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Postdoc position in Human-Computer Interaction for Extended Reality and Artificial Intelligence at Aarhus University

At Aarhus University and the Danish Pioneer Center for Artificial Intelligence, we invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher with experience at the intersection of Human-computer Interaction (HCI), Virtual/Augmented/Extended Reality (XR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

The position is part of our current research aim, to render 3D/XR user interfaces more usable, accessible, and efficient through the use of novel physiological sensors (e.g. eye, hand, and body tracking) and AI-driven technologies. Research encompasses the areas of HCI, XR, and Eye-tracking. Current interests entail multimodal interfaces, adaptive interaction, eye based interaction, collaborative tools in MR / Metaverse, computer-aided design, 3D UI design, and AR industrial use cases. 

Team:

The research group provides a highly supportive research environment with skilled and friendly colleague. The international research group currently consists of 4 PhD students and principal investigators Prof. Ken Pfeuffer and Prof. Hans Gellersen. The group is part of the larger UBI group headed by Prof. Kaj Grønbæk at the CS department at AU. 

Tasks:

A core task of this position is the collaboration with the Danish AI Pioneer center in Copenhagen, to facilitate and foster on-going and new collaborations between AU and the center. The position also includes opportunities to advance the candidate’s research profile, with immediate integration to on-going high-profile projects, and to develop self-defined projects in XR. There is substantial flexibility in aligning the project's goals with the candidate's abilities and ambitions. In particular, as Postdoc we expect you to contribute through the following tasks:

– Facilitate and foster on-going and new collaborations between AU and the pioneer center.

– Initiate and lead projects to contribute to our general research interests in XR/AI/HCI and to develop an own agenda

– Support of existing PhD projects in guidance, planning, and disseminating.

Requirements:

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with a completed or soon to be completed PhD and a proven publication record in Human-Computer Interaction, and are also open for backgrounds in AI, or more broadly Computer Science. A background in AI, ML, specifically on applying ML tools in HCI, is desirable although not necessary.

 

The application should contain the following:

  • Cover letter (incl. motivation, research interests).

  • A current CV including publication list.

  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD).

  • References/recommendations (Max. 3).

You are strongly encouraged to make a first contact Prof. Ken Pfeuffer informally for discussing interests in the project and further information (ken@cs.au.dk). 

Deadline for applications is 16th of December 2022, with start date in February 2023 or soon thereafter. The position is for 3 years. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions concerning the application: ken@cs.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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-12-16 at 23:59
Unit: Computer Science, Dept. of
Email: mailto:hwg@cs.au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 16th, 2022

Postdoc in muscle cell biology and protein turnover

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of muscle cell biology and protein turnover as per 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter (starting date is negotiable). The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 3 years.

The Department of Biomedicine prioritises diversity and a vibrant work environment, as this is a prerequisite for ground-breaking research. In a dynamic and international research environment, dedicated employees are looking to generate new knowledge within biomedical research areas such as infection and inflammation, membranes, neuroscience and personalised medicine. The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. Academic staff contribute to the teaching. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department's modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in strong scientific basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project

The research project investigates functions of E3 ubiquitin ligases for the development of motor neurons and skeletal muscles, as well as their specialized interface, the neuromuscular junction. E3 ligases are enzymes of the ubiquitin proteasome system that modify substrate proteins with the small ubiquitin protein. Depending on the type of modification (e.g. mono- vs. poly-ubiquitylation), ubiquitylated substrates may be funnelled to the proteasome for degradation, or may be subjected to other fates in the cell (e.g. subcellular targeting, cellular signalling). Of specific interest are roles played by cullin-3 based E3 ubiquitin ligases, their associated binding partners, and substrates. The project also seeks to uncover links of cullin-3 E3 ligase dysfunction to the development of neuromuscular diseases.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in muscle cell biology and protein turnover, 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 and grant applications.
  • Support of ongoing research projects in the laboratory.
  • Help in the supervision of at least one PhD student or junior scientist in the lab.
  • Help in the organization of the laboratory and relevant meetings.
  • Present our work at national and international meetings, conferences, or workshops.
  • You may also be asked to support teaching activities.

You will report to Dr. Stephan Lange, and the Head of Department for Biomedicine.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: Biomedical Research, Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Muscle Physiology and/or Bioinformatics. Expertise in muscle physiology (e.g. treadmill running of rodents, twitch parameter analysis), spatial transcriptomics and/or other NGS techniques, cell biology (cell culture of satellite cells, immunofluorescence, imaging) and biochemistry (standard RNA, DNA and protein analyses, proteomics) is advantageous. Experience with animal work (rodent models) is desirable.

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Stephan Lange by email: stephan.lange@biomed.au.dk or phone +46 76-621 08 65.

Further information about work in the laboratory can be found on the lab website.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Skou Building, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, C. F. Møllers Allé 6, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews from February onwards.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc
  • 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: 2022-12-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine – Forsk. & udd., Skou-bygningen – Faculty: Health
Email: mailto:stephan.lange@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4593508308

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday December 20th, 2022

Postdoc in muscle cell biology and cardiovascular research

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for one position as Postdoc in the field of muscle cell biology and cardiovascular research as per 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter (starting date is negotiable). The position is a fixed-term full-time positions for 4 years.

The Department of Biomedicine prioritises diversity and a vibrant work environment, as this is a prerequisite for ground-breaking research. In a dynamic and international research environment, dedicated employees are looking to generate new knowledge within biomedical research areas such as infection and inflammation, membranes, neuroscience and personalised medicine. The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. Academic staff contribute to the teaching. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department's modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in strong scientific basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project

The project pursues molecular mechanisms underlying the development of cardiomyopathy and heart failure. We use genetically engineered (e.g. gene knockout) and environmentally induced (e.g. high fat diet) rodent models to mimic several heart failure forms found in patients. Of specific interest are pathological alterations in cardiac signalling pathways, such as protein kinase C signalling, which lead to altered posttranslational modifications in cardiac substrate proteins. Another focus forms deciphering cellular effects of autocrine and/or paracrine signalling by nitric oxide, stemming either from cardiac endothelial cells or cardiomyocytes.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in muscle cell biology and cardiovascular research, 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 and grant applications.
  • Support of ongoing research projects in the laboratory.
  • Help in the supervision of at least one PhD student or junior scientist in the lab.
  • Help in the organization of the laboratory.
  • Present our work at national and international meetings, conferences, or workshops.
  • You may also be asked to support teaching activities.

You will report to Dr. Stephan Lange, and the Head of Department for Biomedicine.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: Biomedical Research, Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Cardiac Muscle Physiology and/or Bioinformatics. Expertise in cardiac muscle physiology (e.g. echocardiography), spatial transcriptomics and/or other NGS techniques, cell biology (isolation and culture of primary rodent cells, standard cell culture, immunofluorescence, calcium imaging) and biochemistry (standard RNA, DNA and protein analyses, proteomics) is advantageous. Experience with animal work (rodent models) is desirable.

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

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Stephan Lange by email: stephan.lange@biomed.au.dk or phone +46 76-621 08 65.

Further information about work in the laboratory can be found on the lab website.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Skou Building, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, C. F. Møllers Allé 6, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews from February.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc
  • 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: 2022-12-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine – Forsk. & udd., Skou-bygningen – Faculty: Health
Email: mailto:stephan.lange@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4593508308

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday December 20th, 2022

Postdocs within hybrid electrolyser & storage systems

Are you interested in green energy, and do you want to contribute to the development of the future technologies for the green transition? At the Department of Biological & Chemical Engineering (BCE), Aarhus University we are executing a broad portfolio of projects within electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies. Applications are invited for a 2 year postdoc position in the field of hybrid combined electrochemical electrolyser and storage systems.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 2 year position from March 1 2023 or as soon possible.
 

