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Postdoc in Analytical Chemistry

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark seeks to appoint a 18 months postdoc in analytical chemistry. 

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 18 months and is available from 1st August 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
You are expected to contribute efforts at the interface of material science, cell biology and sensing. The project involves fabrication of sensor and their testing including data evaluation and preliminary statistical analysis.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in analytical chemistry with a strong focus on sensing, colloidal science and cell biology.

Expertise:

  • Extensive substantiated experience in analytical chemistry, sensing and colloidal science
  • Substantiated expertise in soft materials
  • Expertise in a large variety of characterization methods including, but not limited to spectrofluorimetery, DSC, ITC, light scattering, optical microscopy and microfluidics
  • Expertise to operate electron microscopes including cryo-EM is highly beneficial
  • Basic expertise in statistical analysis
  • Multiple peer-reviewed publications in the field
  • The successful applicant needs to be able to work as part of an research team containing academic and industrial partners
  • Basic expertise in teaching and undergraduate student supervision
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English is required

Who we are
The interdisciplinary nanoscience center (iNANO) at Aarhus University Denmark, is one of the world-leading nanoscience centres with strong track records within education, research, technology transfer, industrial collaboration, and innovation. iNANO hosts some of the strongest research infrastructure platforms in Europe, thus providing optimal conditions for carrying out world-class research within the centre’s strategic research areas: Nanomaterials, Nanomedicine, and Nanofood. By taking part in numerous industrial research collaborations, iNANO researchers contribute to strengthening industrial competitiveness and the advancement of society to solve grand challenges. Finally, iNANO is strongly committed to transferring cutting-edge knowledge to society through the education of highly qualified students in truly interdisciplinary nanoscience BSc and MSc programmes and talented PhDs at the graduate programme iNANOSchool. The Laboratory for Cell Mimicry aims to develop nature-inspired solutions to address biomedical challenges.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • Access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • 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

Place of Work
The place of work is Aarhus University, Denmark. The area of employment is the interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Aarhus University Denmark. 

Contact information
For further information please contact: Associate Prof. Brigitte Stadler, bstadler@inano.au.dk

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

Formalities and salary range
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.

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

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

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

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
24 April 2020


Read the job description at the university homepage

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

Post.doc ved Center for Rusmiddelforskning, Psykologisk Institut, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus Universitet – Forskning i stofbehandling

Ved Center for Rusmiddelforskning, Psykologisk Institut, Aarhus Universitet er en 2-årig stilling som post.doc. ledig til besættelse fra 1. september 2020 eller snarest derefter.

Post.doc. stillingen er knyttet til et behandlingsprojekt, finansieret af Socialstyrelsen, som skal udvikle og afprøve en metode (MOVE gruppe) til at behandle unge, der søger hjælp for deres forbrug af primært illegale stoffer. Sammen med en række kommuner udvikles, tilpasses og implementeres metoden og de unge følges i ni måneder efter indskrivning med interviews. Der er overvejende tale om et kvantitativt studie, men der anvendes også kvalitative interviews (af ledere og unge).

Arbejdet vil bl.a. involvere dataindsamling (interviews med ledere og unge), dataanalyse (kvalitative og kvantitative data) og formidling af resultaterne (nationalt og internationalt).

Ansøgere med samfundsvidenskabelig forskningserfaring inden for rusmiddelforskning og/eller interventionsforskning og/eller ungeforskning vil blive foretrukket, samt ansøgere med forskningserfaring i kvantitativ metode og analyse.

Kvalifikationskrav
Ansættelse som post.doc. forudsætter videnskabelige kvalifikationer på ph.d.-niveau. Det er yderligere et krav, at ansøgeren taler flydende dansk, da dette er nødvendigt for at gennemføre dataindsamling og dataanalyse.

