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Postdoctoral position within the research project “Effect of daily leadership on well-being and attendance behaviour: A diary study among municipal social and health assistants”

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on Leadership, well-being and attendance behaviour. 

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

The research project

This project is funded by AUFF and aims to advance our understanding on how leaders affect their employees’ well-being and attendance behaviour at work. Attendance behaviour, i.e. absenteeism and presenteeism, is not only explained by health impairment, but also by motivational aspects. One organizational actor impacting both motivation and health, are leaders. In this project we take into account that people management may change from day to day and have different effects across individuals. To understand the causal processes in more detail we apply a diary study methodology supported by a baseline survey and interviews. Thus, by this project we aim to capture the dynamic nature of the decision-making process of attendance behaviour as well as well-being.

The project is expected to contribute to the field of Human Resource Management and will be under the supervision of Ann-Kristina Løkke Møller (Aarhus University).
 

Job description

We are looking for a self-motivated, highly committed and productive researcher. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in all phases of the project, i.e. formulating research questions, collecting data, analyses, and writing articles.  
The position is research-oriented but may involve teaching assignments.
 

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Management, preferably within Human Resource Management and people management/leadership.  

Other requirements include:

  • Publication experience in high-ranking journals in Human Resource Management
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysing data, and reporting research
  • Knowledge and expertise in investigating employees’ experiences and well-being at the work place
  • Excellent research skills, including methodological knowledge and use of analytical programs (e.g. SPSS, Nvivo or similar – as well as the office package)   
  • Motivation to work independently as well as cooperatively in an international team
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
     

Who we are

The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS– one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS and the Department of Management have achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.
 
The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management. e.g. marketing, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time. 

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit: http://mgmt.au.dk/.
 

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Associate Professor Ann-Kristina Løkke Møller, Tel.: +45 20269040, Email: aklm@mgmt.au.dk

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR-supporter Maria Grauert Bodin, Mgb@au.dk
 

Place of work

Aarhus BSS, Department of Management, Fuglesangs Allé 4, DK-8210 Aarhus V, Denmark

 
Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by 28 February 2022.
 

International applicant?

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

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

Terms of employment

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

Application procedure

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

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

 
Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.
 
Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here
 

The evaluation process

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

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

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

 

Deadline: 2022-02-28 at 23:59
Email: mailto:aklm@mgmt.au.dk
Phone: +4520269040

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on mandag februar 28th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in the study of the operation and legacies of organised religion in post/colonial St Croix, USVI (the former Danish West Indies)

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for an 18-month, fixed-term postdoctoral position in the study of the operation and legacies of organised religion in post/colonial St Croix, USVI (the former Danish West Indies).

The successful applicant will be based at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg.

The appointment begins on 15 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

Research context

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated scholar with a background in the study of religion and colonialism, preferably specialising in the Danish colonial experience or the role of organised religion in colonial contexts more broadly.

This position is made possible by a DFF Project II grant for the project Enduring Materialities of Colonialism: temporality, spatiality and memory on St Croix, USVI (2019-2024). The project is led by Dr Laura McAtackney and includes working in partnership with a range of colleagues: Dr Magdalena Naum, Aarhus University, Dr Krysta Ryzewski, Wayne State University, and Dr Meredith Hardy, National Park Service (USVI). This is a project based on co-production and knowledge exchange with the communities we are working with on St Croix, which includes a commitment to communicating the results of the research on the island and in Denmark as well as through academic outputs. It is an interdisciplinary project that has an emphasis on researching the roles of various material remnants of colonialism in providing new insights into the experiences of the colonial past and considering whether, and how, they continue to shape memory and identity on the contemporary island.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in project activities, especially conducting their own archival research at a variety of religious, private and public archives – the details of which will be decided in agreement with the project leader. This project will include fieldwork seasons with the expectation of spending at least one month as part of the project team on St Croix (probably June 2022 or 2023). The postdoc will be part of a team based at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Moesgaard Campus, Aarhus and will be expected to take an active part in departmental activities including lectures, seminars and workshops.

The position

The successful applicant is expected to work with Dr McAtackney and other members of the EMoC team in carrying out their research.
Applicants are asked to submit:

  • an up-to-date academic CV and cover letter
  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position, indicating how their experience relates to the project aims and objectives [maximum one page]
  • a maximum of five publications

The successful applicant will be expected:

  • to conduct their research independently through a collaborative ethos within the EMoC team on the roles and legacies of organised religion both historically and through to contemporary St Croix
  • to take a holistic approach to the study of religion and colonialism by engaging with the political, social and spiritual roles of individuals and organisations – both historically and through to the present day – in working with plantation occupants (from planters to the enslaved), in post-emancipation social reconfigurations, and in providing institutional frameworks for various collectives on the island to present day
  • to focus on at least one, possibly more, religious organisations with strong and enduring connections with St Croix, with a preference for the Moravians, the AME or Roman Catholics
  • to spend up to 20% of their research time on completing archival research responding to outcomes from project fieldwork on St Croix. This may include histories of particular sites, structures, events, processes and/or family genealogies
  • to add research findings to the project’s Deep Heritage Map and project website, where relevant
  • to co-lead in producing educational packs (either hard copy and/or online) with a focus on communicating their research to schoolchildren in Denmark and on St Croix
  • to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals
  • to contribute to the organisation of research workshops and international conferences hosted at Aarhus University and on St Croix

Teaching

The position may involve a small amount of teaching, as agreed with the head of department and the project lead.

Knowledge exchange

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

Qualifications

Applicants for this position must hold a PhD degree in history, religious studies, archaeology, heritage studies or a related field with a focus on organised religion and colonialism.
Applicants must document:

  • doctoral-level experience of archival research including research into religious organisations
  • experience of exploring the social and political nature of religious organisations within their societal context
  • an international research profile with relevant publications, or the potential to achieve such a profile
  • fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in Danish and German is desirable but not essential

Desirable attributes:

  • knowledge of historical Danish colonialism, especially in the Caribbean, and of the relationship between religion and colonialism
  • experience of disseminating research to the public, especially working with heritage institutions and/or schools

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

The application must be submitted in English.

Please upload a maximum of five publications alongside your application. Only submitted publications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient. As a result, applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.

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

For further information about the position, please contact laura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk

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

The work environment

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Aarhus University is one of the largest and most active archaeology and heritage studies departments in the Nordic countries. It is a dynamic research environment that hosts a number of major research projects. The environment is versatile and cross-disciplinary, with academic staff with many disciplinary foci and international backgrounds. The interests of the academic staff span topics ranging from war and power to mobility and globalisation, with a particular focus on creative methodological approaches to understanding the past and how it shapes the present.

Read more https://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/archaeology-and-heritage-studies/

School of Culture and Society

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

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts

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

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

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

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

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Deadline: 2022-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Email: mailto:laura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk
Phone: +4587163331

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on onsdag februar 9th, 2022

Vacant Post Doc positions in stream ecology, hydrology, nutrient dynamics, and wetlands

Due to new grants and strategic build-up, the Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, is looking for 2 new postdocs within the fields of stream ecology and hydrology, nutrient dynamics and transport from fields to streams and wetlands. The terms of employment depend on the job category, but temporary positions of 2 years are available. Employment from 1 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities
The employees will be affiliated with the Section for Catchment Science and Environmental Management. The section has the scientific responsibility for two topic centres – the Topic Centre for Substance Leaching from Cultivated Areas and the Topic Centre for Freshwater, both of which belong under NOVANA – the National Monitoring Programme on the Aquatic Environment and Nature. Within the auspices of the Topic Centre for Substance Leaching from Cultivated Areas, cultivation data are collected annually, and the concentrations and loss of nutrients are measured in the root zone, in drainage water and in streams in six small agricultural catchments. The Topic Centre for Freshwater is responsible for the development and revision of scientific and technical guidelines, sampling and analysis of environmentally hazardous substances in sediment and biota, nutrients in water and biological parameters, and it conducts, among other tasks, the annual, nationwide calculations of the nitrogen and phosphorus transport to coastal waters.