Job description

The position is funded by a larger EIC (European Innovation Council) Challenge project, focused on novel routes to green hydrogen production. The technology to be developed is a hybrid between an (alkaline) electrolyser and a flow battery. This specific position is related to research in a novel mediated hydrogen production method.
Tasks include

  • Synthesis & characterisation of novel redox active molecules
  • Building up an experimental proof-of-concept for assessment of the basic working principles the technology
  • Quantification of reaction rates and conversion efficiencies for different redox chemistries tested in proof-of-concept setup.
  • Address and solve technical challenges related to upscaling of the technology
  • Dissemination of results through both academic and non-academic channels
  • Work in a team with external partners

 

Your profile

The applicant should have demonstrated excellence and have a relevant PhD degree in chemical or materials engineering, chemistry or similar. A general interest in technology application, societal challenges, and techno economics is a further qualification.
 

  • Solid knowledge within electrochemical characterization
  • Experience with chemical synthesis
  • Experience with either electrolysers or flow batteries
  • Experience with construction of experimental setups
  • Good skills in communication of research results & publication experience
  • Ability to work in a team – collaboration and/or management skills
  • Ability to work independently

Who we are

Aarhus University, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering (AU-BCE) encompasses some 180 employees and five educations. Position is embedded in the section for Process & Materials Engineering, where the research focus is almost entirely on development of new sustainable solutions, materials and processes for the green transition. AU-BCE has strong competencies within all these technologies, associated process engineering and covers a large part of the TRL ladder. This includes basic research as well as activities within demonstration and pilot-scale testing of renewable energy technologies. Co-operation with other institutes, companies and universities both in Denmark and internationally is an integrated part of our culture.
 

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 work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • Opportunities for career development

 

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Aabogade 40, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Head of section, Prof.  Anders Bentien, bentien@bce.au.dk, +45 30 36 95 15
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than December 15, 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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-12-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering – Dep. Biological and Chem. eng. – Faculty: Technical Sciences
Email: mailto:bentien@bce.au.dk
Phone: +4530369515

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

Postdoc in soil molecular microbial ecology

Applicants are invited for a 3 year postdoctoral position in soil molecular microbial ecology related to evaluation of environmental effects of biochar on the soil biome at the Department of Environmental Science

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 3–year position from 01.03.2023 or as soon possible thereafter.
 

Job description

You will be working on two projects: BioAdapt and SkyClean (ENVS part of 124 million DKK project on biochar (au.dk))  studying effects of biochar on soil organisms, both directly and indirectly through physical and chemical effects on soil properties. Using DNA and RNA tools and enzymatic approaches you will be targeting soil fauna and especially soil microorganisms and their interactions as influenced by soil biochar amendment.

Besides ecotoxicological effects of different types of biochar on,  soil microbial community function will be tested, long-term effects of biochar application on the soil microorganisms will be tested in mesocosm experiments at increasing biochar concentrations for up to one-year of incubation. Using Next Generation Sequencing, we will determine gene expression of particular relevance for biochar stability, potential biochar degradation and effects on the microbial community function. In collaboration with project partners, effects of biochar on soil microarthropods and microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and protists), as well as plant growth and GHG emission, will be assessed in both field, lysimeter and lab experiments.

In addition to these tasks, the postdoc will have amble opportunities to define and study specific research themes within the area in collaboration with the research group.

 

Your profile

We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD in environmental microbiology, agronomy, environmental science, molecular biology or similar
  • Research experience in the areas of soil environmental molecular microbial ecology

Specifically, the preferred candidate has scientific experience in

  • Soil microbial ecology
  • Microbial interactions with plants, protists, micro- and macrofauna
  • Biomolecular methodology with a focus on DNA and RNA techniques to understand biota interactions, activities and diversity
  • Effects of climate mitigations actions and measures such as biochar on soil quality

Furthermore, we will prefer a candidate who has:

  • Research experience within the area and experience with planning and conducting field and lab work
  • Collaborative skills within an interdisciplinary and international academic environment
  • Curiosity and interest in pursuing a scientific career
  • An emerging productive publication record in international peer-reviewed ISI journals
  • Experience with international collaboration
  • Interest and experience in attracting external national or international research funding

We expect you to be highly motivated, curious, and enthusiastic about research as you will be an important part of the research environment and contribute to supervision of students and the social working environment. We also expect that you will publish your research results in high-impact scientific journals.
 

The Department of Environmental Science

The Department of Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary department under the Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University. The expertise ranges from physics, chemistry, microbiology and mathematical modelling to social science, geography, economics and policy analysis. Both basic and applied research is conducted on some of the major challenges facing society, such as pollution and pollution-control mechanisms, management of land, soil, water, air and biodiversity, protection of ecosystem services, climate change, and energy systems. Advisory services within these areas are offered to ministries and other stakeholders. Currently, about 150 staff and PhD-students are working at the department. Further information can be found at http://www.envs.au.dk.

The postdoc will be affiliated with the Section of Environmental Microbiology.
Expertise within the Section of Environmental Microbiology includes:

  • Interactions of microorganisms in agricultural soil ecosystems and effects of climate mitigation measures
  • Environmental risk analyses, including climate change mitigation measures
  • Environmental DNA for species detection and impact analysis on invertebrates, fish, plants and microorganisms
  • Ecology of viruses associated with fungi and protists
  • Environmental risk analysis of microorganisms and sustainable green biotechnology
  • Risk assessment of GMOs
  • Microbial degradation of organic micro pollutants in the environment
  • Microbial activity in industrial settings – including wastewater treatment, biogas production and water-purification units
  • Aero-microbiology
  • Microbial ecology of the Greenlandic cryosphere
  • Cold-enzyme technology including cultivation of Greenlandic microorganisms and screening for valuable enzyme producers
  • Sequencing and Bioinformatics Center comprising several sequencing platforms and servers for DNA and RNA sequencing with great focus on TotalRNA metatranscriptomics

The research activities involve studies at the level of individual species – for example, the presence and activity of bacteria, fungi and protists in the environment (soil, water, air and food) and their interactions. Similarly, different forms of diversity (genetic and functional) are measured in entire microbial populations and used as indicators for habitat quality parameters.
 

The department offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international scientific 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 will be at Aarhus University, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. The city of Roskilde (www.roskilde.dk) is located approx. 30 km from Copenhagen. The area provides immediate access to a wealth of cultural and recreational pursuits.

International candidates may find information concerning living and working in Denmark at www.workindenmark.dk.
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Professor Anne Winding, +45 30254675, aw@envs.au.dk, or Scientist Rumakanta Sapkota, +45 31406965, rs@envs.au.dk.
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 03.01.2023.

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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2023-01-03 at 23:59
Unit: Environmental Science, Dept. of – Faculty: Technical Sciences
Email: mailto:aw@envs.au.dk
Phone: +4530254675

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday January 3rd, 2023

Postdoc in tomography of bone harnessing learning based segmentation of tomography data

A postdoc position is available in the biological and bioinspired materials group lead by Professor Henrik Birkedal at Aarhus University, Department of Chemistry and iNANO in collaboration with the group of Prof. Anders Dahl at DTU Compute.

