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Three-year postdoc position in poultry behaviour and welfare

At Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, a postdoc position is available starting on 1 February 2021 or soon after.

 We seek a candidate with a strong background in behaviour and welfare of poultry. Besides creating a strong research basis, the candidate will be involved in research-based consultancy for the Danish public sector. In addition, the candidate will be part of the recently formed EU Reference Centre on welfare of poultry and other small farmed animals that aims at providing scientific and technical advice to the EU Commission and Member States. The chosen candidate will be the daily project manager on a number of research projects in collaboration with the poultry team. These projects include development of injurious pecking in laying hens, walking abilities in broilers, effects of alternative feeding strategies on welfare of broiler breeders and welfare challenges in Pekin ducks. As a minor part of the position, the candidate may be asked to contribute to the teaching performed by our group. When the research projects involve students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels, the candidate is also expected to take part in their supervision. Collaboration with farmers, poultry equipment industry, researchers and animal welfare authorities at both national and international level is part of the assignment.

Qualifications

  • Academic qualifications at PhD level in applied ethology or related field
  • Extensive experience in behaviour and welfare research, preferably in poultry
  • Experience in designing experiments and project management
  • Extensive experience in data handling and data analysis is considered a merit
  • Excellent skills in written communication of research results as evidenced by publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals
  • Good international network within the field of animal behaviour, preferably poultry behaviour

Further information on the position may be obtained from senior researcher Anja Brinch Riber, phone + 4587157949, email: anja.riber@anis.au.dk or Professor Jan Tind Sørensen, phone +4520783343, email: 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 Department of Animal Science, Technical Sciences, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele.

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 ques-tion 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.

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
11 November 2020


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/

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Post expires on Wednesday November 11th, 2020

Postdoc on RNA biosensors in vitro selection

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in RNA biosensors in vitro selection. During this 2-year term the applicant will work on using in vitro selection methods to develop genetically encoded sensors for applications in nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and medicine. The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and takes place in the laboratory of Associate Professor Ebbe S. Andersen at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and is available from November 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
We are looking for an applicant who can lead the research activities on in vitro selection in our laboratory. The project aims at developing genetically encoded sensor technology to allow selection of production strains. Based on RNA scaffold technology developed in our lab (Geary et al., Science 2014) we have recently developed a novel biosensor platform based on Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET) between fluorescent aptamers (Jepsen et al., Nature Communications 2018). The general strategy of the proposed research project is to develop RNA sensors for new targets, optimize them for in vivo use, select variants for broad dynamic range detection, and apply the developed sensor system in selection of high producing strains for valuable products. With the proposed project, we want to develop a general strategy for developing fluorescent sensor devices towards a broad range of targets and efficient selection of production strains.  The successful applicant will also be responsible for mentoring of BSc, MSc and PhD students.

Key scientific qualification areas:

  • In vitro selection
  • RNA biochemistry
  • Molecular biology methodologies
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysical characterization

Your profile

The applicants are expected to:

  • Hold a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields.
  • Expertise in in vitro selection methods.
  • Have a solid research background in RNA biochemisty.
  • Write and speak English fluently.

It will be an advantage to:

  • Have a strong publication profile.
  • Have strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Have experience in mentoring PhD, MSc or BSc students.

Who we are
The laboratory of Associate Professor Ebbe Sloth Andersen (link) is located at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) (inano.au.dk).  The research group constitutes a strong and inspiring research environment with expert researchers in a wide range topics and techniques with a focus on biomolecular nanotechnologies. The research environment is highly international and the work and social language is English.

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

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • laboratory space, shared equipment
  • 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  Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact Information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Associate Professor, Ebbe Sloth Andersen, +45 41178619, esa@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.

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.

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
12 October 2020

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/

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Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

Post Doc position in Bioactive Natural Compounds in Plant Defence

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Slagelse, Denmark is looking for a dedicated and responsible postdoctoral researcher in the exploitation of bioactive compounds from agricultural crops for controlling plant-parasitic nematodes. The position is available from January 1st, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be available for 1.5 years.

The position is part of a newly funded Villum Experiment project “Transfer of biochemical defence between plant species”. The project will investigate if plants exploit defence chemicals synthesized in neighbouring plants as a fast and inexpensive track to defence against pest organisms. We will elucidate to which extent bioactive compounds, originating from one agricultural crop species, can be taken up in another crop species. Transformation products of the absorbed compounds in the receiving crop species will be identified and their potential suppressive effects on plant parasitic nematodes will be assessed.

The candidate must be able to work cross-disciplinarily in teams of collaborating researchers and highly professional technical staff across the department. The successful candidate must be prepared to combine research on mass spectrometry based analytical chemistry and plant parasitic nematodes. The candidate will be based at the Crop Health and Entomology and Plant Pathology Sections, Department of Agroecology, Forsøgsvej 1, DK 4200 Slagelse.

Specific qualifications and competences
We are searching for a candidate with a genuine interest in the chemical mechanisms behind ecological interactions. The qualified candidate is specialized in mass spectrometry-based analytical chemistry and must have experience and high skills in the use of instruments such as LC-MSMS, LC-QqQ(LIT), GC-TOF, LC-QTOF. The candidate must have expertise in quantitative target analysis, untarget analysis (metabolomics), identification, and development of analytical methods. The candidate must be passionate in relation to the use of mass spectrometry for studying biological processes, and should have experience in/be eager to learn the establishment and maintenance of cultivation systems of plants and/or rearing systems of nematodes.

General qualifications
You must have an enthusiastic personality and possess good communication skills. We are looking for a responsible and social person who can support and contribute to a good working environment.

The successful candidates must hold relevant academic qualifications and a proven record of scientific achievements at international level within the relevant research areas.

  • PhD degree
  • Proven publication record in international peer-reviewed ISI journals
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience in international research collaboration and networking
  • Emphasis will be put on the ability to communicate research results

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, green house, 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 as well as 56 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 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 for solutions to societal challenges

Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse.  The affiliation will be with the Department of Agroecology.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Inge S. Fomsgaard: Inge.Fomsgaard@agro.au.dk, +4522283399/+4587158212 and Mette Vestergård Madsen: mvestergard@agro.au.dk, +4587158121

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 ques-tion 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.

