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Two Postdoc positions in Photonic Integration 990335

Within the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark, two 2-year Postdoc positions in the field of photonic integration are available.
The positions are available as soon as possible.

The first position focuses on the development of ultra-low noise photonic microwave oscillators (20 GHz), realized on a photonic integrated circuit. The most accurate microwave oscillators known today are based on photonics. However, these oscillators are typically laboratory-based. Recent breakthroughs in photonic integrated circuit technology, such as high-Q resonators on a chip, indicate that we should now be able to integrate such laboratory systems on an optical chip.

The second position focuses on the development of plasmonic nano-antennas to couple light from a silicon photonic network-on-chip to nanoscale spintronic (magneto-optic) memory elements. The goal is to create a new optically written memory technology, with unsurpassed speed and energy-efficiency. The work will be carried out within the EU consortium SPICE (www.spice-fetopen.eu/).  

Our group (Photonic Integrated Circuits) mostly takes a fabless approach, which means that we focus on the simulation, design and characterization of circuits for the selected applications, leaving the fabrication to so-called foundry platforms, e.g., as offered through JePPIX (www.jeppix.eu) and ePIXfab (www.epixfab.eu). We can do plasmonic fabrication in our own cleanroom.

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

Qualifications and specific competences
Applicants must have:

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

Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Science and Technology, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Further information
For further information please contact associate professor Martijn Heck, +4521186394 / mheck@eng.au.dk

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Unit: Department of Engineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday August 30th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in Structure of Sterol Transporting Membrane Proteins at Aarhus University, Denmark. 999483

The Pedersen group is looking for a highly skilled and motivated postdoc with an interest in working on sterol and hormone transporting membrane transporters and with a proven track record in the area of structural and/or functional analysis of membrane proteins. The position will be open from fall 2018, and starting date is negotiable.

Funding is available for 2 years of employment. 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.

The position
The position seeks to strengthen ongoing activities in the laboratory of Bjørn P. Pedersen on structure, related to the function and mechanism of sterol-transporting membrane proteins (pedersenlab.dk). The laboratory’s interest is the interplay between structure and function of transmembrane transport processes with a focus on metabolite uptake systems, and the methods uses are primarily crystallography, cryo-EM and biochemistry. For further details on the position, please contact Bjørn P Pedersen (bpp@mbg.au.dk).

The candidate
A successful candidate has a relevant Ph.D. degree and a solid and documented background in structural biology, biochemistry and/or biophysics. Experience with membrane protein expression and purification is favored, and the candidate must demonstrate an ability and interest to work with membrane proteins with a structural aim. Finally, applicants should be ambitious, show strong collaborative skills, and should also be able to take initiatives and responsibility within the work environment.

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

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

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

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: 16 September 2018
Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday September 16th, 2018

Postdoctoral Research position in theoretical many-body physics 997192

A postdoc position for two years is available in the field of theoretical many-body physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University. There is funding for 2 years of employment and 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. The starting date is December 1 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position has special focus on the many-body properties of cold atomic gases, semi-conductors, and hybrid cavity systems. Specific research topics include impurities, superfluids, topological phases, and exciton-polaritons. The successful applicant can work directly with experimental groups abroad as well as locally in Aarhus.

The applicant will be part a vibrant research environment at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University. This includes the Centre for Quantum Optics & Quantum Matter (CQOM), which consists of several theoretical and experimental research groups investigating cold atomic gases, cavity systems, quantum optics, quantum information, and mesoscopic ion crystals. For further information on CQOM, see http://phys.au.dk/forskning/forskningsomraader/cqom/

For more information on the principal investigator, see http://pure.au.dk/portal/da/persons/id(99a4b2dd-d691-4551-a6dc-e2f3c3f38d8f).html

Qualifications
The applicant must have a PhD degree in theoretical physics preferably with a strong background in many-body physics.

Work place
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information
Further inquiries should be addressed to Georg M. Bruun: bruungmb@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 Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 October 2018
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral position in renal physiology and cell biology 989513

The Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position with a possibility of extension, starting Fall 2018 (negotiable).

