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2.5-year postdoc with focus on media exposure, misinformation, and public opinion, Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University

The Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position offering applicants the opportunity to join the research project “Exemplar Democracy (EXDEM) – Psychological Biases and the Impact of Exemplars on Factual Perceptions and Attributions of Government Responsibility”. The project is led by Associate Professor Lene Aarøe and funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The postdoctoral position is a full-time fixed-term position for 2.5 years starting on 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter subject to mutual agreement.

The research project

When reporting about social problems, the media typically use exemplars, i.e., the narrative of a specific person who is personally affected by the issue. In different lines of research, this type of media reporting is also referred to as “human interest frames”, “case reports” and “episodic frames”. While these lines of research use different terminologies, they all emphasize that exposure to exemplars can create an extreme perspective that triggers (1) factual misperceptions in the mass public and (2) biases people’s democratic responsibility attributions of whether the government or the individual is to blame for the problem. The EXDEM project seeks to understand why some types of media exemplars are so powerful in shaping factual misperceptions and responsibility attributions in the mass public, while others are uninfluential. Second, the project seeks to advance knowledge about how the effects of powerful but unrepresentative exemplars can be corrected to combat misinformation in the mass public.

The EXDEM project is theoretically ambitious and will develop a new interdisciplinary theory integrating insights from psychology, communication, cognitive science, and political science to answer the research questions. In doing so the project advances scientific knowledge about the consequences of media exposure as well as the sources of misinformation and biased democratic responsibility attributions in the mass public and develops new best practice guidelines for how to mitigate them. Examples of relevant sources of theoretical inspiration include (but are certainly not limited to) research on cognitive biases and heuristics, emotions, interpersonal communication, and identity.

Methodologically, the project implements a unique cross-national research design combining different types of survey experiments with analyses of people’s real-world reactions to real-world media tweets. The project will develop and implement a series of parallel experiments in the United States, France, and Denmark to study the research questions. Data collection in an additional country can be added to the project depending on the applicant’s empirical interests and background knowledge. The full project description is available upon request.

Job description

The postdoctoral researcher will be employed as part of the EXDEM project team and is expected to engage in collaborative research with Associate Professor Lene Aarøe and other project team members (from Aarhus and beyond). We expect the postdoc to take a leading role in developing, designing, and coordinating studies in one or more countries within the project, to conduct high-quality research within the context of the EXDEM project, and to contribute to publications in top outlets.

Research will primarily be carried out in collaboration with other project members, but there will be some opportunities to pursue independent work within the overall focus of the project. The project offers significant funding for data collection, research assistants, travel, and workshops.

In addition to the outlined research tasks, the position implies modest teaching obligations equivalent to one course per year. If an applicant is interested, a one-year further extension in return for additional teaching might be negotiable, depending on the applicant’s prior teaching experience and the Department’s need for teaching capacity in the relevant years. The Head of Department will decide on any such extension no later than one year after employment. Interested applicants are thus encouraged to describe their potential contributions to teaching obligations in the Department’s BA or MA programs. Salary is according to the Danish pay schedule.

Your qualifications

Applicants are expected to hold – or be close to completing – a PhD in relevant areas in political science, political/social/evolutionary psychology, communication, or cognitive science. In addition to a keen interest in conducting collaborative research in the EXDEM project, the successful candidate must demonstrate ambition and ability to produce high-quality research.

We expect applicants to have strong quantitative skills and excellent command of statistical programming languages (e.g., STATA or R), experience with or a strong interest in experimental designs and a willingness to acquire new methodological skills. Some experience with social media research or automated content analyses is an additional asset but not required. Applicants are expected to have an excellent command of spoken and written English.

Interested applicants should submit an application letter motivating why they are interested in being part of the EXDEM project and how they can contribute to the success of the project, outlining potential ideas for research relevant to the focus of the project (2-3 pages). Selected candidates will be asked to come for an interview and present research ideas.

Who we are

The Department of Political Science is one of six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of five faculties at Aarhus University. The department is among the largest and strongest political science departments in Europe, with particular strengths in areas like political psychology, political communication, and political behavior.

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasize a dynamic and flexible research and a teaching profile characterized by pluralism and openness. With more than 100 academic staff members and 50 PhD students, we offer a lively, ambitious, and highly collegial research and teaching environment with many international visitors, workshops, and a strong international orientation.

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please see: https://ps.au.dk/en.

Further information

Applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Lene Aarøe prior to submitting their application to learn more about the project and specific tasks, e-mail: leneaaroe@ps.au.dk

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Anne Arnfeldt Källberg, tel.: +45 8715 3631, e-mail: aak@au.dk

Place of work

Department of Political Science, Bartholins Allé 7, DK-8000 Aarhus C

International applicant?

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

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

Terms of employment

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

Application procedure

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

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

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

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

The evaluation process

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-11-10 at 23:59
Email: mailto:leneaaroe@ps.au.dk
Phone: +4587165705

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday November 10th, 2021

Postdoc in cell biology of protein trafficking

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of cell biology as per 1 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for two years with the possibility of extension for suitable progress.

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

About the research project

The successful candidate will join a large, dynamic, internationally recognized epithelial biology and membrane transport research group headed by Prof. Robert Fenton (https://pure.au.dk/portal/en/rofe@ana.au.dk). The research centers around the molecular regulation of specific membrane proteins involved in ion and water transport, with the aim to decipher the role of these proteins in diseases such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease diabetes and water/electrolyte disorders. The research is multidisciplinary, using techniques such as proteomics/transcriptomics/bioinformatics, cell biology, high-resolution imaging, animal models and lies at the interface between clinical/basic science. For recent publications see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1XoIpVeM3d_k9/bibliography/public/

The research project will use a range of in vitro and in vivo techniques to investigate how G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) signal via their Gβγ dimer to facilitate regulated membrane protein trafficking (aquaporins used as model membrane proteins). The project will provide fundamental new knowledge for how GPCRs convey their intracellular effects and it has the potential of uncovering fundamental new mechanisms for GPCR-mediated protein trafficking. The successful candidate will use/learn high-resolution imaging techniques, CRISPR-Cas9 mediated gene editing of cells and mice, various biochemical approaches, and microscale thermophoresis during the project.
 

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in cell biology your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance. You will be encouraged and helped to gain independent research funding.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Guidance and training of Bachelor’s, Master's and PhD students.
  • Some degree of contribution towards attracting external research funding.
  • Writing/contributing to manuscript/grant preparation

You will report to the Professor Robert A. Fenton (robert.a.fenton@biomed.au.dk) tel.: (+45) 87167671.
 