Yderligere oplysning om stillingen rettes til professor Mads Uffe Pedersen, tlf. 87165771, e-mail: mup.crf@psy.au.dk

Hvis du har behov for hjælp til at uploade din ansøgning eller har spørgsmål vedr. rekrutteringsprocessen, bedes du kontakte HR-supporter Charlotte Zingenberg, tlf.: +45 87 16 53 62, e-mail: chg@au.dk

Arbejdssted
Center for Rusmiddelforskning, Bartholins Alle 10, 8000 Aarhus C

Hvem er vi
På Center for Rusmiddelforskning udfører vi samfundsvidenskabelig forskning inden for rusmiddelfeltet. Vores forskningsprojekter omhandler behandling, forebyggelse, politik og rekreativt forbrug. Vi forsker i både legale og illegale rusmidler. Centeret er tværvidenskabeligt og de ansatte har baggrund i bl.a. antropologi, psykologi, sociologi, jura og folkesundhed. Vores opgave er at etablere og gennemføre forskningsprojekter, undervise, formidle viden om alkohol- og stofmisbrug, og samarbejde med nationale aktører på området samt internationale forskningsinstitutioner. Du kan læse mere om Center for Rusmiddelforskning på www.crf.au.dk

Center for Rusmiddelforskning er en del af Psykologisk Institut, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus Universitet.
Psykologisk Institut er et af de seks institutter ved Aarhus BSS, som er et af Aarhus Universitets fire fakulteter. Aarhus BSS samler de kernefaglige erhvervs- og samfundsvidenskabelige forskningsområder og bringer dem tættere sammen for at afspejle det tætte forhold mellem samfund og erhvervsliv. Aarhus Universitet er på listen over verdens 100 bedste universiteter, og Aarhus BSS og Psykologisk Institut har opnået de prestigefyldte AASCB og AMBA-akkrediteringer.

Ansættelsesgrundlag
Ansættelse sker i henhold til bekendtgørelse om stillingsstruktur for videnskabeligt personale ved universiteter samt cirkulære om overenskomst for akademikere i staten.

Stillingsindhold og kvalifikationskrav er yderligere beskrevet i cirkulære om ansættelsesvilkår for videnskabeligt personale ved universiteter.

Ansøgningsprocedure
Det er obligatorisk at vedhæfte nedenstående, når du søger denne stilling:

  • Ansøgning
  • Curriculum Vitae. Du opfordres til at angive eventuelle orlovsperioder uden forskningsaktivitet, herunder fx barselsorlov, da dine forskningsaktiviteter vurderes i forhold til din reelle forskningstid
  • Uddannelse (Eksamensbevis kandidat-, ph.d.- og evt. doktorgrad)
  • Publikationsliste (de medsendte publikationer skal være tydeligt markeret på publikationslisten)
  • Publikationer. Op til 3 publikationer kan medsendes. I tilfælde af flere forfattere vedlægges en medforfattererklæring om ansøgers andel i fællesarbejdet med tilsagn fra medforfatterne. Denne blanket kan bruges til formålet
  • Undervisningsportfolio. De nærmere krav til dokumentationen findes her

Materiale, der ikke kan uploades sammen med ansøgningen, kan indsendes i 3 eksemplarer til Aarhus BSS HR & Ph.d., Aarhus Universitet, Tåsingegade 1, 2. sal, 8000 Aarhus C.

Læs mere om, hvordan du søger en videnskabelig stilling ved Aarhus BSS her.

Bedømmelsesprocessen
Efter ansættelsesfristens udløb nedsættes et bedømmelsesudvalg. Der gøres opmærksom på, at bedømmelsen af ansøgerne udelukkende sker på baggrund af det materiale, som er modtaget inden ansøgningsfristens udløb. For yderligere information se guidelines for assessment committees, Aarhus BSS.

Alle interesserede opfordres til at søge uanset personlig baggrund.

Ansøgningsfrist
1. juni 2020

Se opslaget på universitets hjemmeside

Ansøg

Ansøgning sendes via Aarhus Universitets rekrutteringssystem, som kan tilgås under stillingsopslaget på Aarhus Universitets hjemmeside.

Om Aarhus Universitet
Aarhus Universitet er et fagligt bredt og forskningsintensivt universitet med høj kvalitet i uddannelse og forskning, og et stærkt engagement i samfundsudviklingen nationalt og globalt. Universitetet tilbyder et inspirerende uddannelses- og forskningsmiljø for 38.000 studerende og 8.000 medarbejdere med en årlig omsætning på 6,6 mia. kr. Læs mere på www.au.dk

Post expires on Monday June 1st, 2020

Research assistant (fixed-term contract) – Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet)

The research project Northern Emporium: The Archaeology of Network Urbanism in Ribe, affiliated with the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, is looking to recruit a full-time (37 hours/week) research assistant for the period 1 June 2020 – 31 December 2020.

