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Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface for Wireless Sensing (RISing)

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

Title:
Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface for Wireless Sensing (RISing)

Research area and project description:
Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) is a surface with controllable phase shifts that can manipulate wavefronts in real time. RIS enables the environment to be engineered, and thus creates a new paradigm for communication and sensing. While the concept of RIS has a long history in the electromagnetic literature, little work has been done analyzing the application of RIS in signal processing areas. For instance, RIS can be used for wireless sensing, a recent promising direction that explores the application of wireless signal to sense the environment. This includes for example, positioning/localization, human activity detection and environment monitoring.

Wireless sensing exploits characteristics of measured wireless channels for activity sensing, it is of importance for a variety of applications such as activity monitoring, security surveillance, crowd counting, elderly and children care. The current state-of-the-art suffers from significant performance loss when there are no line-of-sight (LOS) paths. This can be solved by placing an RIS in appropriate locations to create virtual LOS paths. In this project,  the objective is to obtain a better understanding on how RIS can be used for sensing and to fully utilize its potential. The goals of this PhD project is to (i) develop models for the signal propagation with RIS and analysis its fundamental limits; (ii) design sensing signals from both the transmitter and the RIS ; (iii) develop low complexity algorithms for positioning and tracking with the aid of RIS; (iv) detect human activities and track movements using RIS in non-line-of-sight scenarios.

The Network Computing, Communications and Storage (NETX) Group operates at the intersection of theory and implementation of communication and computation, machine learning, distributed systems, and Cloud/Edge technologies. For this reason, we encourage applicants with a strong theoretical profile or a strong implementation/programming profile (or ideally both) to apply. Our group also counts with a new and well-funded laboratory to deploy large storage server pods, computing servers, ARM micro-servers for energy efficient edge operations, GPU work station, Jetson TX2 boards and a number of end-user devices.

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:
We are looking for highly motivated and independent students willing to take the challenge to do a successful 3-year PhD programme in Aarhus University. The ideal candidate will have the following profile (but not all items are required for a successful application):

  • Relevant Master’s degree (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering), although exceptional candidates from related disciplines (e.g., Applied Mathematics) will also be considered.
  • Excellent undergraduate and master degree grades are required.
  • Background on signal processing, machine learning, information theory or communication systems is highly desired, but candidates from other disciplines will be considered based on their merits and potential.
  • Background on linear algebra, mathematics and statistics is desired.
  • Strong background on programming, particularly C++ or python, is required.
  • Good English verbal and written skills are required.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Turing Building (5341), Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 01 August 2022 23:59 CEST. Preferred starting date is 1 October 2022.

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 Monday August 1st, 2022

Modelling CO2 capture and conversion technologies in industrial clusters with high renewable penetration

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

Title:
Modelling CO2 capture and conversion technologies in industrial clusters with high renewable penetration

Research area and project description:
The Novo Nordisk CO2 Research Center (CORC) ambitions to develop breakthrough technologies to capture and use CO2 with the potential to be deployed at the Gigaton scale.

This PhD project is part of an interdisciplinary team of 4 interlinked PhD projects covering system analyses and modelling supporting and underpinning those objectives.

This PhD project will use and develop state-of-the-art system models to improve our understanding of the need and the potential role of CO2 capture and conversion technologies in a future climate-neutral system.

Such technologies are expected to be cost-competitive first in industrial clusters where e.g. the capture of CO2 and the production of H2 and other synthetic fuels are physically closed. The PhD project aims at answering the following research questions:  What are the main limitations of existing CO2 technologies? Can we design hybrid renewable plants including CO2 capture or conversion? What is the level of regional integration that is needed for CO2 technologies?Due to the large uncertainty in the maximum performance attainable by CO2 technologies, it is difficult to obtain a precise representation of them in the models. To overcome this limitation, this PhD project will focus on determining the combination of parameters (feasibility space) that a novel technology requires to become part of a future sustainable system. The feasibility space will be estimated by multi-parameters sweeping aiming to investigate the required performance in terms of cost, electricity and heating consumption, capturing and conversion efficiency, ramping capabilities, etc.

This analysis will be complemented with a detailed survey of the estimated current and attainable performance parameters for the different CO2 technologies. For this, collaboration with other researchers at CORC will be key. The survey together with the definition of the feasibility space will allow determining the performance gaps, i.e., which parameter/s needs to be improved and to what extent, providing useful feedback for technology developers.The modelling will be implemented in the state-of-the-art open energy modelling PyPSA. The candidate will use and expand the model, among other things to include new relevant material flows (e.g synthetic methanol, ethylene,)

The PhD candidate will focus on modelling and use high-performance computing, but will also interact with other technology developers at the CORC. The group publishes in high-impact journals, ensures a collaborative research framework, and is committed to using open-science methodologies. The following references provide a short overview of the scientific approach of the research group:

[1] M. Victoria, E. Zeyen, T. Brown, Speed of technological transformations required in Europe to achieve different climate goals, Joule 6 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2022.04.016 

[2] M. Victoria, K. Zhu, T. Brown, G. B. Andresen, M. Greiner, Early decarbonisation of the European energy system pays off, Nature communications 11 (2020) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-20015-4   

The PhD project will be supervised by Assoc. Prof. Marta Victoria (Aarhus University) and co-supervised by Assoc. Prof. Gorm B. Andresen (Aarhus University) and Prof. André Faaij (Utrecht University)

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:
MSc in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Energy Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Economics or similar.
Experience with Python.
Good writing and communication skills in English
The candidate must show initiative and collaborate in teamwork
A good understanding of the energy system technologies and economics will be positively evaluated.
Experience with other programming languages, open-software development, project managing with Github, and high-performance computing clusters is not mandatory but will be positively evaluated.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Marta Victoria, mvp@mpe.au.dk

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 08 August 2022 23:59 CEST. Preferred starting date is 01 October 2022.

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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

Two-year postdoc position to study large mammal impacts on the spatiotemporal environmental heterogeneity in elemental availability

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoc position in the field of ecological stoichiometry at the Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark. The postdoc project will form part of a larger programme investigating “The chemical landscapes of Danish rewilded ecosystems”, funded by Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond under the Inge Lehmann programme.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

The position is for 2 years, and the successful candidate will start no later than 1 January 2023
 

Job description

Inter- and intra-specific variation in plant stoichiometric characteristics could be driven by morphological and physiological traits/responses and by the spatiotemporal environmental heterogeneity in elemental availability. All of these aspects can be influenced by top-down impact from large mammalian herbivores (through consumption, elemental return through dung, urine and carcasses and through the physical modification of soils).
This postdoc project will contribute to the broader objectives of the overarching project “The chemical landscapes of Danish rewilded ecosystems” which attempts to assess how the restored impact from large mammalian herbivores affects the multi-elemental, stoichiometric niche space available to primary producers. As part of the broader team, the postdoc will help to quantify herbaceous layer structural, and species compositional shifts triggered by herbivore impact. Using this information, the postdoc will be responsible for describing stoichiometric shifts along animal impact gradients and contrasting the stoichiometric niche space of the different plant communities that develop in the wake of varying levels of animal influence. The postdoc will also assess species-specific consequences to productivity, reproduction and survival through experimental nutrient enrichment and through the controlled manipulation of the stoichiometric environment.
The project will consist of a combination of experimental greenhouse work and field-based work (plant species surveys, soil and plant sampling, and in situ nutrient measurements) in Danish rewilding sites. The postdoc is expected to:

  • contribute conceptually to experimental design and project development,
  • lead at least three high-quality publications over the two-year period,
  • contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching,
  • co-supervise students at BSc and MSc level, and
  • collaborate widely within the research group and with colleagues in the rest of the section.