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
18 October 2020

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/

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Post expires on Sunday October 18th, 2020

Postdoc in Theoretical Quantum Optics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a postdoc position in the field of theoretical quantum optics. 


Starting Date and Period
The position is for 18 months and is available from January 1, 2021, or as soon as possible hereafter.
Job description
We are seeking applicants for a postdoc position in theoretical quantum optics. The successful candidate will work in a small team and contribute to research on quantum optical processes in interacting many-body systems. Specific projects include collective phenomena and nonlinear optical process in regular arrangements of quantum emitters as well as light propagation through quantum gases and thermal vapor, in which strong particle interactions can arise from low-energy atomic collisions or optical excitation to high lying atomic Rydberg states. This work will further involve the exploration of applications to generate and analyze non-classical states of light, as well as close collaborations with experimental groups.


Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with a solid background in theoretical quantum optics, and documented experience in numerical simulations of open quantum many-body systems and their interaction with light. In addition, applicants should have prior experience in conducting independent research, be motivated to collaborate and interact across research groups on theoretical as well as experimental questions, and poses general communication and teaching skills appropriate for a postdoctoral position.


Who are we? The successful applicant will work at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and be part of the Center for Complex Quantum Systems (CCQ). The CCQ has been recently founded within the Center of Excellence framework of the Danish National Research Foundation and offers a lively platform for interactions across topics and departments in the broad area of quantum science. The Center wishes to provide optimal conditions for the personal and scientific development of its PhD students and postdocs, and the successful applicants are encouraged to participate in a variety of transferable skill courses, workshops and programs, offered by Aarhus University.  

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

Contact Information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Thomas Pohl, pohl@phys.au.dk

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

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.

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
5 October 2020


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/

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Monday October 5th, 2020

2-year postdoctoral researcher position in harmonic analysis on locally symmetric spaces

The Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral researcher position in harmonic analysis on locally symmetric spaces.

The position is available from January 1, 2021.

The group in harmonic analysis at the Department of Mathematics has a strong profile in the representation theory of Lie groups and its applications. Relevant specializations include unitary representations of real reductive groups, branching problems and applications to automorphic forms on locally symmetric spaces. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in representation theory of real reductive groups and its applications to the harmonic analysis on locally symmetric spaces, for instance to torsion invariants or zeta functions.

The Department of Mathematics currently employs 19 permanent scientific staff members in the traditional pure mathematical disciplines, Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Topology, as well as 13 people in Stochastics and 4 people in the Centre for Science Studies.

Place of Work and area of Employment
Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ny Munkegade 118, DK-8000 Aarhus C

For further information, please contact associate professor Jan Frahm, email frahm@math.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.

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.

Application deadline
12. October 2020

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/

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Monday October 12th, 2020

Postdoc position in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3-years post doc position in pure mathematics.

The position is available from February 1, 2021.

Applicants should already have, or expect to be awarded imminently, a PhD in pure mathematics or a related research area.  They should have evidence of research competence in algebra, and ideally some postdoctoral research experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with documented experience in one or more of the following areas: Auslander-Reiten theory, homological algebra, the representation theory of finite dimensional algebras, and tilting theory.

The Department of Mathematics currently employs 19 permanent scientific staff members in the traditional pure mathematical disciplines, Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Topology, as well as 13 people in Stochastics and 4 people in the Centre for Science Studies.

Place of Work and area of Employment
Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ny Munkegade 118, DK-8000 Aarhus C

For further information, please contact professor Peter Jørgensen, email peter.jorgensen@math.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.

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.

Questions about the position?

Peter Jørgensen Professor, Department of Mathematics peter.jorgensen@math.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Tuesday October 20th, 2020

2-yr postdoc on Ecological and biodiversity effects of rewilding experiments

The Department of Biology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the big VILLUM Investigator project “Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World” (BIOCHANGE), funded by VILLUM FONDEN. BIOCHANGE aims to address one of the key challenges facing humanity – how to conserve the diversity of life on a planet heading towards 11 billion inhabitants and facing strong climate change in order to safeguard our natural and cultural heritage, quality of life, the numerous ecosystem services on which society depends, and even the basic functioning of the biosphere. Ecological science is key to overcoming this challenge, and BIOCHANGE will work towards this goal via basic research on fundamental Anthropocene ecological dynamics, climate change impact predictions, scenarios, and mitigation options, Big Data ecological approaches (including remote sensing), and interdisciplinary perspectives on human-nature relations and solutions.
Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and is available from January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
Rewilding is emerging as an important new approach to restore functional ecosystems and revert the ongoing biodiversity decline. The postdoc project will contribute to the broader objectives of BIOCHANGE by assessing the ecological and biodiversity impacts of rewilding experiments, with initial focus on several trophic rewilding projects (with restored large wild or semi-wild large herbivores) in Denmark. Focus will be on synthesizing already existing data as well as collection of additional data in the field. The postdoc is expected to contribute ideas and concepts to the project and lead at least two high-quality papers per year in this research area, contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching, as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, and helping solve problems in her/his area of expertise.

Your profile
Applicants must have PhD degree in ecology (or equivalent), or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Expertise with both field-based ecology in Europe is expected, as well as strong skills in statistical modelling, hereunder solid experience with R. Experience with large herbivores (behavior and movement) and vegetation ecology also is an advantage. The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English and international applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills and fluency.

Application materials: 
In addition to the application, CV (which should include your number of citations and H-index from Google Scholar) and diplomas, please include a 1-page outline of your ideas for the postdoc research project.  

Who we are
Project PI prof. Jens-Christian Svenning will be the main supervisor. The postdoc will join Svenning’s VILLUM Investigator team within the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF). BIOCHANGE is a center of excellence focused on improving our understanding, predictive capacity, and responses to the ongoing and future dynamics in biodiversity under global change. ECOINF harbors strong expertise in macroecology, remote sensing, and megafauna and vegetation ecology, as well as in ecology and biodiversity broadly. Together BIOCHANGE and ECOINF constitute an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community. Selected top-level international collaborators will be included where relevant. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the group can be found at here and here.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • office space, shared equipment
  • 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 employment and work is Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and Section of Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.  
Contact Information
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, phone +45 28992304, e-mail: svenning@bio.au.dk.
Deadline
1 October 2020 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.

