoc position in single molecule FRET studies of membrane transporters at the Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) 1019098

The Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position on using single molecule FRET techniques to study P-type ATPase membrane transporters.

The position is funded by The Independent Research Fund Denmark (FNU) and is initially for 19 months. The position is available from the 20th of January 2019.

Tasks:
Single molecule FRET techniques can provide a hitherto unseen degree of mechanistic insight into the functions of biomolecules. We recently published a study demonstrated the first application of single molecule techniques to the class of P-type ATPases (Dyla et al. 2017 Nature 551: 346351). The current project aims to elaborate on this study by increasing the time resolution, introducing additional structural perspectives and using single molecule techniques to guide crystallization.

Qualifications:
The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, neuroscience, biology, nanoscience or similar, and a good track record of publication. The candidate is experienced in recombinant protein expression in various hosts, membrane protein purification and sample preparation for single molecule FRET studies. Additionally, the ideal candidate should have experience with characterization of enzymatic reactions using stopped-flow techniques and membrane protein crystallography.

About us:
You will be part of a multidisciplinary research group working at the intersection between structural biology and neuroscience at the Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE).

Place of work and area of employment:

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

Contact info:
For further information contact Professor Poul Nissen (pn@mbg.au.dk) or Assistant Professor Magnus Kjærgaard (magnus@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

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

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

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

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

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

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 24 December 2018
Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday December 24th, 2018

Postdoc position with focus on clinical applications of music, MIB, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University 1018758

Aarhus University, Health, Department of Clinical Medicine, Center for Music in the Brain has an open position as postdoc. 

The Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) is an interdisciplinary research center at AU and the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark (RAMA) aiming to address the dual questions of how music is processed in the brain and how this can inform our understanding of fundamental principles behind brain functioning in general. With a strong foundation in music practice and theory at the highest level and a focus on the clinical application of music, MIB combines neuroscientific, musicological and psychological research in music perception, action, emotion and learning with the potential to test prominent theories of brain function and to influence the way we play, teach, use and listen to music. 

Read more about MIB here: www.musicinthebrain.au.dk

The position, which is a full-time position with 37 hours per week, is expected to be filled by 1 February 2019. The position is a fixed-term employment and will end at 31 May 2021. 

You will be employed with reference to the Director of the Center for Music in the Brain. 

The candidate must conduct research in clinical applications of music in somatic and psychiatric disorders. The clinical research should be integrated within a solid understanding of the basic research in the field of music neuroscience and music psychology to contribute to an understanding of both the potential clinical effects of music and the mechanisms of action involved. 

The successful candidate is required to have a strong background within the field of clinical neuroscience, and/or music cognition and emotion. 

The ideal candidate must have extensive experience with neuropsychological testing and diagnostic assessment as well as neuroimaging methods, such as fMRI and MEG and thorough insight into brain structure and function. A candidate specialized in clinical research methods is preferred. 

Competences for teaching, supervision of students, recruitment of talented students, collaboration with national and international partners, project management, and the ability to attract independent funding are qualifications that will be emphasized in the evaluation of the candidate. 

For more information, please contact Director of Center for Music in the Brain, Peter Vuust, pv@musikkons.dk.

Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 23 December 2018
    Unit: Department of Clinical Medicine
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday December 23rd, 2018

    2-year Postdoc in real-time carbon tracing and accounting 1018147

    Green certificates are one of the important instruments to speed-up climate change mitigation by supporting investments in renewable energy. However, as the penetration of variable renewable energy from, e.g. wind and solar increase, it becomes harder to argue that the owner of a green certificate can in-fact use the generated power. In this project, the aim is to show-case new methods for real-time carbon accounting where, e.g. a large industrial consumer will be able to document to what extend a demand may be served, in time and space, by a particular portfolio of generators. For this purpose, the Danish electricity network will be used as a study-case. The project will include the following major tasks: Disaggregation of renewable energy time series, modeling and tracing of hourly energy flows in the electricity network, and operation and optimization of a green portfolio of, e.g. wind, solar, hydro or biogas units.

    The position is available from:
    February 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

    Your profile
    Applicants must hold a PhD in engineering or a related field. The ideal candidate for the project has high academic standards and a strong drive to develop new solutions that may spark new innovations in society. For the project, the following key skills are required:

    • Domain knowledge of renewable energy technologies. In particular, wind power, solar power and biogas.
    • Domain knowledge of energy markets and carbon accounting.
    • Experience with programming, especially numerical data analysis and modeling. Experience with Python is an advantage.
    • Experience with the use of real-world data related to energy, e.g. grid data, energy demand and generation time series data, and weather data.
    • Good scientific writing and presentation skills.
    • The ability to work independently with the overall project targets.

