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Postdoc for ultrafast surface spectroscopy

The Weidner research group within the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University seeks to hire a postdoc for the ERC project F-BioIce. Within this project, we will study the structure and dynamics of ice proteins using sum frequency generation spectroscopy. Ice bacteria are the most effective ice nucleators known. Bacteria can use specific proteins at their outer surface to start ice growth – with potential implications for life science, planetary ecosystems and climate.

The starting date is 1. August 2019 and the duration of the employment will be 24 months. An extension of the employment is possible.

Job description
A postdoc in our team will follow how ice proteins exert control over water molecules at interfaces by combining nonlinear optical spectroscopies and advanced modeling. Postdocs in this ERC project will get involved in static and time resolved surface spectroscopic experiments and advanced data analysis including protein modeling. Researchers in our group benefit from several new femtosecond laser systems and the strong community of laser experts, biophysicists and computer modeling experts at Aarhus University. The hired person will work in a truly interdisciplinary environment and with close collaboration with our partners in the United States, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Germany.

Your profile
Outside of having a strong motivation to work on biological interfaces, postdoctoral fellows should have expertise in setting up and performing ultrafast spectroscopies to be considered for the position.

Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University and related departments.

Contact information

Further information about the position may be obtained from Associate Professor Tobias Weidner: weidner@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: 28 February 2019
Unit: Department of Chemistry
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

Postdoc – Research Project on Alcohol Prevention – Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University # 357

At Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University, a 2-year postdoc position is vacant from May 1, 2019 or soon after.

The postdoc position is linked to a prevention project, financed by TrygFonden, aimed at adapting and testing a brief evidence based intervention for problem drinking, and its related health risks, among Danish students in upper secondary school. The prevention project involves a qualitative study, aimed at adapting a US intervention (group-based motivational interviewing) to Danish students in upper secondary school, and a quantitative study, aimed at examining the effects of the adapted intervention on problem drinking in this group.

The postdoc’s job functions will involve data collection (focus group interviews, surveys, and delivering the intervention), data analyses (qualitative and quantitative data) and dissemination of findings (nationally and internationally). The project is conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Sarah Feldstein Ewing (Oregon Health and Science University, USA), who has developed the intervention for U.S. youth.

Qualification requirements

Employment as postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level. It is a further requirement that the applicant speaks fluent Danish, as this is necessary to carry out data collection and data analysis.

Applicants with social science or health science research experience in substance use research and/or intervention research and/or youth research will be preferred, as well as applicants with research experience in quantitative methods and analyses.

Further particulars on the position may be obtained from Associate Professor, Kristine Rømer Thomsen, Tel. +45 87 16 54 47, e-mail: krt.crf@psy.au.dk

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Charlotte Zingenberg, Tel.: +45 87 16 53 62, E-mail: chg@au.dk

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 and here

Place of work
The work address will be the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Bartholins Allé 10, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Who we are
At the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research we carry out social-science research in the alcohol and drug field. Our research projects concerns the treatment, prevention, policy and recreational consumption. We conduct research in both legal and illegal drugs. The Centre is interdisciplinary and the employees are based on, among other things, anthropology, psychology, sociology, law and public health. Our task is to establish and conduct research projects, teach, communicate knowledge about alcohol and drug abuse, and collaboration with national players in the area as well as international research institutions. You can read more about the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research here.

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research is part of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. 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.

For more information about the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, please look here.

Terms of employment
The appointment is 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.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

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. This form can be used for the purpose
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.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Department of Psychology and Behavioural Science
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

Postdoc Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University # 356

At Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University, a 2-year postdoc position is vacant from May 1, 2019 or soon after.

The position will be among other things linked to a project on young people and intoxication and to projects on young people, drugs and sex work.

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (CRF) is an interdisciplinary social science research center.

Qualification requirements

The successful candidate holds a PhD within a social science discipline, such as anthropology, economy, political science, psychology or sociology, and has research experience within social science drug and alcohol research. 

Further particulars on the position may be obtained from Torsten Kolind, Tel. +45 87 16 57 67, e-mail: tk.crf@psy.au.dk

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Charlotte Zingenberg, Tel.: +45 87 16 53 62, e-mail: chg@au.dk

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 and here

Place of work
The work address will be the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 10, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark


Who we are
At the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research we carry out social-science research in the alcohol and drug field. Our research projects concerns the treatment, prevention, policy and recreational consumption. We conduct research in both legal and illegal drugs. The Centre is interdisciplinary and the employees are based on, among other things, anthropology, psychology, sociology, law and public health. Our task is to establish and conduct research projects, teach, communicate knowledge about alcohol and drug abuse, and collaboration with national players in the area as well as international research institutions. You can read more about the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research here.

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research is part of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. 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.

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Terms of employment
The appointment is 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.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

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. This form can be used for the purpose
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.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Department of Psychology and Behavioural Science
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday February 25th, 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

    Postdoctoral Research Position in Ethnographic Research on Social Trust, Social Capital, and the Romanian Welfare State 952424

    Department of Global Studies, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

    Applicants are invited to apply for a two-year postdoctoral position that will start 1st July 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter), to research ethnographically social capital and trust in the Romanian welfare state context.