The aim of the project is to develop learning based methods for analysis of 3D tomographic data by incorporating geometric information and to apply it to questions in for example bone science.

The position is available from 01st March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. 
 

Your responsibilities

As part of a collaborative project, you will work on collecting and analyzing tomographic data using state-of-the-art in house (axia.au.dk) and synchrotron 3D imaging methods. You will collaborate with a partner postdoc at DTU Compute on development of learning methods and application of these to the problems under study. The scientific questions will involve for example vascular and lacuno-canalicular networks in bone. Other composite materials may also be included.
 

Your profile

You should have a PhD in materials chemistry/science, physics, bioscience, biomineralization, X-ray imaging or a related area and be interested in working in an interdisciplinary area and in data analysis. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, has a broad interdisciplinary training and relevant technical experience. Experience in programming and experience with experiments at synchrotrons are a plus.

The work place

The biological and bioinspired materials group uses a broad selection of tools with special emphasis on X-ray imaging techniques and diffraction (ACS Nano 2019¸13, 12949-12956, ACS Nano 2019, 13, 6421-6430, Science Advances 2020, 6, eaba4171) both done in house and at synchrotrons.

Our research group uses a variety of synchrotron facilities for our research and is associated with the Danish lighthouse initiatives in imaging (www.solid.dtu.dk) and the atomic structure of materials (SMART).

The group has excellent in house X-ray 3D imaging infrastructure, access to state-of-the-art electron microscopy and are avid users of synchrotron X-ray sources around the world.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. The group currently consists of an almost equal number of male and female members. We see diversity as a strength.

It is a priority that the successful candidate has a personality that promotes positive interactions with group members and staff. Together, we define the future of the group, both scientifically and with respect to thriving in our day-to-day work.

Aarhus University offers a good work-life balance. English is spoken widely even if Danish is the main language. The working language is English. Aarhus University in general and our group in particular have a quite ‘flat’ work culture where input is solicited from all employees.

Aarhus has excellent infrastructure, for example through widespread bike path networks. Aarhus has a thriving food-scene, excellent museums, beautiful natural scenery, etc. It is a lively student-rich city with a “young population” resulting in a multitude of cultural events such as music festivals etc.
 

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information

For further information, please contact Professor Henrik Birkedal hbirkedal@inano.au.dk or +45 2250 8475.
 

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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2023-01-04 at 23:59
Unit: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center – INANO-Kemi, iNANO-huset
Email: mailto:hbirkedal@chem.au.dk
Phone: +4522508475

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday January 4th, 2023

Postdoctoral position – Sustainable food and packaging systems

Aarhus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Food Science, offers a 2-year position at the postdoctoral level within the area of food packaging, in particular biopolymer interactions for structuring during processing. The position is available from 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

We are looking for a highly creative and motivated candidate, who will work on a multidisciplinary project  at the intersection of polymer materials and food science.

The Postdoc position is part of the Food technology group at the Department of Food Science and will also include teaching and public engagement activities, as well as supervision of students. It will also include active participation in attracting funding for further research in the area. Furthermore, the position will include many opportunities to connect with other partners and industries. The group has extensive, cross-disciplinary collaboration with other research groups both national and international as well as with industrial partners.
 

Qualifications

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in food science, food engineering, polymer science or a related field;
  • A good and documented understanding and background in a broad variety of analytical methods within the area of food and packaging design and development- in particular testing of polymers` physical and chemical properties;
  • Deep curiosity-driven interest in investigating the structure-property-end of life of polymers and their interactions, also for food packaging applications;
  • A prior knowledge and experience in biopolymer formulations, emulsions and delivery systems;
  • A high level of verbal and written communication in English as this is the language at work;
  • Practical abilities to work in a variety of labs, build new experimental setups and conduct research independently;
  • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to thrive in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment, and the ability to disseminate scientific results;
  • Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level;

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

Place of employment and place of work

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

Academic contacts

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact Assistant Professor Ilke Uysal Ünalan, iuu@food.au.dk, and Professor Milena Corredig, mc@food.au.dk.

 

Application procedure

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

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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-11-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Food Science – Food Technology – Faculty: Technical Sciences
Email: mailto:iuu@food.au.dk
Phone: +4541893342

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 29th, 2022

Postdoc position in stochastic processes and stochastic control

Applications are invited for a Postdoc position at the Department of Mathematics at Aarhus University. This position is supported by a Villum Synergy grant for the project “Stochastic optimal control: Designing dynamic nuclear polarization in large open quantum systems” to be carried out jointly with Professor Niels Christian Nielsen's research group at the Department of Chemistry and iNANO.

The position is for 21 months, and the starting date is February 1, 2023.

Candidate profile:

  • Excellent PhD degree in mathematics
  • Strong background in stochastic processes and stochastic control
  • Interest in topics at the interface between probability theory, functional analysis and optimization and their applications
  • Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration and advanced programming skills are a plus

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

Place of Work and area of Employment

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

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

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-11-30 at 23:59
Unit: Mathematics, Dept. of
Email: mailto:strauch@math.au.dk
Phone: +4593522463

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday November 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral position – processing of food and soft materials

Aarhus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Food Science, offers a 2-year position at the postdoctoral level within the area of biopolymers interactions in food, structure-function relationships and structure formation/disruption during processing. The position is available from

March 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

To respond to some of the most critical societal changes of the next decade, we need to redesign our food system, using new food sources or adopting more sustainable processes and novel digital approaches.  We are looking for a creative, competent and motivated candidate, who will develop and support projects  at the intersection of soft matter physics and food science.

The Postdoc position is part of the Food technology group at the Department of Food Science and may also include teaching and dissemination activities, as well as supervision of students. You are expected to complement and grow your expertise, and to actively participate in attracting funding, and deliver on multiple projects carried out in one of the most dynamic groups in food science at Aahrus University. You will have many opportunities to connect with other research partners, and collaborate with PhD and other post doctoral fellows, in cross-disciplinary collaborations with other research groups both national and international as well as with industrial partners.

Qualifications

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in a related discipline.
  • A good and documented understanding and background in analytical, physical or structural methods (i.e. LC-MS, rheology, scattering, microstructure)  to be applied  in the area of food and soft materials.  within the area of food and packaging design and development- in particular testing of polymers` physical and chemical properties;
  • Deep curiosity-driven interest in investigating the structure-function relationships of food biomacromolecules, and evaluate the importance of structuring the foods of the future.
  • A prior knowledge and experience in food science research is preferred but not necessary. 
  • A high level of verbal and written communication in English;
  • Practical abilities to carry out experimental research,  and excited to develop new experimental setups.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research independently;
  • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to thrive in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment, and the ability to disseminate scientific results;
  • Experience in supervising students, teaching and conducting hypothesis based research of the highest academic standards;

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

Place of employment and place of work

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

Academic contacts

Professor Milena Corredig, mc@food.au.dk.
 

Application procedure

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

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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-12-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Food Science – Food Technology – Faculty: Technical Sciences
Email: mailto:mc@food.au.dk
Phone: +4522719132

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday December 20th, 2022

Two postdoc positions in synthetic organic chemistry (modified peptides and natural product antibiotics)

The Poulsen lab at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, is seeking candidates for two 2-year postdoctoral positions.

Position 1 is focused on synthesis of modified/constrained bioactive peptides related to the targeting of protein-protein interactions.