    About the project
    The position is offered at Aarhus University, Department of Engineering and will be funded by the APPLAUS project, which is concerned with CO2 neutral energy supply for large data centers. The postdoc position, described above, will be anchored in the Renewable Energy and Thermodynamics research group (http://eng.au.dk/om-ingenioervidenskab/organisation/mekanik/renewable-energy-and-thermodynamics/).

    The place of work is Inge Lehmannsgade 10, Aarhus C, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

    For further information please contact: Associate professor, Gorm B. Andresen, +45  29426179, gba@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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 6 January 2019
    Unit: Department of Engineering
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday January 6th, 2019

    Fixed-term postdoc position in Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function 1018246

    Aarhus University, Health, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Section of Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function wants to fill a vacant position as postdoc.

    The workplace address is Vennelyst Boulevard 9, 8000 Aarhus C.

    The position, which is a part-time position with approximately 20 hours per week, is expected to be filled on 15th of January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term employment of approximately two years with effect from the start date of employment.

    You will be employed with reference to the professor at the Section of Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function.

    Job responsibilities
    Research project with focus on awake bruxism and new ways to assess jaw muscle function
    To plan to carry out to analyze and to report the scientific study

    Your profile
    You are a dentist with a PhD in orofacial pain. Besides, you are able to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and work in an international team.

    Furthermore you have:

    Good English skills
    High degree of independence and motivation
    High degree of flexibility and dedication

    We offer
    You will be working in a dynamic and internationally recognized research group and develop new skills in neuroscience / pain.

    Further information
    For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Peter Svensson, telephone 8716 8132.
    Required qualifications

    Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

    Formalities and references

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 18 December 2018
    Unit: Department of Dentistry and Oral Health
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday December 18th, 2018

    Postdoc position in pDC biology and cancer – 1018090

    Postdoc position in pDC biology and cancer at the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark

    A fully funded 3-year postdoctoral position in the field of pDC, gene-editing and cancer cell-based vaccine technology is available from February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, in the lab of associate professor Martin R Jakobsen, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

    The group
    The MRJ laboratory was initiated in 2013 and currently consists of 6 postdocs, 3 PhD students and several undergraduate students. The group has expertise in innate immunity and plasmacytoid dendritic cells with a particular focus towards cancer. We study the general aspects of how the innate immune system can be modulated in order to attack tumor cells. Here, one of our recent assets has been the development of a human pDC technology based on hematopoietic stem cells. We use this technology to develop genetically engineered pDC for biological studies, focusing on preclinical therapeutic purposes including the development of a pDC cancer vaccine.
    The laboratory techniques range from human cell culture assays, western blotting, flow cytometry, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in stem-cells, in vivo mouse models and the generation of humanized mice. The group is well funded through large research grants received from various Danish foundations.

    The project
    For this project we seek a highly qualified and dedicated postdoc that will focus on the therapeutic potential of using pDCs as both i) a direct anti-cancer killing cell as well as ii) an anti-cancer vaccine by inducing an anti-tumor response. The project aims to address how well suited HPSC-pDCs are for antigen uptake and whether HPSC-pDCs can be used in conjunction with NK cells to kill tumor cells. The candidate will work on exploring the capacity of our pDC technology in close collaboration with other team members, where the overall aim is to explore different areas of pDC biology and their therapeutic potential in cancer and viral infections.

    Qualifications
    We seek a highly motivated candidate with a solid background in genetics, pDC biology and/or immunology. Expertise in standard molecular biology techniques and cell culture is critical, and experience with gene editing, flow cytometry, mouse cancer models, NK cells and DC antigen uptake/response is highly desirable. The candidate is required to have strong skills in English and proven abilities to publish at a high international level with at least one first author publication. Motivation to work independently and be responsible for the daily management of his/her research project in coordination with other members of the group is expected. The candidate will also be actively involved in the training and co-supervision of other group members and students.

    Place of employment and place of work
    The place of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine in the Bartholin Building at Bartholins Allé 6, 8000 Aarhus C., Denmark.