Place of employment: UrbNet at AU Campus Moesgård.

The position
The successful applicant is expected to support the project director, Professor Søren M. Sindbæk, in completing the publication of the project’s results. Tasks include:

  • Checking documentation and results
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Basic graphic work (e.g. maps)
  • Assisting in the organisation and coordination of collaborative work and workshops

Qualifications
Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • a Master’s degree within the Humanities
  • a professional level of English(spoken and written)
  • excellent attention to detail (especially in relation to written texts)
  • basic skills in GIS, Illustrator and Excel (preferably)
  • a methodological and structured approach to work and good organisational skills
  • good time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • good interpersonal and collaborative skills.

A background in Archaeology or a related discipline is an advantage but not a requirement.

The application must be uploaded in English.

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Søren M. Sindbæk (farksms@cas.au.dk).

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

About the project
The Northern Emporium project is an archaeological research project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The project is affiliated to the Centre of Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) at Aarhus University and carried out in close collaboration with the Museum of Southwest Jutland.

The Northern Emporium project aims to explore the evolution and dynamics of the earliest urban network in Scandinavia and the transition to the maritime-based network society in the Viking Age. It issues from new, significantly improved data based on a comprehensive, stratigraphic excavation of settlement and workshop layers in a central part of the earliest Ribe, one of the richest archaeological sites of the North Sea trading world, which emerged in the eighth century CE.

Urbanism, commercialisation and globalisation
The general culture-historical aim of the project is to shed light on urbanism as a network dynamic and the significance of events, conflicts and flows on economic and cultural processes.  This will be performed through High-Definition archaeology, which will clarify how the site and its connections changed as well as the possible dynamics behind these changes, cf. the approach propagated by the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), which reflects its status as one of the three field-archaeological focus projects of the centre.

The analytical aims of the project focus on the interrelationships between processes and actors in urbanisation, the scope and organisation of commercial exchange, and the dynamics and impact of global flows. By combining detailed data on context and chronology with a programme of scientific analysis on find materials, the project aims to determine how – and to what extent – urban networks catalysed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the Nordic world on the threshold of the Viking Age.

Learn more: https://projects.au.dk/northernemporium/

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

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

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/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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
14 April 2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply



Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

Postdoctoral researcher position in multisensory flavour perception

The Department of Food Science is seeking applications for a 2.5 year postdoctoral researcher position within the area of mutltisensory flavour perception, with a focus on virtual and augmented reality. The position is available from 1. July 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position
The position is funded by the cross-disciplinary research project “Virtual and augmented flavours:
Extending human flavour perception via novel sensory inputs”. The project aims to develop a unified psychological, behavioural, and neurological framework of human flavour perception which takes into account both food-intrinsic and -extrinsic factors. By using novel sensory inputs offered by virtual and augmented reality, the project will make substantial contributions to our knowledge of how the brain integrates information across various sensory modalities to form people’s cognitive and emotional responses to food.

The postdoc candidate will be responsible for 1) developing new experimental methodologies and theoretical models in collaboration with the wider research project team, 2) designing and carrying out cross-disciplinary research on multisensory flavour perception in the lab and in public venues (e.g. museum installations), 3) co-supervising PhD and Masters students in related research, and 4) contributing to the development of future research projects.
The candidate will contribute to all steps of the research from literature review to experimental planning, data handling and publication of scientific papers in high impact journals.

The position is part of the science team ‘Food Quality Perception and Society” in the Department of Food Science. The science team has a strong research profile in sensory and consumer science, with
multidisciplinary research networks spanning psychology, physiology, computer science, design, and neuroscience. Furthermore, the science team has access to state of the art well-established sensory and analytical facilities with a professional; trained and tested sensory panel and an ISO-approved sensory laboratory, as well as capacity for virtual reality and biometric data collection.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • PhD degree and research experience in one or more of the following areas Food Science, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Sensory and Consumer Science, Computer Science, or Interactive Design.
  • Prior experience with psychophysics, smell/taste research, programming, and statistical analysis of behavioural data would be advantageous
  • Experience with virtual reality and game design is a plus.
  • A strong background in study design, data collection and advanced statistical analyses.
  • Demonstratable capacity for creative thinking, research independence, and acquiring expertise in new research methods and technologies.
  • Documented strong communication and writing skills, and a track record of publishing peer reviewed papers.