Position 2 is focused on synthesis of complex natural products with activity against drug-resistant bacteria. This also includes development of new synthetic methods, e.g. for C-C bond formation.

The positions are available from 1/3-2023 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area

Position 1:
This project aims to develop novel, first-in-class, peptide-based modulators of an  extracellular protein-protein interaction related to a highly exciting new drug target. The project is performed as part of a collaboration between the Poulsen lab and another group at Aarhus University.

Position 2:
This project is embedded within the ERC-CoG project RECYPION, which is focused on development of novel antibiotics. Specifically, the project aims to develop highly concise synthetic sequences to generate unprecedented structural diversity related to members of the polyether antibiotics family of natural products. Compounds prepared as part of the project will undergo extensive biological assessment as part of RECYPION.      

Your profile

Position 1:
The ideal candidate has a strong background in organic chemistry with a track-record for performing excellent research involving bioactive peptides. You are self-motivated, creative, have significant capacity of individual problem-solving and are excited to be involved in a project related to drug discovery.

Essential skills

  • PhD in organic chemistry/synthesis/medicinal chemistry
  • Strong experience with peptide synthesis, solution and solid-phase
  • Extensive experience with preparative and analytical HPLC and HPLC/MS

Desirable skills

  • Background in chemical biology and/or previous experience in drug development
  • Experience with advanced peptide chemistry (stapling or other techniques for constraining structure) or other related technologies
  • Ability to interact constructively with other team members with different scientific competences, e.g. within cellular biology.

Position 2:
The ideal candidate has a strong background in organic chemistry with a track-record for performing excellent research related to development of new synthetic methods (e.g. catalysis) and/or complex molecule synthesis. You are self-motivated, creative, have significant capacity for individual problem-solving but also function well in research teams.

Essential skills

  • PhD in organic chemistry/synthesis
  • Experience with development of new synthetic methodology
  • Extensive experience with all relevant analytical technologies (NMR, HPLC, LC-MS, IR)

Desirable skills

  • Ability to lead small research teams working on a common objective
  • Ability to interact constructively with other team members with different scientific competences, e.g. within cellular biology.

Who we are/ The department

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University (www.chem.au.dk) is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research programs. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full and associate professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~150 PhD-students and postdocs and around 400 students.

The Poulsen lab is an international research group primarily focused on bioactive compounds, with a particular affection for natural products. Work in the group spans complex molecule synthesis, development of new synthetic methodology, chemical biology including bioconjugation and chemical genetics. The group has state-of-the art lab facilities for both synthesis and cellular biology, including equipment for automation. See more information on the laboratory homepage: www.tbpoulsenlab.com    

The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. It is a priority that the successful candidate has a personality supporting positive team work. Working in Denmark offers opportunities for a good work-life balance. English is widely spoken, though Danish is the main language of campus. English is the working language.

Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city, and forms the center of the western parts of the country on the Jutland peninsula. Recently, Aarhus has attracted international attention as a travel destination due to its unique combination of a thriving food-scene, high-quality museums, a surrounding beautiful nature, a very lively city due to the “young population”, many cultural events including music festivals etc. See e.g. the recent recommendation by CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/aarhus-denmark-things-to-do/index.html). Aarhus is easily reached through local international airports in Jutland within 1 hour of Aarhus, or through either Copenhagen or Hamburg Airports, both situated about a 3-hour train-journey from Aarhus.

Aarhus University is consistently ranked as a top-100 university in the World and it houses both an engineering and a medical school, as well as the traditional sciences, social sciences, environmental and agricultural sciences and arts. 
 

For further information please contact: Prof. Thomas B. Poulsen, thpou@chem.au.dk, +45 6114 1844.
 

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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-12-18 at 23:59
Unit: Chemistry, Dept. of
Email: mailto:thpou@chem.au.dk
Phone: +4561141844

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday December 18th, 2022

Postdoc in statistical epigenetics and genetics

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of statistical epigenetics and genetics as per 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 2-year full-time position.

Department of Biomedicine

The department of Biomedicine prioritises diversity and a good work environment, as this is a prerequisite for groundbreaking research. In a dynamic and international research environment, dedicated employees are looking to generate new knowledge within biomedical research areas such as infection and inflammation, membranes, neuroscience and personalised medicine. The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. Academic staff contribute to the teaching. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department's modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in strong scientific basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.
 

About the research project

The VIA cohort
In 2012, The Danish High Risk and Resilience Study was established, a representative nation-wide cohort of 522 7-year-old children born to parents with severe MDx and matched controls (VIA 7). No previous study has performed such a multimodal, deep phenotyping of MDx-traits as done in the VIA 7, and its second wave – VIA 11 (children follow-up at age 11). Research in VIA to date reported that children from MDx parents more often lived in inadequate home environments, had lower quality of life, and had unfavorable outcomes across three neurodevelopmental domains (NDs): i) psychopathology (increased number of MDx), ii) motor skills (lower level and performance in physical acitivities), and iii) general intelligence (lower IQ levels). In addition to comprehensive phenotyping of NDs and genotyping data available, we have longitudinally quantified DNAm levels at > 850,000 loci across the genome, at age 7 and 11. This data collection is internationally unique: it represents the largest and most thoroughly characterized familial high-risk cohort, which now, with integration of genetic and epigenetic data, will enable further advancement of the understanding of molecular mechanisms in development of mental illness.

The iPSYCH cohort

iPSYCH (Lundbeck Foundation Inititiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research) was launched in 2012 as the largest research initiative ever in Danish psychiatry with the overarching aim to identify causes and disease mechanisms in major mental disorders, including psychiatric genetics as a key theme. Epigenomic data on over 5,000 individuals and genetic data on more than 130,000 individuals from a nationwide Danish cohort is currently analysed in iPSYCH (including GWAS and whole exome sequencing data).

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in statistical epigenetics and genetics your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will lead and contribute to analysis of psychiatric epigenetics and genetics projects in the forefront of the field. During the position, you will have an opportunity to spend 4-6 months at Magdalena Janecka’s lab of Functional Epidemiology (https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/janeckalab/), based at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, US, where you will work with leading experts in the field on developing new bioinformatic approaches for statistical epigenetics.

In collaboration with the Aarhus University (VIA, iPSYCH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Functional Epidemiology team), you will:

  • undertake analysis of the VIA epigenomic and genomic data sets as the main activity, with main focus on estimating how much environment acts through epigenetics to cause mental disorders (MDx) across individual’s lifespan
  • use VIA and iPSYCH data to develop new bioinformatic tools to dissect the genetic and environmental impacts on epigenetic regulation in the context of MDx risk factors.

The analyses will be conducted primarily at the national high-performance computer cluster GenomeDK at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

You will report to Anna Starnawska, Assistant Professor at Department of Biomedicine.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar background. You are inquisitive, analytically minded, as well as excited to work with big data and to develop new methods for its analysis.

Necessary qualifications:

  • A degree within statistical genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar areas.
  • Substantial experience in handling and analyzing epigenomic and/or genomic array data.
  • Experienced user of relevant statistical software, preferably R.
  • Can work independently and with groups, and take responsibility for the complete research process from idea phase to publication and presentation of results.
  • Has a strong drive to obtain established goals; scientifically self-motivated and creative.
  • Fluent spoken and written English (English is the working language).
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Computational expertise in analyzing big data.
  • Experience with high performance computing.
  • Experience with GWAS analysis programs like PLINK, BOLT-LMM or hail.
  • Experience with statistical analysis using programming languages like R, Python, or MATLAB
  • Experience with mQTL and/or eQTL data.