    Further information
    Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Group Leader, Associate Professor, PhD, Martin Roelsgaard Jakobsen. Phone: (+45) 2615 3369. E-mail: mrj@biomed.au.dk
    Required qualifications

    Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

    Formalities and references

    Application

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 18 December 2018
    Unit: Department of Biomedicine
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday December 18th, 2018

    Postdoc in Arctic Oil Microbiology at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University 1018118

    The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join our research project on Arctic microbial oil degradation in Greenland’s marine environment.

    The position is for 2 years and is available from 1st of March 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter with the aim to be ready for fieldwork during the Arctic summer.

    Job description/research project/research area
    The position will be co-funded by projects on Arctic oil biodegradation from the Danish Villum Foundation and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans. You are expected to contribute to these projects and bring in new ideas.
    You will combine field and laboratory experiments based on in situ (field) and ex situ (lab) deployed oil-coated adsorbents to investigate (i) the composition, activity and biodegradation potential of Arctic oil-degrading microbial communities, (ii) environmental controls on oil biodegradation and (iii) the role of oil-degrading biofilms observed on oil droplets.

    As our project planning is ongoing, there is currently considerable freedom to align the goals of the project with the goals of the candidate. The candidate is therefore encouraged to describe research ideas as part of the application (max. 1 page for research ideas).

    Your profile
    Our ideal candidate holds a PhD in microbiology or environmental sciences/engineering or similar, is able to join research expeditions in the Arctic, has an open mind to develop new ideas and is eager to collaborate, and is motivated to work on a project that is critical to preserve Arctic marine ecosystems.

    The following experiences are considered as an advantage:
    • Experience with organizing and conducting fieldwork (or other relevant field experiences)
    • Handling lab reactor/microcosm setups
    • Experience with modern molecular techniques and bioinformatics (e.g. amplicon sequencing, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics)
    • Experience with chemical analysis (GC-MS or similar)
    • Experience with / ideas for techniques relevant to investigate oil-degrading biofilms (e.g. microsensor, confocal laser scanning microscopy, etc.)
    • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals
    • Developing and writing project proposals
    Where experience is lacking, the candidate must be motivated to learn and will get the opportunity to develop new skills.
    The applicant should be interested to co-supervise students.
    Excellence in both written and spoken English is a requirement.

    Who we are
    The Arctic is borderless, and so is the Arctic Research Centre (ARC). The centre recognizes the need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to adequately address contemporary and critical Arctic issues. Therefore, a large number of researchers from a wide variety of disciplines have joined forces to investigate effects of climate changes and related consequences such as increased risk for oil spills on the Arctic cryosphere, ecosystems and societies. Joint field campaigns constitute a focal point in the work of ARC and are an effective means to unite and integrate the different academic fields involved, sparking interdisciplinary collaboration and synergy.
    The candidate will also be affiliated with the Section for Microbiology at the Department of Bioscience. Research at the section integrates microbiological, molecular biological and biogeochemical methods to study the microbial ecology of natural and man-made environments.

    The successful candidate is offered:
    We offer a well-financed and unique research opportunity to conduct both field and laboratory investigations on a topic that is currently high on international agendas (i.e. oil spills in the Arctic).

    The successful candidate will be employed by the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University (http://bios.au.dk/en) and be a part of the Arctic Research Centre (http://arctic.au.dk/) at the Department of Bioscience.
    We guarantee access to well-developed research infrastructure. We work together with the Section for Microbiology (www.bios.au.dk/microbiology) at the Department of Bioscience and with the Section for Environmental Chemistry and Physics at Copenhagen University (https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/env_chem_phys/ac/) for access to state-of-the-art microbiological and chemical analysis infrastructure, respectively.

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

    Further information about the position may be obtained from Leendert Vergeynst, +4587162167, email: leendert.vergeynst@bios.au.dk

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

    Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 15 January 2019
    Unit: Department of Bioscience
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

    Post doc in femtosecond spectroscopy of molecules in He droplets

    The Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in the field of experimental physical chemistry.

    The position is available from January 1, 2019

    Job description/research project/research area

    The candidate is expected to take a leading role in a novel research program in which prototypical organic solar cells, such as the dimers of tetracene or pentacene, are embedded in superfluid helium nanodroplets and studied by femtosecond laser-based spectroscopy methods.

    Other research projects include time-resolved imaging of molecules undergoing chemical reaction dynamics, imaging nanostructures in helium droplets using x-ray free-electron lasers and exploring the fast rotational motion of molecules coupled to a dissipative environment.
    The candidate is expected to engage in the education of students at all levels, i.e. PhD, master and undergraduate through research based training.