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.

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.

Questions about the position?

Jens-Christian Svenning Professor, Centre Director, Department of Biology – Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity +4587156571 svenning@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 1 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Postdoctoral position in shallow seismic investigations at the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University

The Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group and SeisLab Aarhus, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a position in investigation of shallow-seismic data at the postdoctoral level. The successful candidate will be part of a research group studying the Late Quaternary geological, paleoclimate and paleoceanographic development of the NE Greenland shelf. He/she will partake in an international, multidisciplinary team.

The position is part of the GreenShelf project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF). The position has a fixed term of 2 years, starting as soon as possible.

Job description
The postdoctoral project will focus on investigating the post Last Glacial Maximum history of the NE Greenland shelf based on shallow seismic subbottom profiler data combining the acoustic data with information from marine sediment cores. The successful applicant will map seafloor morphologies (glacial and marine) and sub-seafloor structures across the NE Greenland Shelf and evaluate the relationship between glacial and marine processes in the area since the LGM.
The seismo-acoustic data will be processed using the Innomar ISE post processing software and further analyzed using varying seismic interpretation software at SeisLab Aarhus, such as Kingdom Suite, OpendTect, Petrel or PaleoScan. The NaviSuite software and GIS programs will be used for handling bathymetric data.  
Participation in supervision of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and some classroom teaching is also expected.

Qualifications
The successful applicant will have a PhD in geoscience or related fields. Candidates should have experience in processing and interpretation of reflection seismic data. Experience with seismic-to-well-tie and including sediment information and proxy data will be considered favourably. Similarly, experience with some or all of the above software will be considered an advantage. Also experience in shallow seismo-acoustic data and Quaternary geological aspects would be preferred, but not necessary.

Excellent oral and written English skills are a requirement.

Place of Employment and Place of Work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark: https://geo.au.dk/forskning/forskningscentre/paleoceanography-and-paleoclimate-group/

Contact Information:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 2778 2897; Email: mss@geo.au.dk.
Dr. Christof Pearce, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Group, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 9350 8915; Email: christof.pearce@geo.au.dk.
Dr. Katrine Juul Andresen, SeisLab Aarhus, Department of Geoscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark; mobile phone +45 2083 7911; email: katrine.andresen@geo.au.dk.

Application deadline: October 1, 2020.


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.

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.

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.

Questions about the position?

Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz Professor, Department of Geoscience mss@geo.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 1 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

2-yr postdoc on Megafauna complexity as a global driver of vegetation diversity – an integrative macroecology-remote sensing study

The Department of Biology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on Megafauna complexity as a global driver of vegetation diversity (MEGACOMPLEXITY).
  This postdoc project is part of the project “Megafauna complexity as a global driver of vegetation diversity” (MEGACOMPLEXITY) funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, which aims to provide a comprehensive, societally relevant assessment of the extent to which megafauna shape vegetation structure in natural terrestrial ecosystems worldwide. The postdoc project will contribute to this broader objective through analyses combining information on vegetation dynamics from satellite-based remote sensing with macroecological and geographic data on fauna, land use (e.g., protection areas) etc.


Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years with the possibility of 1 year extension and is available from 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
The postdoc is expected to contribute ideas and concepts to the project and lead at least two high-quality papers per year in this research area, contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching, as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, and helping solve problems in her/his area of expertise.


Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology (or equivalent), or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Expertise with satellite-based remote sensing data and ecology are expected, with experience with megafauna also an advantage. Strong skills in statistical and geospatial modelling are expected, hereunder solid experience with R. The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English and international applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills and fluency.

Application materials
In addition to the application, CV (which should include your number of citations and H-index from Google Scholar) and diplomas, please include a 1-page outline of your ideas for the postdoc research project.  

Who we are
Project PI prof. Jens-Christian Svenning will be the supervisor. The postdoc will join Svenning’s team within the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF). BIOCHANGE is a center of excellence focused on improving our understanding, predictive capacity, and responses to the ongoing and future dynamics in biodiversity under global change. ECOINF harbors strong expertise in macroecology, remote sensing, and megafauna and vegetation ecology, as well as in ecology and biodiversity broadly. Together BIOCHANGE and ECOINF constitute an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community. Selected top-level international collaborators will be included where relevant. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the group can be found here and here.


What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • office space, shared equipment
  • 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 employment and work is Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and Section of Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Contact Information
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, phone +45 28992304, e-mail: svenning@bio.au.dk.


Deadline
1 October 2020

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.

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.

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.

Questions about the position?

Jens-Christian Svenning Professor, Centre Director, Department of Biology – Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity +4587156571 svenning@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR emply.st.hr@au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Deadline: Thursday 1 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Postdoc in Molecular Microbial Genetics of Soil Bacteria, Aarhus University, Campus Roskilde, Denmark

The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark invites applications for a two-year postdoc position in Molecular Microbial Genetics in an international and interdisciplinary project with the overall aim to decode microbial interactions in relation to soil biogeochemical status, water stress, and pathogen attack. The position is to be filled 1st of January, 2021 or as soon as possible.

Description of the position
Plant health and performance is strongly influenced by microorganisms. Thus, the potential of using microbial inoculants for improved growth by enhancing nutrient acquisition, by increasing resistance to biotic and abiotic stress scenarios, or by direct inhibiting or killing plant pathogens has gained significant interest in both academia and industry. These effects are in particular mediated through small molecules but enzymes and larger proteins may also be involved in this interaction between microbes and plants. One way of identifying the interacting molecules is by creating mutants in specific microorganisms and studying the presence of metabolites by e.g. LC-MS, MS imaging, or HPLC. In this collaboration project between three Danish universities and one American university, the postdoc shall generate mutants in selected soil bacteria and study metabolites in mutant and wild type bacteria. It is expected that the research will generate knowledge on new metabolites and synthesis pathways, and the aim is to use MS imaging as a powerful method for detection of metabolites in time and space.
More specifically, the selected candidate is expected to:

  • Contribute to ongoing research projects in soil microbiology with special reference to microbial genetics and detection of secondary metabolites and other natural products.
  • Further develop and strengthen the area of microbial molecular genetics and detection of small molecules through implementing e.g. of transposon or CRISPR/Cas mutagenesis and MS imaging.
  • Participate in international and interdisciplinary research and publish and disseminate results to academia and the public.
  • Actively contribute to attraction of external funding together with the senior staff.