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

Shortlisting will be used.

We can offer:

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

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Project Coordinator Anne Hedemand (anne@biomed.au.dk), or Assistant Professor, Anna Starnawska (as@biomed.au.dk).

Your primary place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University Campus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc
  • 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: 2022-12-12 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine – Forsk. & udd., Skou-bygningen – Faculty: Health
Email: mailto:as@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4552679503

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday December 12th, 2022

Postdoc position – the effect of vessel noise on harbour porpoises

The Marine Mammal Section at the Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position to study the effects of anthropogenic noise on marine mammals. Specifically, the candidate is expected to spearhead analysis of how vessel noise affects behavior and energetics of wild harbor porpoises tagged with archival acoustic tags.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 22 month postdoc position planned to start on 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 

Job description

Marine mammals face increasing human encroachment in the marine environment, and are potentially vulnerable to effects of human noise pollution owing to their extensive use of and reliance on auditory cues for navigation, communication, foraging and predator avoidance.

We are undertaking a long-term study of how harbour porpoises are affected by a range of human noise sources at sea with a particular focus on vessel noise in the present job application. Specifically, we seek to quantify how the energy balance of wild porpoises are affected by vessel noise exposures with the goal to identify an energy-based exposure function that can help identify exposure thresholds and inform PCOD and IB modelling of noise effects on porpoise populations. We are now seeking a strong  quantitative candidate to pursue this goal by taking the lead on analyzing multi-sensor acoustic tag data from deployments on wild porpoises. Data have been collected over the past 10 years, but the candidate will also be expected to prepare and participate in further data collection on porpoises in Danish waters throughout the postdoc period.

The candidate will work together with leading marine mammal scientists at the Section for Marine Mammal Research, Department of Ecoscience, AU in Roskilde and at the Section for Zoophysiology, Department of Biology, AU in Aarhus.
 

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with excellent skills in quantitative bioacoustics and noise analysis. In particular, proficiency in programming Matlab and R is a prerequisite. In addition, a good knowledge of applied statistics is important. A strong motivation and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers is important.

The applicant is expected to have a PhD in biology, engineering or equivalent. Good English, social and general communication skills are necessary to collaborate with the largely international research team as well as with a wider group of stakeholders.
 

Who we are

For the past 10 years, Department of Ecoscience and Zoophysiology at Aarhus University have worked closely together with international partners to study the movements, foraging behaviour, energetics and acoustics of porpoises and seals in relation to anthropogenic disturbances. This has lead to a long list of exciting scientific papers showing completely new insights to our understanding of how human activities may impact marine mammals. By continuing these studies we hope to further understand the ecological requirements to help improve conservation and regulation of activities negatively impacting these animals.

The Department of Ecoscience (https://ecos.au.dk/en/) do research, teach and provide consultancy on topics spanning from bacteria to whales, from genes to ecosystems and from basic research to applied biology in nature management and biotechnology.

The Department of Ecoscience consists of about 300 employees, of which one third work in Roskilde and the remaining at AU Campus in Aarhus.  Together, we create an exciting and inspiring work and student environment, and we collaborate closely within Aarhus University, with all other Danish universities and with a range of international institutions including governments and private companies.
 

What we offer

The Department offers a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with elite international university partners and research advice on environmental impact assessments to Danish and German authorities.

The working environment at the Department is based on teamwork and close working relations. English is widely spoken and we welcome applicants from abroad. The Department has a strong work-life balance policy and seeks a good gender and age balance. Read more about the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at https://internationalstaff.au.dk/.
 

Place of work and area of employment

The daily place of work is C. F. Møllers Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, but several monthly visits to Department of Ecoscience in Roskilde are expected.
The candidate will be employed at Department of Ecoscience at Aarhus University in Roskilde.
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Professor Jonas Teilmann, email: jte@ecos.au.dk, phone: +45 21424291.
 

Deadline

1 December 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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-12-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecoscience – Marine Mammal Research – Faculty: Technical Sciences
Email: mailto:jnn@ecos.au.dk
Phone: +4522481210

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday December 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in Energy System Optimization

At the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, we seek a postdoctoral researcher to investigate energy systems design optimization, in particular integrating seasonal thermal energy storage technologies. This position is part of the multidisciplinary project “Sociotechnological Breakthrough of Thermal Energy Storage – a new Approach of Constructive Technology Assessment (SOTES)”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, which involves scientists with an engineering as well as political science background from the University of Bern and Hochschule Luzern.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

The position is available from 01/03/2023 (or as soon as possible). The position is for 2 years and 6 months, until 31/08/2025.
 

Job description

The project related tasks will be:

  • Advance optimization-oriented models of seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) systems.
  • Develop a software platform to assess and optimize the design and operation of multi-energy systems integrating combinations of various energy generation, conversion, and storage technologies.
  • In collaboration with political science research partners, integrate the social acceptance perspective (acquired via conjoint experiments, an innovative instrument in political science) in the energy system design optimization.
  • Work on own research ideas and translate them into research ideas / project proposals, in close collaboration with our team.

The researcher will be expected to take a leading role in the development of the modelling and optimization platform employed in this project, as well as coordinate the activities in collaboration with the project partners. Besides conducting the project-related research, the researcher will have the opportunity to join relevant ongoing activities at the Building Science Section of the Department.
 

Academic qualifications

  • PhD degree in engineering
  • Background in building and/or district energy systems modelling and simulation
  • Experience with numerical optimization tools, possibly applied to energy systems design/control
  • Good Python or Matlab programming skills

 

Personal qualifications/social skills

The candidate is expected to independently work on project tasks, be able to work well within interdisciplinary teams, and be self-motivated. Fluent communication in English is essential.

The candidate should have a good and pertinent research-track record, with publications in high-quality journals in the energy field.

 

Who we are

Department of Civil and Architechtural Engineering was established on January 1, 2021 in connection with Aarhus University’s reorganization of the engineering area. The department employs around 100 people and is responsible for research and education within the department’s scientific areas. We educate both Bachelors and Masters of Science in Engineering and around 950 students are enrolled in our study programs. Furthermore, we also offer an ambitious PhD program. Our PhD students have high academic ambitions and deliver high-quality results for both the private and the public sectors.

Through research and development, we forge sustainable technological solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing industry and society. We strive to contribute to sustainable development and to create green solutions to challenges within construction, indoor climate, geotechnics, environmental and climate adaptation and many other areas.

Our research is both basic and applied, and we develop current knowledge into workable solutions in the business community. We collaborate with a wide range of public and private enterprises, and many of the department's research and development activities are based on the innovation needs of the business community. Through collaboration, we ensure that the knowledge and technology generated in the university's technical research environments are clearly anchored in reality and benefit the surrounding society. Based on our research on building materials, architectural design and technology, we also offer research-based public sector services and consultancy on technology to public agencies and ministries.
 

What we offer

The department/centre 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 Inge Lehmanns Gade 10 (Navitas), Aarhus, at the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering of Aarhus University.
 

Contact information

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof Massimo Fiorentini (massimo@cae.au.dk).
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 04/12/2022

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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-12-04 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering – Building Science – Faculty: Technical Sciences
Email: mailto:massimo@cae.au.dk
Phone: +4593522614

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday December 4th, 2022

Post Doc Position in Nature Based Solution for Catchments

We invite applications for a three-year full-time Postdoc position in the Department of Ecoscience at Aarhus University in Denmark. The successful candidate will contribute to efforts within two projects funded by the European Commission, NORDBALT-ECOSAFE (Horizon Europe, 2022-2025) and MERLIN (H2020, 2021-2025).