    Your profile
    Applicants should hold a PhD in experimental physical chemistry

    The candidate must be able to document extensive experience with the following:

    •    Ultrahigh vacuum technology
    •    Amplified femtosecond laser systems
    •    Ion and electron imaging spectrometers
    •    Spectroscopy and dynamics of molecules in helium nanodroplets
    •    Writing of scientific articles
    •    Supervision of students at both the undergraduate and the graduate level

    The candidate must be fluent in the speaking and writing of English.
     

    Who we are/ The department
    The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is one of the leading European chemistry departments with research programs that range from medicinal chemistry to theoretical chemistry. It has a permanent staff of 29 full and associate professors, a support-staff of 25 people, 100 PhD-students and postdocs, and more than 500 students.

    The place of work is

    Departmentof Chemistry, Aarhus University
    Langelandsgade 140
    8000 Aarhus C

    Contact person
    Professsor Henrik Stapelfeldt, +45 871 55974, henriks@chem.au.dk

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

    Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 17 December 2018
    Unit: Department of Chemistry
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    Post expires on Monday December 17th, 2018

    Postdoc in Green Biorefining 1017607

    The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 2 year postdoc position offering applicants to join the research and development within Green Biorefining in the section of Biological and Chemical Engineering.

    The position is available from 01.01.2019.

    Research area
    The chosen candidate will play an active role in developing applied research within the interdisciplinary platform for green biorefining at Aarhus University. The goal of the platform is to develop and optimize processes for locally produced protein feed/food from green leafy biomass and investigate and optimizing the use and applications of sidestreams. A green biorefinery pilot plant has been running the past three years and we are now building a new 10x up-scaled demonstration platform at the Department of Engineering, which will be ready summer 2019.

    The candidate will be a part of a dedicated team, bringing the technology from the laboratory to pilot- and demonstration scale, while optimizing each unit operation and the integrated process.

    The main focus of the postdoc position will be on research and development within plant protein separation, as well as further biorefining of the pressed fiber pulp sidestream as well as development and implementation of analytical analysis.
    The postdoc position will take part in several research projects, both national and international.

    The candidate is expected to take part in teaching and supervision of students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels as well as developing new project applications.

    Your profile
    The ideal candidate has a research background within biorefinery and protein
    technology, practical experience with processing of biomass and strong analytical skills.

    Qualifications:
    Experience in protein precipitation and separation
    Experience in processing of green plant materials
    Experience in analytical biochemistry
    Academic qualifications at PhD level preferably within biorefining
    Documentation of excellent skills within a relevant research area
    Good skills in communication of research results internationally as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals
    Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level will also be a merit

    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 Hangøvej 2, 8200 Aarhus and the area of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Engineering, Section of Biological and Chemical Engineering.

    Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Assistant Professor, PhD Morten Ambye-Jensen, phone: +45 93508009, e-mail: maj@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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 15 December 2018
    Unit: Department of Engineering
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    Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

    Postdoctoral fellowship in modern culture 1016777

    The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for an 18-month postdoctoral fellowship in modern culture.

    The position is full-time and available from 1 March 2018.