Academic profile
We are looking for two to three post docs for research projects within low-lying organic soils, mini constructed wetlands, hydrology, nutrient dynamics and transport from field to streams and in wetlands. The job tasks on low-lying organic soils and wetlands consist of contributing to research and monitoring projects on hydrology, nutrient dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions. This involve fieldwork, data processing and the development and application of mathematical models. A PhD degree is mandatory for all positions.

The job tasks in hydrology and nutrient transport from fields to streams aims, among other things, to conduct individual research and support ongoing projects modelling the percolation and nitrate leaching in fields instrumented with soil water stations. Furthermore, it is the objective to evaluate transport of water and nutrients to entire catchments and increase knowledge about nutrient loss and field balances from cultivated areas in order to adjust monitoring methods.

The job tasks within stream ecology includes academic support to ongoing national and international research projects investigating the use of nature based solutions in streams and river basins aiming to solve the challenge we face with regard to biodiversity loss and climate change including stream management broadly impacting the ecological status of Danish streams.

The new employees are expected to contribute to both scientific and popular communication of the results.

Qualifications
We are looking for academic employees with a PhD degree within e.g. geology, engineering or biology having knowledge of hydrology, geology and/or freshwater ecology. Experience with 3D hydrological modelling, e.g. MODFLOW, or root zone models such as. Daisy, as well as the development of databases and programming, e.g. in MATLAB, SAS, Python or R, and analysis and statistical processing of complex data sets and with GIS analyses will be an advantage. We want committed employees who are good at creating an overview without losing the sense of details. The emphasis is on good communication skills, both orally and in writing, in Danish as well as in English. Emphasis is also placed on strong team working skills.

The workplace
The Department of Ecoscience conducts research and consultancy activities in 11 different scientific sections at the department’s three locations in Silkeborg, Roskilde and Kalø. As from summer 2022, the Jutland sections will be assembled on campus in Aarhus C. At the moment, we have more than 250 academic and technical staff. The department works with both basic scientific and applied research within almost all branches of biology. The department contributes to research-based public sector consultancy within the fields of nature and environmental management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, catchment analyses and monitoring. The research areas include human impacts on species, the environment and the global nutrient cycle, effects of the global climate change on biological, chemical and physical processes in and around the aquatic environment, assessment of water quality and ecological status and studies on the effects of measures that can be used to handle and reduce the loss of carbon, nutrients and pollutants to the aquatic environment, including research into hydrology, nutrient dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions from low-lying organic soils. The activities take place at national and international level with the main activities in Denmark and northern Europe, including the Arctic.

Tjenestested
Arbejdsstedet er Vejlsøvej 25, Silkeborg. Fra den 1. juni 2022 er arbejdsstedet C.F. Møllers Alle 4-8, 8000 Aarhus C.

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Head of Section Gitte Blicher-Mathiesen, tel.: +45 29791813 (gbm@ecos.au.dk), Head of Section Hans Estrup Andersen, tel.: +45 2292 0080 (hea@ecos.au.dk) or with regards to stream ecology Annette Baattrup-Pedersen (abp@ecos.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-02-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecoscience
Email: mailto:gbm@ecos.au.dk
Phone: +4587158769

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on søndag februar 20th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in the study of historical archaeological collections relating to, and emanating from, St Croix, USVI (the former Danish West Indies)

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for an 18-month, fixed-term postdoctoral position in the study of historical archaeological collections relating to, and emanating from,

St Croix, USVI (the former Danish West Indies).

The successful applicant will be based at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg.

The appointment begins on 15 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.

Research context

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated scholar with a background in archaeology, collection-based research and colonial material culture, preferably specialising in material culture from the Caribbean.

This position is made possible by a DFF Project II grant for the project Enduring Materialities of Colonialism: temporality, spatiality and memory on St Croix, USVI (2019-2024). The project is led by Dr Laura McAtackney and includes working in partnership with a range of colleagues: Dr Magdalena Naum, Aarhus University, Dr Krysta Ryzewski, Wayne State University, and Dr Meredith Hardy, National Park Service (USVI). This is a project based on co-production and knowledge exchange with the communities we are working with on St Croix, which includes a commitment to communicating the results of the research on the island and in Denmark as well as through academic outputs. It is an interdisciplinary project that has an emphasis on researching the roles of various material remnants of colonialism in providing new insights into the experiences of the colonial past and considering whether, and how, they continue to shape memory and identity on the contemporary island.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in project activities, especially conducting their own collections-based research at a variety of museums, heritage institutions and private collections in Denmark, St Croix and further afield (as appropriate). This project will include fieldwork seasons with the expectation of spending at least one month as part of the project team on St Croix (probably June 2022 or 2023). The postdoc will be part of a team based at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Moesgaard Campus, Aarhus and will be expected to take an active part in departmental activities including lectures, seminars and workshops.

The position

The successful applicant is expected to work with Dr McAtackney and other members of the EMoC team in carrying out their research.

Applicants are asked to submit:

  • an academic CV and cover letter
  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position, indicating how their experience relates to the project aims and objectives [maximum one page]
  • a maximum of five publications

The successful applicant will be expected:

  • to conduct their research independently through a collaborative ethos within the EMoC team on the study of historical archaeological collections relating to, and emanating from, St Croix
  • to take a holistic approach to the study of archaeological collections by focusing on the artefacts but also the political, social and economic context of how the collections were brought together through to their present context. This will include investigating the role of individuals and organisations – both historically and through to the present day – in collecting, de/accessioning, curating, interpreting and displaying the collections
  • to create a project database that will act as an inventory of the relevant finds within various collections
  • to conduct detailed object biographies of specific artefacts and sub-collections located through the research process
  • to spend up to 10% of their research time on completing archival research responding to outcomes from project fieldwork on St Croix, which may include making connections between newly located material culture and pre-existing collections 
  • to add research findings to the project’s Deep Heritage Map and project website, when relevant
  • to co-lead in producing a public-orientated, and academically rigorous, output provisionally entitled ‘St Croix in 50 Objects’
  • to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals
  • to contribute to the organisation of research workshops and international conferences hosted at Aarhus University and on St Croix

Teaching

The position may involve a limited, specified amount of teaching, as agreed with the head of department and the project lead.

Knowledge exchange

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

Qualifications

Applicants for this position must hold a PhD degree in archaeology, heritage studies, museum studies, colonial history or a related field with a focus on the material culture of the colonial Caribbean.
Applicants must document:

  • doctoral-level experience of working with archaeological collections
  • experience of completing detailed research on archaeological collections, including the social context of how they were brought together and have been shaped to the present day  
  • an international research profile with relevant publications, or the potential to achieve such a profile
  • fluency in written and spoken English, with a strong preference for fluency in written and spoken Danish due to the need to work with collections in Danish heritage institutions

Desirable attributes:

  • knowledge of historical Danish colonialism, especially in the Caribbean, and of the relationship between archaeology and colonialism
  • experience of disseminating research to the public, especially working with museums and heritage institutions

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

The application must be submitted in English.

lease upload a maximum of five publications alongside your application. Only submitted publications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient. As a result, applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.