 

The academic and personal qualifications sought:

  • Candidates must have a PhD degree in ecology or must have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline.
  • Expertise in ecological stoichiometry and statistical modelling are required.
  • Plant identification skills and experience in conducting greenhouse experiments will be an advantage.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills and the willingness to collaborate within the group and across the section where it is sensible to do so.
  • The successful candidate must have publication experience and publications in highranking international journals will be a considerable advantage.
  • The candidate must have good oral and written communication skills in English. International applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language skills.

 

Who we are

The successful candidate will form part of the Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity. Broadly, research from the section is focused on the dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystems, often in light of human impact and global change. We study a diverse set of organisms from the arctic to the tropics.  More information about the people and the research activities of the group can be found at https://bio.au.dk/en/about-biology/sections/ecoinformatics-and-biodiversity
The successful candidate will be joining a newly established group under the leadership of Assistant Professor Elizabeth le Roux. Broadly, the group’s research focus is on the ecosystem impacts of megafauna and the functional consequences of their restoration.
You will also be affiliated with the ‘Centre for Biodiversity in A Changing World’ (https://bio.au.dk/en/research/research-centres/biochange), and while you will be working primarily with the project PI, Assistant Professor Elizabeth le Roux, close collaboration with, and involvement in the work of other group members is expected where reasonable.
 

What we offer

The section offers a vibrant, diverse and inclusive research environment that encourages lively, open and critical discussion. The section is very international with communication mostly in English and we welcome international applicants. We take pride in maintaining a workplace that is characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.
 

Place of work and area of employment

The place of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Biology, Ny Munkegade, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
The Department of Biology hosts research programs and teaching curricula that cover all major biological sub-disciplines. The Department currently employs approximately 140 academic and technical staff and 40 PhD students. The Department hosts BSc and MSc study programs in Biology with about 400 students enrolled as well as a PhD program. The Department offer a vibrant and informal research environment with a long-standing tradition for collaboration with international university partners in the absolute elite. The working language is English, and we welcome applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Read about the Danish work-life balance, special opportunities for junior researchers, and the services available when relocating to Aarhus University here. The campus of Aarhus University is located in a beautiful park close to the city centre (population 300.000). Life quality and time allocation to family life in Denmark is high, and international investigations usually report that no other nationality score higher in terms of life satisfaction. You can read more about the Department of Biology here.
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Assistant professor Elizabeth le Roux, +45 55 25 56 43, eleroux@bio.au.dk.
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than the 31st of August.
 

Application procedure

The application must be in English and must include

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • degree certificates,
  • a complete list of publications,
  • a cover letter describing your interest in the position (max 400 words)
  • a brief statement of your vision for your career (max 50 words), and two letters of reference to be submitted on your behalf.

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biology
Email: mailto:eleroux@bio.au.dk
Phone: +4593522463

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoc position in smart material solutions for civil engineering (oil well abandonment)

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on innovative material solutions for oil well abandonment, with a special focus on cement bonding and strengthening of porous materials.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

The position is for 2 years, and it is available from 1 November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 

Job description

This project focuses on finding innovative and effective solutions to use deposited scale in oil well pipes in combination with oil well cement to form a barrier material for well abandonment. A special focus is to strengthen existing scale formed in the production pipes using various methods. The interface between the strengthened scale and oil well cement is another critical subject to be studied.

The successful candidate will join an ambitious international research team.  As a Postdoc, you are expected to autonomously carry out research work assigned by the responsible PI.  You co-supervise students (PhD, MSc and BSc) in their projects. You expand your research portfolio, and you represent our research group through publications and presentations at international conferences. You may also contribute to teaching activities.
 

Your profile

  • Applicants should hold a PhD in material sciences, civil engineering (materials) or relevant
  • Strong expertise within experimental work, especially related to engineering materials
  • Documented experience in scientific writing and publication in peer reviewed scientific journals
  • Research experience in strengthening of porous materials, restoration/repair of ancient cultural heritages and cement bonding improvement is a plus
  • Experience in developing competitive research applications is a plus
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, team- and goal-oriented personality
  • Full command of the English language 

Note: Together with the required application materials, please submit a research plan/proposal based on the research subject.
 

Who we are

Department of Civil and Architectural 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/center 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 characterized 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), 8000 Aarhus, and the area of employment is the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University. 
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Dr. Min Wu, +45 25683769, e-mail: mnwu@cae.au.dk.
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 15 August 2022
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Email: mailto:mnwu@cae.au.dk
Phone: +4525683769

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Renal Physiology

The Department of Biomedicine/Physiology at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of Renal Physiology as per 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 2-year fixed-term part time position for 12.3 hours per week

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 project addresses the molecular physiology of hormone regulated HCO3- secretion in the collecting duct. Different genetically modified mouse models will be used to study the mechanism of how the collecting duct can markedly activate its ability to secrete base into the urine.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in renal physiology 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.
  • You must be able to handle the isolated tubule perfusion technique to study the function of beta intercalated cells. The qualification of handling mice and tissue from these is essential.

You will report to the Head of Department Thomas G. Jensen.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: Physiology, Medicine, Biology.

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 Professor Jens Georg Leipziger, leip@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høgh Guldbergsgade 10, 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: 2022-07-12 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:leip@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4560202760

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday July 12th, 2022

Two 2-year Postdoc positions in Computational Chemistry/Computational Biophysics

Understanding cellular membranes and how the lipid components may play more active roles in signaling and other functions of membrane proteins is an intriguing task. Traditionally, the membrane has been seen as a simple barrier between the cellular interior and exterior, as reflected in most textbooks, with a single lipid type. However, recent advances in lipid research suggest that the lipid membrane composition and the lipid binding sites of membrane proteins are crucial elements that regulate cellular functions. State-of-the-art computational methods may hold the key to improving our understanding of the cell membrane function and the lipid contribution.

The Biomodelling Group at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark, is now seeking candidates with experience in computational modelling for two 2-year postdoctoral positions studying exactly such aspects for two membrane proteins, namely the glucagon receptor, involved in diabetes, and the sortilin receptor, know to play a role in Parkinson’s disease.

The positions are available from October 1st or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area

Position 1 – Glucagon receptor:
Membrane proteins play a crucial role in a range of biological processes and as such are of great interest therapeutically. Environmental changes, such as ageing, diet or chronic inflammation, can lead to changes in the lipidome of cells, which may also affect the function of the proteins embedded in them.
Such lipidome changes have been linked to an increase in various diseases. The regulation of lipid metabolism and ketogenesis is one of the most promising avenues to ameliorate age-related diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

In this current project, we initially aim to develop new small molecules to modulate lipid metabolism and ketogenesis. This work is part of a wider interdisciplinary collaboration with the Bioanalytical unit at the Department of Forensic Science (https://forensic.au.dk/en/research/bioanalytical-unit), at Aarhus University, and is partly funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation.
 

Project 2 – sortilin receptor:
With an aging population, chronic diseases, such as Parkinson’s, diabetes, depression and chronic pain, are becoming a huge burden on societies around the globe, for both individuals affected and the economy. Recent studies indicate that many chronic diseases may be related to dysfunction of the cell membrane, which is composed of a lipid bilayer with embedded proteins. Diseases may be triggered by changes in the lipid composition of the cell membrane, which then affect the function of embedded proteins. In this project, you will explore the impact of disease-linked lipidomic changes on peptide and protein function and work on the development of peptide drugs for neurodegenerative diseases. This project is in collaboration with the Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit at Aarhus University (https://tnu.au.dk/) and partly funded by the Lundbeck Foundation.