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: physiology, cell biology, biochemistry or molecular biology. Candidate should have prior documented experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques (including ELISA, protein purification), immunocytochemistry (including semi-quantitative confocal imaging), western blotting, and qRT-PCR. Experience with CRISRR-Cas9 biology in animal/cell models is considered a distinct advantage. The successful candidate must demonstrate a drive and capacity to work independently within a larger research group, supervise students and to develop this specific research field. Previous experience in the development of grant applications is also recognized.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

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

Shortlisting will be used.
 

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Robert A. Fenton (robert.a.fenton@biomed.au.dk) tel.: (+45) 87167671. (see https://potassium-bloodpressure.org/lab-member/robert-a-fenton/)

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine South, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews week beginning 18 October 2021.
 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
 

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

 

Deadline: 2021-10-12 at 23:59
Email: mailto:robert.a.fenton@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4587167671

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday October 12th, 2021

Postdoc in Single cell transcriptomics of the immune response in Parkinson’s disease

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of Transcriptomic analysis of immune response in Parkinson’s disease as per 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 1 year with a possibility of extension.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work in the new ‘Skou Building’ but in close collaboration with a groups at Department of Molecular Biology. You can read more about the Department of Biomedicine here and about the Health Faculty here.

About the research project

Candidates will be part of a research group investigating the influence of the immune system in the neurodegenerative process in Parkinson’s disease. The candidate will use different approaches to characterize the immune (central and peripheral) response to alpha-synuclein induced neurodegeneration in a rodent model and in patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

You will be employed in the project Immune related biomarker and targets in Parkinson’s disease. This project is funded through the externally financed research grant – and your employment follows the project grant. The project is joined between two labs at the Health faculty and the Natural Science Faculty of AU. Close interaction and constant scientific exchange with the teams and the collaborators (both clinicians and private industry) will be essential for the advance of the project.
 

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in Biomedicine your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

The postdoctoral fellow will, together with an postdoc experienced in Parkinson’s disease, focus on analyses of patient-derived peripheral blood cells and immune cells from rodent models using techniques such as scRNA sequencing, and spatial transcriptomics. In addition you will perform experiments using RNA aptamers as biosensors for the investigations of Parkinson’s disease biomarkers in biofluids from rodents models and patients. You will be responsible of the analysis of the omics data.

You should be able to work independently and responsibly, to critically analyze data, prepare and communicate results, prepare manuscripts and publish research findings in high quality journals. You are expected to keep updated regarding literature on the field. In addition, you will also supervise undergraduates laboratory projects during your appointment in the lab.

You will report to Associate Professor Marina Romero-Ramos.
 

Your competences

We are seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher with a background/PhD in single cell transcriptomics, next generation sequencing and analysis of transcriptome data. The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with other fellows and students in the lab, utilizing the animal models and analyzing patients’ immune cells, and collaborative skills will be highly important for success in carrying out the planned research. Below is listed experience and skills that will be considered:

  • Proficiency in statistical and programming languages such as Perl, Python and/or R.
  • Experience working in a Linux-based high-performance computing environment.
  • Prior experience with analysis of NGS and preferably also single-cell omics data or other genomic sequencing data.
  • Sound understanding of single-cell biology, recent technologies and data science. 
  • Experience with wet-lab protocols RNA-seq and scRNAseq (preferred but not needed).

The successful candidate is expected to have strong skills in English, show mobility in his/her CV, and to have a demonstrated scientific track record, including at least one first author publication in a per review scientific journal within a relevant field. Prior teaching experience will be also considered a plus.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Marina Romero-Ramos  email: mrr@biomed.au.dk.

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

We expect to conduct interviews 15 October 2021.
 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-09-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:mrr@biomed.au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 29th, 2021

Postdoc in RNA modifications and gene expression

The laboratory of Ulf Ørom, Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a full-time postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to study the role of RNA modificiations in gene expression. 

Starting Date and Period

The position is available from December 1.st and will initially be for 2 years

Job description

You will work closely with postdocs and PhD students in the laboratory studying non-coding RNA and RNA modifications. We use a combination of molecular biology methods and biochemistry to study RNA modifications, in combination with next-generation sequencing and RNA and protein mass spectrometry.

Your profile

Applicants should be interested in the molecular mechanisms of RNA modifications and hold a PhD degree in a relevant area. Applicants with experimental and/or computational experience will be considered. The working language of the group is English.

Who we are

The laboratory consists of 3 postdocs and 3 PhD students, in addition to the PI, working with RNA biology, non-coding RNA and RNA modifications. The work environment is international and in a very collaborative atmosphere.

What we offer

The successful candidate is offered:

An independent research project, dedicated mentoring and a career development plan to foster strong career possibilities. Access to a great research environment and a well-developed research infrastructure, as well as possibilities to attend national and international conferences with relation to the research project.

Place of Work

The place of work is C. F. Møllers Alle 3,8000 Aarhus, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact Information

For further 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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-09-24 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Email: mailto:ulf.orom@mbg.au.dk
Phone: +4593508538

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday September 24th, 2021

Postdoctoral position in a research project on “The experience and consequences of boredom”

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position (100% salary) as part of a larger research project on “The experience and consequences of boredom” funded by the Velux Foundation. The starting date is February 1, 2022, or subject to mutual agreement. The position is strongly research oriented but contains some teaching responsibilities.

The research project

We aim at making a significant contribution to our understanding of what characterizes boredom and how the individual handles the experience of the emotion. We will investigate how boredom impacts psychological wellbeing in everyday life, examining who is most severely affected and why. Thus, this project will nuance our understanding of the personal challenges that arise with boredom and additionally serve to illuminate individual coping strategies. Finally, we will examine the destructive potential of boredom by exploring aggressive and antisocial behavior that may occur in the wake of it. Hereby, the project uncovers both the negative consequences of boredom and the potential solutions to the associated challenges faced by both the individual and society at large.
The postdoc will work on this exciting project in collaboration with and mentored by Associate Professor Stefan Pfattheicher. The successful applicant will be embedded in a strong international research lab where cooperation, creativity, and kindness are valued.

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD in psychology or a related field (e.g., social sciences, behavioral economics)
  • Genuine interest in the analysis of boredom and related constructs
  • First-authored publications in leading international journals
  • Advanced knowledge in research design and methods (running extensive experimental studies; experience sampling studies)
  • Advanced knowledge in statistics, programming of studies
  • Familiarity with practices of transparency and open science
  • Experience and interest in training and supervising junior scientists
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate and communicate in academia and to the public at large.

Candidates who only partially meet this profile are nonetheless encouraged to apply.
 

Who we are

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is one of six departments
at Aarhus BSS, one of the five 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 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 visit here.
 