Qualification requirements
The candidate should have:

  • A PhD degree or equivalent in the field of microbial molecular genetics, showing evidence of a strong and ambitious research oriented profile and an emerging publication record within microbial molecular genetics.
  • A strong background within microbial molecular genetics, preferentially within mutagenesis, promotor studies, and DNA sequencing and analysis.
  • Experience within extraction and analysis of secondary metabolites using LC-MS or MS imaging.
  • Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • The candidate is expected to be enthusiastic about working in an interdisciplinary academic environment.

The Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary department under the Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University. The expertise ranges from physics, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology and mathematical modelling to social science, geography, economics and policy analysis. Both basic and applied research is conducted on some of the major challenges facing society, such as pollution and bioremediation, management of land, soil, water, air and biodiversity, protection of ecosystem services, climate change, and energy systems. Science-based policy advice within these areas is offered to ministries and other stakeholders.

Currently, about 150 staff and PhD-students are working at the Department. Further information can be found at https://envs.au.dk/en/.

The selected candidate will be affiliated with the Section of Environmental Microbiology and Circular Resource Flow and shall contribute to the section’s scientific environment. The section conducts research and science-based policy advice targeted towards the understanding of the fate and role of microorganisms in ecosystems and interactions between bacteria, virus, fungi, protozoa and microeukaryotes in glacial, terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric environments and in mammal guts. Expertise within the section includes:

  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Microbial Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Glacial Microbiology
  • Microbiology in air, soil, ice, rhizosphere, and animal gut
  • Microbial and microeukaryotic genetics and diversity
  • Microbial and protist ecology
  • Bacteriophages
  • eDNA analysis and use in environmental monitoring
  • Antibiotic resistance and pathogenicity
  • Biodegradation of persistent organic pollutants

Work location
The place of work will be at Aarhus University, Campus Risø outside Roskilde, Denmark.
Work address is Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde. The city of Roskilde is located ca. 35 km from Copenhagen and there are frequent train connections between Copenhagen and Roskilde. The area provides immediate access to a wealth of cultural and recreational pursuits.
International candidates may find information concerning living and working in Denmark at www.workindenmark.dk . Aarhus University International Center offers a full range of services to make your transition to Denmark as smooth as possible (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/ias/ ), and the department will assist foreign candidates with finding a suitable place to live.

More information
The application must be in written in English. Guidelines for filing the application may be found here. The application itself should contain a short letter of intent, a 1-2 page description of research expertise and future research plans.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Professor Peter Stougaard (pst@envs.au.dk ; +45 87158476 / +45 30231784) or Head of Section, Dr. Anders Johansen (ajo@envs.au.dk; +45 87158586).

We speak English on a daily basis at the department.

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.

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
13 October 2020

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/

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Post expires on Tuesday October 13th, 2020

3-years post doc position in pure mathematics

The Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3-years post doc position in pure mathematics.

The position is available from February 1, 2021.

Applicants should already have, or expect to be awarded imminently, a PhD in pure mathematics or a related research area.  They should have evidence of research competence in algebra, and ideally some postdoctoral research experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with documented experience in one or more of the following areas: Auslander-Reiten theory, homological algebra, the representation theory of finite dimensional algebras, and tilting theory.

The Department of Mathematics currently employs 19 permanent scientific staff members in the traditional pure mathematical disciplines, Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Topology, as well as 13 people in Stochastics and 4 people in the Centre for Science Studies.

Place of Work and area of Employment
Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ny Munkegade 118, DK-8000 Aarhus C

For further information, please contact professor Peter Jørgensen, email peter.jorgensen@math.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.

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.

Application deadeline
20 October

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/

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Post expires on Tuesday October 20th, 2020

Postdoctoral position in amorphous materials at Aarhus University

The Amorphous Materials Laboratory (amoLab) at the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University, Denmark, is seeking candidates for a two-year postdoctoral position. In case further external funding is secured within the academic area and the candidate is assessed obviously qualified for, an extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc.

The amoLab has strong research activities in synthesis and characterization of novel amorphous materials for technological innovations. The research focus areas are phase-change materials for future memory devices, and amorphous metals (metallic glasses) for structural and functional applications. The present postdoc position is aimed at applying advanced X-ray/neutron scattering and the state-of-the-art thermal analytical techniques to understand their atomic-scale structures and relevant properties. The candidate is required to have hands-on experience in synthesis/fabrication and characterization of novel amorphous materials as well as theoretical knowledge of glass and liquid science.

Starting date: Dec.1, 2020 or as soon as possible.
Place of work: Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The successful candidate will be involved in materials research in collaboration with other members of the Department of Chemistry and the Villum center on Dynamic Crystallography. The candidates must have a PhD (or be at the final stage towards the PhD degree) in chemistry, physics, materials science, or related fields.

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University (www.chem.au.dk) is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research programs. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full and associate professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~150 PhD students and postdocs and around 500 students. The Villum center is affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) (www.inano.au.dk) as well as the Aarhus Center for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT) (www.imat.au.dk). iMAT integrates a diverse range of basic and applied materials research areas across departments and centers and thereby strongly contribute to solving some of the Grand Challenges of modern society.

Aarhus University was founded in 1928 and is a top research university in Denmark. It has been consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. It was ranked No. 60 in the Shanghai ranking (2019) and among the world’s 100 best universities in 15 out of 48 subjects in the QS World University Rankings by subject. For more information, please visit https://international.au.dk/.

For more information about the amoLab, please visit:

https://chem.au.dk/en/research/research-areas/inorganicchemistrymaterialschemistry/amorphous-materials-laboratory/

or contact Assistant Professor Shuai Wei (shuai.wei@chem.au.dk).

