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Aarhus University

Postdoc at iPSYCH, Department of Biomedicine

A position as postdoc is open in the research group of Professor Anders Børglum, which is a part of the iPSYCH consortium, and located at Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University.

Department of Biomedicine
We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

iPsych
iPSYCH (Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research) was launched in 2012 as the largest research initiative ever in Danish psychiatry with the overarching aim to identify causes and disease mechanisms in major mental disorders, including large-scale genetic studies to identify genetic risk factors for the disorders.
Genetic data on around 130,000 individuals is currently analysed in iPSYCH. Additionally, the position will include work related to ongoing activities in the iSEQ center and Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, which is a joint data center between the Faculties of Health, Science and Technology, and Central Denmark Region, serving both research activities and personalized medicine activities. The centers aim at integrating multi-layered biological sequencing data with comprehensive phenotypic and environmental data to increase the understanding of the complex molecular systems governing biological function and human disease.

Tasks
The main focus of the work, in the advertised position, is to identify genetic risk factors and biological mechanisms underlying major psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, autism, depression and schizophrenia. The position entails analyses of large genetic data from thousands of individuals including sequencing data (mainly whole-exome sequencing) and SNP-array data for genome-wide association studies, as well as extended secondary analyses including integration with functional genomics data from external sources.
The analyses will primarily be conducted at the national high-performance computer cluster GenomeDK at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine. Substantial experience in handling and analysing large genetic data is required, in order to succeed in the position. 

Further information
The projects are typically part of international collaborations with the Broad Institute (Boston) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium as key partners, and the Børglum group comprises researchers from several nationalities, underscoring the need for the candidate to document good communicative skills (verbal and writing).

The position is for up to three years and may be extended further, potentially entering a tenure track.
Start: as soon as possible

For more information please contact Project Coordinators Annette Bang Rasmussen (abr@biomed.au.dk), Anne Hedemand (anne@biomed.au.dk), or Professor, Director Anders Børglum (anders@biomed.au.dk).

Please note: shortlisting will be used
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form 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.

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

Questions about the position?

Anders Børglum, Professor, Department of Biomedicine – Forskning og uddannelse, Øst, +4587167768,anders@biomed.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – HEALTH HR, +4593508378, emply.he.hr@au.dk

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline: Friday 10 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

Postdoc in statistical genetics at iPSYCH

Do you have a degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar background? Are you inquisitive and analytically minded? Are you quick at learning new things and applying them? Do you thrive in an interdisciplinary setting surrounded by people with diverse scientific backgrounds? Then this may be the job for you.

The Børglum Lab at the iPSYCH centre, Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of statistical genetics starting soon as possible. The position is a full-time position for up to three years.

Department of Biomedicine
We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the iPSYCH project
iPSYCH (Lundbeck Foundation Inititiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research) was launched in 2012 as the largest research initiative ever in Danish psychiatry with the overarching aim to identify causes and disease mechanisms in major mental disorders, including psychiatric genetics as a key theme. Genetic data on more than 130,000 individuals from a nationwide Danish cohort is currently analysed in iPSYCH (including GWAS and whole exome sequencing data).

The projects are typically part of international collaborations with the Broad Institute (Boston) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium as key partners, and the Børglum Lab comprises researchers from a number of countries.

Your job responsitibilities
As a Postdoc in statistical genetics analysis your position is primarily research-based. You will contribute to the development of the project through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your projects.

In collaboration with the team, you will undertake analysis of large sequencing data sets as the main activity, in particular analysis of whole exome sequencing data from tens of thousands of study subjects of whom the majority suffers from disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and ADHD as well as GWAS of over a hundred thousand individuals.

Your main tasks will consist of supporting these efforts either directly by conducting the analyses or by developing the software necessary to handle the large amounts of data and carry out the analyses. The analyses are conducted primarily at the national high-performance computer cluster GenomeDK at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine.

You will report to Professor Anders Børglum as your nearest leader.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within statistical genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar areas. Substantial experience in handling and analysing large sequensing data is an advantage. Strong coding skills and experience with high performance computing as well as relevant experience with at least two of the programming languages Python, bash, perl and R is required.