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

For further information about the position, please contact laura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk

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

The work environment

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Aarhus University is one of the largest and most active archaeology and heritage studies departments in the Nordic countries. It is a dynamic research environment that hosts a number of major research projects. The environment is versatile and cross-disciplinary, with academic staff with many disciplinary foci and international backgrounds. The interests of the academic staff span topics ranging from war and power to mobility and globalisation, with a particular focus on creative methodological approaches to understanding the past and how it shapes the present.

Read more https://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/archaeology-and-heritage-studies/

School of Culture and Society

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

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts

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

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

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

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

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Deadline: 2022-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Email: mailto:laura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk
Phone: +4587163331

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on onsdag februar 9th, 2022

Postdoc in Neuropsychopharmacology of Cannabinoids

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of molecular pharmacology of cannabinoids in stress-related psychiatric disorders as per 15 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 2 years with possibility of extension.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 500 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

We are interested in a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher with a successful PhD degree and outstanding experience in the area of antidepressant and neurotrophin pharmacology (min 3 years), molecular biology, animal models of psychiatric disorders, as well as a strong background in behavioral phenotyping. The candidate will develop a research project aimed at identifying the molecular mechanisms and the neurocircuitry involved in the behavioral and neuroplastic effects induced by cannabidiol and other fast-acting antidepressant drugs.

Your job responsibilities

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

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Investigate drug-receptor pharmacology of cannabinoids both in vitro (cell cultures, binding assays), in silico (computational models) and in vivo (animal models)
  • Investigate gene expression and protein levels in the brain (qPCR, ELISA, WB, proteome analysis incl mass cytometry)
  • Analyze brain morphology and neurocircuitry (confocal imaging incl. RNAscope, superresolution microscopy) 
  • Assist supervision of PhDs and other students

You will report to the Associate Professor Sâmia Joca.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: neurotrophin signaling, cannabinoid pharmacology, molecular biology and animal models of psychiatric disorders.

As a person, you are friendly and helpful and able to contribute to a good work environment. Furthermore, you should possess good communication and interpersonal skills, with fluent oral and written English

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Sâmia Joca tel.: (+45) 60909800. Email: sjoca@biomed.au.dk.
 
Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Ole Worms Allé 4, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews Mid-February 2022

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • 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 (optional)
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

Deadline: 2022-01-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:sjoca@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4587162578

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on søndag januar 30th, 2022

Postdoc position in quantum simulation with Bose-Einstein condensates

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position in quantum simulation with Bose-Einstein condensates.

The position is available from April 1, 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description

Quantum simulation allows for the understanding of complex quantum mechanical systems by simulating the situation using a well-controlled, exceptionally pure quantum system. In our research we use ultracold quantum gases composed of neutral atoms for this purpose and thus contribute to the development of future quantum technologies. The postdoctoral research position will involve the exploration of polaronic quasiparticles in Bose-Einstein condensates of potassium atoms using an existing experimental apparatus. This will include experiment design, lab work, data analysis and theoretical modelling of the experiment. Further details of the ongoing research can be found at https://phys.au.dk/uqgg0.
The successful candidate will interact with researchers in the Center for Complex Quantum Systems (CCQ) (https://phys.au.dk/ccq) at Aarhus University, which offers exciting opportunities for collaborative research at the interface of quantum optics, quantum information science and many-body physics.

Who are you?

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in physics. We are looking for talented and highly motivated applicants with a keen interest in quantum optics and quantum many-body physics. The successful candidate has a background in experimental cold atom physics and has demonstrated an ability for original research.  The applicant will have the possibility of advising PhD students in the group and to take on some teaching duties. We are aware of the under representation of minorities in physics, and welcome a diverse group of researchers who pursue early stage research with us.   
  

Who we are

The successful candidate will be offered a lively and inspiring research environment through broad collaborative quantum science initiative CCQ at the department. The CCQ strives to create ideal conditions for the personal and scientific development of its postdocs, who are encouraged to participate in a variety of transferable skill courses, workshops and programs, offered by Aarhus University. Denmark is known for a high quality of life and a healthy work-life balance, and the city of Aarhus offers many recreational and cultural activities in a safe, tolerant and casual atmosphere.   

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. Please see  https://phys.au.dk/en/ for further information about the hosting Department for Physics and Astronomy.

Deadline for applications is February 15, 2022

Further information about the positions and application procedure may be obtained from Jan Arlt (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.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-02-15 at 23:59
Email: mailto:arlt@phys.au.dk
Phone: +4587155632

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on tirsdag februar 15th, 2022

Postdoc for a qualitative study of Health Literacy Responsiveness and Implementation in Primary Care

The Department of Public Health at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University invites applications for a 2-year position as Postdoc for a qualitative study of Health Literacy Responsiveness and Implementation in Primary Care per May 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is full-time.

As a postdoc at the Department of Public Health, you will be part of an ambitious and internationally recognised department, where we work together to promote public health through research into areas that can prevent, treat and alleviate disease. We are involved in broad collaboration both internally and externally. We share our knowledge with citizens, decision-makers, business and industry, practitioners and other researchers – in municipalities, in the regions and both nationally and internationally. The department either contributes to or is responsible for teaching in medicine, public health science, sport science, optometry and nursing. At the Department of Public Health, you will have approx. 200 colleagues, including ninety academic staff members and a corresponding number of PhD students. We work closely with one another across different fields of study and prioritise a healthy work environment. The general tone among colleagues is informal. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.
 

About the research project and job responsibilities

The postdoc position is in the field of Health Care Organisation for a qualitative study of the introduction of talk therapy for people with chronic illness in general practice. The candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers and will be based at the Research Unit for Applied Public Health Research.

The postdoc researcher will conduct a study of the introduction of talk therapy in general practice for patients with coronary heart disease and poor mental health, focusing on health literacy responsiveness and implementation. The first part of the study aims to investigate how talk therapy can reach these patients across disparate health literacy levels. This is based on a qualitative study of patient-provider interactions. The second part of the study examines organisational processes of implementing and sustaining talk therapy in general practice across very different local contexts. The idea is to conduct a qualitative multiple case study of selected general practices using observation, focus group and individual interviews. Combined, this study will form the basis of a catalogue with different types of pathways to optimal organisation of talk therapy in general practice. The postdoc researcher will also contribute to applying for additional external funding for a follow-up project.

You will report to Associate Professor Viola Burau / Professor Helle Terkildsen Maindal.
 

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas sociology, political science or related disciplines, a strong interest in health care organisation/health professions, health literacy and qualitative methods and an inquisitive mind-set and the ability to plan, organise and execute work independently.

At the same time, you have strong assets, which include a completed thesis in the fields of health care organization or studies of health professions, authorship of peer-reviewed publications, experience in qualitative research methods and experience with the presentation of research results

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

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

You will work in close collaboration with Associate Professor Viola Burau and Professor Helle Terkildsen Maindal.
 

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Viola Burau, phonenumber +4550184019.

Your place of work will be at the Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews End March either in person or via Zoom.
 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • 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 (optional)
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

Deadline: 2022-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Public Health
Email: mailto:viola@ph.au.dk
Phone: +4550184019

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on mandag februar 14th, 2022

Postdoc Position in Ultrasound-enhanced Hydrogen Production

The Water Engineering Innovation (WEI) Lab at Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 29-month postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on ultrasound-enhanced hydrogen production.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 29-month position from 1 May 2022 or as soon possible.
 