Your profile

Position 1:
The ideal candidate has a track record and expertise in a broad range of molecular modelling techniques including molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulations, with applications towards proteins, membranes and therapeutics. The candidate is expected to perform research at an internationally competitive level and to be able to present work to a broad audience. Supervision of junior students is expected in the position.
Essential skills

  • PhD in Computational Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or related field
  • Extensive knowledge of molecular docking
  • Experience in molecular dynamics simulations
  • Experience in working in an interdisciplinary research environment or with experimental collaborators
  • Experience in the supervision of junior students

Desirable skills

  • Background in medicinal chemistry or previous experience in drug development
  • Experience in data science and applied statistics
  • Knowledge of enhanced sampling MD techniques

Position 2:
The ideal candidate has a track record and expertise in a broad range of molecular modelling techniques, including coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations, with applications on proteins, lipid membranes and peptides. The candidate is expected to perform research at an internationally competitive level and to be able to present their work to a broad audience. Supervision of junior students is expected in the position.
Essential skills

  • PhD in Computational Biophysics or related field
  • Experience with molecular dynamics simulations and coarse-grain methods in particular
  • Experience in working in interdisciplinary research environments or with experimental collaborators

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of GROMACS simulation software and MARTINI force field
  • Experience in data science and Python programming
  • Experience in machine learning packages (PyTorch).

Who we are/The department

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. 

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University (www.chem.au.dk) is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research programs. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full and associate professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~150 PhD-students and postdocs and around 500 students.

The Biomodelling Group is located at the Department of Chemistry. Our main research goals are to obtain molecular information on protein function and reaction mechanisms, and disentangle the interplay between proteins and other molecules, such as lipids, drugs, etc. In this respect, we employ computational methods, bioinformatics and molecular modelling tools to study protein structure and dynamics, and we collaborate with various experimental groups within e.g. medicinal chemistry, biophysics or biochemistry, to shed light on the details that experiments alone cannot resolve. We are typically around 10-12 people in the group with an equal gender division and have a strong work culture based on collaboration and helping each other in all aspects of work. Group responsibilities are widely shared between all group members. Reflecting the values of Danish work culture, we have a flat organizational structure, where the group members of all levels of experience are treated as equals and valued for their input. Based on this, the group nurtures high levels of independence in decision-making and encourages accomplishing personal development goals for each member. Equally, active learning is strongly encouraged, and the members can participate in group learning activities. A work-life balance is strongly respected. We have a positive working environment with regularly organised social group activities.
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 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.
https://chem.au.dk/en/research/research-areas-and-research-groups/theoreticalchemistry/biomodelling

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.
 

For further information please contact:  Professor Birgit Schiøtt (birgit@chem.au.dk) and Assistant Professor Nils Berglund (nab@chem.au.dk)

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-10 at 23:59
Email: mailto:birgit@chem.au.dk
Phone: +4529826882

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 10th, 2022

Postdoc for spectroscopy of biological ice

SurfLab within the Chemistry Department of Aarhus University seeks to hire two postdocs for the ERC project F-BioIce. Within this project, you will study how ice proteins can freeze water using sum frequency scattering spectroscopy and two dimensional infrared spectroscopy (2DIR). Ice bacteria are the most effective ice nucleators known. Bacteria use specific proteins at their outer surface to start ice growth – with potential implications for life science, ecosystems and climate.

The starting date is 1. November 2022 and the duration of the employment will be 24 months.

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

Job description/research project/research area

Postdocs in our team will follow how ice proteins exert control over water molecules using nonlinear spectroscopies. A postdoc in this ERC project will focus on either sum frequency generation spectroscopy or 2DIR experiments and will benefit from collaborations within a network of simulation groups, atmospheric scientists and biologists.

Researchers in our group benefit from several new femtosecond laser systems, surface spectroscopy facilities, a vibrant group of spectroscopists and the strong community of laser experts at Aarhus University. Join a truly interdisciplinary environment with close collaboration in the United States, Switzerland, The Netherlands, India and Germany.

Your profile

Outside of having a strong motivation to work on interfaces and ice nucleation, postdoctoral fellows should have expertise in laser spectroscopies to be considered for the position. Experience setting up laser experiments and nonlinear spectroscopy will be beneficial.

Further information about the positions may be obtained from Associate Professor Tobias Weidner: weidner@chem.au.dk
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-10 at 23:59
Email: mailto:weidner@chem.au.dk
Phone: +4593508509

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 10th, 2022

Postdoc in breeding scheme simulation

The Department of Quantitative Genetics & Genomics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on breeding scheme simulation.
 

Starting Date and Period

The position is for two years and is available from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.

 

Job description

You are expected to contribute to the development of breeding schemes within different animal species both in relation to breeding goal setting and to the optimization of breeding schemes with constraint on inbreeding.
 

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in quantitative genetics and are expected to be able to develop and perform breeding scheme simulation by use of the fortran based simulation program ADAM. Excellent communication skills are expected as well as the ability to work as part of a team. As the position is intended for promoting across country collaboration within the area monthly trips abroad will be required.
 

Who we are

 

Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics
The institute like center, QGG, is a major center for research and education in quantitative genetics and quantitative genomics (www.qgg.au.dk/en) at Aarhus University. We perform basic and applied research within livestock and plant breeding as well as human applications within precision medicine. The research within QGG is characterized by a very close synergy between method development, basic analysis and application of the developed methods on practical problems across species in collaboration with industry partners. QGG is an international research Center with about 70 employees and visiting researchers from over 15 nations. QGG works in teams and strive for an excellent working environment. We therefore value self-leadership, open communication, respect for diversity and success in mentoring, supervision and teaching.

 

What we offer

The successful candidate is offered:

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

 

Place of Work

The place of work is C.F. Møllers Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact: Senior Scientist, Morten Kargo, +45 2330 3894, morten.kargo@qgg.au.dk.
 

Deadline

27 June 2022
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deadline: 2022-07-12 at 23:59
Unit: Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics
Email: mailto:morten.kargo@qgg.au.dk
Phone: +4593522614

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday July 12th, 2022

Postdoc in environmental chemistry

The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark invites applications for a position in environmental chemistry as a Postdoc. The position is to be filled by 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a time limited 3 years position.

Qualifications requirements

The position will be co-funded by the H2020 (EU) project Upwater on analysis of micropollutants and groundwater remediation and by projects on biocides from the Danish EPA.
The candidate will hold a masters and PhD in environmental chemistry or similar and will have a strong background in quantifying organic compounds in environmental matrices, especially water.
The successful candidate will analyse micropollutants (pesticides, biocides, flame retardant, pharmaceuticals and their metabolites) from ground-, surface- and stormwater by means of HPLC-MS/MS, HPLC-HRMS and GC-MS. The successful candidate will also develop and test means for removal, especially biofilm and biofilter approaches. The candidate is also expected to contribute to co-ordinating the projects and contribute to the reporting and publishing.

The Group

Is headed by Kai Bester and currently consists of 3 PhD students, 2 postdocs and three HPLC-MS/MS instruments (two triple quadrupoles and one Q-TOF) as well as a multitude of pilot reactors are operated.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 3–year position from 1 October 2022 or as soon possible.

