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Postdoc in Digital Twin and Co-Simulation

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites 1-2 applicants for a 3 years and 10 months postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project: Digital Twins for Cyber-Physical Systems (DiT4CPS).

The position is available from January 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.
Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to research in Digital Twins, Co-Simulation and Modelling of complex systems in the DiT4CPS project, which is conducted by the Centre for Digital Twins funded by Poul Due Jensens Foundation.
  The successful candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with both international partners as well as internally with other researchers from the software engineering research group.
Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in computer science, computer technology, computer engineering or similar relevant domain.

We are seeking candidates with a background in software engineering. A strong background in  co-simulation, both  in the theoretical foundations, as well as in practical applications. It would be advantageous if the candidate has knowledge about some of the tools developed at the software engineering research group at Aarhus University (e.g., Overture, Maestro, INTO-CPS Application and other INTO-CPS related tooling).
In addition, it is an advantage if the candidate has:

  • Significant publication experience
  • An ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of numerical analysis and modelling of physical systems

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

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

Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is Åbogade 34, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact: Professor, PhD, Head of the DIGIT and Digital Twins Centre Peter Gorm Larsen, +45 41 89 32 60, pgl@eng.au.dk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers 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.

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

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Deadline:
15 September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Postdoc in ‘techno-economic analysis of integrating hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) in wastewater treatment’

Applications are invited for a Post Doc position at Aarhus University, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Denmark.

The deadline for the application will be 9th of September 2019. The position is available from 1st of October 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Research area:
The Postdoc should conduct research in hydrothermal liquefaction, with clear focus on process modeling and techno-economic analysis.

The position has become available through an Innovationfond (DK) funded project and is part of the larger research area of hydrothermal processing at Aarhus University, Department of Engineering. The position is advertised as a fixed term 1 year position with the possibility of extension if opportunities arise during the duration of the project through other projects and funding opportunities.

The main responsibilities of the candidate will lie in the development of process simulation models for hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of sewage sludge and the subsequent techno-economic analysis of the different models. The Centre for Biorefining Technologies at the Foulum Campus of Aarhus University is in the unique position of having one of the largest research pilot-scale HTL systems in the world with extensive experience in utilizing sewage sludge. The successful candidate will utilize these data along with process simulation software to assess the feasibility of integrating HTL in wastewater treatment (WWT) facilities. This assessment will provide insights of the minimum product selling price(s) and the factors that affect it most. This evaluation will reveal certain pathways that are more favourable for a positive return on investment, will identify the major cost components and will highlight the areas where research efforts need to be directed in order to improve the overall HTL in WWT efficiency (and costs) and its subsequent further commercialization.

The main tasks of the employee will lie in:

  • Data analysis of pilot scale HTL reactor
  • Process simulation and design
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Techno-economic assessment

Prior experience in process simulations and techno-economic analysis of chemical processes in the biorefining/biofuel sector is desired.

The candidate is required to have a PhD in chemical engineering or similar. A strong academic background in applied research and publication record are expected. The candidates must demonstrate ability to conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary research, and experience with technology transfer from university to industry is desired.

The ideal candidate has all or several of the following qualifications and specific competences:

  • A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or similar (or about to get one)
  • Extensive experience in process simulations and modeling with Aspen Plus, or similar
  • A solid background in thermochemical processing of biomass, biorefining, biofuels or related areas.
  • The ability to work and interact with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds.
  • The ability to work independently and to generate new ideas and creative approaches.
  • The ability to write high impact, peer reviewed academic publications.
  • Is passionate about science and working in a team dedicated to green technologies.

Place of Employment and Place of Work:
The place of employment will be Department of Engineering, Aarhus University and the place of work will be: The Chemical and Biological Engineering Section, Department of Engineering, Hangovej 2, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark. 

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Project manager: Assistant Professor Konstantinos Anastasakis (kanastasakis@eng.au.dk), or Assistant Professor Patrick Biller (pbiller@eng.au.dk) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers 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.

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

Deadline
9 September 2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Monday September 9th, 2019

Post doc position in microbiomes on plant pathogenic nematodes

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Slagelse, Denmark, is offering a Postdoctoral position in microbiomes on plant pathogenic nematodes, starting 01.01.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be based at the Plant Pathology and Entomology Section, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University at Flakkebjerg, Slagelse and at Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The position is available for a 2-year period.