We offer a challenging and independent job opportunity in an ambitious and inspiring research and education environment with an informal atmosphere. We are looking for a dynamic employee who is able to work independently and maintain an overview during periods of high workload. We expect that you are efficient at planning your time and organizing major tasks. You enjoy interaction with both scientific staff, students and technical-administrative staff and you have a flair for establishing collaborative relationships.

The application must be in English and include curriculum vitae, publication list, degree certificate, and a description of previous relevant merits. The application should include the names and e-mail addresses of three people who can provide a letter of reference.

Read more about the Department of Food Science at www.food.au.dk.

The place of work is Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, Skejby, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

For further information on the position please contact Assistant professor Qian Janice Wang (qianjanice.wang@food.au.dk) or Derek Victor Byrne (derekv.byrne@food.au.dk).

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

Formalities and salary range
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.

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

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

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

Deadline
15 May 2020

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Friday May 15th, 2020

Postdoc position in epidemiology/statistical genetics at Aarhus University

Would you like to be part of an inspiring research environment with many opportunities for exciting and versatile work assignments in collaboration with talented researchers? Then you might be our new colleague.

Job description
A postdoc position (up to 4 years) is vacant at the National Centre for Register-based Research (NCRR), Aarhus University from September 1, 2020. We are seeking a talented and highly motivated young researcher with a background in biostatistics or statistical genetics, analytic epidemiology, register or bioinformatics research. The position is funded by the National Institutes of Health, USA for investigations of the role of genetic and environmental factors in psychiatric disorders. Specific focus areas include the role of cardiometabolic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension, in the family and especially the mother during pregnancy, in the risk for autism. Data will comprise register data from Denmark and Sweden (linked health and socioeconomic data on approximately 1.5 million persons and their 3-generation family members) and the world’s largest population-based genetic data set on about 145,000 persons with and without psychiatric disorders from iPSYCH (e.g. variant calls, genotypes and polygenic scores) combined in innovative approaches to understand the course of autism and related psychiatric disorders.

The successful applicant will be based at NCRR, but work closely with epidemiologists, statistical geneticists and bioinformaticians at both NCRR and the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University who are members of iPSYCH. The applicant will also be working closely with collaborators in the US (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine: psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology; University of Pittsburgh: psychiatry, statistical genetics; Carnegie Mellon University: computational biology, statistics) and Sweden (Karolinska Institutet: statistics, psychiatric epidemiology).

Assignment
The work is primarily focused on research, and tasks include collaborative and independent implementation of a number of research projects with relevant local, national and international partners. Work will include preparing large and complex epidemiologic and genetic data sets for analyses, data analyses under guidance from project leaders as well as independent analyses, compiling, publishing and presenting results at international conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Professional and personal qualifications

Necessary qualifications

  • Has relevant background in statistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology or similar
  • Experience in conducting epidemiological studies and/or genetic epidemiology using relevant analytic methods
  • Experience with management of large, complex data sets
  • Experienced user of relevant statistical software, preferably R
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Can work independently and with groups, and take responsibility for the complete research process from idea phase to publication and presentation of results
  • Has a strong drive to obtain established goals; scientifically self-motivated and creative
  • Fluent spoken and written English (English is the working language)

Desirable qualifications

  • Knowledge of Danish registers and handling of register data for scientific studies
  • Computational expertise in analyzing big data, such as e.g. UK Biobank data
  • Experience with statistical analysis using programming languages like R, Python, or MATLAB
  • Experience with GWAS analysis programs like PLINK, BOLT-LMM or hail
  • Experience with analyzing multivariate longitudinal and survival data

We can offer

  • An exciting job in an inspiring and informal research environment at a high international level
  • Access to a large network of local, national and internationally-recognized partners and mentors from different countries
  • Learning and applying new analytic methods on large, complex data sets.
  • Ample opportunity to influence your own work tasks, develop new analytic and professional skills, and take lead on independent research for publication and funding applications
  • Professional training opportunities adapted to needs and interests
  • Possibility of participation in courses, as well as national and international conferences
  • Mentoring scheme with senior colleague
  • Travel opportunities for inperson work with collaborators