Job description

The successful candidate will analyse micropollutants (pesticides, biocides, flame retardant, pharmaceuticals and their metabolites) from ground-, surface- and stormwater by means of HPLC-MS/MS, HPLC-HRMS and GC-MS. The successful candidate will also develop and test means for removal, especially biofilm and biofilter approaches. The candidate is also expected to contribute to co-ordinating the projects and contribute to the reporting and publishing.

Your profile

The candidate will hold a masters and PhD in environmental chemistry or similar and will have a strong background in quantifying organic compounds in environmental matrices, especially water.
Experiences in are seen favorably:

  1. quantifying organic micro-pollutants (e.g. pesticides, biocides, flame retardants as well as their metabolites) in technical systems as well as in the environment including method development for HPLC-MS/MS, HPLC-HRMS and GC-MS.
  2. studies on processes in technical and environmental systems (ground- surface and stormwater).
  3. transformation reactions of the above mentioned compounds such as microbial degradation and/or chemical oxidation.
  4. building, operating and optimizing biofilm reactors for removing micropollutants
  5. identifying transformation products.
  6. publishing the respective results.
  7. project proposals and reporting.

Who we are

The Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary department under the Faculty of Technology 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 120 staff and PhD-students are working at the department. Further information may be found at http://www.envs.au.dk.

Description of the section

The selected candidate will be affiliated with the Section for Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology. The section conducts research and research-based advisory services targeted towards an understanding of the transport and fate of organic pollutants in the environment, and towards an understanding of the links

between environmental chemistry, toxicology and human exposure. In addition, tools are being developed to both identify and quantify impacts, which can act as indicators of emerging problems. The aim is to provide the highest capability in Denmark for assessing risks associated with the distribution and fate of organic pollutants in the environment. Expertise within the section includes:

  • Environmental chemical risk assessments of mixtures and contaminants of emerging concern
  • State-of-the-art analytical methods for the measurement of trace-levels of organic pollutants in various matrices, including biota (including human), sediment, soil, air, consumer products, food and water
  • Environmental toxicology, exposure and effects
  • Forensic oil spill analysis
  • Chemical and biological transformation processes

It is expected that the candidate will interact with and conduct projects on biocidal products, urban water cycles and water cleaning to support the ongoing projects and contribute the development of the strategic fields of Aarhus University concerning water and contaminants. The candidate is expected to acquire projects or contribute to acquiring projects.

Center for Advanced Water Purification. The position will be located in the Center for Advanced Water Purification: https://projects.au.dk/waterpurification

Place of work and area of employment

The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Science and Technology, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. The city of Roskilde (www.roskilde.dk) is located close to Copenhagen. The area provides immediate access to a wealth of cultural and recreational pursuits.

Contact information

For further information, please contact:  Kai Bester (Professor in Environmental Chemistry), e-mail: kb@envs.au.dk or +45 87158552.

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 12 July 2022.

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-07-12 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Environmental Science
Email: mailto:kb@envs.au.dk
Phone: +4593508089

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday July 12th, 2022

2-year Postdoc position to support the development of an industrial Hydrothermal Liquefaction plant for sewage sludge

The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to help the establishment of a first of its kind industrial Hydrothermal liquefaction reactor at a wastewater treatment plant.

 

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 2–year position from 1 September 2022 or as soon possible.
 

Job description

The main responsibilities of the candidate will lie in:
 

  • Support the establishment, testing and optimisation of the industrial Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) plant.
  • Process analysis (mass and energy) of the HTL plant, it’s integration with the wastewater treatment plant and the refinery.
  • Analysis of the produced biocrude, process water, gas and solid residue to establish mass balances and optimal use of the products.
  • Detailed analysis and evaluation of the HTL solid residue and its possible uses as fertiliser or other applications.
  • Writing scientific publications of the results obtained from running the HTL plant, its products and integration.
  • Active participation in the supervision and training of MSc, BSc and PhD students.

The position is enabled by the EUDP funded project Sludge2Fuel, where several companies are working together with Aarhus University to establish a HTL plant at the wastewater treatment plant in Fridericia, Denmark. The plant is expected to operational in December 2022. Most of the work will be carried out to support the development of this plant, once it is running and before. The work will expand on the on-going research using a pilot-scale, continuous, hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) reactor at the Foulum Campus of Aarhus University. See bce.au.dk/biorefining for more details about the plant and research group. This HTL plant is currently one of the largest worldwide in academic settings and around 1/20th in terms of capacity to the new plant (~100 kg/h vs ~2000 kg/h). The work will be carried out as part of the Sludge2Fuel consortium (www.sludge2fuel.dk) and a growing team at AU working in hydrothermal processing (carbonization and liquefaction) with currently two faculty members, four postdocs, two PhD students, technicians and varying amounts of MSc students and BSc students.
 

Qualifications

Prior experience in operation, design and maintenance of chemical engineering processes at lab or pilot scale is desired. The candidate is required to have a PhD in chemical engineering, process engineering or similar (or about to complete the degree).
A strong academic background in applied research and publication record are expected. The candidates must demonstrate ability to conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary research, and experience with technology transfer from university to industry is beneficial. It is important that the applicant has the ability to independently evaluate chemical processes in terms of mass and energy balances.
  Additional professional certificates, qualifications and experience in e.g. Health and Safety, electrical work, mechanical engineering, programming are an advantage. Experience in analysis of biomass, biofuels and bioproducts using equipment such as elemental analysis, HPLC, GC-MS and similar are essential skills for the candidate.

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

  • A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or similar (or about to)
  • The ability to evaluate and optimize chemical engineering processes
  • Experience in operating continuous flow reactors  
  • A solid background in thermochemical processing of biomass, biorefining, biofuels or related areas.
  • The ability to work independently and to generate new ideas and creative approaches.
  • The ability to write peer reviewed academic publications.
  • Is passionate about science and engineering and working in a team dedicated to green technologies.

 

Who we are

The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering Within Chemical Engineering, the BCE Department has strong research sections in Environmental Engineering and Materials & Process Engineering. The successful applicant will be working with Chemical Engineering and will produce and disseminate knowledge and research results. Translation of results into solving relevant societal challenges is a highly prioritized part of our work.
 

The position is available through a The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) Project from the Danish Energy Agency called Sludge2Fuel (www.sludge2fuel.dk) . The project started in September 2021 and is expected to finish in October 2024. The aim of the project is to establish the world’s first full-scale HTL plant, integrated with a wastewater treatment plant. The sewage sludge is converted using HTL to bio-crude which is further upgraded by the refinery partner. The process water is treated directly at the wastewater treatment plant. The solid residue is recovered for recycling of phosphorous especially
 

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 Hangøvej 2, Aarhus 8200, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. The position involves frequent travel to the Sludge2Fuel HTL plant in Fredericia (Røde Banke 16, 7000 Fredericia), the AU HTL pilot plant at the AU Campus (Blichers Allee 20, 8820 Tjele) and regular project meetings at partners of the consortium.

 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Associate Professor, Patrick Biller, pbiller@bce.au.dk.
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 17.07.2022.
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deadline: 2022-07-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Email: mailto:pbiller@bce.au.dk
Phone: +4593522614

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 17th, 2022

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Postdoc in vascular biology and inflammation

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health, Aarhus University invites applications for a position as

Postdoc in the field of vascular biology and inflammation as per 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 3-year full-time position.