The start date is February 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.
 

Job description

You will be integrated in the ongoing work in some of our large EU projects and your tasks will include:

  • Development of a classification framework for Nature-Based Solutions in the Nordic-Baltic Region.
  • SWAT+ modelling of Nature-based Solutions in the Odense Fjord Catchment in Denmark under current and future climate conditions.
  • Development of an online River Basin Management Support System for six catchments in the Nordic-Baltic Region.
  • SWAT+ modelling of freshwater ecosystem restoration measures in several catchments across Europe.
  • Collaboration with international and interdisciplinary project consortia.
  • Presentation of project results at scientific conferences and meetings with stakeholders.
  • Publication of project results in peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, and policy briefs.

 

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in relevant research areas usch as  environmental sciences, geography, ecology, agricultural/ environmental engineering, or a closely related field
Furthermore, the following qualifications will be beneficial:

  • Knowledge of hydrological and nutrient transport processes at catchment scale
  • Knowledge of statistical methods in hydrology/environmental sciences
  • Experience working with geospatial data using Geographical Information Systems
  • Catchment modelling experience using SWAT/SWAT+ or similar process-based hydrological models
  • Very good communication skills in spoken and written English
  • Strong academic writing skills
  • Motivation to work in international and interdisciplinary teams
  • Python programming skills and knowledge of Database Management Systems are advantageous

 

Who we are

The place of employment is the Department of Ecoscience, which is located on the Campus of Aarhus University, in Aarhus. Your colleagues will mainly be from the Section of  Catchment Science and Environmental Management who conduct research to acquire new knowledge and insight into how best to respond to the negative consequences, and on this basis we also provide consultancy to various authorities, both nationally and internationally.

 

What we offer

The department and research group 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 Department of Ecoscience (https://ecos.au.dk/en/) is organised under the Faculty of Technical Sciences and studies life in all respects. We teach, provide consultancy and research in life; right from bacteria to whales over genes to ecosystems and from basic research to applied biology in nature management and biotechnology. The Department has approximately 275 staff members, just over 100 working in Roskilde, and nearly 175 in Aarhus.

Contact information

For further information, please contact:  Katrin Bieger at katrin.bieger@ecos.au.dk.

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 2 December 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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecoscience – Catchment Science and Environmental Management – Faculty: Technical Sciences
Email: mailto:katrin.bieger@ecos.au.dk
Phone: +4593522614

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

Postdoc in participation and digital citizenship at SHAPE

The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies within the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in participation and digital citizenship. The postdoc will be part of the research centre SHAPE – Shaping Digital Citizenship – funded by Aarhus University.

The position is a full-time and fixed-term position beginning on 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter and ending on 31 December 2023.

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

About SHAPE

SHAPE – Shaping Digital Citizenship is a research centre at Aarhus University with the aim to promote digitalisation that supports democracy and active citizenship. Based on an interdisciplinary research agenda, SHAPE will provide knowledge that qualifies the public and political debate by informing decision-makers, legislators, and other relevant stakeholders, and deliver concrete technologies, methods and guidelines that support digital citizenship. SHAPE builds on a strong Scandinavian tradition of research in democracy and information technology (IT) and combines critical perspectives on IT with action-oriented approached based on citizen involvement in the development of IT. SHAPE investigates how the digital citizen is defined and managed partly in the welfare state and on tech giants’ social media platforms. In addition, SHAPE’s purpose is to develop digital citizenship by focusing on activism and citizen-engaged IT development. Through interaction and cross-fertilisation between several sub-projects, SHAPE will provide a holistic understanding of the digital citizen and digital citizenship, which is highly needed in a Danish and national context.

About the postdoc position

Participation is arguably an essential part of democracy. However, increased digitalisation and datafication challenge the understanding and practices of participation. This can be seen, for example, in automated decision-making, design, political processes, aesthetic practices and on social media.

Currently, SHAPE holds four sub-projects in which participation is investigated in different ways. The projects are Digital Activism, Digital Citizenship, Digital Technologies and Collective Behavior and Digital Literacy and Machine Learning. You can read more about these sub-projects at SHAPE’s website.

We are looking for a postdoc who will work either within one of the already existing sub-projects or on an independent project contributing to SHAPE’s collective task of developing insights into digital citizenship. The successful applicant will be expected to investigate the concept and practices of participation in the relationship between data/algorithms and democracy/citizenship.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct new original research within one of many aspects of digitalisation, democracy and citizenship; publish in relevant journals, academic books and non-academic publications; help coordinate the project activities, including possible guest seminars and researcher visits and public engagements; participate in project meetings and joint events; work collaboratively with the other team members; actively develop the research area, including identifying and maintaining contact with academic and non-academic partners; as well as develop follow-up grant applications for the project.

Qualifications

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

  • An internationally oriented research profile in relation to digitalisation and citizenship, as documented by a PhD dissertation and/or research publications
  • Experience in the self-directed management of research projects
  • Willingness and previous experience of research communication and public engagement in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and institutions, for example in the form of presentations and public communication or similar

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

  • a track record of research publications of a high international standard, as commensurate with the length of the applicant’s academic career
  • experience of participation in national and international research networks

Finally, applicants are asked to include a project description (approx. two pages) to be undertaken within the stated framework of the research project.

Applicants are asked to submit publications (maximum five) that they find best document their competences relevant to the project. Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications will not be considered.

Although the Aarhus University application system includes an option to upload letters of recommendation, please do not include letters of recommendation or references with the application. Applicants who are invited to an interview may be asked to provide references.

Work environment

Your place of work is the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies. Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.

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

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

International applicants

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

The department

The place of employment is the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Prospective applicants are invited to view the Department’s website.

School of Communication and Culture

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

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact SHAPE Director, Professor Peter Lauritsen, peter@cc.au.dk

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

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty of Arts

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

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

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

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction 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: 2022-12-12 at 23:59
Unit: School of Communication and Culture – Digital Design and Information Studies, Dept. of – Faculty: Arts
Email: mailto:peter@cc.au.dk
Phone: +4524483897

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday December 12th, 2022

Modelling vegetation dynamics and GHG fluxes at high northern latitudes

Applicants are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Environmental Science programme. The position is available from 1 March 2023 or later.
 

Title:
Modelling vegetation dynamics and GHG fluxes at high northern latitudes

Research area and project description:

This PhD position is a part of the GreenFeedBack project (Greenhouse gas fluxes and Earth system Feedbacks) funded under the Europe Horizon framework.  GreenFeedBack aims to enhance our knowledge of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes within terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems at high northern latitudes. In the project we will investigate the impact human pressures have on ecosystem GHG fluxes, how the GHG fluxes will respond to a changing climate with a particular focus on extreme events, and how changes to ecosystem GHG exchanges in the boreal and arctic region affects feedbacks in the global system. GreenFeedback brings together scientists doing fieldwork and scientist working with process-based ecosystem models.