About us

NCRR (www.ncrr.au.dk)
National Center for Register-based Research is a section of the Department of Economics and is funded mainly by external research funding. NCRR features an internationally recognized research group in the field of psychiatric epidemiology. NCRR staff conduct their own research, as well as provide advice and practical guidance on register research projects, validation and data management of register data, and development of methods for analyzing register data. NCRR is a lead agency in the iPSYCH consortium (see below) and has close links with the Broad Institute, USA. NCRR also is responsible for CIRRAU (below)

iPSYCH (www.ipsych.dk)
The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research (iPSYCH) was established in 2012 by funding from the Lundbeck Foundation of 121 million DKK for an initial three-year period – the largest grant ever to Danish psychiatric research – and extended for another six  years to a total of 361 million DKK. iPSYCH goals are to investigate causes and consequences of five mental disorders (autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression) capitalizing on the comprehensive Danish civil and health registers and nationwide biobanks to provide population structure, clinical information and biomaterial for multi-OMICs analysis. iPSYCH partners include: Mental Health Centre Copenhagen; Capital Region of Denmark; Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark; NCRR; Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital; Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen.

Department of Biomedicine (http://biomed.au.dk/en/)
The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. They contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. The infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities as well as a state of the art high performance computing facility.

CIRRAU www.cirrau.au.dk
Center for Integrated Register-Based Research is based at NCRR and funded by Aarhus University to promote multidisciplinary register-based research. CIRRAU provides the necessary and basic data infrastructure for implementation.

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.

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

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

Questions about the position?

Preben Bo Mortensen, Professor, Department of Economics and Business Economics, +4587165359, pbm@econ.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre – Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration, +4587165362, bss.hr@au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Deadline
Tuesday 14 Apr 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

Postdoc position at the Interacting Minds Centre, Department of Clinical Medicine

Aarhus University, Faculty of Health, Department of Clinical Medicine, Interacting Minds Centre invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position for a new research project, ‘The New Parent Sleep Experience: sensitivity to infant signalling across genders and culture’. The project is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation: http://bit.ly/Carlsberg_project

The anticipated start date is 1st of August 2020 (negotiable).

The research project
Our knowledge of early parenting and its effects on sleep comes largely from studies of mothers, with fathers either overlooked or under-emphasized. As fathers constitute 50% of parents, and have become increasingly involved in childcare, this project will explore similarities and differences in how men and women respond to infant signalling and how this relates to sleep quality in new parents. This project will comprise a series of studies using complementary methods, from lab-based recordings of sleep, to large scale app-based assessments of real-world parenting behaviour. The overarching aim is to understand the fundamental responses that govern early parenting and sleep quality, how these differ in fathers and mothers, and across cultures with divergent levels of work-related support for parents.

Job description
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project, and will be involved in all phases of the project, including formulating research questions, experimental design, data collection, analysis and dissemination. Given the project’s varied methodological approach, this position will require a candidate who is enthusiastic about complex data analysis.

Data collection will be supported by research assistants, so there will be a requirement to supervise the work of junior team members. The position is research-oriented, with potential opportunities to teach and supervise student projects.  

The Interacting Minds Center (IMC)
The project will be hosted at IMC, a center which provides a transdisciplinary platform to study human interaction. The candidate will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with researchers from the humanities, social sciences, cognitive science, biology and medicine, among other fields. The IMC hosts weekly guest lectures and regular intensive workshops, with both international and national speakers. The Center has affiliated researchers across numerous faculties and departments at Aarhus University, with access to excellent research facilities and infrastructure at the Cognition and Behaviour Lab, and the Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged within this lively research environment.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD, preferably within one of the following areas: Psychology, Medicine, Cognitive Science, Data Science, Engineering or a related field.