For further information

For further information about the position, please contact: Stefan Pfattheicher, sp@psy.au.dk.
If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the
recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.:
+45 8715 2497, Email: mfp@au.dk

Place of Work

Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Bartholins Alle 9, 8000 Aarhus C.
 

International applicant?

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

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

Terms of employment

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

Application procedure

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

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

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

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

The evaluation process

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59
Email: mailto:sp@psy.au.dk
Phone: +4587165785

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Two-Year Postdoc Position in Molecular Biology or Chemical Biology/ Medicinal Chemistry

The Department of Forensic Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in the field of cell-based chemical genetic screening at the Bioanalytical Unit. The position is fixed-term full-time position with an intended start date 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Department of Forensic Medicine and the Bioanalytical Unit

The department employs 70 employees, of which 35 have an academic background, while 10 are tenured academic staff. Our mission is to contribute to the prevention of crime, accidents, premature deaths and suicides through research, education and forensic investigations. The department comprises of two sections providing commissioned work for the Danish National Police as well as basic research. The Section of Forensic Chemistry conducts quantitative and screening analysis for illegal and legal drugs and their metabolites in human biological samples as well as non-biological samples (police seizures). The section moreover houses the Bioanalytical Unit, which focus on research and development within basic and applied science related to human health.The section and unit has a well-developed infrastructure with modern bioanalytical laboratories equipped with a range of advanced LC-MS instruments, as well as new facilities for conducting cell and molecular biology based studies. The department is situated in conjunction with the Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project.

Lipid metabolism is tightly connected to biological aging and aging-related diseases as obesity, NAFLD and several neurological diseases. We will in this project perform chemical genetic screens using annotated small-molecule libraries as well as positional-scanning libraries to discover novel targets as well as small molecules regulating lipid metabolism in hepatocytes and stably transfected HEK293 cells. The project will be carried out in collaboration with experts in molecular modeling as well as in positional-scanning libraries that will assists in optimizing novel discovered lead compounds. 

Your job responsibilities

As postdoc your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. Your main tasks will consist of independent research of high international quality, this includes:

  • Implementation of new Opentron Screening platform for cell-based screenings.
  • Perform medium through-put screenings of small-molecule regulators of cAMP and lipid metabolism in hepatocytes and HEK293 cells.
  • Depending on your background, the project furthermore may entail work on novel GPCR agonist based on scaffold-hopping (medicinal chemist), as well as setup of further cell-based functional assays and potential involvement in preclinical studies (molecular biologist/ medicinal chemist).

You will spear-head the project, however we have prior experience with most of the techniques used in the studies including cell-based screening using a first generation Opentron platform.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within medicinal chemistry or molecular biology or equivalent. Experience with cell-based assays, programming and laboratory automation, as well as medicinal chemistry will be an advantage.

You should have solid analytical thinking, creativity, and preferably a visible publication record. We offer an interdisciplinary, ambitious, and supportive environment for a young scientist, and a good platform for a future career in academia or the private sector.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria. Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Mogens Johannsen, e-mail: mj@forens.au.dk, tel.: (+45) 87168332.

Your place of work will be the Department of Forensic Medicine, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-10-02 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Forensic Medicine
Email: mailto:mj@forens.au.dk
Phone: +4587168332

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Saturday October 2nd, 2021

Postdoc Positions in Machine Learning for Global Optimization in Chemical Physics

Are you interested in combining machine learning and electronic structure methods into a powerful tool for atomistic structure search?
 

Starting Date and Period

Starting date is January 1st 2022 or sometime thereafter. Duration of the employment is two years.

The successful candidate(s) will develop new methods for optimizing atomistic structure of molecules, clusters, and materials surfaces. These could be evolutionary search methods or more informed methods that exploit data and build new structure in a rational way. Examples of projects would be graph neural networks predicting build-sequences or generative adversarial networks suggesting new structures or mending defected ones with inpainting techniques. The successful candidate(s) are expected to develop methods following their own ideas. The computer code language to be used is python and the ASE package will be employed.
 

Your Profile

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in physics, chemistry, nanoscience, computer science or equivalent. Previous experience with machine learning methods and/or first principles energy calculations in physical chemistry is required. Experience with programming in python is highly desired.
 

Who we are/about us

In the Hammer group, we have built up expertise with image recognition (convolutional neural networks), surrogate energy landscapes (Gaussian Process Regression + Behler-Parrinello type neural networks) and reinforcement learning protocols. For examples of our results, see: https://gofee.au.dk or https://asla.au.dk. We aim for end-applications of the methods developed that range from the prediction of the atomic-scale structure of materials to the rational construction of materials with desired catalytic properties.

You can learn more about Bjørk Hammer’s group here

What we offer

We offer a cutting-edge research environment where the combination of electronic structure and machine learning methods are used to further the capabilities in computational modeling.

 

Place of work and area of Employment

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

Further information may be obtained by e-mailing Bjørk Hammer (hammer@phys.au.dk). Please use as e-mail subject: "postdoctoral position 21b".

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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-10-10 at 23:59
Email: mailto:hammer@phys.au.dk
Phone: +4587155629

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 10th, 2021

Postdoctoral position within the research project ‘Constructing the Ocean’ at the School of Culture and Society

The School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year fixed-term postdoctoral position within the research project ‘Constructing the Ocean: Indian Ocean Infrastructures and Thick Transregionalism’.

The position is full-time and expected to begin on 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.   

The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

Place of employment: Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-5

Research context

We are looking for an innovative scholar with an academic background in anthropology, global studies, the sociology of religion or similar fields, preferably with a specialisation in India or the Indian Ocean world and/or the study of Islam and Muslim communities.

The pos.doc-position is part of the research project ‘Constructing the Ocean: Indian Ocean Infrastructures and Thick Transregionalism’ (CO-OC), headed by the principal investigator, associate professor Uwe Skoda (global studies), with associate professor Thomas Fibiger (study of religion) as co-PI. There are two postdoc-positions in the project, but the other has already been filled. The project is funded by the Independent Research Council Denmark.

Focusing on community-led infrastructure projects, CO-OC will investigate how transregional relations play out in the everyday lives and social imaginaries of one of the Gujarati Muslim communities residing in the port cities of Mumbai, Dar Es Salaam and Dubai. Furnished by monsoon winds, connections of all kinds – economic, religious, material, aesthetic, social, political – have crisscrossed the Indian Ocean for millennia. Today, the region has re-emerged as an increasingly important focus of geopolitical strategy. By way of ethnographically rich analyses of community-led Muslim infrastructural initiatives, CO-OC aims to advance the study of what has been called ‘thick transregionalism’. Studying the social life of infrastructures of a heterogeneous religious community in three littoral locations, this project hopes to unpack the links within and between Indian Ocean regions.