Applications including a cover letter (including a description of qualifications), CV, full publication list, and the names of references must be uploaded before Sept.30, 2020 for a full consideration. The evaluation of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

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 September 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.

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/

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Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Postdoc at the Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2 year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on quantum gases strongly coupled to light.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and is available from December 1, 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
You are expected to contribute to experiments with a hybrid quantum system formed by impurities immersed in Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) and strongly coupled to. Our group has recently developed a technique to couple two quantum states in a BEC, thus creating so-called polarons. The scenario mimics the properties of e.g. electrons in a solid and thus realizes a technique called quantum simulation.

In future experiments we plan to deepen this quantum simulation approach by coupling the impurities in our condensate strongly to light. This will create polaronic polaritons, i.e., superpositions of photons and strongly interacting impurity states within a BEC. This novel type of quasi particle holds promise for quantum simulations of open quantum dynamics and for realizing light-matter quantum phases.

Within the postdoctoral position you will be taking a leading role in planning and conducting the experiments outlined above. This will include the modelling the experiment for realistic experimental conditions, planning the experimental modifications and building the required apparatus. The work will be conducted in a team with two PhD students and the project supervisor.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a degree and a PhD in experimental atomic physics.

In addition, the applicants should have prior experience in:

  • Experimental cold atom physics with quantum gases.
  • Team leadership experience in a research group with PhD and master’s students.
  • Publication experience as first author and on a postdoctoral position.
  • General communication and teaching skills appropriate for a postdoctoral position ( no teaching duties are to be expected).

Who we are
The ultracold quantum gas research group at Aarhus University investigates the properties of atomic gases at extremely low temperatures. This allows us to understand the fundamental quantum mechanical behaviour of few- and many-particle systems.

The postdoctoral position is announced with the newly founded Center for Complex Quantum Systems (CCQ). The position will profit from offers a lively platform for interactions across topics and departments in the broad area of quantum science. The Center wishes to provide optimal conditions for the personal and scientific development of its postdocs, and the successful applicants are encouraged to participate in a variety of transferable skill courses, workshops and programs, offered by Aarhus University.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure in a leading laboratory
  • an open research climate for critical discussion within and across different fields of research supported by the CCQ
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

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

Contact Information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Ass. Prof. Jan Arlt, +45 42424716, arlt@phys.au.dk.

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

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.

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
25 September 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.

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/

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Post expires on Friday September 25th, 2020

2-Year Postdoc Position in Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Group

A 2-year PostDoc position is available in Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Research Group at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section of the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University (www.eng.au.dk), Denmark. The project is financed by Novo Nordisk Foundation in the framework of “Project grants for biotechnology-based synthesis and production research”.

The position is available from 01.02.2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.


Job description/research project/research area
The project aims development of highly productive enzymatic cascade reactions for green synthesis of commodity chemicals from sustainable oil and fat resources. The main task for this position is to immobilize enzyme variants and analyze the performance of heterogeneous biocatalysts under the process conditions.  The final goal is the demonstration of multiphasic photobiocatalytic synthesis in continuously operated reactors, which will be constructed within the PostDoc research. The project will be carried out in collaboration with another PostDoc researcher working in Enzyme Engineering Group (Assist. Prof. Bekir Engin Eser) for the same project. The key tasks of the PostDoc in this position will be:

  • Enzyme immobilization,
  • Construction of photobioreactors for continuous synthesis,
  • Development of multiphasic photobiocatalytic synthesis,
  • Demonstration of the optimized photobiocatalytic synthesis at larger scales.

Your profile
Applicants should hold an outstanding PhD degree in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or in a relevant program.
Competences of the successful applicant:

  • Research experience in biocatalysis and process engineering for biocatalytic systems,
  • Experience with reactor design and process optimization,
  • Experience in analytical methods (HPLC, GC, UV, MS, etc.),
  • Complex problem solving skills and critical thinking,
  • Ability to work in an international team,
  • Inter- and multidisciplinary thinking,
  • High motivation,
  • Ability to conduct her/his work in a structured and systematic manner and with a high degree of independence,
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills,
  • Fluency in English – written and oral

About the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section
Biological and Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary research area. It includes disease and health, materials, environmental technologies, biorefining, energy technologies and food and ingredient technology. The research at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section at Department of Engineering is based on both theoretical and experimental methods, and include the design, development, operation, monitoring, control, and optimisation of chemical, physical and biological processes. Department of Engineering holds a special position of international strength in scientific activities related to biogas energy, biorefining, agricultural emissions, lipid technology, polymer and membrane technology, protein engineering and biosynthesis. In addition, the Biological and Chemical Engineering section conducts public sector consultancy on agricultural challenges such as Air Quality Engineering and Biorefining.  The Biological and Chemical Engineering Section is part of the Science and Technology Faculty Interdisciplinary Centre WATEC (water treatment technologies), CBIO (circular bioeconomy), iFOOD (food technology), iMAT (advanced materials), iLIFE (biophysics and imagining), iClimate (climate change).

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

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara (selin.kara@eng.au.dk).

A process has been initiated in terms of reorganizing of engineering at AU. Read more here: https://eng.au.dk/en/news-and-events/news/show/artikel/new-organisation-to-strengthen-engineering-at-aarhus-university-1/

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 ques-tion 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.

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
28 October 2020



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/

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Post expires on Wednesday October 28th, 2020

Postdoc in Green Biorefining

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites qualified applicants for two 2-year postdoc positions offering applicants to join the research and development within the research group Green Biorefining Technologies in the section of Biological and Chemical Engineering. Both positions will take part in several research projects, both national and international, and the candidate is expected to take part in teaching and supervision of students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels as well as developing new projects and write applications for funding bodies.

The position is available from November 1 or as soon as possible

Research area
The chosen candidates will play an active role in developing applied research within the interdisciplinary platform for green biorefining at Aarhus University. The goal of the platform is to develop and optimize biomass conversion processes for locally produced protein feed/food from green leafy biomass and investigate, develop and optimizing the use and applications of process side streams.  The Green Biorefining Technologies research group has an established and running demonstration platform for green biorefining, capable of processing at a 10 ton biomass per hour-scale, and a large project portfolio covering the whole biorefinery value chain. The candidate will be a part of a dedicated team, bringing new technologies from laboratory- to pilot- and demonstration scale, while optimizing each unit operation and the integrated process through detailed chemical analysis and modelling.

