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Geophysics: postdoc for research projects

The HydroGeophysics Group (HGG) at Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University is looking for at geophysicist for at post doc position to support the HGG research projects with magnetic- and transient electromagnetic methods.

The position is primarily in connection with the two existing research projects: rOPEN (mapping of nitrate retention in the open landscape) and Mapfield, where a data-driven hydrological model environment is developed for mapping nitrate retention in high resolution. Other projects will include magnetic surveying in connection with archaeological research.
Start: as soon as possible. The position has a time limit of 2 years.

You will become part of a group of researchers, engineers, software developers, postdocs, and PhD students from all over the world. The group researches and develops geophysical methods, instruments and software for use with projects focused on mapping, monitoring and / or modelling of groundwater, (hydro) geology, raw materials, and pollution.

Tasks:
To contribute to the ongoing research projects with development of instruments and methodologies for magnetic mapping of ceramic drains and archaeological objects. There will be several other activities in connection with mapping with the tTEM method and further development of the tTEM equipment.
To produce articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals and present research results at international conferences and meetings.

Qualifications:
Education:
A PhD degree from an internationally recognized university. Your PhD should be within geophysics with a focus on potential field methods and electromagnetism.

  • Broad experience within the following is an absolute requirement:
  • Modelling and processing of magnetic total fields, vector fields, and gradient data.
  • Modelling af processing of transient electromagnetic data
  • Scientific programming in Python, C++, and Delphi

You must have several peer reviewed publications in recognized scientific journals (at least 5) and and in-depth experience with presenting scientific results at conferences and meetings.

Contact:
Additional information can be obtained from Professor Esben Auken, e-mail: esben.auken@geo.au.dk
Place of work will be C.F. Møllers Alle 4, 8000 Aarhus C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Esben Auken, Professor, Department of Geoscience esben.auken@geo.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

emply.st.hr@au.dk

Deadline
8 Jul

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Post expires on Monday July 8th, 2019

2-year postdoc position in molecular neuroscience

The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience DANDRITE atAarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position in molecular neuroscience. The position is funded by The Lundbeck Foundation and is initially for two years. The starting date is as soon as possible, e.g. September 1st 2019. The project is a joint collaboration with professor Karen Steel at King’s College in London.

With the aim of gaining insight into molecular mechanisms of hearing loss using a newly generated mouse model, the project will involve descriptive and functional studies, including tissue staining and scanning electron microscopy and auditory brainstem and otoacoustic emissions.

Qualifications
The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology or similar, to have experience with general molecular biology and imaging techniques, preferably with animal models. The candidate should be able to manage projects independently, be innovative, take responsibility for supervising students, and be a good team player. ​

The working place
The working place will be the Department of Molecular Biology in Aarhus C and King’s College in London.

Further information
For further information please contact Assistant Professor Hanne Poulsen hp@mb.au.dk

Application procedure
Short-listing is used in the selection process. 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/herself. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities
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.

Deadline
All applications must be made online and received by July 10th 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive universitywith a strongcommitment to high-quality research and education and thedevelopment of societynationally and globally. Theuniversityoffers an inspiring research and teachingenvironment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annualrevenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at www.au.dk/en

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Post expires on Wednesday July 10th, 2019

Postdoc position in XFEL Crystallography

The VILLUM Investigator group on Dynamic Crystallography at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, is seeking candidates for a two year post-doctoral position. In case further external funding is secured within the academic area which the candidate is assessed obviously qualified for, an extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc.

The candidate is required to have a strong background in single crystal X-ray crystallography including structure solution and refinement, construction of X-ray instrumentation and crystallographic software development. The starting date is January 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible. Place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C.

The successful candidates will be involved in materials research in collaboration with other members of the Villum Investigator Group on Dynamic Crystallography. The candidates must have a PhD in chemistry or crystallography. The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University (www.chem.au.dk) is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research program. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full and associate professors, a support staff of ~30 people, ~150 PhD-students and postdocs and around 500 students.
The VILLUM Investigator group is affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) (www.inano.au.dk) as well as the Aarhus Center for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT) (www.imat.au.dk). iMAT integrates a diverse range of basic and applied materials research areas across departments and centers and thereby strongly contribute to solving some of the Grand Challenges of modern society.