As a person, you are inquisitive, analytical and possess good interpersonal skills with an international mindset. We expect you to have a good grasp of English both verbally and in writing.

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

Please note: shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact contact Project Coordinators Annette Bang Rasmussen (abr@biomed.au.dk), Anne Hedemand (anne@biomed.au.dk), or Professor, Director Anders Børglum (anders@biomed.au.dk).

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University Campus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The position may be extended further, potentially entering a tenure track.

If you wish to apply for a position as research assistant within the field of statistical genetics, please follow this link.

Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form 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.

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

Questions about the position?

Anders Børglum , Professor, Department of Biomedicine – Forskning og uddannelse, Øst, +4587167768,anders@biomed.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – HEALTH HR, +4593508378, emply.he.hr@au.dk

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline: Friday 10 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

Research assistant in statistical genetics at iPSYCH

Do you have a degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar background? Are you inquisitive and analytically minded? Are you quick at learning new things and applying them? Do you thrive in an interdisciplinary setting surrounded by people with diverse scientific backgrounds? Then this may be the job for you.

The Børglum Lab at the iPSYCH centre, Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as a research assistant in the field of statistical genetics starting soon as possible. The position is a full-time position for up to three years.

Department of Biomedicine
We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the iPSYCH project
iPSYCH (Lundbeck Foundation Inititiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research) was launched in 2012 as the largest research initiative ever in Danish psychiatry with the overarching aim to identify causes and disease mechanisms in major mental disorders, including psychiatric genetics as a key theme. Genetic data on more than 130,000 individuals from a nationwide Danish cohort is currently analysed in iPSYCH (including GWAS and whole exome sequencing data).

The projects are typically part of international collaborations with the Broad Institute (Boston) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium as key partners, and the Børglum Lab comprises researchers from a number of countries.

Your job responsitibilities
As a research assistant within statistical genetics your position is primarily research-based. You will contribute to the development of the project through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your projects.

In collaboration with the team, you will undertake analysis of large sequencing data sets as the main activity, in particular analysis of whole exome sequencing data from tens of thousands of study subjects of whom the majority suffers from disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and ADHD as well as GWAS of over a hundred thousand individuals.

Your main tasks will consist of supporting these efforts either directly by conducting the analyses or by developing the software necessary to handle the large amounts of data and carry out the analyses. The analyses are conducted primarily at the national high-performance computer cluster GenomeDK at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine.

You will report to Professor Anders Børglum as your nearest leader.

Your competences
You have a degree within statistical genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar areas. Substantial experience in handling and analysing large sequensing data is an advantage. Strong coding skills and experience with high performance computing as well as relevant experience with at least two of the programming languages Python, bash, perl and R is required.

As a person, you are inquisitive, analytical and possess good interpersonal skills with an international mindset. We expect you to have a good grasp of English both verbally and in writing.

Please note: shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact contact Project Coordinators Annette Bang Rasmussen (abr@biomed.au.dk), Anne Hedemand (anne@biomed.au.dk), or Professor, Director Anders Børglum (anders@biomed.au.dk).

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University Campus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The position may be extended further, potentially entering a postdoc. position.

If you wish to apply for a position as a postdoc. within the field of statistical genetics, please follow this link.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form 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.

Questions about the position?

Anders Børglum Professor, Department of Biomedicine – Forskning og uddannelse, Øst +4587167768 anders@biomed.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – HEALTH HR

+4593508378, emply.he.hr@au.dk

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline: Friday 10 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

Postdocs in cancer genomics and medical big data analysis

The Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA), Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for three positions as Postdoc in the field of bioinformatics, as per 1 July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are full-time positions for up to 24-36 months.

The Department of MOMA
MOMA offers a vibrant and unique interdisciplinary research environment with more than 20 years’ experience in genomics, transcriptomics, and translational cancer research. The department houses state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, comprehensive cancer biobanks, an extensive next-generation sequencing facility, access to a large HPC facility, and extensive genomics data infrastructure. The department also plays a central role in the recently established Danish National Genome Center and will house genome sequencing.