The successful candidate will work on the project “Protective Microbiomes on Plant Pathogenic Nematodes” funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project aims to characterize microbiomes, including bacteria, fungi and protists, adhering to root-knot nematodes and to determine the microbiome’s significance for nematode survival, resistance to nemato-pathogens, and plant infectivity. Further, we will identify microbiome functional genes involved in nematode protection and inhibition, respectively.

You will work experimentally with cultures of complex microbial communities and nematode cultures. You will thus design and execute nematode-microbiome interaction experiments, including microscopic assessment of nematode responses, isolation of nematodes, DNA extraction and amplification, and sample preparation for high throughput amplicon- and shotgun-sequencing. We expect you to communicate your findings in high-impact scientific journals.

Qualifications
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD in biology, agronomy or similar (or is expected to obtain a PhD degree in the near future)
  • A genuine interest in complex ecological interactions
  • Collaborative skills
  • Fondness of hard work and the ambition to pursue a scientific career
  • Documented ability to write scientific articles

Further, we will prefer candidates with a majority of the following professional skills:

  • Experience with plant pathogenic nematodes
  • Technical skills for setting up microbial experiments
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Experience with high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic analyses of microbial communities

Work environment
You will be integrated in a group of leading plant pathologists and microbial ecologists involved in interdisciplinary research collaborations both nationally and internationally.

Principal supervisor will be Mette Vestergård, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University (mvestergard@agro.au.dk), Flemming Ekelund, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen (fekelund@bio.ku.dk) will be co-supervisor.

You can read more about the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University at http://agro.au.dk/en/ and Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen at https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Mette Vestergård Madsen

Questions about application and proces?

ST Administrative Centre – HR Department , +4587151306 emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 31 Oct 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Postdoc in cosmogenic nuclides, inverse modeling, and quantitative geomorphology

The Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to work with cosmogenic nuclides and inverse modeling in order to infer erosion rates and Quaternary landscape evolution in Scandinavia.

The position is available from February 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Research area
The main duties of the postdoctoral researcher will be related to cosmogenic nuclide analysis, including preparation of field work, sample processing, and data analysis. In addition, the postdoctoral researcher will use inverse modeling techniques to infer erosion rates, and forward modeling to assess the solid-Earth/sea-level response to this erosion.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to assist with the supervision of thesis projects for (under-) graduate students and the writing of larger grant applications. Classroom teaching is optional.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in Earth sciences, geochemistry, geophysics or similar.

The applicant should have proven research experience and academic publications within cosmogenic nuclide dating. Furthermore, the applicant should have experience within geomorphology and landscape evolution. The ideal candidate has experience with sample processing for both cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al. Fieldwork experience from high plateau landscapes in Scandinavia is advantageous. Experience with inverse modeling schemes to evaluate cosmogenic nuclide data sets is beneficial, but not a requirement. Knowledge of numerical modeling of surface processes is very useful.

The applicant should have good proficiency in English, have good communication skills, and should be able to work as part of a team.

Research group
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of a newly established research group working to quantify Quaternary landscape evolution in Scandinavia and more broadly to understand the influence of surface processes on solid-Earth deformation, ice-sheet stability, and sea-level change.

One of the main objectives of the research is to constrain solid-Earth deformation and resulting sea-level changes due to glacial erosion and sediment deposition in the Scandinavian region during the Quaternary. Additional objectives in the research group relates to the influence of Quaternary landscape evolution for Scandinavian Ice Sheet dynamics, ice volume, and sea-level contributions, and to elucidate the influence of Earth surface processes, solid-Earth deformation, and global sea-level interactions on the recent evolution and collapse of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet during the last glacial cycle.The position is funded by the VILLUM Foundation.

The place of work is Department of Geoscience, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Dealine for application is September 16, 2019.

For further information please contact: Assistant Professor Vivi Kathrine Pedersen (vkp@geo.au.dk, +45 2176 3885). 
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Vivi Kathrine Pedersen, Postdoc, Department of Geoscience vkp@geo.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

ST Administrative Centre – ST HR,+4593521875, emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Monday 16 Sep 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Monday September 16th, 2019

16 highly competitive PhD Positions for world-class PhD projects within health science at Aarhus University, Denmark

The Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University is recruiting talented, ambitious and highly motivated candidates for three-year fully financed PhD positions.