    Place of employment: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

    The research project
    The funding for this two-year post has been generously made available by the Aarhus University Research Foundation (Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond), through the project entitled “
    Observing social trust in the everyday workings of welfare states – Romania and Denmark compared (OSTWEL)”. More information can be found here: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/jeremy-morris(075b3bed-2a7a-4c07-af5c-9632de377b6e)/projects.html

    The successful applicant will join the Department of Global Studies (School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University) and a small research team led by associate professor Jeremy Morris. The project proposes an empirically-grounded approach to analyse and understand social trust by examining citizen–street-level bureaucrat (SLB) analogous interactions in two ‘polar-opposite’ trust societies (Denmark + Romania).

    Aarhus University has a solid research infrastructure that includes close collaboration between area and historical studies, in the Department of Global Studies, and the Department of Anthropology – both in the School of Culture and Societies.
      
    Research and postdoctoral project

    The project envisages the Postdoc undertaking ethnographic fieldwork (4-6 months) focusing on social welfare access; parallel in-depth interviews with bureaucrats and claimants in Romania, and analyses of existing national and European social attitudes survey data focusing on social trust. Hypotheses and detailed research questions are necessarily grounded and inductive.

    The conceptual problem of trust (whether ‘generalised’ or ‘particularised’) is compounded by the lack of empirical grounding in existing research. The project therefore proposes a methodological departure in examining trust from an ethnographic perspective, triangulated with existing survey data and interrogating existing theory, thus resulting in a multi-level/multi-approach analysis.

    To do this, the project focusses on micro-level trust in Street Level Bureaucrat – applicant encounters which entail discretion, flexibility, and uncertainty. Therefore, they are a natural lab for the manifestation of social trust and capital(s), and a test of how they work in practice, particularly in ‘low trust’ societies like those in former-Eastern Bloc countries.

    Qualifications and job requirements
    Applicants for the position must hold a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject (sociology, social anthropology, social policy or equivalent) and should also document:
    •    Experience of field-work driven qualitative social research leading to international publications
    •    More specifically, skills and a track record in initiating qualitative fieldwork in bureaucratic contexts (public-sector, MGOs, municipalities) related to the state provision of social security or a similar context (e.g. housing)
    •    an international research profile, as well as excellent research quality
    •    the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration within a research team
    •    excellent spoken and written Romanian language skills. Hungarian skills desirable, as research planned in Transylvanian regions.

    The successful candidate will be expected, under the guidance of the team leader (Principle Investigator) to develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded and while some of the tasks and research frames are pre-defined, the Postdoc will be expected to contribute original research ideas. In addition the candidate will collaborate in research analysis and publications together with the team leader and Danish-context PhD; be expected to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed international scientific journals in a timely fashion.

    The application must be uploaded in English, and must elaborate in 1-2 A4 pages (less than 1000 words) how the applicant would theoretically approach, methodologically plan for, and anticipate their research findings for this project. The proposal must be uploaded together with the letter of application.

    For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Jeremy Morris (jmorris@cas.au.dk).

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

    Deadline
    2 January 2018.

    Institutional context
    The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education
    in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice. For more information on the research activities of the School of Culture and Society, please see: http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/school-profile/.

    Qualification requirements

    Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

    Formalities

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

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 2 January 2018
    Unit: School of Culture and Society
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018

    3-year postdoc – Device Circuit Co-Design of Spintronic Memories Assisted by Photonics 912101

    3-year postdoc – Device Circuit Co-Design of Spintronic Memories Assisted by Photonics

    With explosive growth in data, computing systems require novel storage technologies with dramatically increased speed and area-efficiency. The current technology, CMOS-based memories, brings several challenges including large standby power, area and process variations. To this end, developing novel non-volatile memories, as a potential for universal memory, with a speed of CMOS-based on-chip memories and extremely low power consumption is essential.

    The EU FET-open project “SPICE” aims to realize the memory technology of the future, beyond 2025. It will combine breakthroughs in spintronic memory technology, so-called Spin-Transfer Torque Random-Access Memories (STT-RAMs), with the discovery of switching magnetic materials using short optical pulses. Our hypothesis is that the combination of photonics and spintronics on a single chip will lead to the most energy-efficient and fastest memory technology ever realized. Our highly multidisciplinary consortium will try to make this happen. More info here: http://spice-fetopen.eu

    There is funding for 3 years of employment. 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 employment as a post doc.

    Qualifications and specific competences

    • Gaining a thorough understanding of Spin-Transfer Torque Random Access Memory (STT-RAM) circuits and architectures
    • gaining a broad understanding of the targeted photonic-spintronic memory technology,
    • and use this knowledge to model, design and simulate an energy-efficient spintronic memory architecture enabled by photonics.
    • generate new ideas and novel designs to optimize the power efficiency of the designed, modeled and fabricated memory.

    • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or similar (or about to get one)
    • A solid background in Electronics, Integrated Circuit Design and Device Modeling.
    • The ability and willingness to explore the broader field of spintronics and photonics as a part of this work.
    • The ability to work and interact with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds in an international consortium.
    • The ability to work independently and to generate new ideas and creative approaches.
    • Skills in working with IC CAD tools and Verilog-A

    The employee will work with Integrated Circuits and Electronics Lab (ICELAB) in a close-collaboration with photonics Lab.

    Place of Employment and Place of Work:
    The place of employment will be Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Engineering, Finlandsgade 22, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
     

    Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Associate Professor Farshad Moradi, Department of Engineering, moradi@eng.au.dk for additional background information on the project to optimize their application package.


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

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

    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 1 August 2017
    Unit: Department of Engineering
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday August 1st, 2017