About the research group
Jakob Skou Pedersen’s research group studies cancer evolution and gene regulation. The research is primarily based on computational analysis of local and third-party large cancer genomics data sets, typically with thousands of samples. Projects may include statistical modelling and methods development. They may be supplemented by collaborative experimental hypothesis evaluation. There are close collaborations with local groups in statistics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and clinical oncology as well as numerous international collaborations, including participation in the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) and the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Project (PCAWG).
Jakob has a dual affiliation at the Bioinformatics Research Center (BiRC), Faculty of Science and Technology, where part of the research projects may be carried out.

Your job responsitibilities
As a Postdoc in bioinformatics, your position is primarily research-based. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

You will be joining one of the following research projects:

A)  Cancer evolution (1-2 positions): Explore the mutational processes underlying cancer development and progression. A key question will be how repair deficiencies shape mutational patterns. The analysis will involve thousands of whole cancer genomes and rely on integration of somatic mutations at both the single nucleotide and structural level, germline variants, expression data, epigenetic data, layers of genomics annotation, etc. Depending on your background, the analysis may rely on existing tools and methods or involve statistical modelling and method development. Concrete hypotheses may be sought validated in local patient cohorts or in wet-lab experiments through ongoing local collaborations.

B) Gene regulation and non-coding RNAs (1-2 positions): Explore tens of thousands of gene expression data sets to learn about non-coding RNAs and post-transcriptional regulation in cancer. One of your possible aims is to characterise intronic RNAs in cancer from large local and third-party total RNAseq data sets. Another possible aim is to use statistical modelling to identify and characterise non-coding RNAs and RNA binding proteins that affect post-transcriptional regulation in cancer, by correlating gene expression patterns with presence of binding sites across large sample cohorts. Functional hypotheses may be sought experimentally evaluated through local collaborations.

You must indicate which positions you would like to be considered for.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or a related discipline. You have a strong relevant publication track-record, with first-author publications in peer-reviewed articles in international recognized journals. Proficiency in statistical data analysis and scientific computing is required. Experience with genomics data analysis, software development and experience with R or Python programming languages is advantageous. Knowledge of cancer biology, mutational processes, the DNA damage response system, or non-coding RNAs is also advantageous. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

As a person, you are rich in initiative, and possess good communication and supervisor skills. You are a team player with good collaborative skills and strong motivation for research.

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

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact please contact Professor Jakob Skou Pedersen by email: jakob.skou@clin.au.dk or by phone +45 7845 5360. 

Your place of work will be the Department of Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA), Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, 8200 Aarhus N. Time may also be spent at the Bioinformatics Research Center (BiRC), faculty of Science and Technology, C.F. Møllers Alle 8, Building 1110, 8000 Aarhus C. 

Salary is paid according to the AC collective agreement. The yearly basic salary ranges from 478.879,42 DKK to 504.197,61 DKK (incl. 17% pension) for post doc candidates at Health with three to eight years of work experience after their MSc degree. Supplements may potentially be negotiated dependent on qualifications. Please find more information in the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health. For further questions about salary level of post docs, please contact Professor Jakob Skou Pedersen, HR clin.hr@au.dk or International Academic Staff (IAS).                            

As an international employee you may be eligible for the researcher tax scheme. You can read more about the conditions you must fulfil to be eligible for the researcher taxation scheme here.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form 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.

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

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow in computational neuroscience at Aarhus University and University College London

Overview

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to support computational neuroscience and neuroimaging (fMRI and MEG) research at the Danish Neuroscience Centre (DNC), Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University Denmark. The project, funded by a grant from Lundbeckfonden (https://www.lundbeckfonden.com/), will investigate the influence of arousal and visceral signalling on perceptual decision-making and metacognition using computational neuroimaging of healthy participants. The postdoc will be primarily based within the Embodied Computation Group (ECG) at the Centre of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), which is fully supported by the multidisciplinary and multiscale facilities of the the DNC. Further, as part of the work will be carried out in collaboration with Professor Ray Dolan at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing (https://www.mps-ucl-centre.mpg.de/en), the fellowship will also include an honorary contract and affiliation at UCL. The position is advertised for an initial duration of 1 year, with possibility of extension. Eligible candidates are expected to start on June 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  Additional information regarding this position can be obtained by contacting Dr. Micah Allen, head of the ECG at Aarhus University and Cambridge Psychiatry.