Research area and project

The candidate will be part of a research group under supervision of junior group leader Kathrin Weyer, investigating the influence of receptor-mediated endocytosis on the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease and blood pressure regulation. The studies make use of a variety of different novel cell and animal models and gene knockout mice. The position will provide excellent training and opportunities in many aspects of receptor biology, renal epithelial cell biology and kidney disease. The position will also include supervision of students, publication of articles and potentially applying for funding.

Qualifications for this position

The applicant must hold a PhD degree within cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, or equivalent, and is qualified to start a postdoctoral position in Fall 2018.

Prior experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, western blotting, and qRT-PCR is required. Experience with and certification in rodent experiments, including blood and urine collection and biochemical analysis of serum/urine is an advantage. In addition, previous experience with bioinformatics analysis of proteomic or RNA-seq data is an advantage.

The candidate must be highly motivated and demonstrate the capacity of designing, planning and carrying out experimental studies independently and as a part of a team. Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and a record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals is required. Experience with the development of grant applications is also recognized.

Place of employment and place of work

The place of employment is Aarhus University and the place of work is Department of Biomedicine South, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. We offer state of the art equipment, a great scientific environment and an energetic international team of scientists, students, and highly skilled technicians. The group has close ties to Aarhus University Hospital.

Further information

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Group leader, Assistant Professor Kathrin Weyer, +45 2327 7362 or by e-mail: kw@biomed.au.dk.
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level. Please also see section above ‘Qualifications for this position’.

Formalities and references

Application

Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. A detailed motivation letter describing why you are suited to the position are also required together with recent reference letters from previous principal investigators, will be required before a suitable candidate is invited for interview. Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 28 August 2018
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday August 28th, 2018

Postdoc position in skeletal muscle physiology and neuromuscular disease 986950

13 months post doc position is available at the Department of Biomedicine in the laboratory of Associate Professor Thomas Holm Pedersen at Aarhus University. This laboratory studies skeletal muscle physiology and neuromuscular diseases, and the particular project focuses on the role of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis for muscle integrity in conditions characterized by myotonia and muscle paralysis. The position is available from 15 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The candidate

PhD degree in skeletal muscle physiology or related field
Experience with fluorescence microsopy and electrophysiology preferred
Track-record of published peer-reviewed articles
Fluent in scientific English

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Ole Worms Allé 4, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

The position

The position provides the candidate with the possibility to work in a research group that studies every aspect of skeletal muscle function and disease at all levels of biological organization. We have a strong basic research profile with clear expertise in skeletal muscle electrophysiology but we are also in close contact with clinicians and the biomedical industry. The candidate will be part of a collaboration between the Pedersen lab and the research group of Associate Professor Johannes Overgaard at Science and Technology at Aarhus University.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Thomas Holm Pedersen, thp@biomed.au.dk.
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level. Please also see the above section ‘The candidate’ regarding requirements for this position.

Formalities and references

Application

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

Department of Computer Science is looking for a Post doc for the Cryptography and Security group 998710

The research group in cryptography and security at Aarhus University is looking for a 2-year postdoc.

The successful candidate should have extensive expertise in Cryptography and research experience in Secure Multiparty Computation, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, and Blockchain. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in protocols based on garbled circuits and ZK-SNARKS

The position is for two years and the starting date is expected to be October 10, 2018.

The responsibilities of the successful applicant would include research on the above topics in collaboration with other staff and project partners, along with modest teaching and service tasks.

Educatinal qualifications:
PhD. Degree/ Post Doc level

Department Of Computer Science was founded in 1968 as part of the Departement of Mathematical Sciences. The department became independent in 1998 and houses a total of 100 employees.

Questions regarding this job offer should be directed to Professor Ivan Damgård ivan@cs.au.dk

The place of work is åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N and the area of employment is Aarhus University.