Main focus of postdoc no. I:
Conversion of fibrous agricultural side streams, especially grasses and legumes, into valuable sugars for further biochemical conversion and valuable fibres for biomaterials. Including pretreatment and pulping, enzymatic treatments, and biochemical conversion, as well as detailed chemical- and biochemical analysis of biomass samples. Process development, optimization and process integration are important deliverables, and the candidate will work together with demonstration scale process engineers to up-scale these processes for biomass conversion and integrate them into the existing demonstration platform..

Main focus of postdoc no. II:
Technology development within biomass processing for sustainable biotextile production, modification, functionalization and recycling, including biopolymer/cellulose extraction, – solubilization, -fibrillation, -regeneration and fiber spinning. The biomass will mainly come from the green biorefining process, but can also include other biomass resources. The postdoc will be a key person in the build-up of a new biotextile research area at AU ENG establishing and maintaining collaborations with national and international partners in the textile industry along the textile value chain  in close connection to the Green Biorefining Platform..

Postdoc no. I:
The ideal candidate has an engineering background within biorefinery research and experience with pretreatment technology and enzyme technology. Practical experience in processing of biomass and excellent skills within compositional and structural analysis of biomass and familiar with analytical tools such as HPLC, GC, GPC.
Qualifications:

  • Experience in pretreatment technologies.
  • Experience in process engineering.
  • Experience in processing of green biomass.
  • Academic qualifications at PhD level preferably within biorefining.
  • Documentation of excellent skills within a relevant research area.
  • Good skills in communication of research results internationally as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level will also be a merit.

Postdoc no. II:
The ideal candidate has a cross disciplinary background in biotextile technology development and biorefinery research and practical experience with biomass conversion technologies for biotextile production.
Qualifications:

  • Experience in biomass conversion technologies for biotextile production.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on textile materials in a life cycle perspective, regarding properties and performance, technically, physically, chemically and environmentally. Good network/collaborations in the textile industry and knowledge environment, national and internationally
  • Academic qualifications at PhD level.
  • Documentation of excellent fundraising competences
  • Excellent skills in communication at both academic and public levels
  • Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level will also be a merit.

About the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section
Biological and Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary research area. It includes disease and health, materials, environmental technologies, biorefining, energy technologies and food and ingredient technology. The research at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section at Department of Engineering is based on both theoretical and experimental methods, and include the design, development, operation, monitoring, control, and optimization of chemical, physical and biological processes. Department of Engineering holds a special position of international strength in scientific activities related to biogas energy, biorefining, agricultural emissions, lipid technology, polymer and membrane technology, protein engineering and biosynthesis. In addition, the Biological and Chemical Engineering section conducts public sector consultancy on agricultural challenges such as Air Quality Engineering and Biorefining. The Biological and Chemical Engineering Section is part of the Science and Technology Faculty Interdisciplinary Centre WATEC (water treatment technologies), CBIO (circular bioeconomy), iFOOD (food technology), iMAT (advanced materials), iLIFE (biophysics and imagining), iClimate (climate change).

The place of work is Hangøvej 2, 8200 Aarhus and the area of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Engineering, Section of Biological and Chemical Engineering. 

Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Assistant Professor, PhD Morten Ambye-Jensen,  phone: +45 93508009, e-mail: maj@eng.au.dk.

A process has been initiated in terms of reorganizing of engineering at AU. Read more here: https://eng.au.dk/en/news-and-events/news/show/artikel/new-organisation-to-strengthen-engineering-at-aarhus-university-1/
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 ques-tion 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.

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.

Questions about the position?

Morten Ambye-Jensen Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering – Green Biorefining Technologies maj@eng.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – HR Department +4587151306 emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Friday 25 Sep 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday September 25th, 2020

Postdoc in Integrative Neuroscience

The Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for two positions as Postdoc in the field of Integrative Neuroscience. You will ideally begin the position in the first half of 2021, with some flexibility. The initial appointments are one-year full-time positions, but an extension for up to five years is intended, pending on an evaluation.

The postdoctoral positions will open in collaboration with the Welcome Trust Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging in Oxford University, and they will be funded by an ERC Starting Grant and a Novo Nordisk Emerging Investigator Grant.

Research Environment at CFIN
CFIN is an international and strongly multidisciplinary research centre at Aarhus University Hospital located at the department for clinical medicine. CFIN has a state-of-the-art neuroscience facility including a 306 channel TRIUX MEG system (Elekta Neuromag), MRI systems (Siemens TimTrio 3T, magnetom Skyra 3T), PET, TMS, EEG, eye-tracking, olfactometer, and more.

We provide access to state-of-the art infrastructure, a competitive salary, a stimulating international research environment, opportunities to travel and interact with our collaborators in Oxford, Beijing and Copenhagen, free Danish classes (if desired), and a friendly environment with an excellent work-life balance. We are located at the heart of a beautiful campus in the centre of Aarhus surrounded by green areas and lakes, five minutes away from the beach on a bike, and within reach of beautiful forests and other opportunities for outdoor activities. Aarhus is also a young, vibrant, costal city with world-class venues for art, music and culture.

About the research projects and your job responsibilities
The positions are related to two different projects:

  1. Complex perception and behaviour are underpinned by multiple parallel and interacting neural processes. For example, the feeling of pain emerges from the interaction between the ascending nociceptive information from peripheral sensors and top-down processes related to attention, expectancy, etc. At a later stage, this feeling spreads through the brain, forming memories and guiding decision making. Based on previous work on decoding analysis and brain network modelling, this project will seek the development of cutting-edge machine learning and signal processing techniques to separate the underlying components of the signal as measured by non-invasive electrophysiology, in a way that the resulting decomposition is relevant to the behaviour under study (e.g. pain processing or decision making). For this purpose, you will work with (and develop) statistical models in the frontier between supervised and unsupervised learning. There will also be opportunities to interact with the pain research groups in Aarhus University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to apply these models to data from different pain experiments.
     