The Project

The project will involve large-scale neuroimaging of healthy participants as they complete psychophysical tasks measuring metacognitive and perceptual learning. The postholder’s research duties will therefor require 1) development and piloting of psychophysical measures of metacognition and interoception, 2) development and maintenance of open access code and data libraries via github, 3) execution and oversight of large-scale data collection including participant recruitment, screening, and testing, and 3) computational modelling of behavioral and neuroimaging data. The candidate will be supported in these activities by other ECG postdocs, PhD students, and full-time research assistants. As the position is focused on task development and computational modelling in an open science environment, demonstrated expertise (ideally documented in a Github library or similar) with R, Matlab, and/or Python are strictly required. Expertise with psychophysical methods and code libraries (e.g., PsychoPy, Psychtoolbox, or similar) is strongly desired. Prior experience with interoception, neuroimaging, and/or psychophysiology desired but by no means required.

Research Environment

CFIN is an international, multidisciplinary research centre based within the Danish Neuroscience Centre at the Institute for Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark. Investigators at CFIN are supported by state-of-the-art research-dedicated cognitive neuroscience facilities including 306-channel TRIUX MEG system (Elekta Neuromag), fMRI systems (Siemens PRISMA 3T, magnetom Skyra 3T), PET, navigated TMS, EEG, eye-tracking, electrogastrography, and other physiological recording equipment, together with dedicated parallel processing computing facilities.

Required Qualifications
Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at the PhD level, in a relevant subject area such as cognitive neuroscience, computer science, biomedicine, or psychology. Additionally, the following skills and prior experiences are strongly desired:

  1. Expertise developing perceptual decision-making and psychophysical tasks.
  2. Demonstrated experience with open-source code repositories, preferably github.
  3. Computational modelling of decision-making, such as reinforcement-learning or hierarchical Bayesian approaches.
  4. A strong track record of scientific publication in international journals.

The candidate will also coordinate other collaborative projects within the ECG and at CFIN more generally, and as such should have excellent interpersonal skills and an interest in facilitating a collaborative research environment through supervision of students and RAs.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

May 1st, 2019.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form 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.

International applicant?

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

Questions about the position?

Micah Galen Allen Associate professor, AIAS-COFUND Fellow, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, micah@aias.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – HEALTH HR
+4587152567, emply.he.hr@au.dk

Apply

Deadline: Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Post doc for a research project within Work and Organizational Psychology

At the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Work and Organizational Psychology is open from September 2019. The post doc will take part in a project about the psychology of responsibility in organizations and, to a limited extent, participate in teaching activities at the department.

Job description
The post doc. will work on a project about the psychology of responsibility in organizations, which is a topic that has received very little research within work and organizational psychology. The project aims at exploring the phenomenon of responsibility in organizations, and investigating what employee control means for motivation and development of stress. The project has received support from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The post doc. will mainly work with a survey and, especially, with laboratory experiments. We welcome competencies relevant for designing and conducting laboratory experiments in psychology and research experience. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in work, organizational, social or moral psychology as well as similar management and organization areas.

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

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

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

Further information
For particulars, please contact Associate Professor, Thomas Jønsson by e-mail: thomasj@psy.au.dk

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.: +45 871 52497, Email: mfp@au.dk

Place of work
Place of work is Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 11, 8000 Aarhus

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

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

Terms of employment
The appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of  Academic Staff at Universities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Thomas Faurholt Jønsson

Thomas Faurholt Jønsson , Associate professor, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, thomasj@psy.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre – Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration +4587152497 bss.hr@au.dk

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline: Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Get your graduate degree at a top 100 university


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

The University is located in Aarhus, Denmark, which provides international students with a safe and stable environment, a high standard of living and a wealth of social opportunities.