Other requirements include:

  • Experience designing, analyzing, and reporting experimental, clinical, or sleep-based studies
  • Excellent analytic skills, including advanced statistical and methodological knowledge (such as multilevel modelling, Structural Equation modelling etc.)
  • Technical skills and knowledge (e.g., experience programming experimental paradigms in Psychopy, Psychtoolbox, Presentation, or general programming skills in R, Python or equivalent)

Desirable criteria (any of the following)

  • Experience with Polysomnography, EEG (or other neuroimaging methods), actigraphy or sleep measurement
  • Prior research on parenting, sleep, emotion perception, or a topic close to the project’s theme
  • Publication in international, peer-reviewed journals

For informal enquiries, please contact the project lead: Associate Professor Christine Parsons: christine.parsons@clin.au.dk or +4587162127
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Christine Parsons, Associate professor, School of Culture and Society – Interacting Minds Centrer, +4587162127 christine.parsons@cas.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – Health HR, +4521623283 emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline
Sunday 19 Apr 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

Postdoctoral researcher in environmental analytical chemistry, with a focus on non-target and suspect screening

A postdoctoral position (1 year) is open at Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science, Section for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (www.envs.au.dk).
The position is in the field of environmental analytical chemistry. Most of the work will be in projects granted in the field of non-target screening and suspect screening, primarily based on Orbitrap high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) technology. The projects use both gas chromatography (GC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) hyphenated with Orbitrap HRMS and will screen a variety of environmental samples, with a focus on air, biota and serum samples from the Arctic.

Tasks and responsibilities
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an established team that studies chemical pollution in the Arctic and elsewhere and contaminant exposures of humans and wildlife. The team examines a range of problematic chemicals, mainly persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and emerging contaminants, using a number of instrumental techniques (GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, HPLC-MS/MS, GC-Orbitrap-HRMS, HPLC-Orbitrap-HRMS). The laboratory is accredited and has a strong focus on QA/QC.

The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral researcher will be to work in a project applying suspect screening to air, biota and serum samples from the Arctic. This includes the sample preparation in the laboratory, the instrumental analysis and the post-analysis data treatment. Links to method development in specialised and optimised target analyses will also be likely within this project. The successful candidate will also contribute to related projects, focussing on non-target screening or suspect screening of other samples from the indoor and the marine environment.

The candidate will be expected to follow developments in the rapidly growing field of non-target and suspect screening and to contribute to extending the group’s activities in this field. This includes, but is not limited to, improvements of analytical methods in the laboratory and on the instrument, conceptual and practical developments of QA/QC standards, participation in interlaboratory tests, establishment and maintenance of relevant databases, contacts with new partners and development of new research ideas.

The successful candidate is expected to actively pursue the publication of results in the scientific literature and their presentations at relevant conferences. As part of a team, the postdoctoral researcher will collaborate closely with other members of the team and contribute to the overall progress in the team’s research. He/She may be involved in the supervision of students or guest researchers and in the presentation of the project and its results to Danish authorities and interested groups.

Qualifications
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in (analytical or environmental) chemistry or a closely related discipline. It will be an advantage, if he/she

  • has worked with Orbitrap HRMS or other HRMS techniques,
  • is familiar with complex data analysis,
  • has experience with laboratory work,
  • has knowledge of environmental contaminants such as POPs.

 Furthermore, the candidate should

  • be well-organised in his/her work and able to handle complex tasks,
  • balance a focus on details with the time and budget frame of a project,
  • be able to work independently, while taking into account the situation in a team,
  • be result- and product-oriented and able to think one step ahead of the task at hand,
  • have excellent communication skills in English.

Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science has about 150 employees working in basic and problem-oriented research within environmental science, including chemical and physical processes and interactions between environment and society. The department carries out research-based consultancy for the public sector and provides research-based advice. The academic expertise ranges from atmospheric chemistry and physics, via environmental chemistry, microbiology and biotechnology to environmental economics, environmental geography, political science and sociology. 

The institute is located at Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

Further information
For further information contact senior scientist Katrin Vorkamp (kvo@envs.au.dk; Phone: +45-87158483).  

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

Formalities and salary range
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.

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

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

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

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
17 April 2020

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Friday April 17th, 2020

Postdoc position in parrot communication

A two-year postdoc position in animal communication at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University is open. The work will focus on vocal communication in wild white-fronted amazons (Amazona albifrons).  These birds use their complex vocal repertoire both for inter- and intra-flock communication, which potentially enable them to match call types as well as using vocal imitation of individual call types. In this project, we want to study how they communicate flock- and individual decisions regarding foraging and recruitment.