Job description

Hydrogen derived from sustainable wind electricity can address the issue of sustainability and environmental emissions (e.g., CO2 from fossil fuel burning). To improve the energy efficiency of water electrolysis, challenges must be addressed related to electrode fouling (e.g., bubbles effect and Ca/Mg mineral scale) and limited mass transfer in electrolytes. This DFF-funded project aims to overcome these limitations by applying ultrasound waves for enhanced degassing/descaling and electrolyte transfer in the electrolyzer.

The key tasks in this project will be:

  • Design and assembly ultrasound-electrolysis module
  • Identify the effects of ultrasound on degassing
  • Discover hydrogen production reaction pathways
  • Evaluate scalability using seawater as feed solution
  • Write manuscripts and mentor master/bachelor students

Your profile

Required education and skills:

  • Applicants should hold a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or similar
  • Strong background in electrochemical production of hydrogen and electrocatalysis
  • Practical experience in sonochemistry will be a plus
  • Expertise in process designs and chemical analysis
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, team- and goal-oriented personality  
  • Good communication and/or language skills in English

Who we are

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

The Water Engineering Innovation group headed by Zongsu Wei focuses on sustainable water and energy production. We offer an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious research project of hydrogen production in collaboration of world-class electrochemists and sonochemists from Aarhus University, Denmark and University of Melbourne, Australia.

For more information:  https://bce.au.dk/en/research/key-areas-in-research-and-development/environmental-engineering/water-engineering-innovation/
 

What we offer

The department offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is the Environmental Engineering Section at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Universitetsbyen 36, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Assistant Professor Zongsu Wei, phone number: +45 9352 2047, email: zwei@bce.au.dk.
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 1 March 2022.

 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deadline: 2022-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Email: mailto:zwei@bce.au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on tirsdag marts 1st, 2022

Postdoc positions in Nuclear RNA Biology

We are seeking applicants for postdoc positions in ‘Mammalian Nuclear RNA Production and Turnover Systems’ to join us at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the Torben Heick Jensen lab.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

There are several 2-years positions available from 1st of April 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Pending mutual agreement the employment can be subject to extension.

Job description

We are looking for applicants with interests in the biogenesis and turnover of nuclear RNA and its relationship to gene expression regulation in mammalian cells. Applied methods range from biophysical over biochemical to molecular biology approaches. Collaborations with structural biologists and physicists are possible.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genomics or related fields.

Applicants should be self-driven, motivated and capable of planning and conducting independent research while being willing to collaborate in an international and interdisciplinary team. Good communication skills in written and spoken English language are essential, and applicants should have a strong publication record with clear contributions as first author.
 

Who we are

Projects are carried out independently in the Jensen lab. or in interdisciplinary collaboration with leading structural- and mass spectrometry-biologists. A project applying laser-technology and which is conducted in collaboration with a team at the Department of Physics at Aarhus University is also available. The Jensen laboratory consists of a dynamic mix of experimental and computational biologists aiming to examine the factors and complexes governing the production and turnover of eukaryotic transcriptomes.

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University (au.dk)
 

What we offer

The successful applicant is offered:

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

 

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is in our brand new building at the ‘University City’, Universitetsbyen 81, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 

Contact information

Further information about the positions may be obtained from Professor Torben Heick Jensen, thj@mbg.au.dk, phone +45 60202705.

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 1 st March 2022
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Email: mailto:thj@mbg.au.dk
Phone: +4560202705

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on tirsdag marts 1st, 2022

PhD special call: Three year PhD position within the EU project DIGYMATEX – Digital Youth Maturity Index

Aarhus BSS Graduate School, Aarhus University invites applicants for a PhD Scholarship in connection with the research project DIGYMATEX – Digital Youth Maturity Index at the PhD Programme Management. 

The position is available from 1 March 2022.
 

The research project

The project DIGYMATEX wishes to provide clear evidence on how children’s digital maturity impacts Information and communication technologies (ICT) behavior of children at the ages of 9–18. Thus, the project applies an inter-disciplinary, multi-method approach by integrating and connecting expertise, methods and knowledge from different research areas such as business management, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, media and information systems.
 

Qualification

The qualification requirement for appointment as PhD is a Master's degree, including academic experience with marketing and/or business intelligence.

The PhD is involved in data collection, study design and data analysis. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the other phases of the research process, including writing academic papers and reports, and participation in the ongoing development of the projects in collaboration with other researchers in the project team.

Candidates with working knowledge to handle data, preferable quantitative, including use of basic statistical, quantitative analysis techniques is required. Advanced knowledge about topic modelling, natural language processing or related machine learning techniques is a plus. Due to the composition of the position we require fluent spoken and written English.
 

Further information

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Marco Hubert. Email: mah@mgmt.au.dk 

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Maria Grauert Bodin, Tel.: +45 87 15 34 45. Email: mgb@au.dk
 

Place of work

Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V.
 

Formal requirements

You can read more about how to apply in the application guide and find the rules and regulations of the PhD education here.

The following criteria are decisive in the assessment of the candidates:

  • the applicant’s academic qualifications (assessed on the basis of the qualifying degree)
  • the quality and relevance of the project proposal
  • the applicant’s level of academic aptitude and assessed ability to complete the project within the framework of the PhD programme

You can read more about the assessment procedure and committees appointed by the dean here. Please note that for applications to the programme for Psychology and Behavioural Science, the criteria for assessment are specified here.

Applicants are very much encouraged to supply documentation as to how they rank compared to their class (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees). This may for example be in the form of a letter from your University stating either how you rank as an individual student compared to other students the year you graduated ("ranks as no. 6 out of 111" or "ranks as among the best 8 percent") or if that is not possible, general information from your University as to how grades were distributed in the year of your graduation, will be appreciated.

Please note that Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to evaluate the applications on the basis of the documentation received before deadline, and you will not necessarily be asked for further documentation. Furthermore, Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to reject application that do not comply with the limitations as stated in the application guide (see link above).

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

Deadline: 2022-02-03 at 23:59
Email: mailto:mah@mgmt.au.dk
Phone: +4593508662

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on torsdag februar 3rd, 2022

Postdoc position in a Qualitative Study of Social Inequalities in Health

The Department of Public Health at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University invites applications for a 2-year position as Postdoc in a qualitative study of social inequalities in health per May 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a full-time position.

As a postdoc at the Department of Public Health, you will be part of an ambitious and internationally recognised department, where we work together to promote public health through research into areas that can prevent, treat and alleviate disease. We are involved in broad collaboration both internally and externally. We share our knowledge with citizens, decision-makers, business and industry, practitioners and other researchers – in municipalities, in the regions and both nationally and internationally. The department either contributes to or is responsible for teaching in medicine, public health science, sport science, optometry and nursing. At the Department of Public Health, you will have approx. 200 colleagues, including ninety academic staff members and a corresponding number of PhD students. We work closely with one another across different fields of study and prioritise a healthy work environment. The general tone among colleagues is informal. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.
 

About the research project and job responsibilities

The research area for this 2 year postdoc position is primarily for a qualitative study on organizational determinants of social inequalities of health (75 percent of FT equivalent). The postdoc researcher will also contribute to the completion of a study on integrated health promotion. The candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers and will be based at the Research Unit for Applied Public Health Research.