Besides having an excellent reputation that enables our PhD graduates to find outstanding employment prospects, Aarhus University offers attractive working conditions, research support and campus resources. Read more about all the benefits here.

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

Application deadline is 1 May 2019 at 11:59 AM MET, with a starting date of 1 August 2019 or later.

Read more about the call and apply online here.

·       Agroecology (incl. Plant Science and Soil Science)

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

·       Animal Science

·       Bioscience

·        Chemistry

·        Computer Science (incl. Bioinformatics)

·        Engineering

·       Environmental Science

·        Food Science (incl. Horticulture)

·        Geoscience

·       Mathematics

·        Molecular Biology and Genetics (incl. Molecular Medicine)

·        Nanoscience

·        Physics and Astronomy

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc on “Algorithmic Verification and Synthesis for Concurrency” at Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University

The Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University invites applicants for a postdoc position on algorithms for verification and synthesis of concurrent systems. The position has a duration of 2 years, and opens from 1 August 2019. The deadline for application is 1 May 2019.

You will be part of my new team, including 2 PhD students as well. Itis important for me to build a truly diverse team, so all interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Project description: 
Concurrent and distributed software systems govern large parts of our critical personal and social infrastructure, so their correct design is of utmost importance. Despite tremendous progress in automated verification, many challenges remain, due to the inherent complexity and scale of distributed data-intensive systems. A particular challenge is to handle the uncertainty on the environment in which these systems operate, like timing parameters, failure probabilities, and the (possibly malicious) behaviour of external agents.

In this project, these challenges are addressed by advancing and developing efficient parallel algorithms for symbolic reasoning and graph analysis. Moreover, we seek to study algorithms to synthesise correct solutions automatically, rather than verifying given solutions. In particular, I envision three subprojects:

  • Parametric Verification and Parameter Synthesis. We will develop algorithms to verify systems with unknown parameters (time, probabilities, or other dimensions) and to synthesise constraints on such parameters, or compute optimal parameter values.
  • Strategy Synthesis for Solving Games. We will compute winning strategies for games that arise from the interaction between a system and its environment. Synthesised strategies form the core of test case generation, control algorithms, energy optimisation, etc.
  • Symbolic Reasoning for Synthesis. We will develop and apply symbolic techniques, like SMT solving, abstract interpretation and invariant generation to the synthesis of concurrent systems. Approaches merging theorem proving and model checking are welcome.

The postdoc is expected to contribute to all subprojects, but in particular bring expertise in the third topic.

Qualifications and specific competences:
The postdoc should have a PhD degree in a related topic and will be evaluated on her/his publication record, her/his specific ideas for this project, and the potential to pursue an independent academic career. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong theoretical background in logic and algorithms, broadly conceived. At the same time, s/he should not shy away from programming research prototypes, to conduct performance experiments and case studies that show the potential impact of the research. 
Besides publishing excellent results as an independent academic researcher, the postdoc is expected to have and expand an international network, act as a creative sparring partner for the whole project, and have a coaching role towards the PhD students. The postdoc will be supported in advancing her/his own scientific career.

Place of Employment and Location:
The place of employment is the Computer Science department of Aarhus University. You will be located at the vibrant IT campus Katrinebjerg in Aarhus, the second largest city of Denmark. See for an impression: http://talent.au.dk/phd/aboutthephdatau/living-in-denmark-and-aarhus/. Aarhus University provides excellent working conditions: https://international.au.dk/research/researcher-positions/workingconditions/.

Application:
Your application should include a motivation letter (1A4), CV including a list of publications, a research statement including a plan for this project (2-3A4) and the names of 2-3 references.

Contact:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: 
Prof. Jaco van de Pol, jaco@cs.au.dkhttps://cs.au.dk/~jaco/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive universitywith a strongcommitment to high-quality research and education and thedevelopment of societynationally and globally. Theuniversityoffers an inspiring research and teachingenvironment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annualrevenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at www.au.dk/en

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Deadline 01 May 2019
Academic contact person: Jaco van de Pol, Professor
Vacant positions:1
Hours per week: 37
Number of months: 24
Expected date of accession:01 August 2019

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoc in optical- and medical physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a three-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on optically based three-dimensional dosimetry in radiotherapy. The successful candidate will use her/his strong background in optical physics to contribute to the development of new optical setups for 3D readout of dose distributions and characterization of new materials developed as part of the project.