The position

The successful applicant is expected to carry out ethnographic fieldwork in Mumbai, with a focus on the involvement of Muslim transregional communities in urban redevelopment projects such as the Bhendi Bazaar. Moreover, the applicant will participate in project activities such as workshops, conferences, and meetings, including departmental research meetings. The fieldwork includes visits to other field sites in Dar Es Salaam and Dubai. A number of individual and co-authored publications should result from the project.

Applicants are asked to submit a research proposal (2-3 pages) in which they present their ideas for the sub-project and fieldwork.

In addition, applicants must submit:

  • a concise statement of their motivation for applying for the position (maximum one page).
  • a maximum of five (selected) publications.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • develop their research within the framework provided by the project (a full project description is available, see contacts below).
  • independently carry out fieldwork in Mumbai, within the framework of the project.
  • present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals, including co-authored publications with other project participants.
  • contribute to the organisation of research workshops and a final / concluding  international conference.

Teaching

The position may involve some teaching as agreed upon with the head of the department and the project PIs.

Knowledge exchange

The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society and to contribute actively to public debate in areas related to the position.

Qualifications

Applicants for this position must hold a PhD degree or have equal qualifications in anthropology, area Studies, the study of religion or a related field.

Applicants must document:

  • doctoral-level experience of ethnographic fieldwork, preferably with Muslim, Indian and/or Indian Ocean communities.
  • an international research profile, research network and the willingness to engage with a collaborative research project and colleagues within the project and at the university.
  • fluency in written and spoken English, and the willingness to acquaint themselves with Danish if they do not already have the necessary Danish skills.

Clear advantages are:

  • a documented interest in the study of transregionalism, diaspora studies and/or the study of religion.
  • knowledge of Gujarati or other relevant language.

The research activities of applicants will be evaluated in relation to the actual research time available to them. We therefore encourage applicants to specify any periods of leave they may have had without research activities (e.g. maternity/paternity leave), so we can subtract these periods from the span of their academic career when evaluating their productivity.

Only submitted publications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient. As a result, applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.

Professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for an interview may be asked to provide professional references.

The application must be submitted in English.

For further information about the position, please contact Uwe Skoda (skoda@cas.au.dk) or Thomas Fibiger (thomas.fibiger@cas.au.dk).

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail mbb@au.dk.

The work environment

The research project is a collaboration between the departments of Global Studies, the Study of Religion, and Anthropology, and the exact workplace may be negotiated with the successful applicant. All departments are part of the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, and the successful applicant as well as other project participants may participate in various activities at all three departments, which are all thriving, international research communities.

Read more about the research programs of the School of Culture and Society here: https://cas.au.dk/en/

School of Culture and Society

At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

–  From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
–  From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
–  From local questions to global challenges.

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 

For further information about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/.
 

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

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

If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts:shortlisting

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction withsociety.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2021-09-27 at 23:59
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Email: mailto:skoda@cas.au.dk
Phone: +4587162325

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday September 27th, 2021

Post doc in simulation modelling of soil C and N dynamics

The Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a post doc

position in simulation modelling of soil C and N dynamics. The position is available for a 3-year period.

Research area and duties

Exchange of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) between agroecosystems and the environment is a major research theme within the department. Gaseous emissions of C and N and the turnover of C and N in soil influence soil fertility and environmental loads. To optimize resource use efficiency, this calls for process-based research and developments within empirical and simulation modelling, e.g. to quantify measures for reducing nitrate leaching and greenhouse gas emissions and establish impacts on long-term soil C sequestration and national C accounting. The department provides policy support at national scale. This involves pro-active research, including an integration of experimental activities and modelling for upscaling. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for further developing and applying empirical and simulation models of C and N flows at the department. This involves linkages to experimental research and to integration with national farm- and field-scale data. A particular focus will be on nitrogen emissions and soil C storage as affected by agricultural management. Results from field experiments, experiments under controlled conditions and from monitoring activities must feed into mathematically formulated simulation models used within the department and in collaborative projects with other national and international research groups. The successful candidate will also take part in teaching and supervision of students at BSc, MSc and PhD level. 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree or equivalent qualifications within agroecology or soil science
  • Solid experience of relevance to the announced position
  • Proven scientific record of national and international research collaboration
  • Experience in planning, implementing and managing research projects
  • Teaching qualifications at university level, including contribution to supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students
  • Ability to implement interdisciplinary research and participate actively in teams

 

Place of employment and place of work

The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark. Further information on the position may be obtained from: Head of the Agroecology Department, Professor Jørgen E. Olesen (jeo@agro.au.dk) or Head of Soil Fertility Section, Professor Jørgen Eriksen (jorgen.eriksen@agro.au.dk).

The Department of Agroecology

The Department of Agroecology carries out research in agroecology, i.e. the interaction between plants, animals, humans and the environment within agroecosystems for the production of food, feed, energy and biobased products. Thus, we contribute to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via state of the art research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer state-of-the-art agricultural systems databases, laboratories and long-term monitoring programmes as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.
The department has a staff of approximately 275 people including 56 senior academics, and around 60-70 junior researchers, postdocs and PhD students, geographically distributed between several locations in Denmark. More information can be found here.

The Department of Agroecology offers

  • A dynamic and informal, multicultural research environment with high professionalism, where accountability, commitment, helpfulness, flexibility and close collaboration is a prerequisite solving the core tasks
  • A good social environment with activities and routines that make it possible to talk across and strengthen the collegial relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with good work-life balance
  • Possibility of membership of staff association, access to gym and free fruit scheme
  • An exciting and varied working environment, where two days rarely resemble each other. We are often busy and we work creatively to provide solutions to societal challenges.

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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Agroecology
Email: mailto:jorgen.eriksen@agro.au.dk
Phone: +4587157672

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Postdoc in Immunological Biotechnology and Therapeutic Protein Development

The Section of Medical Biotechnology at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-3 year postdoctoral fellow position in “Immunological Biotechnology and Therapeutic Protein Development”.

Expected start date and duration of employment

The position is available from 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter to the 31.9.2023, with the opportunity of extension.

Job description

The Immunological Biotechnology group headed by Edzard Spillner offers applicants an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious research project in development of therapeutic protein drugs.

The global burden of allergic diseases and asthma is increasing, and novel approaches and concepts for treatment are urgently needed. The project is positioned at the interface of protein engineering, immunology, and molecular allergology and will focus on the development of biologic protein drugs with the ability to interfere with anaphylactic reactions. The project will mainly rely on combinatorial display and selection approaches, protein characterisation and expression, and in vitro and cellular analyses of biomolecular interactions.