The postdoc researcher will work with colleagues to conduct a qualitative study to analyse how a novel model integrated mental health services (FACT) can give people with severe mental illness more integrated health care access. The first part of the study focuses on the perspectives of people with mental illness, and explores their experiences with using health care services. The study draws on observations and interviews, supported by photo diaries, based on a close tailoring to accommodate the specific group of informants. The second part of the study analyses organizational practices of integrated care with the help of observations and individual/focus group interviews with health professionals and managers. In addition, the postdoc researcher will also assist with a qualitative study of the intersectoral organization of health promotion for women who develop high risk for diabetes during pregnancy (FACE-IT). This includes organizing data collection, contributing to data analysis and co-writing an article manuscript.

You will report to the either Assistant Professor Michael Fehsenfeld / Associate Professor Viola Burau.
 

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas sociology, anthropology, political science, public health, or related disciplines. You have a strong interest in health care organization/health professions, a strong interest in developing and applying qualitative methods and an inquisitive mind-set and the ability to plan, organize and execute work independently.

At the same time, you have strong assets, which include a completed thesis in the fields of health care organization or studies of health professions, authorship of peer-reviewed publications, experience with developing and applying qualitative research methods and experience with the presentation of research results.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English and in a Scandinavian language.
The candidate will work in close collaboration with Assistant Professor Michael Fehsenfeld and Associate Professor Viola Burau.

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 either Assistant Professor Michael Fehsenfeld (mf@ph.au.dk) or Associate Professor Viola Burau (viola@ph.au.dk).  

Your place of work will be at the Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • 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 (optional)
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

Deadline: 2022-02-07 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Public Health
Email: mailto:viola@ph.au.dk
Phone: +4550184019

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Post expires on mandag februar 7th, 2022

PhD General Call Political Science Winter 2022

A number of PhD positions are available at the PhD programme in Political Science. You may apply with a freestanding project of your own choice or with a project description that relates to the specific project outlined below. The majority of positions available are intended for freestanding projects.

Applicants should specify in the application whether they are interested in the specific project outlined below.


Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical study of Discrimination (CEPDISC)

CEPDISC studies discrimination from an experimental-philosophical perspective. It asks three main research questions: 1) What is discrimination and what forms of discrimination exist? 2) What are the moral objections to discrimination? 3) What are the psychological mechanisms behind discrimination and what can and should be done, given these mechanisms, to mitigate discrimination?

These research questions are studied in 9 work packages. A PhD project could either relate to one or more specific work-packages or it could be a free-standing project. In the latter case, the applicant should make sure that it is clear from the application how the proposed project relates to CEPDISC’s main research aims.

For more information of work packages and current research/activities, please consult our website here.

The call is open for any project that deals with one or more of CEPDISC’s three main research questions. CEPDISC’s research is grounded in either philosophical analysis or experimental (or other relevant quantitative) methods, or, ideally, a combination of both.
Applicants should specify whether they are specifically interested in working with a particular sub-project/work package or whether they are applying for a project that falls outside the sub-projects.

Your qualifications
We expect the successful applicant to have a master’s degree in either political science, social psychology, sociology, philosophy or related areas. The right candidate must have experience with or at least a strong interest in conducting empirical and experimental social science and/or a strong interest in theoretical, philosophical, political or psychological perspectives on discrimination.

Who are we
Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination (CEPDISC) is part of the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. CEPDISC – is a centre of excellence devoted the experimental-philosophical study of discrimination and funded for a six-year period by the Danish National Research Foundation. For more information please visit our website: https://ps.au.dk/en/cepdisc/

For further information about this project, please contact Professor Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, email: lippert@ps.au.dk

Formal requirements

You can read more about how to apply in the application guide and find the rules and regulations of the PhD education here.
The following criteria are decisive in the assessment of the candidates:

  • the applicant’s academic qualifications (assessed on the basis of the qualifying degree)
  • the quality and relevance of the project proposal
  • the applicant’s level of academic aptitude and assessed ability to complete the project within the framework of the PhD programme

You can read more about the assessment procedure and committees appointed by the dean here. Please note that for applications to the programme for Psychology and Behavioural Science, the criteria for assessment are specified here

Applicants are very much encouraged to supply documentation as to how they rank compared to their class (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees). This may for example be in the form of a letter from your University stating either how you rank as an individual student compared to other students the year you graduated (“ranks as no. 6 out of 111” or “ranks as among the best 8 percent”) or if that is not possible, general information from your University as to how grades were distributed in the year of your graduation, will be appreciated.

Please note that Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to evaluate the applications on the basis of the documentation received before deadline, and you will not necessarily be asked for further documentation. Furthermore, Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to reject application that do not comply with the limitations as stated in the application guide (see link above).

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

Deadline 03 February 2022



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 39,000 students, including 1,800 PhD students, and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more about the PhD programmes at Aarhus University at www.phd.au.dk.

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Post expires on torsdag februar 3rd, 2022

Re-advertisement: SIoT – Secure Internet of Things (RSI–SI)

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Computer Science programme. The position is available from May 2022 or later.

Title:
SIoT – Secure Internet of Things

Research area and project description:
Many industrial systems contain devices that are connected in the Internet of Things. The security demand on such systems is high. This project aims at modelling and analysing the security threats and counter-measures, computing the security risk, and at supporting the design of secure solutions.

You will model attacks and counter-measures in a uniform framework, called Attack-Defense-Games, and you will use automata theory and graph algorithms to perform quantitative risk assessment. Using methods from game theory, you will synthesize controllers that balance performance, cost and security.

The SIoT project, coordinated by Aarhus University, is a collaboration within DIREC (Digital Research Centre Denmark) between four Danish universities and eight Danish companies. You will contribute theoretical progress in modelling and analysis with Attack-Defense-Games. You will also model and analyse case studies with interesting security challenges from the industrial partners.

Please note that you are required to upload a project description describing your ideas and research plans for this specific project. You are welcome to indicate an URL where further information can be found. The project description must be approx. ½ to 4 pages. 


Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants to this position must have a MSc degree or a 4-year BSc degree in Computer Science or a closely related field. The ideal candidate has a strong background in theoretical computer science (automata/languages/algorithms), an affinity with software or system security, and excellent collaboration and communication skills.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Computer Science, Vibrant IT-campus Katrinebjerg, Åbogade 34, DK‐8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

We offer an exciting research environment, with excellent research facilities and excellent supervision. Besides inspiring colleagues, we will offer you to start building your scientific and industrial network. Finally, the standard conditions of living in Denmark are extremely high.

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information for this project are invited to contact:
Prof. Jaco van de Pol, jaco@cs.au.dk. For more information: https://www.cs.au.dk/~jaco/


Application procedures


Before you apply, please read the application guide thoroughly. You can find the guide
here.

How to apply:

1)      Find the application form:
Go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/Note, the online application system opens on 1 December 2021.
Choose February 2022 Call with deadline 1 February 2022 at midnight (23.59 CET).
You will be directed to the call, and must choose the programme “Computer Science”.

2)      Fill in the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Academic background
  • Admission
  • Financing (if any): Please choose AU funds
  • Study: In the dropdown menu you must choose the project: “SIoT – Secure Internet of Things (SI–SIT)”
  • Source (how you found out about the call)

Next to some of the information fields you will find a number. Click on the number to get further directions on how to fill in the information field/what information is needed.

3)      Application attachments:
Please be aware that you cannot submit the application if one or several of these documents have not been uploaded.