  2. How can we effectively relate the brain dynamics of stimulus processing to individual behavioural or clinical traits? That is, given a set of subject-specific models of stimulus processing, we will consider how to use these to predict phenotypic information. For this, we will develop innovative (supervised) machine learning approaches to deal with unorthodox predictive features, which here are not just numerical values but complex models of brain activity and stimulus processing. You will be in close collaboration with Steve Smith’s group in Oxford, with the idea of applying these techniques to the UK Biobank

You will report to the Head of Department.

Your competences

  • You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas computational neuroscience, computer science, or a related discipline (e.g. physics/biophysics, mathematics, engineering).
  • Demonstrated skills in computational modelling, data analysis and programming are important.
  • Proficiency with Matlab and Python is beneficial as well as experience analysing electrophysiological data and fMRI will be appreciated.
  • A high level of written and spoken English is essential.

As a person, you are ambitious, self-driven and possess good communication and interpersonal skills, since you are expected to coordinate and be involved in other collaborative projects.

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

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor Diego Vidaurre at dvidaurre@cfin.au.dk .

Your place of work will be the Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Nørrebrogade 44, DK-8000 Aarhus C, 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
  • 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?

Diego Vidaurre Henche Associate professor, Department of Clinical Medicine – Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience dvidaurre@cfin.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – Health HR +4520681396 emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Monday 30 Nov 2020 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Monday November 30th, 2020

2-yr postdoc on Macroecology for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The Department of Biology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the big VILLUM Investigator project “Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World” (BIOCHANGE), funded by VILLUM FONDEN. BIOCHANGE aims to address one of the key challenges facing humanity – how to conserve the diversity of life on a planet heading towards 11 billion inhabitants and facing strong climate change in order to safeguard our natural and cultural heritage, quality of life, the numerous ecosystem services on which society depends, and even the basic functioning of the biosphere. Ecological science is key to overcoming this challenge, and BIOCHANGE will work towards this goal via basic research on fundamental Anthropocene ecological dynamics, climate change impact predictions, scenarios, and mitigation options, Big Data ecological approaches (including remote sensing), and interdisciplinary perspectives on human-nature relations and solutions. The postdoc project will contribute to this broader objective by developing macroecological studies to help inform the upcoming UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

Starting Date and Period The position is for 2 years and is available from 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description The project will be jointly developed between the postdoc and the PI. It may relate to megabiota (megafauna and/or large trees) or rewilding, but other foci are also possible. However, it should consider ongoing climate change and other aspects of global change. The postdoc is expected to contribute ideas and concepts to the project and lead at least two high-quality papers per year in this research area, contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching, as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, and helping solve problems in her/his area of expertise.

Your profile
Applicants must have PhD degree in ecology (or equivalent), or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Expertise with macroecology is expected. Strong skills in statistical and geospatial modelling are expected, hereunder solid experience with R. The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English and international applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills and fluency.

Application materials: 
In addition to the application, CV (which should include your number of citations and H-index from Google Scholar) and diplomas, please include a 1-page outline of your ideas for the postdoc research project.

Who we are
Project PI prof. Jens-Christian Svenning will be the main supervisor. The postdoc will join Svenning’s VILLUM Investigator team within the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF). BIOCHANGE is a center of excellence focused on improving our understanding, predictive capacity, and responses to the ongoing and future dynamics in biodiversity under global change. ECOINF harbors strong expertise in macroecology, remote sensing, and megafauna and vegetation ecology, as well as in ecology and biodiversity broadly. Together BIOCHANGE and ECOINF constitute an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community. Selected top-level international collaborators will be included where relevant. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the group can be found at here and here.


What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • office space, shared equipment
  • 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 employment and work is Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and Section of Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.  


Contact Information
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, phone +45 28992304, e-mail: svenning@bio.au.dk.  

Deadline
1 October 2020

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.

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.

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.

Questions about the position?

Jens-Christian Svenning Professor, Centre Director, Department of Biology – Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity +4587156571 svenning@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 1 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

Postdoc position – mechanistic modelling in agricultural crops

Postdoc position – mechanistic modelling in agricultural crops.
In the Team Seed Science and Technology, Section of Crop, Department of Agroecology, AU-Flakkebjerg, a part-time (30 hours per week) position as Postdoc will be available from December 1st 2020.

Area of work
The area of work will be agroecosystem modelling of agricultural crops, field work including UAV flights and participating in projects related to nitrogen uptake and nitrogen utilization in crops especially winter wheat and grasses for seed production. Evaluation of the environmental impact from nitrogen application is important and the area of work include working with results from ceramic suction crops placed in small plot experiments in combination with agroecosystem modelling to estimate nitrate leaching. The work will be in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff and furthermore in collaboration with private companies involved in the projects. The work will involve field experimental work at Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg and at farmers.

The position will be within the Team Seed Science and Technology, Section of Crop, AU-Flakkebjerg. Team Seed Science and Technology has competences within agroecosystem modelling, field plot experiments, grass seed production, seed science and precision agriculture.

Qualifications

  • Relevant education from a university or an academic institution.
  • A PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in agroecosystem modelling in agricultural crops.
  • Experience in nitrogen application and nitrogen utilization in agricultural crops and effect on the environment.
  • Applicants having experience with crop simulation modelling in winter wheat and grasses for seed production, will be preferred.
  • The project will involve a large degree of collaboration with external partners and we therefore seek a person with strong collaboration skills.

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

Further information on the position may be obtained from Associate professor René Gislum, tel: +45 20542092, e-mail: rg@agro.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 ques-tion 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.

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
30 September 2020


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/

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Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Post doc position in Analytical method development for in situ small scale studies of carbon and nitrogen cycling in legume rhizospheres

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark, is offering a Postdoctoral position in the development of advanced analytical methods for small scale studies of carbon and nitrogen cycling in legume rhizospheres, starting 1st of January 2021. The successful candidate will be based at the Climate and Water Section, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Foulum.