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

Job description
The postdoc position is related to a new collaborative project between researchers at the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The project concerns research into new methods for the experimental verification of 3D distributions of medical radiation doses, for instance in relation to the recently commissioned Danish Center for Particle Therapy (DCPT) at Aarhus University Hospital.

In addition to the current postdoc position, the project will employ five new PhD-students. The postdoc will be involved in co-supervision of the PhD students and expectedly also masters and bachelor students joining the project group.

The dose measurements are based on spatial mapping of so-called optical stimulated luminescence (OSL) from certain transparent materials. The postdoc will be responsible for designing and constructing the 3D optical readout system for OSL (lasers, optics, camera, electronics, motion control, index matching, data acquisition), and for making a vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) light source by harmonic generation. Furthermore, the postdoc will have a coordinating role in the project and contribute to dissemination.

The five PhD students will each be responsible for various subprojects with emphasis on optical/material physics (two positions) and clinical applications (three positions).

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics or a related field. She/he must have experience with designing and using advanced optical setups and lasers. The right candidate has good communication skills and enjoys interaction with younger students and other project-group members. A good knowledge of English is a requirement. In addition, she/he has good management skills and an interest in contributing to project coordination. Knowledge of PC-based data-acquisition and control is an advantage (e.g. Labview), as is also knowledge of ultrashort-pulse lasers. Previous demonstration of project coordination, student (co-) supervision and/or outreach activities is also advantageous, but not a requirement.

The department
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a department at Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark. The main objectives of the Department are to carry out research at the highest international level, to offer research-based teaching at Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD levels, and to exchange knowledge with other areas of society, e.g. by offering our expertise to industrial partners and the business world.

The Department is an attractive workplace for researchers, teachers, technicians, laboratory technicians and administrators and has a good study environment with many talented and active students at all levels. The research at the Department of Physics and Astronomy is of high quality, attracts significant international attention – in several fields the Department is within the world elite – and is characterized by many international collaborations with other high-ranking universities and research institutions around the world.
The place of work is Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information
For further information please contact Professor Peter Balling, +45 8715 5849, balling@phys.au.dk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers 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.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive universitywith a strongcommitment to high-quality research and education and thedevelopment of societynationally and globally. Theuniversityoffers an inspiring research and teachingenvironment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annualrevenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at www.au.dk/en

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Deadline:15 May 2019
Academic contact person: Peter BallingProfessor MSO+45 87 15 58 49
Vacant positions: 1
Hours per week:37
Number of months:36
Expected date of accession:01 August 2019

Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Electromicrobiology

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 2-year postdoc position on the Electromicrobiology of homoacetogenic bacteria.

The position is available from 15/06/2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description
You are expected to investigate the H2 utilization thermodynamics and kinetics of homoacetogenic bacteria and explore if differences in the H2 utilization thermodynamics and kinetics can explain the different capacities of homoacetogenic strains to withdraw electrons from electrodes and zero-valent iron. This work aims to increase the understanding of extracellular electron uptake mechanisms of homoacetogenic bacteria, which is of importance to optimize applications such as microbial electrosynthesis and to develop strategies against biocorrosion.

You will also be involved in educational activities as supervisor of master and bachelor student projects and will have the opportunity to teach in courses related to your expertise.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in Microbiology, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, or another relevant discipline. Previous experience with electromicrobiology, bioelectrochemical systems, biocorrosion or the physiology of anaerobic bacteria is required. A theoretical background with microbial thermodynamics and kinetics will be important for this project. Additional requirements are English fluency, excellent reporting skills, being able to work independently and an enthusiastic mentality.

Applicants are encouraged to include a max. 1-page statement on their research ideas on the proposed project and to include the contact information of two references.