We offer 16 challenging world-class PhD projects ranging from Biomedicine and Public Health Science to Clinical Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Dentistry and Oral Health. See the list of all available projects.

Our PhD training programme

We offer a competitively salaried 3-year PhD training programme covering a wide spectrum of research opportunities with access to state-of-the-art research facilities and advanced infrastructure. Professional and highly qualified researchers and lecturers will surround you in an exciting, international research environment.

Aarhus University is committed to career development. As a PhD student, you will get intensive and dedicated supervision and access to an extensive course programme including training in transferable skills such as project management and communication. Combined with access to career counselling  you will get the opportunity to develop your career, direct your training and take the required steps to reach your career goals.

Get more details on which elements our PhD training programme include.

Aarhus University

Aarhus University is a young, modern university. It is a leading public research university with global reach, covering the entire research spectrum, and ranked in the top-100 by several influential rankings. With half of the student population enrolled at Master’s or PhD level, Aarhus University is a graduate university with many international students representing over 100 nationalities.

In beautiful and natural surroundings and with an internationally acclaimed campus area, Aarhus University is located in the middle of the vibrant student city of Aarhus. Nearby is the newly build and largest university hospital in Northern Europe: Aarhus University Hospital.

Requirements

To be considered for a PhD position, you must meet our requirements for enrolment:

  • You must have a relevant higher education degree. Your educational level will be assessed to determine whether it comply with entry requirements. If you hold a degree other than a Danish Master’s degree, it can be advisable to get your degree assessed by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education before you apply.
  • Your qualifying degree should not be more than 5 years old. Please note, if you already have a PhD degree, your application will not be taken into consideration.
  • You must master the English language corresponding to CEFR C1-level (comparable with an ‘English B level’ in the Danish upper secondary school (‘gymnasium’)). We require a test result.
  • You must comply with the project specific qualifications.

If you do not meet the above requirements, we reserve the right to reject your application.

Application

Submit your application in English via our online application form. You will find an application link in the relevant project proposal. See the list of all available project proposals.

You can apply for max three projects (if you apply for more than three projects your application will be disregarded).

Application deadline is 16 September 2019 at 23:59 (CEST).

See the application requirements for details on how to apply.

Selected candidates are invited for the workshop “annual recruitment day” with interviews, presentations and matchmaking on 14 November 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark. We reimburse travel, hotel and visa expenses within a fixed amount.

Successful candidates will receive an offer of enrolment and employment. Next, you must prepare a final 5-page project description in collaboration with your supervisors before enrolment can commence. Earliest enrolment date is 1 January 2020 and up until 12 months after you receive the enrolment offer.

Conditions of employment

You will be employed as a PhD fellow in a 3-year salaried position (37 hrs per week) (FTE). Aarhus University offers attractive and flexible working conditions, and encourages a healthy balance between work and free time. The salary level is competitive and includes social benefits.

Our International Centre offers a full range of services for international PhD students, including help with practical matters, housing, social events, language courses and information sessions.

Learn more about working at Aarhus University.

For further information about the graduate school or the application procedure, please contact

graduateschoolhealth@au.dk or visit our website www.phd.health.au.dk. For information about Aarhus University, please visit www.au.dk/en.

Post expires on Monday September 16th, 2019

Postdoc in Molecular Pharmacology / Biochemistry

The Department of Forensic Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of molecular pharmacology / biochemistry in the group of Associate Professor Steffen Sinning as per 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 3-year fixed-term full-time position.

As a postdoc at the Department of Forensic Medicine, you will be a part of the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University. The department employs 70 employees, of which 35 have an academic background, while 10 are tenured academic staff. Our mission is to contribute to the prevention of crime, accidents, premature deaths and suicides through research, education and forensic investigations. As an employee at the department, we expect that you contribute to achieving this goal. The department comprises two sections providing commissioned work for the Danish National Police and a basic research section.
The Section of Forensic Chemistry conducts quantitative and screening analysis for illegal and legal drugs and their metabolites in human biological samples as well as non-biological samples (police seizures). The Section of Forensic Pathology performs autopsies, crime scene investigations and clinical forensic examinations. Both sections hold either ISO 17025 or ISO 17020 quality standard accreditations. Apart from the commissioned work, the department has three research units, which focus on bioanalytical chemistry, forensic imaging and clinical forensic medicine. You will be part of the bioanalytical chemistry unit focusing on basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Our infrastructure is well-developed with modern laboratories. You will work in newly refurbished and well-equipped laboratories situated in conjunction with the Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N.