For further information, please contact Professor, Dr. Scient. et Techn. Bo Brummerstedt Iversen (bo@chem.au.dk). Applications including CV, full publication list, references and a description of qualifications must be uploaded before July 1st, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Professor,
Department of Chemistry, +4587155982, bo@chem.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Monday 1 Jul 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD fellowship at Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET Centre – Investigation of ‘’dual-hit’’ hypothesis in Parkinson´s disease pathology

The PhD fellowship consists of supervised research, combined with courses and other educational activities. An individual study plan is established for each doctoral student. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of three years of full-time doctoral education is required.
The Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center at the Department of Clinical Medicine, HEALTH, Aarhus University is offering a PhD fellowship commencing on 1st September 2019 or soon thereafter.

The application deadline is 15th July 2019.

We are seeking a candidate with a background within neuroscience, medicine, biomedicine or (bio)medical engineering and ideally with some previous research experience within the field of neurodegenerative disorders. The candidate should be interested in developing a career in neuroscience.

The research group of prof. Per Borghammer has funding available for a 3 year PhD position in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research at the Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET at Aarhus University. The research group is part of the PET Centre at Aarhus University Hospital, which focuses on developing and using imaging biomarkers to understand the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

The PET Centre is located at the Danish Neuroscience Centre (DNC), which also houses Functional Neuroimaging, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychology researchers, Neuropathology and Stereology, as well as animal PET/MRI and animal holding facilities. Because we take part in clinical trial studies and collaborate with basic scientists, the Nuclear Medicine department at Aarhus University provides an excellent research environment.

The successful applicant will join a team consisting of post-docs, PhD students and master students. The future PhD fellow will participate actively in this network and collaborate with a range of professionals, including basic scientists, physicists and radiochemists, clinical investigators, lab technicians, etc.

Project Description
The cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is still unknown, but it has been hypothesized that pathological alpha-synuclein (asyn) protein initially forms in the olfactory bulb and in gut nerve terminals and then travels via autonomic nerves to the brainstem. This ‘’dual-hit’’ hypothesis is supported by evidence from patient tissues, epidemiology, and animal models. Recent studies suggest that the microbiome and gut inflammation is implicated in the pathogenesis, but exact mechanisms are unknown.
Our present research focuses on the clinical and preclinical investigation of the ‘’dual-hit’’-hypothesis in PD pathogenesis. And, we have shown a bidirectional and trans-synaptic spread of asyn pathology through the peripheral connectome from gut to brain in rodent models of PD.

The current project will further address the question, whether  PD starts in the gut – and through which mechanisms by: (1) using rodent models of PD  to further investigate gut-to-brain spreading of pathology and (2) performing histology studies of archived gut tissue removed from PD patients prior to  diagnosis. This project is embedded within a larger project where extensive imaging-based phenotyping of prodromal and diagnosed PD patients will be performed in order to obtain correlations to objective measures of gut pathology and microbiome  characteristics. This project is done in collaboration with pathologists and clinicians to translate our findings to clinically applicable results.

The project is funded by the Lundbeck Foundation.

Principal supervisor
Per Borghammer, MD, Ph.D, D.M.Sc
Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET
Email: perborgh@rm.dk

Area of responsibilities/description of the work

Skills and personal qualities
The candidate must have a master’s degree in medicine, biomedicine, neuroscience, biology, or (bio)medical engineering. He or she should have a strong and documented interest in neuroscience, with preferably some research experience within neurodegenerative disorders. We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual that can actively contribute with own ideas and proposals for experimental designs. Proficiency in oral and written English is necessary, as are good social skills. Experience with histology or other relevant practical experience is preferred, but not required.