    Place of employment: Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
    The position is associated with the research project “Data Wastelands”, supported by an AUFF Starting Grant.
    Research context
    Data Wastelands is a research project that pioneers the notion of data waste to focus on the waste-related dimensions of software and hardware in both metaphorical and material terms. This includes topics and issues such as data reuse, data cleaning, bit rot, data maintenance and legacy data, content moderation, toxic data, Garbage In Garbage Out, e-waste, data deletion, data sanitisation, data centre energy consumption, data infrastructures etc. The project will establish an interdisciplinary research group at the Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology with the objective of conceptualising and addressing data waste and the challenges lawmakers, corporations and citizens face in their understanding and handling of data waste. Through an innovative approach, combining the humanities, arts, law and social and computer sciences in processes of thinking and making, the group will forge a fundamentally new and theoretically informed approach to the material, cultural and ethical dimensions of data waste.
    The project liaises with computer technologists, sociologists, contemporary art practitioners and policy makers to forge theoretically informed approaches to the technical, environmental and ethico-political implications of data waste.
    The project seeks a postdoc who wishes to work on these issues in an interdisciplinary fashion. In particular, we encourage applications that build bridges between cultural theory and computer science.
    The successful applicant will be a member of a core team of three researchers. The project will moreover be in liaison with a number of larger research projects at both Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen, including the Uncertain Archives research collective (KU), DataLab (AU) and Netlab (AU).
    The project is coordinated by Assistant Professor Nanna Bonde Thylstrup at the Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology, and will run from 2019 until 2021.
    The fellowship is affiliated with the Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology at Aarhus University.
    Research profile
    The research tasks of the postdoc will centre on studying and conceptualising different data waste ecologies. The postdoc will use these studies as a base for experimentally exploring, designing and implementing prototypic data waste infrastructures and their cultural, ethical and environmental dimensions. The postdoc will work closely together with the PI and the data developer of the project on both theoretical and practical issues related to these prototypes.
    It is expected that all the project members help with the tasks that are already defined in the proposal as well as contributing additional research ideas. The successful applicant will be expected to partake in the day-to-day research of the core group, to publish in international high-profile journals and help co-organise a series of workshops that use the platform developments for broader discussions on the cultural, ethical and environmental dimensions of data waste raised in the proposal.
    The successful applicant should be capable of presenting and critiquing theoretical and empirical foundations of data waste and data wasteland imaginaries, and should have experience of working in highly interdisciplinary teams. Interest in research communication that moves beyond traditional academic channels is valued. Proficiency in academic English is a prerequisite.
    For further information about the position, please contact the project manager, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, email: nanna@cc.au.dk.
    Qualifications
    Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications.
    The successful applicant must document the ability to produce research publications of a high international standard (can be in process).
    Excellent communication skills in English are considered essential, and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently.
    Applicants should – apart from the demands listed further below – submit:
    • a concise description of their research profile (max. two pages)
    • a research proposal in the area of data wastelands (max. three pages).
    The description and the proposal must be uploaded together with the application.
    The application must be submitted in English.
    For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, mail: hsi@au.dk
    The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice.
    For more information on the research activities of the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, see:

    Qualification requirements

    Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

    Formalities

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

    Please apply here

    Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    03.01.2019

    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

    Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it at au.dk/work/en

     

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

     

     

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 3 January 2019
    Unit: School of Communication and Culture
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    Post expires on Thursday January 3rd, 2019

    Postdoc in Genomic selection in fish 1016491

    A postdoc position in genomic selection in trout is available at the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) at Aarhus University.
    It is a two-year position starting in 1st of March, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc.
    Research area
    The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to develop genomic selection tools for trout breeding. The research project will cover genotyping and phenotyping strategies, genotype by environment interaction, methods and models for accurate genomic selection across different lines/populations and production systems, assessment and validation of genomic selection in trout breeding, and implementation of genomic selection in practical trout breeding.  The postdoc will use advanced quantitative genetic and statistical theory and methodologies as well as computation programming to develop models and analyze data. In addition, the postdoc will have a close cooperation with a fish breeding company, to develop genomic selection in trout breeding programs.
    Required qualifications
    • PhD in Quantitative genetics, statistical genetics, animal breeding /genetics, or equivalent subjects
    • Solid knowledge of quantitative genetics, statistics and animal breeding
    • Experiences on working with genomic selection and/or fish breeding is desirable
    • Strong organizational and communication (in English, both oral and written) skills
    • Ability to work in a large and diverse group of researchers, and collaborate with national and international research partners.
    About QGG
    QGG comprises about 20 senior staff and a large group of PhDs and postdocs. The center provides a very dynamic and internationally orientated environment with strong collaborations with relevant industrial partners and with several other leading international research groups in the area. Research within QGG includes both basic and applied research on the genetic basis of complex traits in farm animals, plants and model organisms. The core research is development, implementation of advanced statistical, and bioinformatics methods for analysis of genetics problems. The research within QGG is characterized by a very close synergy between method development, basic analyses and application of the developed methods on practical problems across animal species. The center is part of the Department for Molecular Biology and Genetics and is located at the AU Foulum campus (for the locations of the department see http://mbg.au.dk/en/contact/how-to-find-the-department/). QGG provides a very dynamic and internationally orientated environment with strong collaborations with relevant industrial partners and with several other leading international research groups in the area.
    Place of work and area of employment
    The place of work is Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

    For further information please contact: Professor Mogens Sandø Lund; phone +45 20751222; e-mail: mogens.lund@mbg.au.dk 

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

    Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here

    Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    15.01.2019

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

     

     

    Location: Foulum
    Deadline: 15 January 2019
    Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
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    Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

    Re-advertisement: Postdoc in Advanced autonomy in aerial robotics at Aarhus University, Denmark 1016245

    The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 1-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on advanced autonomy in aerial robotics.