Research tasks:
We will use tags to record communication and movement activity and later use these recordings in playback experiment.  Research tasks include the analysis of recordings from tags, accelerometers and passive acoustic recordings. In the second year and field season, we will design and conduct playback experiments in the field to address some of the patterns seen in the tag recordings.  The job includes conducting fieldwork for about 2 month each year at Area Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) in Costa Rica.

Required qualifications:
We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a PhD degree in bioacoustics or animal communication. We expect the candidate to have:

  • In-depth experience in handling, analysis and interpretation of acoustic recordings. Tagging provides long recordings of multiple interactions. Thus, and experience with automated signal processing is an asset.
  • Experience in analysis of accelerometer data.
  • Strong quantitative and programming skills in SAS or R, including structuring of complex data for analysis.
  • Fieldwork experience in the tropics preferably including trapping, handling and tagging birds.
  • Experience in designing and conducting playback experiments.
  • Proven skills in scientific writing.

Who we are:
We offer an interesting and challenging position with focus on research and advisory work in a dedicated scientific atmosphere. The Department of Bioscience is organized in 11 sections working within the areas of freshwater, marine and terrestrial science, wildlife ecology, biodiversity, physiology and ecotoxicology. The Department offers an informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with national and international university partners and with the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food. The working environment at the Department is based on teamwork and close working relations with developed network activities among young scientists, and social activities.

The position is in the section of Wildlife Ecology that conducts research, monitoring and scientific advice related to birds and mammals. Most projects focus on population ecology, trends, management and conservation. Behavioural ecology is an integrated part of many of these projects. The section has 25 members of staff, primarily biologists.

Your place of work will be the Department of Bioscience, Grenåvej 14, 8410 Rønde, Denmark.

Further information
The starting date is June 1st 2020 or as soon as possible afterwards. The position is for two years, but may be extended up to four years in case further external funding is procured within the academic area.If you have questions, please contact: Senor Researcher Thorsten J.S. Balsby, E-mail: thba@bios.au.dk, phone +45 2558 0696 or Head of Section Aksel Bo Madsen, abm@bios.au.dk, phone +45 2166 3170. 

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

Formalities and salary range
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.

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

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

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

Deadline
30 April 2020

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

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoc or research assistant position in Visual-SLAM-based autonomous navigation and inspection of ships using aerial robots

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 1-year Postdoc or research assistant position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on visual-SLAM-based autonomous navigation and inspection of ships using aerial robots.

We are looking for two enthusiast researchers (post-doctoral researchers or research assistant) who wish to investigate in design of a visual-SLAM algorithm in which the drone  autonomously explore and navigate through the environment around the ship , and also provide the inspection information on cloud.

The position is available from June 1, 2020  or as soon as possible hereafter

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to the Artificial Intelligence in Robotis (Air) laboratory activities, e.g.:

  • Support to develop journal and conference articles
  • Communicate with our industrial partner.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a MSc or PhD in automatic control engineering, mechatronics engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science or other related disciplines. (the degree should have been completed within the last 5 years at most). Candidates, who will complete and defend their MSc or PhD thesis by June 2020, are welcome:

  • The candidate should have excellent verbal and writing skills in English with very good communication skills,
  • A solid publication track record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences,
  • Concrete knowledge in C/C++,
  • Experience in aerial robotics,
  • Background in computer vision,
  • Background in Visual Odometry, SLAM algorithms
  • Experience in Occupancy Mapping or related framework (Octomap, Voxblox, …)
  • Hands-on experience in visual sensor, stereo and depth camera systems is a plus
  • Experience in hands on experience in real UAV systems is a plus,
  • Experience of Robot Operating System (ROS) is a plus 
  • Experience of machine learning / deep learning / AI is a plus

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

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

The place of work is Aabogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact: Assoc. Prof. Erdal Kayacan, erdal@eng.au.dk, +4593521062

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

Formalities and salary range
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.

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

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

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

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
10 April 2020

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Friday April 10th, 2020

Postdoc/Assistant professor position within the research project “A Sense of Belonging: Cultural Copying as a Basis for Group Rights?” at Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral/assistant professor position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project entitled “A Sense of Belonging: Cultural Copying as a Basis for Group Rights?”.