General job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET center are to:

  • Manage and carry through your research project.
  • Take PhD courses.
  • Teach and disseminate your research.
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis.
     

The PhD project will be take place at Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET center, located in the new University hospital building in Skejby, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 165 (Entrance J), 8200 Aarhus N.

Formal requirements
The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant degree. The chosen candidate will have to apply for enrolment in one of the four annual application rounds at the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University. It is a requirement that both the candidate and the project are accepted for enrolment to be able to start the PhD fellowship.

Terms of employment
The doctoral student will receive financial support during his or her doctoral education in the form of an employment contract. Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.
The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2007). For further information, please contact Dr. Nathalie Van Den Berge, PhD on nathalie.vandenberge@clin.au.dk.

Application procedure
Please send your motivated application by email to Research Coordinator Michele Gammeltoft michgamm@rm.dk and include a personal letter and CV, diploma and transcript of records, at least one recommendation, and any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above. These documents should be in Danish or English.
Applications must be received no later than 15th July 2019.

Selection
A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.
AU uses the following bases of assessment:

  • Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
  • Analytical skill
  • Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

Top-ranked applicants will be interviewed in Aarhus.

Deadline
15 July 2019

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Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive universitywith a strongcommitment to high-quality research and education and thedevelopment of societynationally and globally. Theuniversityoffers an inspiring research and teachingenvironment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annualrevenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at www.au.dk/en

Post expires on Monday July 15th, 2019

Researcher tenure track position in biodiversity and biological conservation

The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Kalø (Jutland), invites applications for a tenure track position as researcher in our Section of Biodiversity and Conservation. The position is available from October 1, 2019, or as soon as possible here after.

We are looking for an internationally competitive early career researcher with a strong track record covering biodiversity and biological conservation with focus on terrestrial  coastal ecosystems, their biodiversity and the natural processes they depend on. We expect experience from field ecology, such as biological surveys, mapping of vegetation and ecosystem properties, as well as design and running of field experiments. Additional relevant experience includes advanced statistical analyses, knowledge of remote sensing, GIS-based spatial analyses and/or the use of metagenomics in biodiversity research. We further emphasize clarity in thinking and writing, and experience with oral and written dissemination of scientific knowledge to peers, decision makers and the general public. Documented capacity for independent project coordination and for team collaboration is considered an important asset. The candidate must have a PhD in biology.

The appointee must participate in research-based advisory work for Danish authorities within the described field and is expected to teach in relevant courses.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging position with focus on research and advisory work in a dedicated scientific atmosphere and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with international university partners in the absolute elite and with the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food. The working environment at the Department is based on teamwork. English is widely spoken and we welcome applicants from abroad. Read about the Danish work-life balance, special opportunities for junior researchers, and the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at www.au.dk/work.
Department of Bioscience is organized in 17 sections working within the areas of freshwater, marine and terrestrial science, wildlife ecology, biodiversity, physiology and ecotoxicology. The position is in the Section of Biodiversity and Conservation, working within the fields of cost-effective management of terrestrial biological diversity, based on the analysis of data from mapping, monitoring, modelling and experiments and dissemination of results to the scientific community, administrative authorities and the general public.

Information on the Section of Biodiversity and Conservation can be found here:
http://bios.au.dk/en/about-bioscience/organisation/biodiversity-and-conservation/

Place of Work and area of Employment  
The place of work is Grenaavej 14, DK-8410 Rønde, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.   

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Deputy Head of Department, Flemming Skov, tel. +45 2334 3274, e-mail: fs@bios.au.dk.
Science and Technology Tenure Track
Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as [Assistant Professors /or Researcher] for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured [Associate Professorship/position as Senior Researcher].

The aim of the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme is to:

  • attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
  • to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
  • to create transparency in the academic career path

As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:

  • access to research infrastructure
  • capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • a mentoring programme
  • support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level

As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher at Aarhus University.

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Flemming Skov, !!Viceinstitutleder, Department of Bioscience – Kalø +4587158861, fs@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

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

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Deadline: Thursday 15 Aug 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

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

Questions about application and proces?