The specific aim of the PhD project is to improve the surface description in the land surface model ORCHIDEE of high northern latitude terrestrial ecosystem and thereby improve the modelled GHG fluxes between the land surface and the atmosphere. More specifically the work will involve developments to the modelled description of boreal and arctic vegetation including snow-vegetation feedbacks. In addition, a dynamic vegetation module should be further developed such that the competition between species in the boreal region can be included. Studies have shown how shrublands and boreal forest have expanded northwards contributing to the arctic greening, but it also has implications for soil freezing and permafrost as shifts in vegetation affects the thermal properties of soil and snow and the albedo. These processes, how they interact and their resulting impact on GHG fluxes, are thus important to incorporate into the land surface model. Model simulations will be conducted from site to regional scale. During the PhD project, there will also be the possibility to participate in fieldwork conducted during the GreenFeedBack project.

You will be joining the atmospheric modelling group at the Department of Environmental science. Around 150 people with different international backgrounds work at the department in fields from environmental chemistry, microbiology, and biotechnology; to atmospheric chemistry and physics; to environmental economics, geography, politics, and sociology.

For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. Please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application.

Qualifications and specific competences:
You should hold a master’s in ecology, biology, physics, environmental science, computer science or other disciplines with relevant specialization.

It is an advantage to have experience with programming in Fortran or similar languages, but not a requirement as training will be provided.

It is an advantage to have experience with processing big data in e.g. Phyton or R, but not a requirement as training will be provided.

We expect that you are motivated to acquire and develop strong computational and analytical skills.

We expect that you are motivated to contribute to the scientific field of climate change.

Further requirements are English fluency, good writing and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary international academic environment.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Environmental Science, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde,  Denmark

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 12 December 2022 23:59 CET. Preferred starting date is 1 March 2023.

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

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.
  • Shortlisting will be used, which means that the evaluation committee will only evaluate the most relevant applications.

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. 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 Monday December 12th, 2022

PhD in machine learning and agricultural ecology: hierarchical deep learning for better automatic pest classification and biodiversity monitoring in agroecosystems

Applicants are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Quantitative Genetics and Genomics programme. The position is available from 1 July 2023 or later.

Title: PhD in machine learning and agricultural ecology: hierarchical deep learning for better automatic pest classification and biodiversity monitoring in agroecosystems

Research area and project description:
This PhD project aims at developing novel algorithms and annotation tools for hierarchical classification, which has profound and immediate applications to both agriculture and ecology.

Context:

Recently, remarkable innovations in deep learning have begun to transform agriculture – arguably, the most impactful human activity on earth. If used appropriately, machine learning and AI have the potential to drive a digital green transition that could make agriculture more sustainable, resilient and productive.

One increasingly important data-science task in agriculture is image classification, which is crucial for detecting, monitoring, and eventually mitigating the impact of weeds, pests and diseases. When applied to agricultural problems, image classification generally suffers from three important limitations: 1. low generalisability – i.e., it translates poorly to new contexts –; 2. data-hunger – i.e., large training datasets are required –; and 3. the lack of accessible implementations for practitioners.

As an alternative to the conventional “flat” classification, we propose to take advantage of the underlying hierarchical taxonomies of the predicted classes to constrain them in a priori trees, a currently underexplored area. As a simplistic illustration, instead of considering oranges, apples and lemons as independent, we may formulate the explicit tree: {{orange, lemon}, apples}, i.e. grouping citrus fruits, and embed this representation in the structure of a neural network.

Outcomes:

The successful applicant will use already available datasets to explore hierarchical classifications and test our hypotheses: increased prediction generalisability and network robustness as well as reducing the amount of data required. This project aims to produce both seminal machine-learning concepts and free and open-source tools for real-world problems.

Research Group:

The successful student will integrate the growing Digital Approaches for Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture (DARSA) group (https://darsa.info), started in 2022, at the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) (https://qgg.au.dk/en). Both the group and the centre are inclusive and multidisciplinary environments with a range of local and international collaborations. The research takes place at Aarhus University (https://international.au.dk), a world-leading institution located in a vibrant city.

Project description. For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. Please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application.

Qualifications and specific competences:
The applicant must:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in data science, mathematics, physics, computational biology or another quantitative field
  • Be at least familiar with deep learning, image processing and general database architecture
  • Have strong programming skills (in particular, experience working with scientific languages (e.g. R, Python) and packages (e.g. Pytorch, Tensorflow, Scikit-learn, Numpy, Pandas and OpenCV)
  • Have an interest in digital and sustainable agriculture and ecology
  • Be fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Demonstrate advanced collaborative and interpersonal skills

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is C. F Møllers Allé 3, Bygning 1130, 8000 Aarhus C., Denmark.

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 20 December 2022 23:59 CET. Preferred starting date is 1 July 2023.

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

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.
  • Shortlisting will be used, which means that the evaluation committee only will evaluate the most relevant applications.

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. 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 Tuesday December 20th, 2022

Post Doc Position on the Impacts of Arctic Ocean freshening

The Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University (AU) is pleased to invite applications for a 24-month postdoctoral scientist position to work on the interdisciplinary Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) project “Impacts of Arctic Ocean freshening across the land-ocean-atmosphere continuum?” This fully funded position offers a unique research opportunity to conduct both field and laboratory investigations in an area extremely impacted by climate change and thus high on the international agenda. 

Expected start date and duration of employment
This is a 2–year position from 01.03.2023 or as soon possible. 

Job description
The hydrological cycle is increasing in the Arctic, ice-sheets and glaciers are melting faster than ever, river discharge is increasing, and river plumes are expanding in extent resulting in an overall freshening of the Arctic Ocean. The freshwater delivered to the Arctic Ocean comes laden with large stores of both inorganic (e.g. mineral particles, macro- and micro-nutrients) and organic material (OM). Previously, much of this allochthonous material was locked up in glaciers, ice sheets, and permafrost, so little is known about how it is processed and its fate once it reaches the ocean. There is some indication that this OM is highly bioavailable to microorganisms hence, its mobilization could drive a release of CO2 to the atmosphere, but the extent to which has yet to be quantified. Furthermore, there are still many unknowns about how the OM in freshwater may be transformed by both physiochemical and biological processes once it reaches the coast. This project will seek to shed light on these processes which are critical to understand in order to determine the role these freshening coastal areas may have for further amplifying feedbacks of climate change in the future. 

The postdoctoral candidate will participate in a field expedition to Northeast Greenland (August 2023), where they will collect samples from Greenland Ice Sheet run-off and marine surface waters.

The candidate will perform experiments related to OM transformation in these coastal water masses and the eventual fate of OM in the marine environment. The candidate will be integrated into a research group with ongoing projects related to the fate of OM in atmosphere, via CO2 flux, volatile OM flux, or aerosolization.

Your profile
The postdoctoral candidate should hold a Ph.D. in marine biogeochemistry, microbiology or similar, and they should demonstrate experience related to organic matter characterization, transformation and/or microbial processing of OM.

The ideal candidate could have specific expertise or experience with one or more of the following:

  • Spectrophotometric characterization of OM (cDOM and/or fDOM)
  • Analysis of total organic carbon and nitrogen (Shimadzu TOC- L)
  • Analysis of transparent extra-polymeric substances (TEPs)
  • Flow cytometry
  • Design of micro- or mesocosm experiments
  • Isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS)
  • Molecular analyses with HPLC-MS and GC-MS
  • Multivariate statistical expertise
  •  R, Phyton, or similar statistical programming skills are highly desired

As this project is part of a larger group which seeks to truly bridge the aquatic, marine and atmospheric sciences, the candidate will not only need a strong biogeochemical background, but also a keen interest in ecology and Earth system science and excellent communication skills to function in an interdisciplinary environment. Excellence in both written and spoken English is required. The candidate must have good collaborative skills and at the same time be able to take responsibility and work independently. The ideal candidate will have a wealth of curiosity and ideas and be self-motivated. The candidate should also be interested to co-supervise MSc students and collaborate with other groups inside and outside the university.