For more information: https://bce.au.dk/forskning/forsknings-og-udviklingsomraader/medical-biotechnology/immunological-biotechnology/
 

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, or similar and have strong experience within protein engineering, and molecular cloning techniques, phage or yeast display approaches, molecular interaction analysis, immunological techniques, and clinical immunology. Experience with kinetic analyses and flow cytometry are considered advantageous.

Personal competences, e.g. the ability to work as part of an international research team, to supervise students, etc., are required.
 

Who we are

The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering represents multidisciplinary research fields within the sections of medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, process and materials engineering, and environmental engineering.

The section of Medical Biotechnology covers research areas including nanofiber technologies, organoid biotechnology, biomechanics and immunological biotechnology.

For more information:  https://bce.au.dk/forskning/forsknings-og-udviklingsomraader/medical-biotechnology/

What we offer

The department offers:

  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism and equality

 

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is the section of Medical Biotechnology at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 

Contact information

For further information please contact: Edzard Spillner, email: e.spillner@eng.au.dk

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 27 September 2021.

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn.
 

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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-09-27 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Email: mailto:e.spillner@bce.au.dk
Phone: +4521186396

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday September 27th, 2021

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Postdoc in CRISPR/Cas9 and hematopoietic stem cell biology

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of hematopoietic stem cell biology and CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering as per 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 2-year full-time position with the possibility of extension.

Department of Biomedicine

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings, and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research group

The research group is led by Associate Professor Rasmus O. Bak. The group specializes in genetic engineering using various CRISPR/Cas platforms, and we focus on applying these for gene therapy and the development of novel cell therapies. The lab is supported by several major grants, and will from 2021 Q3 host 6 postdocs, 2 PhD students, 1 lab manager, 1 lab technician and a number of students. The research group is based in the new Skou Building in the heart of the Aarhus University campus. For more information on the research group, please visit our homepage.

About the research project

The research project will use CRISPR-based tools to study genetic programs that govern the plasticity of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Increased insights into this phenomenon might bring new treatment modalities to regenerative medicine and hematological disorders. You will be using state-of-the-art CRISPRa and CRISPRi tools for transient manipulation of gene expression, and you will combine these with genome-wide screens to probe genetic mechanisms in hematopoietic stem cell biology. Ultimately, the impact of gene manipulation will be assessed in mouse transplants and hematopoietic repopulation studies.

Your job responsibilities

The Postdoc position is primarily research-based but will also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Cell culturing, transfection, CRISPR/Cas genetic manipulation, and lentiviral vector production.
  • Genetic, phenotypic, and functional characterization of hematopoietic stem cell properties in vitro and in vivo.
  • Analysis, interpretation, and presentation of research data including publication in peer-reviewed journals.

You will be under daily supervision and guidance by group leader Rasmus O. Bak, and you will formally report to the Head of Department Thomas G. Jensen.

Your competences

You must have academic qualifications at PhD level in medicine, molecular medicine/biology, biotechnology, or similar. Furthermore, you must have experience in bioinformatics and performing large scale genetic screens. Ideally, you will have experience in:

  • mammalian cell culture
  • electroporation
  • mouse handling
  • flow cytometry
  • production of lentiviral vectors
  • CRISPR/Cas9 guide libraries for genome-wide screens

You are highly motivated, scientifically curious, a self-starter, and with a proven track-record of publishing high-quality research. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are a prerequisite. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Rasmus O. Bak, email bak@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Skou Building, Høegh-Guldbergsgade 10, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 40/41.

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • Template for applicant – assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • Strategic research plan, which is part of the 'Template to applicant – assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor' can be uploaded separately
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-09-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:bak@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4587153562

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday September 28th, 2021

Postdoc in digital health at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in digital health. The postdoc position is affiliated with the research project ‘PeerCare – Producing continuity of care in peer-led online communities for patients with chronic conditions’ (2021-2023), funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The postdoc position is a full time, one-year position and begins on 01 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background.

Project

Many Danish patients increasingly experience a lack of care continuity – they feel they meet too many different health professionals and that their treatment is coordinated ineffectively. The aim of PeerCare is to understand if and how peer-led online communities (PLOCs) are important for the way in which chronic patients experience and deal with (dis)continuity of care. The project will focus on exploring two claims: 1) PLOCs function as spaces for articulating and responding to personal experiences of a lack of care continuity. 2) PLOCs enable peer-based continuity of care that can compensate for the lack of continuity in the healthcare system. Empirically, the project will focus on quantitative and qualitative material from two different types of online communities for patients with chronic conditions. PeerCare will seek to provide new knowledge and a new approach to continuity of care by exploring if/how continuity of care is negotiated and produced outside healthcare institutions through the (media) practices of active, self-organising patients. This will be a significant contribution to digital health research and health research on continuity of care.
 

Postdoc profile

We are looking for an applicant who is able to collaborate closely and effectively in a small interdisciplinary project group connecting perspectives from the humanities and public health. The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in e.g., cultural studies, media studies, public health, (medical) anthropology, sociology or any other relevant discipline. Experience of various qualitative – and potentially also quantitative – methods (e.g., text sampling, interviews, surveys) will be an advantage. Previous experience of research on digital health-related issues, e.g., involving vulnerable research participants, is also an advantage, but not a demand. In terms of language requirements, all the empirical material is in Danish, but the research should be written in English. So applicants need to be able to understand Danish and write in English.

Your main tasks will consist of

  • being responsible for the collection of empirical material (digital texts, interviews, surveys) in close collaboration with the other participants
  • being the first author of at least two research articles, and the co-author of two other research articles, in close collaboration with the project participants
  • taking an active part in developing and carrying out the different processes, meetings and events related to the project in close collaboration with the project participants

Teaching and supervision

As a postdoc in digital health your position is primarily research-based, but it will also involve a small amount of teaching and supervision. To that end, the successful applicant will be expected to take part in teaching and supervision activities and to teach and supervise on BA and MA levels at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy and/or the Department of Public Health.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to digital health. Applicants must be able to document, relevant to the position:

  • an internationally oriented research profile within digital health, qualitative health research (or another relevant field), as documented by a PhD dissertation and/or research publications
  • experience of the self-directed management of research projects and various qualitative research methods
  • the ability to understand Danish and write in English
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and partners

Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document

  • a track record of research publications of a high international standard, commensurate with the length of their academic career
  • an innovative doctoral dissertation in an area related to and relevant for the project
  • relevant teaching experience at university level
  • experience of participation in national and international research networks

Finally, applicants are asked to provide a proposal for research to be undertaken within the stated framework of the research project (max. 1-2 pages). This could include ideas for relevant articles dealing with the intersection between ‘(dis)continuity of care’ and peer-led patient communities on social media.

Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum five) will not be considered.

Please do not include references or letters of recommendation with the application. Applicants who are invited to an interview may be asked to provide references.

Work environment

Active 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.

We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. You can read more about family and work-life balance in Denmark.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU.

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to read about the attractive working conditions and other benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a wide variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. You can also find information about the taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

The department

The place of employment is the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
The department’s main focus is Danish culture, traditionally divided into language, media and literature, but it also has a long tradition for interdisciplinary theoretical practice and development. The department’s researchers are currently working on topics such as narrative theory, rhetoric, the use of language in social media, Danish dialects, globalisation and genre studies.
Prospective applicants are invited to view the department’s website.

School of Communication and Culture

The school is a part of the Faculty of Arts. You will find information about the school and its research programmes, departments, and diverse activities on its website.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact the principal investigator, associate professor Carsten Stage, by email norcs@cc.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Arts HR support by email: hsi@au.dk.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

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

If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts:shortlisting

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction withsociety.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: School of Communication and Culture
Email: mailto:norcs@cc.au.dk
Phone: +4587163175

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc: Environmental Soil Physics

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark, is offering a postdoctoral position in environmental soil physics, starting 01.02.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be available for a 3-year period.

The successful candidate will be part of a Soil Physics and Hydropedology research environment focusing on understanding soil physico-chemical and hydrological processes as well as achieving quantitative insight into the spatial distribution of soil characteristics on a local, regional and national scale.

You will be part of a research team working on sustaining a healthy, functional soil while maintaining biodiversity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and preserving the groundwater resources. The candidate will work experimentally in both laboratory and field. The fieldwork will include work in South Greenland. The focus will particularly be on soil structural properties, soil water retention, greenhouse gas emissions, soil microbial biology, soil hydrophobicity, soil mapping, and soil spectroscopy. We expect that the candidate will report research results in high-impact scientific journals.

Qualifications and specific competences

We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD in soil physics, environmental engineering, agronomy, geology, or similar
  • Collaborative skills
  • A fondness of taking the initiative and the ambition to pursue a scientific career
  • Documented experience in scientific writing and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Teaching and supervision experience at the BSc and MSc level
  • Interest and preferably experience in developing competitive national and international research applications
  • Research experience in some of the areas of environmental soil physics, soil mapping, organic soils, sub-arctic soils, hydrophobicity, spectroscopy, and chemometrics,

Further, we will prefer candidates with some of the following qualifications:

  • Experience in planning and conducting field-work also in arctic environments
  • Experience in planning and conducting laboratory work for measurement of soil physico-chemical and microbial properties, soil structure, and hydrophobicity
  • Insight into the interplay between microbial diversity, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil processes
  • Experience with soil spectroscopy for predicting soil characteristics

The Department of Agroecology

At the Department of Agroecology, we study interactions between soil, plants, animals, humans, and the environment in different agroecosystems for the production of food, feed, biomaterials, and energy. Thus, we contribute to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via state-of-the-art research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer state-of-the-art laboratory, greenhouse, semi-field, and field-scale research facilities, advanced computing capacities as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.  The department has a staff of approximately 275 people, including 56 senior academics, 37 junior researchers and postdocs, and 60 PhD students. More information can be found here.

The Department of Agroecology offers

  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism, where accountability, commitment, helpfulness, flexibility, and close collaboration is a prerequisite solving the core tasks
  • A good social environment with activities and routines that make it possible to talk across and strengthen the collegial relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness, and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with a good work-life balance
  • Possibility of membership of staff association, access to a gym and free fruit scheme
  • An exciting and varied working environment, where two days rarely resemble each other. We are often busy, and we work creatively for solutions to societal challenges

Place of Work

The place of work is Aarhus University, Campus Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele.  The affiliation will be with the Department of Agroecology.
More information can be obtained from Professor Lis Wollesen de Jonge (lis.w.de.jonge@agro.au.dk), Department of Agroecology, 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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Agroecology
Email: mailto:lis.w.de.jonge@agro.au.dk
Phone: +4525695795

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc in plant-microbe interactions

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a three-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the InRoot project

https://mbg.au.dk/en/research/research-centres/inroot/, which focuses on the molecular dynamics of plant interactions with complex soil microbial communities.

The position is for three years and is available from March 1st 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.
 

Job description/research project/research area

You are expected to contribute to the identification of genes controlling plant interactions with complex soil microbial communities through genome-wide association scans, transcriptome profiling and mutant characterization. The work will involve plant phenotyping and genetic manipulation as well as NGS library preparation and data analysis.
 

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in molecular biology or equivalent.

Documented experience with plant molecular biology is required. Fluency in spoken and written English is expected. Experience with characterization of molecular mechanisms of plant-microbe interactions as well as microbiome and RNA-seq profiling and data analysis is an advantage. In addition, the candidate should be able and prepared to work as part of a large team in a collaborative project.
 

Who we are/ The department

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and 120 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to https://nat.au.dk/ and http://www.au.dk/  for information on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.
 

The successful candidate is offered:

  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance
  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure, including the GenomeDK and Computerome2 HPCs.

 

The place of work:

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

Further information:

Please contact: Associate professor Stig U. Andersen, sua@mbg.au.dk
 

Deadline:

November 1st 2021
 

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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Email: mailto:sua@mbg.au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Phd – Arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi, carbon sequestration and N2O emission in soils under conservation agriculture

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Agroecology programme. The position is available from 1 November 2021 or later.

Title:
Arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi, carbon sequestration and N2O emission in soils under conservation agriculture

Research area and project description:
In the CarbonFarm2 project, we aim to develop optimized, implementable conservation agriculture (CA) management strategies to increase soil carbon sequestration and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both conventional and organic crop production. To achieve this goal the role of microorganisms and soil physical properties in the underlying mechanisms needs to be revealed. Especially as the contribution of glomalin-related soil proteins produced by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) may play a key role in soil carbon sequestration, soil aggregate stability, and in creation of macropores in the soil, which contribute to aerobic conditions and thereby less emission of N2O from the soil. Since the three corner stones in CA crop management: Minimum mechanical soil disturbance, permanent soil organic cover and species diversification, all can impact the presence and quantity of AMF in soil, it is important to investigate how different combinations of these factors influence the AMF potential of the soil to develop optimal CA strategies for carbon storage and minimized N2O emission in sustainable CA crop production.