About the research project
The research project is aimed at developing a new class of ligands for targets in depression using a state-of-the-art methodology. Our part of the project is to evaluate the pharmacological profile of these ligands in vitro to map structure-activity relationships and to assist in devising improved version of the ligands. Eventually, the successful ligands will be tested in animal models of depression. You will also use the developed ligands in ongoing structure-function studies of targets in depression.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in the group of Steffen Sinning your position is primarily research-based but may also involve limited teaching assignments and supervision of other group members. 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.
  • Establishing expression of receptor and transporter proteins in cell cultures
  • Establishing radioisotope and/or fluorescence/luminescence based methods for in vitro assays of receptor and transporter function
  • Evaluating the pharmacological profile of experimental drugs in vitro to determine structure-activity relationships
  • Assisting in devising improved versions of the experimental ligands

You will report to the Associate Professor, Steffen Sinning, and Head of Department, Christian Lindholst.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas:

  • Biochemistry/molecular biology
  • Cell biology
  • Pharmacology or molecular pharmacology
  • Biophysics

Experience with cell cultures and cell-based assay systems would be an advantage. Also, experience with various optical/fluorescence/luminescence based techniques would be advantageous.

As a person, you are ambitious, independent, take ownership for your own project and are ready to assist in other projects. We expect you to possess good communication and interpersonal skills and to be fluent in oral and written English.
In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Steffen Sinning, tel.: (+45) 87168314 or email: stsi@forens.au.dk
Your place of work will be the Department of Forensic Medicine, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

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

Deadline:
25 August 2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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

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

Post expires on Sunday August 25th, 2019

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Poul Due Jensen Professor in Environmental Sensor Technology at Aarhus University

Centre for Water Technology (WATEC) and Department of Engineering at Aarhus University is looking for a professor within the area of Environmental Sensor Technology as described below. The position is funded by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation and Aarhus University. The Foundation also makes available funding for a postdoc associated with the chair, as well as for travel, consumables, etc.

The position is available from December 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

WATEC is a centre encompassing research fields within the areas of:

  • Mapping and modelling of groundwater resources
  • High-tech drinking, process and wastewater treatment, including removal of trace contaminants
  • Constructed wetland treatment technologies
  • Restoration of lakes and streams
  • Modelling of the whole water cycle and its biological components
  • Environmental sensors development

The staff at the sensor laboratory at AU has for four decades developed sensors, primarily microsensors, for elucidation of primarily biologically mediated chemical transformations in aquatic environments. The appointed professor should expand this research by introducing new methodologies enabling detection of more chemical species or improved detection/monitoring of important analytes, trace contaminants, microbes or virus, or other relevant water quality measures. The new professor is supposed to collaborate with researchers at WATEC on environmental analyses and water treatment. The professor will be affiliated with Department of Engineering, but with close ties to Department of Bioscience and the iNANO centre. Department of Bioscience, iNANO, and Department of Engineering are all extremely well equipped so that almost all kinds of analytical equipment will be available. The professor will initially work in the WATEC sensor laboratory (currently located at Department of Bioscience) with staff from both Department of Engineering and Department of Bioscience. We envision that the expertise of the new professor could include ion-selective electrodes or biosensors.

The selected person will work in dynamic international environment with frequent seminars and many interdisciplinary projects. The sensor laboratory is projected to have two full professors, one assistant professor, one postdoc, and two technicians by the end of 2019, and with expectations of an additional postdoc starting in 2020.  

For further information about WATEC visit  http://watec.au.dk. For information about the departments visit http://scitech.au.dk/en/, and for information about AU in general visit and http://www.au.dk/en/.