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 Angiogenesis and Inflammation group headed by Assistant Professor Joanna Kalucka (https://biomed.au.dk/kalucka-lab) is looking for outstanding researchers at the Postdoctoral level to join our international team. The aim of the project is to explore the underlying mechanisms of how the blood vessels respond to tissue microenvironment and how their properties are changed in the response to inflammation (e.g., in cancer). You will explore the biology of one recently discovered candidate proteins, which we have found to play a key role in endothelial cell activation and modulation during inflammation. More specifically, the project will be based on characterization studies in murine models in vivo and in vitro, utilizing relevant models for mimicking vascular activation and inflammation, as well as tumor formation. The project will be conducted in a multidisciplinary environment at the interface between academia and clinical environment, where resources and expertise in animal surgery and clinical patient material processing will be available. However, excellent experimental methodological skill and dedication will be necessary for successfully conducting the project.

Your job responsibilities

Based on our preliminary results you will further develop your own project in the area of endothelial cell dysfunction in cancer, with a particular aim to identify new regulatory nodes in the control of endothelial cell dysfunction and angiocrine signaling. You will collaborate with other members of the laboratory and with collaborators at the institute, and you will be expected to develop expertise in areas necessary for successful progress of your project.
As Postdoc within our research group 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. The work related to the project will take place at Department of Biomedicine, and the successful candidate will be integrated into the department. 

You will report to Assistant Professor Joanna Kalucka.

Your competence:

  • 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.
  • You hold a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular pharmacology or closely related disciplines
  • You have extensive cell culture experience including primary cells handling (e.g., endothelial cells, adipocytes, macrophages, lymphocytes, and/or fibroblasts)
  • You have experience with working with mouse models (e.g., tumor inoculation, measurements, drug treatments, standard dissections and surgery)
  • You have a proven scientific track-record, a thorough understanding of vascular biology and inflammation, and preferentially tumor and/or adipose tissue biology.
  • Your experimental skills probably cover cell-based assays, immunoassays biochemical and gene expression analyses

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 Joanna Kalucka tel.: (+45) 52169817.

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

We expect to conduct interviews in August.

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

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

Deadline: 2022-07-10 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:joanna.kalucka@aias.au.dk
Phone: +4521623283

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 10th, 2022

Postdoc Opening in Quantum Materials and Devices

A two-year experimental postdoc position is open in the newly established Laboratory of Quantum Materials and Quantum Measurements and Villum Center for Hybrid Quantum Materials and Devices led by Villum Investigator Prof. Yong P. Chen at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 2–year position from 01/10/22.

This is a fixed-term position to end on 30/09/24.
 

Job description

General research interests of the new lab and Center include:

1) Fabrication and studies of 2D, topological and hybrid quantum materials, structures and devices with novel electronic and/or optical properties;
2) Advanced quantum transport, optical, and/or scanning probe measurements (esp. at low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields) of materials and devices with potential relevance in quantum information (e.g. computing or sensing) applications;
3) Quantum sensing of quantum materials using qubit probes (e.g. Josephson junctions, NV centers).

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in experimental condensed matter physics, nanoscience or quantum science.

We are particularly interested in candidates with strong experimental research background in one of the following areas:

1) Nano/quantum device fabrication and transport measurements, experience with solid state qubits would be particularly interesting;
2) Scanning probe microscopy;
3) Quantum optics and quantum sensing measurements

Who we are

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a department on Natural Sciences. The main objectives of the Department are to carry out research at the highest international level, to offer research based teaching at Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD levels, and to exchange knowledge with other areas of society, e.g. by offering our expertise to the business world.

The Department is an attractive workplace for researchers, teachers, technicians, laboratory technicians and administrators and has a good study environment with many talented and active students at all levels. The research at the Department of Physics and Astronomy is of high quality, attracts significant international attention – in several fields the Department is within the world elite – and is characterized by many international collaborations with other high-ranking universities and research institutions around the world.

The newly established Laboratory of Quantum Materials and Quantum Measurements and Villum Center for Hybrid Quantum Materials and Devices led by Villum Investigator Prof. Yong P. Chen (https://pure.au.dk/portal/da/persons/yong-chen(dbfdb176-599c-4897-989f-91f1a240f495).html) is also part of and works closely with Aarhus’ iNANO (https://inano.au.dk/) and Villum Center for Dirac Materials (https://villumcdm.org/), as well as Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/quantum/ in the USA) and WPI-AIMR International Center for Materials Research (https://www.wpi-aimr.tohoku.ac.jp/ in Japan), and enjoys access to extensive facilities and collaboration network worldwide.  Successful candidates will be employed/hosted by Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark, but may also spend a portion of time (depending on the project and interests) as visiting researchers in Purdue (USA) or AIMR (Japan).

Please submit: CV with publications, names and contact information of at least 2 references, a brief (~1 page) statement of research interests and plan (in relation to the research directions of our lab and your past research experiences). 
 

What we offer

The successful candidate is offered:
 

  • access to a wide range of state of art research facilities
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different subfields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, collegial working relations, network activities among scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

professional mentoring and career development and networking opportunities.
 

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C (some projects may involve overseas work in USA or Japan as noted above), and the area of employment is  the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
 

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Processor, Yong Chen, +45 50184112, yongchen@phys.au.dk.
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 31/07/2022.

 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-07-31 at 23:59
Email: mailto:yongchen@phys.au.dk
Phone: +4550184112

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Postdoc in the development of a pedagogy of world-care for green transition and sustainability in early childhood education and care

The Department of Educational Psychology at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the research project: Green Transition and World-Care in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The postdoc position is full time (37 hours a week) and is expected to begin on 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, and to end 30 months later on 30 June 2025. The position is based at DPU Copenhagen Campus.

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

The research context

The overall project investigates the challenges of the green transition and sustainability as a new pedagogical task in early childhood education and care (ECEC). In this project we address these challenges as a question of developing and practising world-care. The project is financed by the Danish Research Council (FKK), See more details at:
https://dpu.au.dk/om-dpu/nyheder/nyhed/artikel/dagtilbud-skal-skabe-verdensomsorg  

The guiding research questions are:

1) How can we encourage and foster a caring attitude towards the non-human world, including biodiversity and sustainability, without overburdening young children with eco-anxiety and a sense of powerlessness?

2) What narratives of nature and the human-natural environment relationship (incl. sustainability and green transformation) are 2-5 year-old children introduced to in ECEC by professionals, parents and cultural products (like books, film and programs directed at children)?

3) What professional resources are needed to provide better world-care in ECEC?
 

The position

The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with the project team at DPU, consisting of Associate Professor Ditte Winther-Lindqvist (the PI), Associate Professor Anne Maj Nielsen and Associate Professor Dorte Kousholt, and also in close collaboration with pedagogical practitioners in the project’s ECEC institutions. Apart from empirical investigation, analysis and dissemination in relevant international journals, the postdoc is expected to take part in coordinating the project on a daily basis with the PI. The methods used are qualitative and participatory, focusing on professional development through the method of research circles and ethnographic fieldwork. The theoretical sources of inspiration comprise phenomenological, cultural-historical, developmental, ethical and dialectical approaches to children’s being and becoming through participation in pedagogical activities and relationships in ECEC.