If you wish to upload more than one document under each section, you must scan/merge all documents into one large PDF file and upload this. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like. Instead you can indicate a URL where the information is available.

All information in the application must be in English or Danish, preferably English. A certified English translation is required for documents written in languages other than English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) languages.

As a minimum, all applications must include (pdf-files only, max. 20 MB, and no zip):

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Motivation (max. 1 page)
  • One reference (template for references)
  • Transcripts, grade point averages (weighted and unweighted), and diploma(s) for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. If the original documents are not in English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) then copies of the original documents as well as a certified English translation must be attached.
  • Project description (½-4 pages). This document should describe your ideas and research plans for this specific project. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like.
  • Documentation of language skills if required.

After submission of the application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an application ID, you should use for reference if needed.

The graduate school reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your educational diploma and transcripts:

  • Request additional information to verify an application.
  • Reject the application if it is proven, or if the University has reasonable belief, that the information provided is false or if the applicant refuses to provide the requested information, whether or not an offer has already been made. 
  • For further information on applying, assessment procedures, etc. please see the GSNS Application Guide.

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.
  • The project will only be initiated if final funding (from the graduate school/the faculty) is secured.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

Higher Dimensional Cluster Theory

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Mathematics programme. The position is available from May 2022 or later.

Title:
Higher Dimensional Cluster Theory

Research area and project description:
Research area: Algebra

Project description: Classic cluster theory concerns cluster algebra, cluster categories, and their many interactions.  It is controlled by two-dimensional combinatorial structures like triangulations of surfaces.  This proposal will generalise cluster theory to higher dimensions with the key aim of defining higher dimensional cluster algebras.  The methodology builds on known examples of higher dimensional cluster categories and tropical friezes.  Such higher cluster categories are key examples of d-angulated categories, and the project has an extensive interface with the wider area of higher dimensional homological algebra.

The proposal consists of three independent projects: (Dynkin), (RepFin), and (Surface). Project (Dynkin) concerns the higher dimensional generalisation of cluster theory to Dynkin type A; it offers a selection of concrete examples open to computational methods.  Project (RepFin) concerns the generalisation to d-representation finite type; several families of concrete examples are also available here, not least because 2-representation finite algebras are plentiful and well-understood.  Finally, project (Surface) concerns the cluster theory of generalised surfaces, for instance cyclic polytopes with an internal “hole”.

The proposal has potential applications in combinatorics because of its links to higher Stasheff-Tamari orders and in geometry because of the links between cluster theory and knot invariants.

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants must have or be about to obtain a relevant MSc degree.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Mathematics, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. 

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information for this project are invited to contact:
Peter Jørgensen, peter.jorgensen@math.au.dk


Application procedures


Before you apply, please read the application guide thoroughly. You can find the guide
here.

How to apply:

1)      Find the application form:
Go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/Note, the online application system opens on 1 December 2021.
Choose February 2022 Call with deadline 1 February 2021 at midnight (23.59 CET).
You will be directed to the call, and must choose the programme “Mathematics”.

2)      Fill in the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Academic background
  • Admission
  • Financing (if any): Please choose AU funds
  • Study: In the dropdown menu you must choose the project: “Higher Dimensional Cluster Theory (HiDClT)”
  • Source (how you found out about the call)

Next to some of the information fields you will find a number. Click on the number to get further directions on how to fill in the information field/what information is needed.

3)      Application attachments:
Please be aware that you cannot submit the application if one or several of these documents have not been uploaded.

If you wish to upload more than one document under each section, you must scan/merge all documents into one large PDF file and upload this. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like. Instead you can indicate a URL where the information is available.

All information in the application must be in English or Danish, preferably English. A certified English translation is required for documents written in languages other than English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) languages.

As a minimum, all applications must include (pdf-files only, max. 20 MB, and no zip):

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Motivation (max. 1 page)
  • One reference (template for references)
  • Transcripts, grade point averages (weighted and unweighted), and diploma(s) for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. If the original documents are not in English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) then copies of the original documents as well as a certified English translation must be attached.
  • Project description (½-4 pages). For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. When – as here – you apply for a specific project, please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like.
  • Documentation of language skills if required.

After submission of the application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an application ID, you should use for reference if needed.

The graduate school reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your educational diploma and transcripts:

  • Request additional information to verify an application.
  • Reject the application if it is proven, or if the University has reasonable belief, that the information provided is false or if the applicant refuses to provide the requested information, whether or not an offer has already been made. 
  • For further information on applying, assessment procedures, etc. please see the GSNS Application Guide.

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

Extracellular RNA: Cell-to-Cell Communication over the Bloodstream

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Molecular Biology and Genetics programme. The position is available from May 2022 or later.

Title:
Extracellular RNA: Cell-to-Cell Communication over the Bloodstream

Research area and project description:
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a new frontier in cell-to-cell communication that is distinct from the canonical lock-and-key principle of signalling by secretory factors such as cytokines and hormones. Of particular interest among EVs’ biomolecular cargo is non-coding RNA capable of regulating gene expression in the recipient cells.

A Hallas-Møller Emerging Investigator grant from Novo Nordisk Foundation will support two PhD positions in the coming years for a project on extracellular RNA biology. For this call, we are looking for a PhD candidate on the exploratory phase of the project to identify extracellular RNA that plays a role in intercellular communication.

Our research group employs zebrafish as a model organism for studying blood-borne EVs in a cell type-specific manner. In this project, we aim to decode the RNA languages exchanged between macrophages and endothelial cells under pathophysiological conditions e.g. inflammation during wound angiogenesis.

As an integral part of the project, you will start by learning our zebrafish model of innate immunity through real-time imaging and four-dimensional analysis of cells in live embryos. You will also acquire skills in (cryo-) electron microscopy for tracing the biological fate of EVs. In parallel with the imaging studies, you will carry out bioinformatic analysis of RNA sequencing data to explore extracellular RNA in search of novel therapeutic targets.

For more information about our work, see the group webpage (https://mbg.au.dk/yuya-hayashi/).

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Experience in zebrafish research or extracellular vesicles is preferred.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Universitetsbyen 81, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information for this project are invited to contact:
Assistant Professor Yuya Hayashi, yuya.hayashi@mbg.au.dk

Application procedures

Before you apply, please read the application guide thoroughly. You can find the guide
here.

How to apply:

1)      Find the application form:
Go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/Note, the online application system opens on 1 December 2021.
Choose February 2022 Call with deadline 1 February 2021 at midnight (23.59 CET).
You will be directed to the call, and must choose the programme “Molecular Biology and Genetics”.

2)      Fill in the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Academic background
  • Admission
  • Financing (if any): Please choose AU funds
  • Study: In the dropdown menu you must choose the project: “Extracellular RNA: Cell-to-Cell Communication over the Bloodstream (ERNACC)”
  • Source (how you found out about the call)

Next to some of the information fields you will find a number. Click on the number to get further directions on how to fill in the information field/what information is needed.

3)      Application attachments:
Please be aware that you cannot submit the application if one or several of these documents have not been uploaded.

If you wish to upload more than one document under each section, you must scan/merge all documents into one large PDF file and upload this. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like. Instead you can indicate a URL where the information is available.

All information in the application must be in English or Danish, preferably English. A certified English translation is required for documents written in languages other than English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) languages.

As a minimum, all applications must include (pdf-files only, max. 20 MB, and no zip):

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Motivation (max. 1 page)
  • One reference (template for references)
  • Transcripts, grade point averages (weighted and unweighted), and diploma(s) for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. If the original documents are not in English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) then copies of the original documents as well as a certified English translation must be attached.
  • Project description (½-4 pages). For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. When – as here – you apply for a specific project, please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like.
  • Documentation of language skills if required.