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

Deadline
15 September

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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Theoretical Biocomplexity and Mechanobiology

Postdoc in Theoretical Biocomplexity and Mechanobiology Niels Bohr Institute  Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen   
It is becoming increasingly apparent that mechanical processes have an important effect on cellular behavior. Fundamental processes in a tissue including cell division, cell death, and the emergence of coordinated motion of cells are all governed by the activation of biochemical signals by mechanical stresses. To what extent the structure and dynamics of coordinated movement in groups of cells is mediated by biochemical signaling and how the feedback from the collective motion affects the distribution of biochemical cues is an outstanding question. To advance the physical understanding of biological systems under realistic conditions, this research will build on our recently developed theoretical and computational frameworks to study how geometrical constraints focus stresses in specific ways to provide particular function by activating biochemical signals. The potential projects are: I. On the single cell level understanding the dynamics of the underlying genetic network from external stresses. II. Studying the impact of the topology of the embodying cell environment on the growth of multicellular layers through channeling the mechanical stress. III. The study of the interconnection between biochemical signaling and the collective motion of cells.   

This research program will use theoretical and computational modeling, both at the individual cell level and at the multicellular level, to explain the underpinning mechanism of stress regulation in complex geometries and subsequent activation of biochemical signaling by mechanical stresses. Moreover, there is the possibility of exploiting this understanding to investigate smart structuring of the environment in order to impose particular modes of coordinated multicellular motion.   

The postdoc’s duties will include research within theoretical biocomplexity as well as participate in teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.     Find further information on the Department at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Mogens Høgh Jensen, mhjensen@nbi.ku.dk.   

The position is open from September 21st, or as soon as possible thereafter.    

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.     Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.     The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.   The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.    

Please include  

  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers 

The deadline for applications is 1st July 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.    

After the expiration of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.   

Interviews will be held on August 20th, 2019. 

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

Center for Basic Research in Program Verification (CPV) is looking for Post Docs

Supported by a generous Villum Investigator Grant from VILLUM FONDEN we will start a new Center for Basic Research in Program Verification (CPV) in September 2019 at Aarhus University, Denmark.

We are looking for several postdocs and 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.

Postdoc positions are for two years initially (can be extended upon mutual agreement).

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Professor Lars Birkedal via birkedal@cs.au.dk.
For more information about Lars Birkedal’s work, see https://cs.au.dk/~birke/

Application deadline is July 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

Research assistant in statistical genetics at iPSYCH

Do you have a degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar background? Are you inquisitive and analytically minded? Are you quick at learning new things and applying them? Do you thrive in an interdisciplinary setting surrounded by people with diverse scientific backgrounds? Then this may be the job for you.

The Børglum Lab at the iPSYCH centre, Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as a research assistant in the field of statistical genetics starting soon as possible. The position is a full-time position for up to three years.

Department of Biomedicine
We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

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

The projects are typically part of international collaborations with the Broad Institute (Boston) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium as key partners, and the Børglum Lab comprises researchers from a number of countries.

Your job responsitibilities
As a research assistant within statistical genetics your position is primarily research-based. You will contribute to the development of the project through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your projects.

In collaboration with the team, you will undertake analysis of large sequencing data sets as the main activity, in particular analysis of whole exome sequencing data from tens of thousands of study subjects of whom the majority suffers from disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and ADHD as well as GWAS of over a hundred thousand individuals.

Your main tasks will consist of supporting these efforts either directly by conducting the analyses or by developing the software necessary to handle the large amounts of data and carry out the analyses. The analyses are conducted primarily at the national high-performance computer cluster GenomeDK at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine.

You will report to Professor Anders Børglum as your nearest leader.

Your competences
You have a degree within statistical genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar areas. Substantial experience in handling and analysing large sequensing data is an advantage. Strong coding skills and experience with high performance computing as well as relevant experience with at least two of the programming languages Python, bash, perl and R is required.