The starting date is 1 September 2020 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
The project aims to bring together work on social and human kinds with political philosophy of group and minority rights to address questions about the justifications of group rights and about which groups can have a special moral status. For more information about the project see here.

Job description
We are looking for a highly motivated researcher who will work on the project led by Marion Godman (PI) in collaboration with Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus University) and Nils Holtug (Copenhagen University). The post is funded by 5,7 million DKK grant from the Independent Danish Research Fund (Sapere Aude Research Leader scheme) and hosted at the department of Political Science at Aarhus university. 

The successful candidate will work closely with Godman, Holtug and Lippert-Rasmussen as well as with colleagues in the newly established Center for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination (CEPDISC) that opens in August 2020 (running until 2026). As part of the research, the successful applicant will therefore also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities in CEPDISC and at the Political Science department. The candidate may also undertake a small amount of teaching (equivalent to one course per year). The candidate is expected to conduct independent research and attend all project meetings. There is generous funding for conference presentations and research visits.

Your qualifications
Eligible candidates must have:
•    A PhD in philosophy, political science, law or another discipline related to the project (or completion by the beginning of the appointment)
•    Experience in independent research
•    Experience with collaborating and working together with others in a team
•    An excellent command of spoken and written English
•    A compelling and relevant research proposal

It is desirable if candidates have:
•    Have pursued research directly relevant to the research project (e.g. multiculturalism, group rights, gender, race, or ethnicity as kinds)
•    Proven experience of publishing high-quality research articles commensurate with career stage

Interested candidates should provide a short research proposal (max. 2 pages), outlining potential avenues for research related to the overall project. Please see the section below about application procedure for the further requirements for the application. 

Further information
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Assistant Professor Marion Godman per email: m.godman@ps.au.dk prior to submitting their application to learn more about the post.

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

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

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment. The research carried out at the department not only covers a variety of political science disciplines, but also represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general. 

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please click here

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.

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

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
30 April 2020

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral position at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the AUFF NOVA research project Political Parties and Problems (POPPRO).

The starting date is 1 September 2020 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
POPPRO asks fundamental questions about how political parties prioritize and respond to a multitude of societal problems such global warming, drugs, and bankrupts. More exactly, the aim of POPPRO is to explore the political logic behind party attention to problems and study why some problems are overlooked while others receive disproportionate attention as well as how parties aim to influence voters’ perceptions of the problems. The project is interested in all aspects of party attention to problems and a key aim of the project is to collect a multitude of statistical problem indicators and pair them with the collection and content coding of more than 40,000 press releases from Danish and British political parties since the early 2000s.

POPPRO is relevant for applicants with an expertise in political parties, political behavior, political communication, political agenda setting, and/or public policy in advanced democracies, and method training in automated text analysis, cross-section-cross-time analysis, and/or survey experiments. More information about the content of the project is available here: www.henrikbechseeberg.com/project.html.

POPPRO is financed by the Aarhus University Research Fund for the period 2020-2023. The research group is led by Associate Professor Henrik Bech Seeberg.

Job description
The postdoc will be employed as part of the research group and is expected to devote his/her research time to the project and engage in collaborative research within the focus of the project. The position is a full-time research position that does not imply any teaching obligations. Through the research group, the postdoc will have access to significant funding for conferences, data collection, etc.

Your qualifications
Applicants are expected to hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in political science or a related social science field. In addition to an interest in conducting collaborative research within the focus of the project, applicants must:

  • demonstrate the ability to conduct state-of-the-art research within the field
  • possess strong methodological skills
  • possess extensive experience with empirical research
  • have an excellent command of spoken and written English

In addition to a CV, proof of PhD degree (or the near completion of a PhD degree), publications or papers, interested applicants should submit an application letter (2-3 pages) motivating why the applicant is interested in being part of POPPRO and how the applicant can contribute to the success of the project, outlining potential avenues for research relevant to the focus of the project.

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

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment. The research carried out at the department not only covers a variety of political science disciplines, but also represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please click here.

Further information
Applicants are welcome to contact Associate Professor Henrik Bech Seeberg prior to submitting their application per e-mail: h.seeberg@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

Interviews will be held on 1 June, 2020.

Place of work
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.

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

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
11 May 2020

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Post expires on Monday May 11th, 2020