    We are looking for enthusiast a post doctoral researcher who wishes to investigate embedded guidance, control and navigation problem of unmanned aerial systems using artificial intelligence/machine learning methods with emphasis on reinforcement learning and deep neural networks. Our aim is to leverage the current state-of-the-art autonomy level towards more smarter robots which will learn and interact with their environment, collaborate with people and other robots, plan their future actions and execute the given task accurately.

    The position is available from February 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

    Job description/research project/research area

    • Manage laboratory facilities and support research projects
    • Ensure processes and procedures are executed in compliance to the Universitys policy framework.
    • Code and develop novel UAV controllers, necessary interfaces for the communication of the on-board computer with the ground stations.
    • Support to develop journal and conference articles.

    Your profile
    Applicants should hold a PhD in automatic control engineering, mechatronics engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science or other related disciplines from reputable universities. (the PhD should have been completed within the last 5 years at most). Candidates, who will complete and defend their PhD thesis by January 2019, are welcome.

    This section may include the following topics:

    • The candidate should have excellent verbal and writing skills in English with very good communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to translate theory into practice.
    • A solid publication track record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
    • Concrete knowledge in C/C++.
    • Experience in aerial robotics.
    • A background in robotics, control theory and machine/deep learning would be a distinct advantage.
    • Hands on experience in UAVs is a plus.
    • Experience of Robot Operating System (ROS) is a plus.
    • Demonstrated experience in team coordination and fund-raising is a plus.

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

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

    The place of work is Aarhus University, Department of Engineering, Aarhus, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.
    Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Assoc. Prof. Erdal Kayacan, erdal@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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here

    Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    31.12.2018

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

     

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 31 December 2018
    Unit: Department of Engineering
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

    Postdoctoral position in Structure Determination of Intraflagellar Transport Complexes at Aarhus University, Denmark 1012838

    We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated postdoc with an interest in working on deciphering the mechanisms of cilium organelle formation via intraflagellar transport. The candidate should have a proven track record in the area of structural and/or biochemical analysis of protein complexes. The position is funded for up to a maximum of 4 years employment as a postdoc. The position will be open from early 2019 with a negotiable starting date.

    The position
    The position seeks to strengthen ongoing activities in the laboratory of Esben Lorentzen aimed at understanding the mechanisms of intraflagellar transport proteins in cilium formation. The laboratory’s interest is in understanding how intraflagellar transport proteins assemble into large complexes that actively transport cargo proteins into and out of cilia. The selected candidate will prepare recombinant protein complexes and elucidate their structure and mechanism using crystallography, cryo-EM and biochemistry. For further details on the position, please contact Esben Lorentzen (el@mbg.au.dk).

    The candidate
    A successful candidate has a relevant Ph.D. degree and a solid and documented background in structural biology, biochemistry and/or biophysics. Experience with protein complex co-expression and purification is a plus. Finally, applicants should be ambitious, show strong collaborative skills, and should also be able to take initiatives and responsibility within the work environment.

    The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Plant Molecular Biology and Quantitative Genetics. There are
    currently 220 full time scientific staff and 140 PhD students.

    The city
    In Aarhus you have easy access to beautiful nature, an exciting culture and city life as well as a safe environment for children – a great place for the whole family. The city of Aarhus has everything you need within a surprisingly small area: exciting national and international jobs, delightful residential areas, a rich cultural life, and beautiful surrounding landscape of woods and coastline that make Aarhus a wonderful place to live and work. See http://talent.au.dk/working-at-aarhus-university/ for further details on the city and the university.

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

    You can read more about the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at http://mbg.au.dk/en/

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

    Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

    Please apply here

    Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    06.01.2019

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

     

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 6 January 2019
    Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday January 6th, 2019

    Postdoc position in materials chemistry at extreme conditions 978236

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 4 June 2018
    Unit: Department of Chemistry
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Monday June 4th, 2018

    Postdoc position in Faba bean genomics and genetics 978312

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 3 June 2018
    Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday June 3rd, 2018

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

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

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

    Required qualifications

    Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

    Formalities and references

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

    Application

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Post expires on Thursday March 29th, 2018

    Postdoc position in miRNA biology in cancer 953508

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

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

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

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

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

    Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Post expires on Wednesday January 31st, 2018