Research tasks

The postdoctoral project will contribute various points of focus to the overall research agenda. One of the tasks in the fieldwork is to identify the cultural and symbolic resources involved in addressing sustainability and world-care in ECEC. In combination with participatory research through research circle work and workshops with management and practitioners, the project investigates the way in which professionals perceive the task of creating more sustainable habits and routines in their practice and how they receive and understand this as an effort of taking care of the world (world-care) together with children. The postdoc will document and analyse the way in which understandings of the human-non-human environment relationship are communicated to children, and what characterise this pedagogy. These issues are explored in research circles and in daily practices, which in turn give rise to locally situated initiatives for change and for continuing or breaking habits in ECEC. This includes the analysis of practices in ordinary activity settings (mealtimes, circle-time, play time), and of the ways in which sustainability and the green transition are present in these situations. However, in pedagogical projects, children’s books and popular culture about nature children are also exposed to narratives about nature, human and non-human relationships and sustainability which strongly influence their appreciation and understanding of these phenomena. The postdoc will identify and analyse the ways in which nature, living beings and the environment are understood by professionals – and how they are communicated to children in pedagogy and cultural products in ECEC.

The successful applicant for the postdoc position will be expected to contribute substantially to the research project by taking part in theoretical and conceptual development within the field, and to work independently and in close collaboration with the senior researchers. Applicants are therefore encouraged to suggest a research plan as part of their application

Qualifications

The successful applicant for the postdoctoral position must have a PhD or equivalent qualifications in psychology, education or anthropology (or a related field). Applicants must be able to document:

  • Experience of participatory research methodology
  • Excellent English writing skills.

It is an advantage if applicants can also document prior professional experience in and/or knowledge of:

  • ECEC
  • Sustainability and education
  • Embodied education
  • Developmental psychology
  • Relational care ethics
  • Professional development.

Due to the nature of the research methodology, the applicant must be able to publish in English as well as working in close collaboration with professional practitioners in Danish.

For further information about the position, please contact the PI, Ditte Winther-Lindqvist. email: diwi@edu.au.dk

You can read more about the Department of Educational Psychology here:
https://dpu.au.dk/om-dpu/organisation-og-strategi/afdeling-for-paedagogisk-psykologi

The application must be submitted in English.
 

Work environment

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

We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. For further information, visit
https://international.au.dk/life/lifeindenmark/familyworklife/.

International applicants

For further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling, international applicants are encouraged to visit https://international.au.dk/research/researcher-positions/workingconditions/. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, check the taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.
 

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: 2022-09-29 at 23:59
Unit: Danish School of Education
Email: mailto:diwi@edu.au.dk
Phone: +4530139323

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 29th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in kidney disease epidemiology / clinical epidemiology

The Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a full-time 1-year position as postdoctoral research fellow in the field of Kidney Disease Epidemiology as per 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Clinical Epidemiology is a research department at Aarhus University Hospital, within the Institute of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University. Researchers in the department use advanced epidemiological methods to study the prognosis of patient populations. The department is engaged in a variety of activities regarding clinical epidemiological research, including cancer prognosis research. The department is involved in counselling health care professionals to improve the quality of health care and treatment. A large number of projects in the department are carried out in cooperation with Danish and international collaborators.

About the research project

The position entails research within clinical epidemiology, specifically within kidney disease epidemiology. The successful candidate will join a project focusing on studies related to acute or chronic kidney disease, e.g. in patients undergoing surgery. The research fellow will join a vibrant and dynamic multidisciplinary project team with a growing research collaboration and network.

The successful applicant will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. They will work closely with colleagues, receiving supervision and guidance. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s interest in building bridges between clinical, epidemiological and biostatistical research.

The main tasks will consist of:

  • Research in clinical epidemiology, specifically within kidney disease epidemiology.
  • Make applications as needed for access to Danish population-based and medical registries.
  • Perform statistical analysis using programmes such as SAS, Stata, R, or equivalent.
  • Collaborate within an active research group with national and international collaborators.
  • Contribute to teaching at the Aarhus University and its collaborators, as necessary.
  • Take part in grant writing and participate actively in research fundraising.
  • Gain experience supervising students.
  • Conduct independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Write scientific articles and participate in international congresses.
  • Perform other tasks within the Department of Clinical Epidemiology fields of interest. Please see our webpage at www.kea.au.dk.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD/DSc level preferably within one or more of the following areas nephrology, epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, and/or can document familiarity with epidemiological research at an international level. Research experience in clinical epidemiology would be advantageous. Research experience in epidemiologic methods, analysing and incorporating data from Danish (or other) registries would be useful, particularly data incorporating socioeconomic or health data. As a person, you are motivated, ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English and Danish.
In order to be assessed as qualified for this 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 Professor Christian Fynbo Christiansen tel.: (+45) 8716 8218.
Your place of work will be the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Olof Palmes Alle 43-45, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

Deadline: 2022-07-06 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Clinical Medicine
Email: mailto:cfc@clin.au.dk
Phone: +4587168218

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday July 6th, 2022

Semantic Communication for IoT Edge Analytics

Applicants are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Electrical and Computer Engineering programme. The position is available from 01 October 2022 or later.

Title:
Semantic Communication for IoT Edge Analytics

Research area and project description:
The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ever-increasing massive IoT data provide unprecedented opportunities for innovations as well as pose challenges in data communication, storage and analytics. How to transmit massive amount of IoT data from IoT devices to Edge/Cloud in real time, and how to extract knowledge and value from data have gained significant interest among researchers and industry. Conventionally, data communication and data analytics are designed and developed separately. Data communication following Shannon’s information theory focuses on designing compact bit representation of the data and reliable transmission. The emerging paradigm shift in data communication is from “semantic neutrality” towards semantic communication, which is trying to answer “how precisely do the transmitted data convey the desired meaning” and “how effectively does the received data affect machine intelligence to achieve a final goal, e.g., performing analytics and make a right decision”, instead of answering “how accurately can the data be transmitted”. Data analytics focuses on designing algorithms to perform fast and accurate data analytics, in particular, with the increasing demand on real-time IoT analytics which promises to realize proactive and predictive analytics by analyzing IoT data as soon as it enters the system in a predefined timeframe. The new trend is to perform real-time IoT analytics at the network edge to significantly reduce the analytics response time and save the bandwidth to forward all the data to the cloud. However, the analytics capability of edge computing is not as powerful as that of cloud computing. Therefore, the question is not how to perform analytics on massive IoT data, but rather how to perform analytics on the right data.

In this project, we will jointly design sensor data representation and an edge analytics framework for real-time IoT data analytics to address the technical challenges in the current IoT ecosystem.

  1. We will study the relationship between sensor data representation, data storage architecture, and data analytics, to understand their impact on latency, accuracy, scalability, and fault tolerance.
  2. We will study existing data analytics methods so as to: (i) examine what extent they support real-time IoT data analytics at Edge, and (ii) understand their performance tradeoffs and deficiencies.
  3. We will optimize the sensor data representation and compression not only for transmission but also for facilitating and accelerating data analytics.
  4. We will develop tailor-made techniques for real-time IoT analytics at Edge, leveraging our previous expertise in data engineering.

Project description (½-4 pages). This document should describe your ideas and research plans for this specific project. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found.

Qualifications and specific competences:
We are looking for highly motivated and independent students willing to take the challenge to do a successful 3-year PhD programme in Aarhus University. The ideal candidate will have the following profile (but not all items are required for a successful application):

  • Relevant Master’s degree (e.g., Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering).
  • Excellent undergraduate and master degree grades are required.
  • Background on data communication, data analytics, machine learning, and data storage is highly desired, but candidates from other disciplines will be considered based on their merits and potential.
  • Background on mathematics, statistics and linear algebra is desired.
  • Strong programming skills in Python.
  • Good English verbal and written skills are required.

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

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application.

Application deadline is 31 July 2022 23:59 .

Preferred starting date is 01 October 2022.

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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Two-year postdoctoral position: Past social networks, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions

The School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position at the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions. The position is full-time and is expected to begin on 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be of limited duration until 31/12/2024.