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: 27 August 2018
Unit: Department of Computer Science
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday August 27th, 2018

Postdoc position on selection of RNA biosensors 987534

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position for 1.5 years in the Andersen Lab (andersen-lab.dk) at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark. The position is part of the project “Genetically encoded RNA-based FRET biosensors for improving production strains of valuable small molecules and recombinant proteins” funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The intended starting date is October 1, 2018. 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.

Research area and project description:
The Andersen Lab for Biomolecular Design (andersen-lab.dk) works on developing biomolecular nanostructures and devices for applications in diverse fields such as nanotechnology, medicine and biotechnology. Our research aims at understanding the fundamental principles of how biomolecules fold into unique and functional shapes and at using this insight to guide the design of novel nanoscale devices for both basic science and technological applications. To develop new biomolecular nanostructures, we use both rational design and selection approaches and use a broad spectrum of methods and techniques from computational biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, synthetic biology and biophysics available at iNANO.

This project aims at developing genetically encoded sensor technology to allow selection of production strains. Based on RNA scaffold technology developed in our lab (Geary et al., Science 2014) we have recently developed a novel biosensor platform based on Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) between fluorescent aptamers (Jepsen et al., Nature Communications 2018). The general strategy of the proposed research project is to develop RNA sensors for new targets, optimize them for in vivo use, select variants for broad dynamic range detection, and apply the developed sensor system in selection of high producing strains for valuable products. With the proposed project, we want to develop a general strategy for developing fluorescent sensor devices towards a broad range of targets and efficient selection of production strains.

Qualifications and specific competences:
We search for highly motivated individuals to work in the field of RNA synthetic biology. Candidates should have experience and expertise in at least three of the following areas:
Gene expression in bacteria and yeast.
Fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy.
Systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX)
Flow cytometry and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) for bacteria.

Furthermore, applicants are expected to:
Have strong cooperation and communication skills.
Have good command of the English language, both spoken and written.
Be independent and capable of assisting younger students in their research projects.

Place of Employment and Place of Work:
The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) (inano.au.dk) is a major research and education center based at the beautiful campus of Aarhus University. iNANO undertakes interdisciplinary research involving scientists from relevant areas in physics, chemistry, molecular biology, biology, engineering, and medicine. iNANO offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment with many industrial, national and international collaborators. The city of Aarhus is the second largest in Denmark located on the eastern coast of the peninsula of Jutland. Aarhus offers a rich cultural life with its many international students and cultural events. It is easily accessible from major European cities either by train or plane. The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact:
For further information please contact Assoc. Prof. Ebbe Sloth Andersen (esa@inano.au.dk) +45 41 17 86 19, iNANO, Aarhus University.

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: 1 September 2018
Unit: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

Post doc position in interactions between plant pathogenic nematodes and soil microorganisms 987068

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Slagelse, Denmark, is offering a Post doctoral position in interactions between plant pathogenic nematodes and soil microorgansisms commencing 01.10.2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be based at the Plant Pathology and Entomology Section, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University at Flakkebjerg, Slagelse. The position is available for a 3-year period.

The successful candidate will work on a project that aims to disclose if and by which mechanisms soil microbiomes and individual microbial strains impact the survival, infectivity and proliferation of plant pathogenic nematodes, with a special focus on root knot nematodes.

You will work experimentally with cultures of complex microbial communities and nematode cultures, characterization of microbial communities using high-throughput DNA- and RNA sequencing and bioinformatic analyses as well as microscopic assessment of nematode responses. We expect you to communicate your findings in high-impact scientific journals.

Qualifications
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has
• A PhD in biology, agronomy or similar (or is expected to obtain a PhD degree in the near future)
• Documented experience with high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic analyses of microbial communities
• Documented ability to write scientific articles
• Preferably experience with plant pathogenic nematodes
• Technical skills for setting up microbial experiments
• A genuine interest in complex ecological interactions
• Collaborative skills
• Fondness of hard work and the ambition to pursue a scientific career

Work environment
You will be integrated in a group of leading plant pathologists and microbial ecologists involved in interdisciplinary research collaborations both nationally and internationally. Principal supervisor will be Mette Vestergård, Department of Agroecology (mvestergard@agro.au.dk).

Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

You can read more about the Department of Agroecology at http://agro.au.dk/en/

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Flakkebjerg
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: Department of Agroecology
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

Two research software engineers for the Department of Bioscience (postdocs/research assistants) 985352

We want to strengthen the environmental and wildlife simulation capacity of bioscience by supporting development of agent-based system simulation models to predict impacts of management of landscapes, both agricultural and natural across Europe. The research team includes software engineers, ecologists, ecotoxicologists, and GIS specialists, and is distributed over a number of European countries. Successful applications will join the core Danish team, which leads the software design and development of the simulation software and its application in risk assessment and wildlife management.

The research area:

Developing predictive tools for landscape management depends on linking social and ecological components of a system effectively. Social-ecological system (SES) simulations are new tools, but are essential since the impact of management is determined by processes acting in local context, and resulting in feedback situations. These relationships can be captured in detailed simulations and used to explore management strategies as well as to understand causal mechanisms for observed real world phenomena. SES simulations therefore have a role in both applied and theoretical studies.

The research tasks:

The main task will be to undertake research and development using the Animal Landscape and Man Simulation System (ALMaSS) applied to the main ALMaSS activity areas; these being simulation in support of management of animal populations (focal species here are insect populations in agriculture and Danish bird and mammal populations). The successful candidates should support technical development and application of social-ecological system simulation methodologies as part of the ALMaSS team, and develop independent research supporting model development for either agricultural insect populations (initially ladybirds, aphids and syrphids), or wildlife management (initially geese, hare, beaver and red deer). A key activity will be application of SES simulation and there must be a strong focus on subsequent scientific publication. The candidate will also be welcome to participate in other research activities (existing data or new projects) in the local research environment.

Qualifications:

We are seeking technically qualified people to support the simulation modelling developments. The applicant is expected to have the scientific background in a scientific discipline at master- or PhD level (a PhD is required for employment as postdoc). The applicant must have a strong background in simulation modelling and/or programming. A high-level of proficiency in programming, including object-oriented paradigms is essential. Experience of C++, R and GIS is an advantage, as is an interest in one or more of the main ALMaSS activity areas. Ability to work and communicate well as part of a team is essential.

If you are employed as a postdoc the position is a 4 year position. If you are employed as a research assistant the position is a 3 year position. The positions are open for appointment from 1 October 2018. The place of work is Grenåvej 14, 8410 Rønde, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

We strive for a good balance between work and privacy. Details can be obtained from Professor Chris Topping (cjt@bios.au.dk, tlf: +45 87158845) or Deputy Head of Department, Flemming Skov (fs@bios.au.dk, mobile: +45 23343274)

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: Kalø
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Unit: Department of Bioscience
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 24th, 2018

Postdoc: Design Literacy for K12 Students in the field of computational empowerment 985009

The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Center for Computational Thinking and Design, invites applications for a fully funded 2-year postdoc position in Design Literacy for K12 Students in the field of computational empowerment.

The position is full-time and begins on 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The position
Computational empowerment is an emerging field of research that focuses on how citizens, especially children and adolescents, with a deeper understanding of technology and computation, can engage actively in the design and use of digital technology to support their personal agency in a digitalised society. We are interested in learning activities that include design, computational thinking, digital making, critical reflection, understanding user contexts and the societal impact of digital technology as contributing to computational empowerment. Design competences have previously been described in the research literature within design studies and design thinking for professional designers. However, little is known about how to develop design literacy among children and adolescents, who do not necessarily have a professional interest in the design of digital technology.
 
The successful applicant will be expected to participate in research-based project activities, lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as in supervising students.
 
Research
This project examines how we build and sustain computational empowerment among K12 students. The postdoc should build on current research on design thinking and conduct experimental design research in Danish primary and secondary schools to establish a framework for developing design literacy.