After submission of the application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an application ID, you should use for reference if needed.

The graduate school reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your educational diploma and transcripts:

  • Request additional information to verify an application.
  • Reject the application if it is proven, or if the University has reasonable belief, that the information provided is false or if the applicant refuses to provide the requested information, whether or not an offer has already been made. 
  • For further information on applying, assessment procedures, etc. please see the GSNS Application Guide.

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

PhD project – Drug rape victim? Clarification and legal certainty through drivers using drugs

Call for applications for a fully financed PhD.

Project description 

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) also known as fantasy is an odor and tasteless drug. It is sedative and induces amnesia, which makes it a relevant drug to analyze for in forensic drug rape cases. However, GHB is eliminated with in 6 and 12 hours from blood and urine, respectively, which often precludes detection of GHB per se by current analytical methods. Based on a large database with analytical results from blood samples taken from persons suspected to drive under the influence of drugs at the Department of Forensic Medicine, we have identified a number of metabolites related to GHB-intake by using metabolomics analysis.

The aim of the present study is to perform a placebo controlled double-blinded clinical trial to investigate if some of these metabolites have a wider detection window than GHB. Furthermore, the purpose is to search for new metabolites occurring or persisting in blood, urine, oral fluid, dental calculus up to five days after ingestion of GHB.

The clinical study will include 30 volunteers, who will be randomized to ingest 35 mg/kg GHB or placebo. Blood, urine, and oral fluid will be sampled before and regularly after intake for 5 days. Dental calculus is collected before and 1, 2, and 4 weeks after ingestion of study medication, and hair before and after 4 weeks.

The sampled material will be analyzed by UPLC-TOF and metabolite pattern will be compared between the treatment and placebo group by metabolomics. New and previously identified relevant metabolites will be quantified by LC-MS/MS to validate their potential as biomarkers for GHB intake.

The PhD student will be part of a team consisting of several staff-members with experience in clinical studies, forensic analyses and metabolomics. The Phd student must participate in correspondence with the authorities in relation to registration of the study, and lead recruitment and sampling from participants in the clinical study under supervision. Furthermore, the Ph.D. student will be trained in sample preparation, UPLC-TOF and UPLC-MS/MS analysis and learn how to perform metabolomics data analysis by members of the project team. The project team will develop new methods and participate in the lab work.

Funding for three years’ salary and expenses related to the study has been obtained from Rådet for Offerfonden.      

Qualification

Candidates must have a master’s degree in medicine and be interested in dataanalysis. Furthermore, the candidate must be fluent in Danish and master English corresponding to CEFR C1-level.    

How to apply

Please submit your application via this link. Application deadline is 1 February 2022 23:59 CET. Preferred starting date is 1 September 2022. 

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

Further information

Please contact Associate Professor Charlotte Uggerhøj Andersen, Cua@forens.au.dk, for further information. 

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

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

Model Based Development of Formally Verified Digital Twins

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Electrical and Computer Engineering programme. The position is available from 1 April 2022 or later.    

Title:
Model Based Development of Formally Verified Digital Twins    

Research area and project description:
Modern Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are often deployed in environments that cannot be reproduced in laboratory conditions.
For example, an autonomous agricultural robot is expected to work under heterogeneous terrain, under varying meteorologic conditions, and in the proximity of other robots, humans, and/or wildlife.
When faced with unforeseen environments, the CPS must not fail or harm its surroundings.
During the development of the CPS, a large body of knowledge is generated in the form of models and experimental results, that is not being put to use after the CPS is deployed.

To leverage this data, every CPS will eventually come with its own Digital Twin (DT).
The DT is a virtual system that represents a CPS — its Physical Twin (PT) — that continuously collects data about the PT and its environment, correlates it with the models of the PT, and provides services such as anomaly detection and self-adaptation.
DTs will be open ended, that is, they will allow new services to be added by different stakeholders throughout the lifetime of the PT.
DT services and their interaction will be formally verified, and thus dependable.

The main goal of this PhD is to advance the state of the art in the way dependable DTs are synthesized from models used in the PT development.

This goal can be broken down into two objectives:
 – O1: Synthesis of Formally Verified SotA DTs — to synthesize DTs with the most common services (state estimation, anomaly detection, and self-adaptation), with formal guarantees on behavior and compatibility between services.
– O2: Formally Verified Open-Ended DTs — To provide formal guarantees for open ended DTs, where new DT services can be added/discovered and may disrupt the PT.
This involves moving from static formal techniques to run-time verification, to assert service composition properties as new services are added.
Standard interfaces, contracts, and novel definitions of what constitutes safe behavior, will be defined.
This research will be applied to O1’s case studies and to an agricultural robot fleet (a system of systems, with a DT composed of other DTs).    

Qualifications and specific competences:
Model-based Design and System Engineering
Application of Formal Methods and Software Verification Techniques (Model checking, dataflow analysis, etc)
Distributed system programming (message passing systems, REST, etc.)
Numerical methods for simulation of differential equations

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.   

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: 

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 31 January 2022 23:59. Preferred starting date is 1 April 2022.

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022

HCI PhD Position on The Futures of Hybrid Work

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Computer Science programme. The position is available from May 2022 or later.

Title:
HCI PhD Position on The Futures of Hybrid Work

Research area and project description:
The recent COVID-19 pandemic, and the attendant lockdown, have demonstrated the potential benefits and possibilities of remote work practices, as well as the glaring deficiencies such practices bring. Zoom fatigue, resulting from high cognitive loads and intense amounts of eye contact, is just the tip of an uncomfortable iceberg where the problem of embodied presence remains a stubborn limitation. Remote and hybrid work will certainly be part of the future of most work practices, but what should these future work practices look like? Should we merely attempt to fix what we already have or can we be bolder and speculate different kinds of workplace futures? We seek a vision of the future that integrates hybrid work experiences with grace and decency. As part of this project this PhD project will focus on the following research question: what are the possible futures of embodied presence in hybrid and remote work conditions? The PhD student will design and develop artefacts and processes to support organizations in exploring and preparing for successful collaboration in the future. In particular we will focus on the role and representation of embodiment, artefact interaction, and physical surroundings in a digital/analog setting. The work will be supervised by Associate Professor Eve Hoggan (AU) and happen in collaboration with researchers at Aarhus, Copenhagen, Roskilde and IT Universities – Susanne Bødker (AU), Pernille Bjørn and Irina Shklovski (KU), Louise Barkhuus (ITU), and Nina Boulus-Rødje (RUC).

Project website – https://www.cs.au.dk/rework

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants to the PhD position must have a relevant Master’s degree in Computer Science, Industrial Design, or IT.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Computer Science, Aabogade 34, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark.

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information for this project are invited to contact:
Eve Hoggan, eve.hoggan@cs.au.dk


Application procedures


Before you apply, please read the application guide thoroughly. You can find the guide
here.

How to apply:

1)      Find the application form:
Go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/Note, the online application system opens on 1 December 2021.
Choose February 2022 Call with deadline 1 February 2021 at midnight (23.59 CET).
You will be directed to the call, and must choose the programme “Computer Science”.

2)      Fill in the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Academic background
  • Admission
  • Financing (if any): Please choose AU funds
  • Study: In the dropdown menu you must choose the project: “HCI PhD Position on The Futures of Hybrid Work (HCIPPF)”
  • Source (how you found out about the call)

Next to some of the information fields you will find a number. Click on the number to get further directions on how to fill in the information field/what information is needed.