Place of employment: Aarhus University, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Campus Moesgaard, Denmark.

Research context
The post.doc. will be part of the research project ‘The Past Social Networks Project: The first open online repository for network data of ancient social relationships’, headed by Principal Investigator Associate Professor Tom Brughmans and funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

The Past Social Networks Project is an interdisciplinary project that draws on classical archaeology, network science, history and computer science. How do present-day social networks differ from those in the past, and how have these structures changed over centuries? The key to these important questions lies with archaeological and historical network research, offering the material and textual sources that document interactions between past individuals. But answering such questions is currently hampered by a number of challenges: past social network data are rarely being made open access and a methodological pipeline for comparative studies of centuries-long change in past social networks is missing. The Past Social Networks Project aims to address these challenges.

The position
We are looking for an intellectually flexible and dedicated researcher with a background in digital humanities, computer science, archaeology, classics, ancient history, or classical archaeology, preferably with a specialisation in network science or data management, and with strong interests in computational methods in the humanities.

The successful applicant and the PI will share responsibility for the project’s work package concerning the development of a computational modelling framework for centuries-long changes of social networks, and uncertainty quantification of fragmentary archaeological and historical sources. This work package will develop computational models informed by empirical past social network data, that describes past social networks and explores how they evolve over long time periods. It also concerns the application to empirical past social networks of statistical techniques to represent uncertainties and unknowns in the data, and the sensitivity of data analysis results on these uncertainties. The applicant will review literature and computer code on these models and statistical techniques. They will design computational simulation experiments to explore the plausibility of theories of the long-term evolution of human social networks. This work will be supervised by the PI and Prof. Tim Evans (Complexity Science, Imperial College London). She/he is expected to collaborate on disciplinary and interdisciplinary publications with project team members on the topic past social networks. The successful applicant needs good social and communication skills in order to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with project team members.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop their research within the framework provided by The Past Social Networks Project, in cooperation with the PI and other project members
  • Develop the project’s computational social network models and hypothesis testing, in cooperation with the PI
  • Develop uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis frameworks for past social network data
  • Lead code development for simulation and statistical modelling, as well as their documentation and deposition following Open Science principles
  • Work both independently and collaboratively with the PI, experts and other postdocs from other disciplines, in particular classical studies, archaeology, computer science and history, with a view to presenting and discussing simulation models, empirical data, ideas and results
  • Present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals
  • Contribute to the organisation of networking events, research and educational workshops and an international conference hosted by the project
  • Teach at BA and/or MA level (maximum 20%, by agreement, in English or Danish)

Teaching
The position will involve limited teaching (maximum 20%), as agreed upon with the Head of the Department and the project PI.

Knowledge exchange
The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society and to contribute actively to public debate in areas related to the position. In particular, he/she will be encouraged to contribute to knowledge exchange opportunities at Aarhus University (in particular UrbNet and Classical Archaeology), and to present at international inter-disciplinary conferences.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in digital humanities, computer science, archaeology, complexity science, ancient history, classical archaeology, history, geography, network science, or similar subject fields.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant research profile of high research quality.

Applicants must also document:

  • Research experience of network studies, preferably in the humanities or social sciences, and specifically classics, history, or archaeology.
  • Experience of independent code development for computational or statistical modelling (e.g. using either Python, R, Netlogo, Java, or C++)
  • A strong interest in or expertise with humanities or social sciences
  • Experience of the open publication and detailed documentation of computational methods
  • Experience of publication of simulation-based or data analysis research
  • Familiarity with data management, data analysis and statistics
  • Familiarity with critically approaching empirical data in the humanities
  • An interest in uncertainty quantification
  • An interest in developing humanities skills (including humanities data collection and critique, literature review, theory development, results publication)
  • An interest in collaborative, interdisciplinary work. Applicants need good social and communication skills in order to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with project team members and establish external collaborations
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Applications must be uploaded in English.

Applicants must submit:

  • A concise statement of their motivation for applying for the position (maximum two pages)
  • A CV (maximum four pages)
  • A maximum of five publications. Please note that only submitted publications will be assessed: a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications to which no publications are attached will not be assessed
  • Teaching portfolio

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

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

For further information about the position and project MINERVA, please contact the Principal Investigator Tom Brughmans by email: t.b@cas.au.dk

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

The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their personal background.

The work environment
The Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) directed by Prof. Rubina Raja was founded in 2015 as a groundbreaking archaeological research initiative exploring the evolution of urbanism and urban networks from the Hellenistic Period to the Middle Ages. The centre is based at Aarhus University, School of Culture and Society, and is funded as a Centre of Excellence by the Danish National Research Foundation.

UrbNet aims to compare the archaeology of urbanism from medieval Northern Europe to the ancient Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean World, and determine how – and to what extent – urban networks catalysed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the past. The centre is firmly rooted in the humanities but enjoys close, collaborative ties with the natural sciences.

UrbNet aims to advance the understanding of the historical process of urban evolution, and it does so by developing the ability of archaeology to characterise the scale and pace of events and processes. Recently developed scientific techniques afford the potential for archaeology to refine the precision of dates, contexts and provenance ascribed to excavated materials. UrbNet’s key ambition has been to integrate these new forms of data as a new, high-definition approach to the study of global and interregional dynamics.

UrbNet’s work comprises projects that intersect questions and problems concerning urban development and networks in the regions from Northern Europe via the Levant to the East Coast of Africa. It involves elaborate work on empirical material from a number of existing excavation projects, and the centre aims to make substantial contributions to theoretical and methodological developments in the field.
Read more (UrbNet).

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

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

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

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

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to check  family and work-life balance and attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers' employment by AU
 

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: 2022-08-08 at 23:59
Unit: School of Culture and Society
Email: mailto:t.b@cas.au.dk
Phone: +4587162546

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 8th, 2022

PhD students for Center for Basic Research in Program Verification

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

Title:
PhD students for Center for Basic Research in Program Verification

Research area and project description:
Supported by a generous Villum Investigator Grant from VILLUM FONDEN, we have started a new Center for Basic Research in Program Verification (CPV) in September 2019 at Aarhus University, Denmark.

We are looking for several PhD students to work in the Center for Basic Research in Program Verification. Research topics include: extensions of higher-order concurrent separation logics (such as our Iris logic, see iris-project.org), e.g., to reason about distributed systems; probabilistic program logics; logical relations for relational reasoning about safety and security properties; formal modeling of low-level capability machines and secure compilation; guarded cubical type theory; and coq formalizations.

Supervisor will be Professor Lars Birkedal. For more information about Lars Birkedal’s work, see https://cs.au.dk/~birke/.

Please upload a project description (½-4 pages). This document should describe your ideas and research plans for this specific project. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like.

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants to the PhD position must have a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

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

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

How to apply:
For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see the Application guide. Please read the Application guide thoroughly before applying and note the GSNS language skills requirement.

When ready to apply, go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/ (Note, the online application system opens 1 June 2022)

  1. Choose August 2022 Call with deadline 1 August 2022 at 23:59 CEST.
  2. You will be directed to the call and must choose the programme “Computer Science”.
  3. In the boxed named “Study”: In the dropdown menu, please choose: “PhD students for Center for Basic Research in Program Verification (PsCBRP)”

Please note:

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


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.