Teaching
The position may involve some teaching as agreed upon with the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies and the Center for Computational Thinking and Design.
 
Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent in child-computer interaction, interaction design, design studies or a similar field, as well as strong technical, theoretical and experimental proficiency. 
 
Applicants are expected to document excellence in research through publications in international journals and conference proceedings within child-computer interaction, design studies or interaction design. Applicants with documented research experience in design with/for children will be preferred. 
 
As part of their application, applicants should provide a research statement describing their ideas for the research they will do and explaining how their research relates and contributes to the thematic research frame of the computational empowerment project. Please keep these statements to a maximum of three pages.
 
Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis, which will contribute to the School of Communication and Culture’s goal of establishing one of the best research environments in the Nordic countries.
 
Language
The application must be submitted in English. It will be considered an advantage if the applicant can understand Danish in written and oral form.
 
For more information about the position, please contact Professor Ole Sejer Iversen: tel. (+45) 8716 1996 or email oiversen@cavi.au.dk
 
The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies
The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies is one of the strongest academic IT environments in Europe and attracts visiting scholars and PhD students from all over the world. We focus on information technology as a feature of people’s everyday lives and futures. As a result, we have a strong connection between theory and practice and play a role in a great number of national and international collaborations. Read more at http://cc.au.dk/en/ddinf
 
The Center for Computational Thinking and Design (CCTD) is a new interdisciplinary centre at Aarhus University. The primary actors of the centre are the School of Communication and Culture, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Management.
The vision for the centre is to further develop the research and educational perspectives on basic IT competences – the “21st century learning skills”. This work is ongoing, and focuses on all levels of education in Denmark, from primary education to university level. This work calls for new perspectives on IT education within programming, digital fabrication, digital innovation, design studies and digital methodology, amongst others. The centre works with these perspectives across educational contexts within the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences. Read more at http://cctd.au.dk/about-cctd/
 
School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school and its many activities here on our website

The School of Communication and Culture offers a broad range of research and degree programmes across a variety of fields: literature(s), information and media studies, linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, Western European languages and cultures as well as the arts and aesthetics. Read more about the school’s academics.  

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: 20 August 2018
Unit: School of Communication and Culture
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

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

Post doc in sex chromosome population genomics 971405

A 2-year postdoc position in population genomics is available in the research group of Mikkel H. Schierup at the Bioinformatics Research Centre, Aarhus University. The position is available starting 1 May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The post doc will develop and apply approaches to study the evolutionary processes affecting sex chromosome evolution with specific focus on human population data sets and new data sets of great apes genomes. The goal is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the very strong natural selection affecting the X chromosome and its involvement with speciation processes as well as in male fertility. Depending on your interests, focus can be on population genetics methods development, large scale analysis, or both. Data will include RNA expression data from each stage of male meiosis in multiple individuals of both humans and other great apes. Large human cohorts will be investigated in collaboration with DECODE Genetics.

Required qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated person trained in population genetics and with some prior experience with analysis of large population genomics data sets.
About Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC). BiRC (www.birc.au.dk) provides a young, interdisciplinary environment, presently with ~45 professors, post docs and PhD-students. There are strong links to Department of Computer Science, Mathematics/statistics and Biology as well as to the Faculty of Health. Within population genomics and evolution, BiRC hosts the integrated research groups of Kasper Munch (recombination, selection in primates, X and Y chromosome evolution), Thomas Bataillon (evolutionary theory, experimental evolution), Asger Hobolth (coalescent methods) and Mikkel H. Schierup (primate population genomics, X and Y).

Place of Work and area of Employment 
The place of work is C. F. Møllers Allé 8, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  

For further information and discussions of specific ideas please do not hesitate to contact Professor Mikkel Heide Schierup, Ph: +4527782889, email: mheide@birc.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: 25 April 2018
Unit: Bioinformatics Research Centre
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday April 25th, 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