Successful candidate
You are expected to:

  • Present plans for relevant high-impact research on environmental water quality sensors (not including sensors for medical use) and interaction with other WATEC researchers
  • Conduct research at the highest international level
  • Successfully attract external research grants from industry, national and international sources
  • Develop and contribute to relevant educational courses at the PhD, Master’s and Bachelor’s level
  • Participate in supervision of Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD students and postdocs
  • Establish synergies between your own research and other related research activities to secure the needed interdisciplinary approaches
  • Maintain a strong national and international network of contacts with leading research groups, as well as pursuing industrial contacts
  • Be responsible for effective knowledge exchange with society, utility companies, and industry
  • Mentor post docs and young researchers in attracting competitive funding.

Qualifications 
The following professional and personal qualifications are required:

  • PhD degree or equivalent qualifications
  • Documented research qualifications at professorship level
  • Experience in communication of research in a wide context
  • Ability to strengthen national and international cooperation within the research area
  • Documented ability to attract research funding
  • Documented experience with supervision of postdocs, PhD and MSc students
  • Documented teaching experience
  • Documented skills in relation to international collaboration and development of interdisciplinary research teams.

Qualifications for the full professor level at Aarhus University include a strong academic background, documented successful grant writing and experience with project management, industrial/public sector collaboration, as well as teaching and supervision experience. Criteria for evaluating candidates can be found here.

Place of Work and area of Employment / Conditions of Appointment
Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Science and Technology, Hangøvej 2, DK-8200 Aarhus N.

Application
Applications should be in English and include an application letter, CV with publication list, and a description of planned research including a description of how the candidate’s expertise could be beneficial for the activities in WATEC (max. 2 pages). A teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching activities must be included. Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Further information
The position is open for appointment from December 1, 2019. Individual negotiations will take place, and it is evident that senior research leaders may have existing commitments and need time and resources to relocate to Denmark. Aarhus University offers competitive start-up packages.

For further information contact Head of WATEC, Niels Peter Revsbech (phone: +45 23382187, e-mail: revsbech@bios.au.dk) or Head of the Biological and Chemical Engineering section, Lars DM Ottosen (phone +45 51371671, e-mail: ldmo@eng.au.dk).
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University offers 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.

Questions about the position?

Lars Ditlev Mørck Ottosen, Section Manager, Professor (MSO), Department of Engineering – Biological and Chemical Engineering, Gustav Wieds Vej, ldmo@eng.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 15 Sep 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

3-year postdoctoral position with focus on social media and political hostility

Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applicants for a 3-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a research project with a focus on political hostility on social media.

The starting date is January 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The research project
The position is related to a research project led by Professor Michael Bang Petersen and is housed at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. It is part of the ROPH project (Research on Online Political Hostility), funded by 15.7 million DKK by the Carlsberg Foundation. The ROPH project seeks to identify the causes, consequences and potential counter-strategies related to online political hostility and gathers researchers from the fields of political psychology, evolutionary psychology, radicalization research, media science and physics.

Job description
The advertised position involves:
(a) combining and analyzing survey data and Twitter data to understand the effects of exposure to hostile news and comments and
(b) designing and implementing interventions against hostility on the Twitter platform.
Research will primarily be carried out collaboratively with other project members but there will also to some extent be opportunities for pursuing independent work within the focus of the project. The project includes funding for research assistants, data collection, traveling and workshops. In addition to the outlined research tasks, the position entails teaching equivalent to one course per year. Depending on the applicant’s prior teaching experience and the need for the applicant’s teaching capacity in the relevant years, a one-year extension in return for additional teaching is negotiable. This extension will be decided by the Department Chair no later than one year after employment.

Your qualifications
Applicants are expected to hold – or be close to completing – a PhD in relevant areas within political science, communication, psychology or cognitive science. In addition to an interest in conducting collaborative research within the focus area of the project, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of social media research, the ability to collect and conduct automated analyses of social media data, have an excellent command of spoken and written English, and preferably have experience with publishing in international, peer-reviewed journals.
Interested candidates should provide a short research proposal (max. 3 pages), outlining potential avenues for research related to the focus of the position. Please see the section below about Application procedure for the further requirements for the application.

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

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment.

The research carried out at the department not only covers a variety of political science disciplines, but also represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

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

Further information
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Michael Bang Petersen, Email: michael@ps.au.dk prior to submitting their application to learn more about the tasks.

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

Place of work           
Department of Political Science, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus C
International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Michael Bang Petersen, Professor, Department of Political Science, +4587165729, michael@ps.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre – Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration, +4587153631,bss.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 15 Sep 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019