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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

In-operando STM studies of 2D quantum materials and devices

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

Title:
In-operando STM studies of 2D quantum materials and devices  

Research area and project description:
Experimental condensed matter physics, material physics, nano physics, surface science

A fully funded PhD Scholarships in Experimental Condensed Matter and Nano Physics is available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University (AU). The successful candidate will work in the experimental group at Aarhus University under the supervision of Villum Investigator Prof. Yong P. Chen and Assistant Prof. Richard Balog. The main work includes STM studies of 2D and topological quantum materials – particularly superconducting ones, and “in-operando” studies combining STM and transport measurements on quantum devices based on such materials (such as Josephson junction devices, which could be important for quantum computing applications). The project will involve fabrication and transfer of van der Waals/2D materials, nanofabrication of quantum devices (such as Josephson junctions), and low temperature-high magnetic field STM measurements complemented with electrical manipulation and transport measurements. The work also involves other material characterizations, data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. The aim of the project is to study novel physical properties of 2D/topological/superconducting quantum materials and using STM as a probe to provide local and atomically resolved information on how related quantum devices work, with potential future applications in quantum computation or sensing.

The position will be funded by the VILLUM Center of Hybrid Quantum Materials and Devices headed by Prof. Yong P. Chen at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The research scope of Center includes the fabrication of novel 2D, topological and hybrid quantum materials, and characterization of their electronic, magnetic and optical properties by local scanning probe techniques, combined advanced quantum transport and other novel measurements on materials and devices with potential relevance in quantum information applications. The local facilities in the group include a Unisoku STM with a base temperature of 0.3 K and magnetic fields up to 16 T, a fully automatic van der Waals transfer setup inside an interconnected glovebox workstation, high-resolution Olympus optical microscope, cryo-free variable temperature inserts from Nanomagnetics for DC and AC transport with a base temperature of 1.8 K and magnetic fields up to 12 T, an atomic resolution Oxford Cypher AFM (operating in a glovebox), Bruker FTIR microscope and a Raman confocal microscope (also operating in a glovebox as well as integrated with the Nanomagnetics system to enable low temperature/magneto Raman spectroscopy). Mesoscopic devices are fabricated in the state-of-the-art iNANO class-100 cleanroom (https://inano.au.dk/research/research-platforms/cleanroom/)

You must EITHER upload this project description (½-4 pages) as a PDF OR describe your own ideas and research plans for this specific project. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like.

Qualifications and specific competences:
Bachelor degree and strong background in Physical Science and Engineering (relevant research experiences such as in 2D materials, surface science, low temperature physics, nanodevices are plus). Strong motivation and interests in experimental physics, and nano/quantum science.  Good writing and speaking skills in English. Before entering PhD program the candidate is normally expected to have or obtain a Master degree.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C., Denmark. 

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

Please note that applicants are encouraged to contact one of the contact persons before submitting their application to GSNS.

How to apply:
For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see the Application guide. Please read the Application guide thoroughly before applying and note the GSNS language skills requirement.

When ready to apply, go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/ (Note, the online application system opens 1 June 2022)

  1. Choose August 2022 Call with deadline 1 August 2022 at 23:59 CEST.
  2. You will be directed to the call and must choose the programme “Physics and Astronomy”.
  3. In the boxed named “Study”: In the dropdown menu, please choose: “In-operando STM studies of 2D quantum materials and devices (ISTMs2)”

Please note:

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


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.

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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

Biological conversion of CO2 from dilute sources to biomethane

Applicants are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Biological and Chemical Engineering programme. The position is available from 01 September 2022 or later.

Title:
Biological conversion of CO2 from dilute sources to biomethane

Research area and project description:
You will be part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Center (CORC) with aim of developing knowledge and technology within the field of Carbon Capture and Utilization. You will here be part of an interdisciplinary center, with experts inside biotechnology, chemistry, and engineering, joint in the effort to solve one of the greatest challenges of this century. For more information on the CO2 Research Center, please visit www.corc.au.dk

For the position, you will use your expertise in microbiology or engineering to develop solutions for converting CO2 from dilute sources like flue gas to valuable products. You will be working on a platform for converting these dilute sources from industrial sources to biomethane, as a valuable energy carrier and platform molecule for further processing and valorisation.

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:
Applicant must have a relevant Masters’ degree in process engineering, microbiology, biological- or chemical engineering. The applicant should preferably have expertize or hands-on experience with:

  • Handling of reactor setups (lab- or pilot-scale)
  • Chemical and microbiological analytical techniques
  • Excellence in both written and spoken English

The project can be modified according to the expertise of the selected candidate.

You will be working in the research group “Microbial Conversion Technologies” as part of the Dept. of Biological & Chemical Engineering. As a group member you will be expected to be a team player, where you contribute to student co-supervision, teaching and day-to-day work of the group.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering. You will primarily be working at Hangøvej 2, DK-8200 Aarhus N, significant part of the experimental work is expected to take place at Research Centre Foulum. 

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 31 July 2022 23:59 . Preferred starting date is 01 September or later.

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 Sunday July 31st, 2022

Design of 1H high-field solid-state NMR and low-field DNP experiments by multiple-spin effective Hamiltonian optimal control

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

Title:
Design of 1H high-field solid-state NMR and low-field DNP experiments by multiple-spin effective Hamiltonian optimal control

Research area and project description:
The project involves application and development of effective Hamiltonian and optimal control methods for systematic design of experimental methods within high-field 1H magic-angle-spinning NMR and low-field dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP). The aim is to boost sensitivity and resolution of experiments for structural biology and materials science applications on state-of-the-art 950 MHz solid-state NMR and X-band pulsed DNP instrumentation. These “hot areas” of magnetic resonance have in common that they are challenged by large anisotropic spin interactions and large spin systems. This calls for new experiment design procedures optimally exploiting the experimental opportunities offered by ultrafast magic-angle-spinning (MAS) in 1H-based solid- state NMR and arbitrary waveform generators in EPR and DNP-enhanced NMR. In the project, we will develop design procedures, design novel experiments in the two areas of application, and form representative demonstrations within areas of structural biology and materials science.

For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. When – as here – you apply for a specific project, please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found.

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants must have a completed a Master’s degree (or at least 4 years of education) in Nanoscience, Chemistry, or Physics, Engineering, Data Science, or Applied Mathematics. The project involves theory, computation, and experimental work.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 14, DK-8000 Aarhus C., Denmark. 

iNANO, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (www.inano.au.dk), was established in 2002 and at present is a major research and education center based at Aarhus University hosting 60 senior scientists, ~100 PostDocs and ~100 PhD students. The center combines expertise and faculty from Physics, Chemistry, Molecular biology and Medicine to carry out world class interdisciplinary research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The center gives access to a broad range of infrastructure, tools and expertise including clean-room facilities. With a 5 year undergraduate nanotechnology programme and nanoscience graduate programme (www.inanoschool.au.dk) the center provides a full educational environment. In addition to the large base of basic research, the center has a large number of ongoing industrial projects and partnerships. 

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information for this project are invited to contact:
Professor Niels Chr. Nielsen, e-mail: ncn@chem.au.dk

How to apply:
For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see the Application guide. Please read the Application guide thoroughly before applying and note the GSNS language skills requirement.

When ready to apply, go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/ (Note, the online application system opens 1 June 2022)

  1. Choose August 2022 Call with deadline 1 August 2022 at 23:59 CEST.
  2. You will be directed to the call and must choose the programme “Nanoscience”.
  3. Under the headline Study: In the dropdown menu, please choose: “Design of 1H high-field solid-state NMR and low-field DNP experiments by multiple-spin effective Hamiltonian optimal control (D1hsNM)”

Please note:

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

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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022