3)      Application attachments:
Please be aware that you cannot submit the application if one or several of these documents have not been uploaded.

If you wish to upload more than one document under each section, you must scan/merge all documents into one large PDF file and upload this. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like. Instead you can indicate a URL where the information is available.

All information in the application must be in English or Danish, preferably English. A certified English translation is required for documents written in languages other than English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) languages.

As a minimum, all applications must include (pdf-files only, max. 20 MB, and no zip):

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Motivation (max. 1 page)
  • One reference (template for references)
  • Transcripts, grade point averages (weighted and unweighted), and diploma(s) for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. If the original documents are not in English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) then copies of the original documents as well as a certified English translation must be attached.
  • Project description (½-4 pages). For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. When – as here – you apply for a specific project, please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like.
  • Documentation of language skills if required.

After submission of the application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an application ID, you should use for reference if needed.

The graduate school reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your educational diploma and transcripts:

  • Request additional information to verify an application.
  • Reject the application if it is proven, or if the University has reasonable belief, that the information provided is false or if the applicant refuses to provide the requested information, whether or not an offer has already been made. 
  • For further information on applying, assessment procedures, etc. please see the GSNS Application Guide.

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.
  • The project will only be initiated if final funding (from the graduate school/the faculty) is secured.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applications.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

Gaze and XR Interface Technology

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Computer Science programme. The position is available from May 2022 or later.

Title:
Gaze and XR Interface Technology

Research area and project description:
What will future user interfaces look and feel like, and how will they foster more powerful and natural interaction between humans and computers in all their different forms? Our team works at the cutting edge of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), exploring interactions such as enabled by eye-tracking, multimodal UI, XR, and sketching technology. Our research combines design and experimentation and makes heavy use of prototyping of new ideas that we study and evaluate with users. Topics of interest include:

  • Eye-gaze and Multimodal UI. Eye movement is fascinating as computer input since we can simply “look” at what we are interested in. It also holds rich information about people, their context, and cognitive state. We are interested in methods that leverage eye information to adapt the UI in intelligent ways, especially how our hand-controlled interfaces can transform through the combination of eyes and hands.
  • Metaverse & XR. Virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and extended realities (XR) provide entirely new “Metaverse” experiences and with it present novel challenges for interaction design. This entails “everyday” use of lightweight AR glasses, used in a post-smartphone world, or rich “Holodeck” systems that merge digital/real content across local and remote space. We study interaction techniques and novel applications that exploit the multimodal sensing capabilities (e.g., hand, body, and eye tracking) of such systems.
  • Sketching and Design. We are interested in the support of the creativity and productivity of users, designers, and makers through computer-aided design. We aim to explore new tools and techniques – in context of rapid prototyping, physical/digital sketching, and pen (+ touch) computing.

The listed topics are indicative and any of them could be developed into one or more PhD projects, but we are also open to other ideas for technical HCI research.


Qualifications and specific competences:
You must have a relevant Master’s Degree in Computer Science, HCI or related field, where you showed excellent results. We expect you to have a genuine interest, and ideally experience, in creative work and user-centred design, and you should have relevant technical and software engineering skills. Any experience with VR/AR, Gaze/Gestures, experimental design, or AI techniques applicable to HCI is a plus.

The PhD positions are available with Dr. Ken Pfeuffer and Prof. Hans Gellersen. More information can be found onwww.kenpfeuffer.com. If you consider applying, we encourage you to contact us informally, for discussion of your interest.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Computer Science, Åbogade 34, DK‐8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information for this project are invited to contact:


Application procedures


Before you apply, please read the application guide thoroughly. You can find the guide
here.

How to apply:

1)      Find the application form:
Go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/Note, the online application system opens on 1 December 2021.
Choose February 2022 Call with deadline 1 February 2022 at midnight (23.59 CET).
You will be directed to the call, and must choose the programme “Computer Science”.

2)      Fill in the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Academic background
  • Admission
  • Financing (if any): Please choose AU funds
  • Study: In the dropdown menu you must choose the project: “Gaze and XR Interface Technology (GaXRIT)”
  • Source (how you found out about the call)

Next to some of the information fields you will find a number. Click on the number to get further directions on how to fill in the information field/what information is needed.

3)      Application attachments:
Please be aware that you cannot submit the application if one or several of these documents have not been uploaded.

If you wish to upload more than one document under each section, you must scan/merge all documents into one large PDF file and upload this. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like. Instead you can indicate a URL where the information is available.

All information in the application must be in English or Danish, preferably English. A certified English translation is required for documents written in languages other than English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) languages.

As a minimum, all applications must include (pdf-files only, max. 20 MB, and no zip):

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Motivation (max. 1 page)
  • One reference (template for references)
  • Transcripts, grade point averages (weighted and unweighted), and diploma(s) for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. If the original documents are not in English or one of the Scandinavian languages (i.e. Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) then copies of the original documents as well as a certified English translation must be attached.
  • Project description (½-4 pages). This document should describe your ideas and research plans for this specific project. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like.
  • Documentation of language skills if required.

After submission of the application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an application ID, you should use for reference if needed.

The graduate school reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your educational diploma and transcripts:

  • Request additional information to verify an application.
  • Reject the application if it is proven, or if the University has reasonable belief, that the information provided is false or if the applicant refuses to provide the requested information, whether or not an offer has already been made. 
  • For further information on applying, assessment procedures, etc. please see the GSNS Application Guide.

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

PhD General Call Aarhus BSS Winter 2022

Aarhus BSS Graduate School invites applications for admission to the PhD programme.

 
Aarhus BSS encompasses a wide range of academic disciplines and outstanding research environments within the fields of business and social sciences. Approximately 250 students are enrolled across the Graduate Schools 7 PhD Programmes, with about 60 new students from around the world entering each year. The school offers international and high level PhD programmes that qualify you for a career both within academia as well as the private and public sector.

A number of PhD positions are available within the following areas of business and social sciences:

To access the application form, click on the relevant link above.

Important dates

The deadline for applications is 3 February 2022.

The present call is aimed at students starting at the start of the semester at 1 September 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
 

Formal requirements

You can read more about how to apply in the application guide and find the rules and regulations of the PhD education here.

The following criteria are decisive in the assessment of the candidates:

  • the applicant’s academic qualifications (assessed on the basis of the qualifying degree)
  • the quality and relevance of the project proposal
  • the applicant’s level of academic aptitude and assessed ability to complete the project within the framework of the PhD programme

You can read more about the assessment procedure and committees appointed by the dean here. Please note that for applications to the programme for Psychology and Behavioural Science, the criteria for assessment are specified here

Applicants are very much encouraged to supply documentation as to how they rank compared to their class (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees). This may for example be in the form of a letter from your University stating either how you rank as an individual student compared to other students the year you graduated ("ranks as no. 6 out of 111" or "ranks as among the best 8 percent") or if that is not possible, general information from your University as to how grades were distributed in the year of your graduation, will be appreciated.

Please note that Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to evaluate the applications on the basis of the documentation received before deadline, and you will not necessarily be asked for further documentation. Furthermore, Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to reject application that do not comply with the limitations as stated in the application guide (see link above).

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

Deadline: 2022-02-03 at 23:59
Unit: Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre
Email: mailto:aak@au.dk
Phone: +4593521361

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on torsdag februar 3rd, 2022