As a person, you are inquisitive, analytical and possess good interpersonal skills with an international mindset. We expect you to have a good grasp of English both verbally and in writing.

Please note: shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact contact Project Coordinators Annette Bang Rasmussen (abr@biomed.au.dk), Anne Hedemand (anne@biomed.au.dk), or Professor, Director Anders Børglum (anders@biomed.au.dk).

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

The position may be extended further, potentially entering a postdoc. position.

If you wish to apply for a position as a postdoc. within the field of statistical genetics, please follow this link.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

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

Questions about the position?

Anders Børglum Professor, Department of Biomedicine – Forskning og uddannelse, Øst +4587167768 anders@biomed.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – HEALTH HR

+4593508378, emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Friday 10 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

Postdoctoral position in neuroimaging of synaesthesia and expertise

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to join a neuroimaging project on the relationship between synaesthesia and expertise located at Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) Aarhus University and coordinated by Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) at Aalborg University. The current call is part of a larger project funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research (https://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/funding-programmes-for-research-and-innovation/who-has-received-funding/2016/dff-research-project-grants-from-the-danish-council-for-independent-research-humanities-june-2016) led by PI associate professor Thomas Alrik Sørensen (TAS). The postdoc will have his or her principle placement at the scanning facility at CFIN where the position is administered from, but in addition they will also carry an affiliation with CCN in Aalborg University. The position is advertised for a duration of 2 years and eligible candidates are expected to start July 1st 2019 or as soon as possible.

Project
The overall aim of the research project is to investigate similarities between development of synaesthesia and mechanisms involved in learning and expertise. The project includes behavioural investigations as well of MR investigations of structural and functional modulations in development of expertise as well as in synaesthesia. The postdoctoral candidate is expected to 1) develop behavioural and neuroimaging protocols, 2) execute large scale data collection including recruiting, screening, and testing project participants, 3) modelling and analysing MR as well as behavioural data, 4) managing and training of volunteer assistants, and 5) take part in ongoing discussions on possible project extensions. As such the ideal candidate will have substantial prior experience in all of these areas. In addition, it is important that the candidate can see themselves both working independently on the project, as well as being part of a team under the guidance of TAS.   

Research Environment
CFIN is an international and strongly multidisciplinary research centre at Aarhus University Hospital located at the department for clinical medicine. CFIN has a state-of-the-art neuroscience facility including a 306 channel TRIUX MEG system (Elekta Neuromag), MRI systems (Siemens TimTrio 3T, magnetom Skyra 3T), PET, TMS, EEG, eye-tracking, olfactometer, and more. CCN is a young research group in Aalborg with strong behavioural testing facilities, including EEG (Brain Products), Eye-tracking (Eye-link 1000), and currently establishing support for olfactory manipulations. In addition, we have strong collaborations nationally which allow us access to a 7T MR system as well as different animal facilities.

Required Qualifications
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires academic qualifications at the PhD level in a relevant research topic like cognitive neuroscience or psychology. In addition, the following skills will be highly relevant and prior expertise will be strongly favoured:

  1. Working and analysing MR data, both structurally and functionally.
  2. Computational modelling
  3. Relevant background in experimental investigations of synaesthesia and/or development of learning and expertise.
  4. Knowledge of multisensory perception.
  5. Expertise with additional methods like EEG, Eye-tracking, etc.
  6. A strong background and high degree of familiarity with programming and analysis tools like MatLab, R, Phyton, etc. 
  7. A strong track record of scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals.

As the candidate is also expected to coordinate and be involved in other collaborative projects, excellent interpersonal skills and an interest in facilitating a collaborative research environment is an equally important aspect. 

Deadline
All applications must be made online and received by: 10.05.2019.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

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

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

Questions about the position?

Thomas Alrik Sørensen

Thomas Alrik Sørensen Associate professor, Department of Clinical Medicine – Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience alrik@hum.aau.dk

Questions about application and proces?

emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Friday 10 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019