The position is available for a 3-year period. The successful candidate will work on the project “Stable or fertile – solving the soil C-N dilemma by exploiting the legume rhizosphere” funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark – Technology and Production Sciences as well as related projects. The overall aim of the postdoc position is to carry out method development using advanced analytical methods for small scale (time and space) of rhizosphere C and N cycling processes and study the fate of root derived organic molecules in the plant-soil-microbial system by advanced use of isotopes and biomarkers. We expect you to publish your research in relevant peer-reviewed international journals.

Qualifications:
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has:

  • A PhD in analytical chemistry applied in biological ecosystems, agroecology, agronomy, applied biology or similar related to studies of plantsoil-microbial chemical interactions,
  • Experience in detailed studies of plantsoil C and N cycling,
  • Experience in the use of mass spectrometry based analytical tools,
  • Experience with isotopebased methods for plant-soil C and N cycling studies,
  • Experience with analysis, identification and use of plant and microbial biomarkers,
  • Documented ability to write scientific papers,
  • Good skills in statistical analysis (preferably using ‘R’)
  • Good collaborative and social skills, and the ability to constructively work within a team structure.

Work environment:
The Climate and Water Section aims to increase knowledge about how agriculture can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to changing climatic conditions and ensure the sustainability of agricultural production.

The focus is on agricultural emissions of methane and nitrous oxide, soil carbon and nitrogen balances and agrohydrology. The section also deals with the possibilities for increasing the production of biomass for energy and other purposes while maintaining food production.

You will be an integrated part of a group of leading scientists involved in interdisciplinary agroecological research collaborations both nationally and internationally. Mentor will be senior researcher Jim Rasmussen (Jim.Rasmussen@agro.au.dk), Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. You can read more about the Department of Agroecology at http://agro.au.dk/en/.
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

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 ques-tion 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.

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.

Questions about the position?

Jim Rasmussen Senior Researcher, Department of Agroecology – Climate and Water +4587157418 jim.rasmussen@agro.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – HR Department +4587151306 emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Wednesday 30 Sep 2020 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Position: Geographies of Internationalisation

The Danish School of Education (DPU), Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the research project “Geographies of Internationalisation: How does internationalisation affect the perception of quality, relevance and learning in higher education?” financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The position is full-time (37 hours/week). It is expected to begin on 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter and to end 16 months later on 30 April 2022.

The position is located at DPU, Campus Copenhagen.

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

Research context
Using a spatial approach, the project aims to explore how internationalisation affects the perception of quality, relevance and learning in higher education and how these perceptions travel with mobile students and academics. We explore six common instruments used for internationalisation: Inbound Mobility, Outbound Mobility, English as a medium of instruction, International Specialisation, Internationalisation at Home, and Mobility of Researchers. First, we examine these instruments individually. We ask what becomes “the right knowledge” when teaching in English, who “the good student” is when you have students from all over the world, and how it affects pedagogy when educators travel in search of inspiration. Next, we look across the instruments to investigate how internationalisation of higher education affects what comes to count as quality, relevance and learning.

The position
The postdoc will be part of the project team. The primary task of the postdoc will be to conduct fieldwork and analyse the two instruments Inbound Mobility and English Medium Instruction (EMI) using a spatial approach. The two instruments are difficult to separate and are therefore included in the same work package. Depending on the academic background of the applicant, there can be more emphasis on one of the instruments. The work package examines how language and international students relate to ideas about quality, relevance and learning across selected higher education programmes. Inspired by spatial and mobility theories, it studies discourses and practices of internationalisation, pedagogical settings and approaches, and negotiations of being ‘a good international student’. Furthermore, it studies how international students are constructed as contributors to internationalisation in Danish higher education.

The postdoc can also contribute to other work packages, such as the package that explores the mobility of international staff.

The project started on 1 August 2019. Further information about Geographies of Internationalisation, a short project description, and its project members can be found here: https://projects.au.dk/geoint/

Applicants are encouraged to write to principal investigator Hanne Kirstine Adriansen hka@edu.au.dk for a full project description and further information about the current status of the project.

The postdoc is expected to:

  • develop an independent research agenda related to the project topic
  • collaborate and co-author articles with the other project members
  • initiate and organise activities with the project group, affiliated students, and the academic world at large.

The application must include a 3-5-page proposal for a postdoctoral research project about Inbound Mobility and English Medium Instruction. The project must be able to be conducted within a 16-month period and to fit into the overall project.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in geography, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, education or related social sciences.

Most importantly, applicants must be able to document a relevant, international, high-quality research profile, including experience of international publication and research dissemination.

The successful applicant must also document:

  • proven skills in qualitative research methods and data analysis
  • experience working with ethnographic fieldwork
  • experience of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • ability to collaborate in research teams
  • ability to initiate relevant activities in an academic environment.

It is an advantage if the applicant can also document:  

  • experience with the design, implementation and analysis of surveys
  • knowledge of and experience with the use of spatial and/or creative methods

Given the nature of the project’s empirical work, basic Danish or other Scandinavian language skills will be advantageous but are not required.

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

The application must be submitted in English.

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. See https://international.au.dk/life/lifeindenmark/familyworklife/ for further information.

International applicant?
International applicants are encouraged to see https://international.au.dk/research/researcher-positions/workingconditions/ for further information about the 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 broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.

Research environment
The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University is the largest centre for research and teaching in the fields of education, didactics and learning in Denmark, with approximately 250 full-time researchers, including 80 PhD students, and approximately 5,000 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students.

The department’s activities are characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinary and close interaction with society, including businesses, organisations, government agencies and institutions, both in Denmark and abroad.

Please contact Associate Professor Hanne Kirstine Adriansen, hka@edu.au.dk  for more information regarding the position.

Note that the Danish School of Education is located in both Copenhagen and Aarhus. The position is based at DPU Campus Copenhagen.

Visit the Danish School of Education’s website: http://edu.au.dk/en/.  

For questions about working at Aarhus University, visit http://talent.au.dk/working-ataarhus-university/

For questions about relocating to Denmark, visit http://ias.au.dk/international-academicstaff-ias/

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).

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

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/

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
1 October 2020


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/

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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020