We seek a highly motivated PhD student to study the interaction between microorganisms (especially AMF), microbial activity, soil structure and carbon sequestration in fields of ongoing conventional and organic CA management experiments. The work will include laboratory-based protein- and signature fatty acid analyses (PLFA/NLFA) of fractions of the soil as related to the characterization of the glomalin content. These analysis will be linked to soil structure data generated in CarbonFarm2. Also, field work will be performed, not at least in relation to chamber measurement of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from different CA treatments. The emission data will be coupled to mechanistic understanding of processes and microbial pathways in the soil N cycling. 

As PhD Student at Department of Agroecology you will meet a workplace characterized by professionalism and equality and you will be offered competent supervision, well-developed research infrastructure and modern laboratories. Our research climate encourage lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research. You will join the CarbonFarm2 project team with an exciting interdisciplinary research environment and industrial collaborators.

Qualifications and specific competences:
The successful candidate has a Master’s degree in agrobiology or biology preferably with specialization in soil biology, and basic knowledge of and skills for field sampling and laboratory work with microbial, chemical and physical soil analyses. Documented experience with academic writing is also an advantage. Good communication skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary research group is expected.

  • Experience with studies of microorganisms in soil, preferably including AMF
  • Good laboratory skills and interest in field work
  • Understanding of soil N cycling processes and N2O emissions
  • Understanding of soil biology-soil structure interactions
  • Motivation for academic writing
  • Experience or interest in methods for studying soil microbial communities and activity
  • Ability to work independently

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Agroecology, Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse, Denmark. 

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 7 October 2021 23:59 CEST. Preferred starting date is 1 November 2021.

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see our application guide.

Shortlisting will be used, which means that the evaluation committee only will evaluate the most relevant applications.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Salary and terms of employment are in accordance with applicable collective agreement.   

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Thursday October 7th, 2021

Phd – High-Resolution Modeling of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Balance

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Enviromental programme. The position is available from 1 December 2021 or later.

Title:
High-Resolution Modeling of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Balance

Research area and project description:
This PhD project at Aarhus University Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change (iClimate) and the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) is an opportunity to work at the cutting edge of weather and climate model development in the polar regions. The project will produce a new high-resolution (2.5km) surface mass balance (SMB) data set for the whole of Greenland with process studies focused on precipitation and albedo to assess how model improvements are able to reduce uncertainties in ice sheet and glacier runoff.

This project will take advantage of recent developments in regional climate modeling and apply them to the SMB model run at DMI that presents a near real-time SMB dataset on polarportal.dk. In collaboration with the Horizon 2020 projects PROTECT and PolarRes, the project will work on developing the SMB model for the Greenland Ice Sheet to run with output from the newly available HARMONIE-Climate (HCLIM) regional climate model. The aim is to produce the most accurate, high-resolution SMB over Greenland for both the present day and future climate scenarios for sea level rise studies.

The project will also include thorough evaluation and sensitivity studies for the model output. Taking advantage of the establishment of SMB monitoring at the Qaanaaq field laboratory site, in-situ process studies of important SMB processes will focus on modelled precipitation and bare ice albedo, both common sources of uncertainty in SMB estimates. Both of these processes are better resolved in the HARMONIE model and this project therefore represents an opportunity to produce a substantially improved estimate of the state of the Greenland Ice Sheet mass budget.

The project builds on unique data sets that DMI and Aarhus University are collecting as well as close collaboration with the GEUS PROMICE network. Simulations will be run using Danish supercomputing facilities including DMI’s supercomputer. Observational datasets used in this project will include data from Greenland climate station networks, including PROMICE and various satellite datasets produced in-house. This project will also use the C3S Arctic Regional Reanalysis (CARRA) dataset and contribute to developments in the pan-European HARMONIE-Climate consortium.

Qualifications and specific competences:
– An academic university degree (Masters or Diploma in a relevant discipline such as geophysics, glaciology, geography, environmental sciences or engineering).
– Strong analytical and numerical skills.
– Experience with analyses on gridded data and time series, remote sensing and climatology is an advantage.
– Experience with shell scripts, Python, Matlab or other scientific programming languages.

Place of employment and place of work:

Aarhus University – Risø
iClimate
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde

and

Danish Meteorological Institute
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Copenhagen O

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Peter L. Langen, plangen@envs.au.dk

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 1 October 2021 23:59 . Preferred starting date is 1 December 20201.

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see our application guide.

Shortlisting will be used, which means that the evaluation committee only will evaluate the most relevant applications.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Salary and terms of employment are in accordance with applicable collective agreement.    

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

Postdoc in Mammary gland and lipid droplet biology

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of Mammary Gland Biology as per 1 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position initially for 1 year with possibility for extension to 2-4 years.

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

About the research project.

The Calcium Signalling Laboratory, headed by Novo Nordisk Foundation Young Investigator A/Prof Felicity Davis, explores how intracellular calcium signalling orchestrates the development, function and regeneration of the mammary gland. Research in this lab utilizes novel genetically-engineered mouse models, optogenetics and quantitative imaging (across the scales of cells, tissues and the organ as a whole). The laboratory is based at Aarhus University in Denmark, with a smaller team at the EMBL Australia Node for Single Molecule Science in Sydney. This project will explore roles for intracellular calcium signalling in lipid droplet secretion by mammary epithelial cells during lactation. Expertise in lipid droplet biology and prior experience with mouse models is highly advantageous.

The Calcium Signalling Laboratory uses innovative methods to explore major outstanding questions in the field. Diversity, equity and inclusion are the cornerstone of our research culture. For more information visit www.davislabresearch.net

 

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in the Calcium Signalling Group your position is primarily research-based but may also involve some teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Animal experimentation, including colony management, experimental matings, tissue harvests, injections, mouse milking, anaesthesia and intravital imaging.
  • Deep tissue fluorescence imaging of live and fixed specimens
  • Primary cell culture, including organoid culture
  • Immunohistochemistry and wholemount immunohistochemistry
  • Analysis of gene and protein expression in cell and tissue lysates
  • Data analysis and image rendering
  • Development and nurturing of collaborations with biologists, computational biologists and physicists
  • Preparation of manuscripts, animal ethics applications and ideally fellowship applications

You will report to Associate Professor Felicity Davis
 

Your competences


You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas lipid droplet biology, mammary gland biology and/or calcium signalling.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

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

Shortlisting will be used.
 

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Felicity Davis email: felicity@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Skou Building, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews week of 4th October 2021.
 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
 

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

 

Deadline: 2021-09-21 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:felicity@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4593508308

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday September 21st, 2021

Postdoctoral position on seabed methane cycling at the Section for Microbiology at Aarhus University, Denmark

Applications are invited for a 30-months postdoctoral scientist position to work on the project “Seabed methane cycling by reversible electron transfer between archaea and bacteria”. The start-up for the position is 1st January 2022, or earlier.