About the Microbial Electrosynthesis Research Group
The Microbial Electrosynthesis Research group is a recently started group studying the microbial processes behind microbial electrosynthesis, biocorrosion and gas fermentation with as goal to improve the applications of these processes. The Microbial Electrosynthesis Research Group is part of the growing and highly dynamic section of Biological and Chemical Engineering.

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 optimization of chemical, physical and biological processes.

The place of work is at Hangøvej 2, 8200 Aarhus and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. Aarhus University is located in the vibrant city of Aarhus.

For further information please contact: Assistant Professor Jo Philips, (jo.philips@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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

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

Deadline 30 Apr

Expected start 15 Jun

  • Department of Engineering – Biological and Chemical Engineering, Hangøvej Hangøvej 2, 8200 Aarhus N
  • Fixed term full-time position 15 Jun 2019 – 14 Jun 2021 ID: 632

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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral position in neuroimaging of synaesthesia and expertise

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to join a neuroimaging project on the relationship between synaesthesia and expertise located at Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) Aarhus University and coordinated by Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) at Aalborg University. The current call is part of a larger project funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research (https://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/funding-programmes-for-research-and-innovation/who-has-received-funding/2016/dff-research-project-grants-from-the-danish-council-for-independent-research-humanities-june-2016) led by PI associate professor Thomas Alrik Sørensen (TAS). The postdoc will have his or her principle placement at the scanning facility at CFIN where the position is administered from, but in addition they will also carry an affiliation with CCN in Aalborg University. The position is advertised for a duration of 2 years and eligible candidates are expected to start July 1st 2019 or as soon as possible.

Project
The overall aim of the research project is to investigate similarities between development of synaesthesia and mechanisms involved in learning and expertise. The project includes behavioural investigations as well of MR investigations of structural and functional modulations in development of expertise as well as in synaesthesia. The postdoctoral candidate is expected to 1) develop behavioural and neuroimaging protocols, 2) execute large scale data collection including recruiting, screening, and testing project participants, 3) modelling and analysing MR as well as behavioural data, 4) managing and training of volunteer assistants, and 5) take part in ongoing discussions on possible project extensions. As such the ideal candidate will have substantial prior experience in all of these areas. In addition, it is important that the candidate can see themselves both working independently on the project, as well as being part of a team under the guidance of TAS.   

Research Environment
CFIN is an international and strongly multidisciplinary research centre at Aarhus University Hospital located at the department for clinical medicine. CFIN has a state-of-the-art neuroscience facility including a 306 channel TRIUX MEG system (Elekta Neuromag), MRI systems (Siemens TimTrio 3T, magnetom Skyra 3T), PET, TMS, EEG, eye-tracking, olfactometer, and more. CCN is a young research group in Aalborg with strong behavioural testing facilities, including EEG (Brain Products), Eye-tracking (Eye-link 1000), and currently establishing support for olfactory manipulations. In addition, we have strong collaborations nationally which allow us access to a 7T MR system as well as different animal facilities.

Required Qualifications
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires academic qualifications at the PhD level in a relevant research topic like cognitive neuroscience or psychology. In addition, the following skills will be highly relevant and prior expertise will be strongly favoured:

  1. Working and analysing MR data, both structurally and functionally.
  2. Computational modelling
  3. Relevant background in experimental investigations of synaesthesia and/or development of learning and expertise.
  4. Knowledge of multisensory perception.
  5. Expertise with additional methods like EEG, Eye-tracking, etc.
  6. A strong background and high degree of familiarity with programming and analysis tools like MatLab, R, Phyton, etc. 
  7. A strong track record of scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals.

As the candidate is also expected to coordinate and be involved in other collaborative projects, excellent interpersonal skills and an interest in facilitating a collaborative research environment is an equally important aspect. 

Deadline
All applications must be made online and received by: 10.05.2019.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form 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.

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

Questions about the position?

Thomas Alrik Sørensen

Thomas Alrik Sørensen Associate professor, Department of Clinical Medicine – Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience alrik@hum.aau.dk

Questions about application and proces?

emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Friday 10 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019