Who we are
The place of employment is the Department of Ecoscience, which is located on the Campus of Aarhus University, in Aarhus. Some lab work may be performed at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus, Denmark. The candidate will also be affiliated to the interdisciplinary Arctic Research Centre (ARC) in the Department of Biology. 

The PI of the project, Dr. J. Holding, is a marine ecologist and biogeochemist, whose current research focuses on the broader impacts of Arctic Ocean freshening, especially those concerning the flux of organic matter to coastal Greenland. She has recently established an interdisciplinary research group to expand beyond land–ocean interactions and incorporate interactions with the atmosphere as well. With this unique collaboration between marine scientists and atmospheric chemists, the candidate will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting and up-and-coming research area.

What we offer 
The department and research group 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 Department of Ecoscience (https://ecos.au.dk/en/) is organised under the Faculty of Technical Sciences and studies life in all respects. We teach, provide consultancy and research in life; right from bacteria to whales over genes to ecosystems and from basic research to applied biology in nature management and biotechnology. The Department has approximately 275 staff members, just over 100 working in Roskilde, and nearly 175 in Aarhus. The applicant will join the Marine Ecology Section in the Department of Ecoscience and will work closely with the Department of Chemistry in Aarhus University.

Contact information
For further information, please contact project leader Johnna M Holding, +45 87162167, johnna@ecos.au.dk or Head of Marin Section, Per Andersen, +45 20612746, pean@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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2022-12-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecoscience – Marine Ecology – Faculty: Technical Sciences
Email: mailto:johnna@ecos.au.dk
Phone: +4525580678

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Farm Scale Modelling within a Landscape Context

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, is offering a postdoctoral position in farm-scale modelling of nutrient flows, starting 01-04-2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be available for a 3-year period.

Food security, climate change and loss of biodiversity represent three of today’s major societal challenges. Finding solutions for all these challenges requires studies that extend across multiple scales. The Land-CRAFT centre was formed in June 2022 to undertake fundamental and applied research from field to landscape scales that will address these societal challenges. Digital technologies, including modelling and remote sensing, will be key components of this centre.

 A team of researchers is being assembled to work at field, farm and landscape scales. Most decisions concerning land use and management in agricultural landscapes are taken at the farm scale, so farm-scale modelling will be central to the success of the centre. We are seeking to recruit a person with a natural science or engineering background, who is skilled in object-oriented programming and who has the ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team. Your role will include modelling nutrient flows within farming systems and linking to modelling and monitoring systems at field, farm and landscape scales.

 We expect that you will be an important part of the research environment across campus sites and universities and that you will contribute positively to the social working environment. Moreover, you will contribute to dissemination and teaching, and to report research results in high-impact scientific journals.

Your profile
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has:

  • A PhD in agronomy, engineering, biology, technical oriented sciences or similar
  • An ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries
  • An ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Good scientific and technical writing skills
  • Documented experience of publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals

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

  • Teaching and supervision experience at the BSc and MSc level
  • Interest and experience in developing competitive national and international research applications
  • Experience in object-oriented programming
  • Experience in farm scale modelling within a landscape context
  • Insight into the societal challenges for a green transition of agricultural production landscapes, and the related ecosystem services
  • Experience with digital technologies in relation to site-specific environmental, technical and socio-economic data, including remote sensing

Who we are
At the Department of Agroecology, our main goal is to contribute to sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems within the areas of soil, plants, animals, humans, and the environment. We want to make a difference by contributing to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via state-of-the-art research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer state-of-the-art laboratories, greenhouses, semi-field, and field-scale research facilities, advanced computing capacities as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.  The department consists of eight research sections with around 300 highly dedicated employees, of which approximately 50% are scientific staff. More information can be found here.

What we offer

  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism, where accountability, commitment, helpfulness, flexibility, and close collaboration is a prerequisite solving the core tasks
  • A good social environment with activities and routines that make it possible to talk across and strengthen the inclusive relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness, and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with a good work-life balance
  • An exciting and varied working environment, where two days rarely resemble each other. We are often busy, and we work creatively for solutions to societal challenges
  • Subsidized preschool child care and a free education system from primary school up to university level
  • Universal health insurance as a resident of Denmark, including family members officially residing in Denmark
  • Five weeks paid holiday per year
  • In connection with childbirth: the right to have a total of 52 weeks shared maternal/paternal leave with full or partial salary pay

Place of Work
The place of work is Aarhus University, Campus Aarhus, CF Møllers Alle 4, DK-8000 Aarhus C.  The affiliation will be with the Department of Agroecology.

More information can be obtained from Senior Researcher Nick Hutchings (nick.hutchings@agro.au.dk, or professor Tommy Dalgaard (tommy.dalgaard@agro.au.dk, phone +45 20706132) and the Centre Management.
 

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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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: 2023-01-02 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Agroecology – Center for Landscape Research in Sustainable Agricultural Futures – Land-CRAFT – Faculty: Technical Sciences
Email: mailto:nick.hutchings@agro.au.dk
Phone: +4521622721

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday January 2nd, 2023

Postdoc in hematopoietic stem cell biology and CRISPR/Cas9 transcriptional engineering

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoctoral researcher in the field of hematopoietic stem cell biology and CRISPR/Cas9 transcriptional engineering. The position is part of an ERC-funded Starting Grant and will commence per February 1st, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 2-year full-time position with the possibility of extension.

Department of Biomedicine

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

About the research group

The research group is led by Associate Professor Rasmus O. Bak. The group specializes in genetic engineering using various CRISPR/Cas platforms, and we mainly focus on applying these for gene therapy and the development of novel cell therapies. The lab is supported by several major grants, and will from 2022 Q3 host 6 postdocs, 4 PhD students, 1 lab manager, 3 research assistants, and a number of students. The research group is based in the new Skou Building in the heart of the Aarhus University campus. For more information on the research group, please visit our homepage.

About the research project

The research project will leverage the unique power of repurposed CRISPR/Cas systems for precise transcriptional manipulation of human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs). These state-of-the-art CRISPRa and CRISPRi tools will be further developed in this project and used in arrayed and pooled screens to study and manipulate the biology and therapeutic capacity of HSPCs in regenerative medicine and hematological disorders.

Your job responsibilities

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

Your main tasks will consist of:

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

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

Your competences

Applicants must have academic qualifications at PhD level in medicine, molecular medicine/biology, biotechnology, or similar, and have a proven track-record of publishing high-quality research in peer-reviewed international journals. Experience in one or more of the following techniques is highly desirable: hematopoietic stem cell culturing, CRISPRa/i-based transcriptional manipulation, CRISPR/Cas gene editing, flow cytometry, mouse transplantation, production of viral vectors, CRISPR/Cas9 screens and bioinformatics. The applicant should be highly motivated, scientifically curious, and a self-starter. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are a prerequisite. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Rasmus O. Bak; e-mail: bak@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Skou Building, Høegh-Guldbergsgade 10, bldg. 1115, DK-8000 Aarhus C., Denmark.
 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc
  • 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: 2022-11-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine – Forsk. & udd., Skou-bygningen – Faculty: Health
Email: mailto:bak@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4593929100

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 29th, 2022