Job description

A new source of methane was recently discovered in a subsurface zone of the seabed, where the production and oxidation of methane occur concurrently. Preliminary work indicates that archaea and bacteria may here exchange electrons in the sediment through minerals that function as electrical conductors and capacitors. The working hypothesis is that the archaea are able to reverse the direction of their energy metabolism depending on whether they interact with electron accepting or electron donating bacteria. The specific objective is to unravel the processes using sensitive radiotracer experiments and to identify the microbial physiology of archaea involved in this cryptic methane cycling. The results will be of general importance for the understanding of methane biogeochemistry.

The project is a collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark and Aarhus University, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team covering molecular microbiology, electromicrobiology, microbial physiology and biogeochemistry. We seek a highly motivated candidate with an academic background and documented experience in aquatic microbiology and microbial process studies.

Who we are

The successful candidate will be employed by the Department of Biology at Aarhus University (http://bio.au.dk/en) and work in the Section for Microbiology at this department. The section employs 9 professors with associated junior staff and hosts the Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM), with which the project is associated. Research at the section covers studies of microbial physiology, evolution, ecology, and biogeochemistry. It integrates basic and applied research, addressing the role, ecophysiology and evolution of microorganisms in natural, technical and clinical systems and in biotechnology (https://bio.au.dk/about-biology/sections/microbiology/). The section has very well-developed laboratories and a permanent supporting staff of highly skilled laboratory technicians.

Aarhus 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. For further details on the city and the university please follow this link: https://international.au.dk/education.

The place of work is Department of Biology, Section for Microbiology, Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C.
 

Qualifications must include:

– Relevant university education and PhD degree.
– Solid background in microbiology and biogeochemistry.
– Ability to work and collaborate in a group, to develop new ideas, and to write and communicate in English.

The deadline for applications is 1. October, 2021. Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Prof. Bo Barker Jørgensen (bo.barker@bio.au.dk), Assoc. prof. Hans Røy (hans.roy@bio.au.dk), or Assoc. prof. Kasper Urup Kjeldsen (kasperuk@bio.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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biology
Email: mailto:bo.barker@bio.au.dk
Phone: +4520102123

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

3 years assistant professor or post doc positions with focus on public leadership

Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University invites applications for one or two positions as assistant professor or post doc, offering the applicants an opportunity to do research focused on public leadership.

The starting date is February 1, 2022, or subject to mutual agreement.

The leadership center

Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership is a research center that provides robust knowledge about how leadership can improve performance in public organizations and ensures that this knowledge is disseminated and used in leadership training. To become part of this center, your future research must have potential to improve knowledge about leadership and performance in public organizations. The center is located at Department of Political Science and includes researchers from many different disciplines, including psychology, economics and management. We publish in the best international journals and communicate our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

Job description

The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the center research and dissemination and to the department’s research and teaching environment and the overall research strategy of Aarhus BSS. The most important tasks are:

  • Developing and implementing research designs
  • Analyzing data
  • Writing and publishing papers
  • Teaching public policy and political science students
  • Disseminating to public managers and decision makers

We expect you to carry out individual and group-based research of the highest international standard, teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, and participate in the activities of the department and its section for public leadership.

The center offers funding for conferences, additional training, and opportunities for developing a valuable academic network.

Your qualifications

Applicants are expected to hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in political science, public administration or another field relevant to the center. Other key qualifications include:

  • A good grasp of the relevant academic literature (e.g. about leadership behavior and performance in public organizations).
  • Experience with (qualitative and/or quantitative) data collection, data management and data analysis
  • Ambition and ability to produce high-quality and high-impact research.
  • The ability to work constructively and effectively as part of a research team
  • Teaching experience.

We will prioritize applicants who have demonstrated the ability to perform solid and original research results and whom we believe will contribute to the further development of the center’s research, teaching and dissemination.
In their application letter, applicants should motivate why they are interested in being part of the center, how they see themselves contributing to the success of the center, as well as outline potential ideas for future research (1-2 pages).

Who we are

The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. The department is among the largest and strongest political science departments in Europe, with particular strengths in the areas of public administration and leadership. In 2021, Aarhus University was ranked as the top university in public administration in the world in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking.

We emphasize a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterized by pluralism and openness. With more than 100 academic staff members and 50 PhD students, we offer a lively, ambitious and highly collegial research and teaching environment with many international visitors and workshops and a clear international orientation.

For more information about Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership, please see: https://ps.au.dk/en/cpl/. Corresponding information about Department of Political Science is here: https://ps.au.dk/en.

Further information

Applicants are encouraged to contact center director and Professor Lotte Bøgh Andersen prior to submitting their application to learn more about the center and specific tasks, E-mail: lotte@ps.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Anne Arnfeldt Källberg, Tel.: +45 9352 1361, E-mail: aak@au.dk

Place of work
Department of Political Science, Bartholins Allé 7, DK – 8000 Aarhus C
 

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

Terms of employment

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

Application procedure

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

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

Materials that 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 position 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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2021-12-01 at 23:59
Email: mailto:lotte@ps.au.dk
Phone: +4587165726

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday December 1st, 2021

Three-year postdoc position in studies on relationship between participants in the livestock production chain and interactions between humans and animals

At the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University a postdoc position is available starting December 2021

We seek a candidate with a background in anthropology, or alternatively in human or social sciences, with insight into animal husbandry and animal health and welfare. The preferred candidate has experience in conducting and analysing qualitative data such as semi-structured interviews, participant-observation, and narratives. The research focus on interactions between humans and animals, in particular farm animals. Main research areas are the importance of husbandry, studies on actors in relation to animal welfare and prudent use of antibiotics. Research further includes development and application of methods for communication and learning about animal welfare assessment and animal welfare and health control in livestock herds. The assignments include teaching on communication at many levels and supervision of students. The chosen candidate is expected to join and develop ongoing research within the research group in Welfare. Collaboration with farmers, farming industries, veterinarians and animal welfare authorities is part of the assignment.

Qualifications

 

  • Academic qualifications at PhD level in anthropology or related field
  • Documentation of excellent skills within the research area
  • Good skills in communication of research results internationally as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and books
  • Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level will also be a merit

Further information on the position may be obtained from Professor Jan Tind Sørensen, phone: +45 20783343, e-mail: JanTind.Sorensen@anis.au.dk

Place of employment and place of work 

The place of employment is Aarhus University (AU) and the place of work is the Department of Animal Science, Science and Technology, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele.
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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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-10-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Animal Science
Email: mailto:jantind.sorensen@anis.au.dk
Phone: +4587157923

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 29th, 2021