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Aarhus University

Postdoctoral Fellow in Dramaturgy – 2047

Job profile
The Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology within the School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a fixed-term, 30-month postdoctoral fellowship, connected to the research project “Reconfiguring Dramaturgy for a Global Culture: Changing Practices in 21st Century European Theatre” under Professor Peter M. Boenisch (project manager), funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation.

The position is full-time, and available from 1 March 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The place of employment is the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, Langelandsgade 139, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all candidates regardless of their personal background.

Research context
The project “Reconfiguring Dramaturgy for a Global Culture: Changing Practices in 21st Century European Theatre” interrogates the fundamental reconfiguration of the field of European theatre (and the arts more widely), as arts institutions and artistic practices lose their traditional grounding within a predominantly middle-class ‘enlightenment’ culture of Bildung. The challenges posed by globalisation and digitalisation, by demographic changes, but also by ecological threats, societal ruptures, the relativisation of a fact-based ethics of knowledge and community and the spread of populism also require a new approach to the research of dramaturgic practice that is responsive to the debates and issues in the profession. The research team, consisting of the postdoctoral researcher described in this advertisement, a PhD student and a student helper, and headed by Professor of Dramaturgy Peter M. Boenisch, will investigate the resulting transformations at institutional and aesthetic level through trans-European comparative studies. A specific focus will be placed on the contextual analysis of ‘second cities’, such as Aarhus, where the situation poses notably different issues and challenges compared to global cosmopolitan centres such as London, Paris, Berlin and Copenhagen, which typically are at the forefront of academic attention. The project’s three work strands are dedicated to reconfigurations of institutional dramaturgies, of dramaturgies of production, and of dramaturgic pedagogy. The project team will also lead a newly formed research group within Aarhus University’s “Cultural Transformations” programme, an interdisciplinary research cluster within the School of Communication and Culture that comprises 16 research groups which examine aspects of the changing social roles of the arts and culture. The working language is English.

Research profile – purpose and tasks of the position:
Within the context detailed above, the postdoctoral researcher will work as a key member of the small project team. S/he will take on the self-directed responsibility to define and lead a specific sub-project concentrating on the intersection of institutional dramaturgy and aesthetic practices of creation. The successful applicant will undertake empirical research on a comparative, European dimension. S/he will scope, document and present relevant current case studies, and critically analyse them with a view to modelling adequate, innovative theoretical and conceptual frameworks as well as their pedagogic implementation. The researcher will interact with theatre institutions, artists and various publics locally as well as abroad. S/he will generate primary case study material through interviews, on-site visits and analysis, and archival work and documentation. The researcher will be supported in publishing their research findings in essays, book chapters and possibly a monograph, as well as representing the research group at national and international conferences. The researcher will also contribute to the organisation of public events, symposia and the publication of an edited book collection, as well as playing a central role in the generation of knowledge transfer and public engagement materials, initiatives and activities.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in theatre studies, dramaturgy, or a cognate discipline.

Applicants must be able to document expertise in the following areas:

  • The interdependence of artistic creation and its institutional production.
  • Current discourses and critical approaches in theatre studies, institutional critique, and the wider field of art and culture.
  • The productive exchange between academic research and artistic work.
  • The articulation and communication of original ideas and methodologies, demonstrated above all by an outstanding and innovative doctoral dissertation, ideally in an area related to and relevant for the project, and potentially a track record of research publications of a high international standard, as commensurate with the length of the applicant’s academic career.
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate experience in the self-directed management of research projects, preferably including fieldwork.
  •  S/he will also demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and institutions.

Applicants should also have experience in engaging in their research with comparative, trans-cultural and/or trans-national contexts in the performing arts.
It will also be regarded as an advantage if applicants can document:

  • Experience of knowledge transfer, public engagement, and the use of digital dissemination media.

In addition to the standard application documents, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A concise description of their research profile and experience (max. two pages).
  • A research proposal for a sub-project to be undertaken within the stated framework of the funded research project (max. three pages).

The researcher will be based at the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology at Aarhus University. On-site presence and engagement with the research team is a requirement. While undertaking periods of fieldwork abroad, the applicant will also be expected to engage with local, regional and national partners and stakeholders in Denmark. Proficiency in academic English is a prerequisite; and if the successful applicant does not speak Danish, s/he must be willing to acquire a working knowledge of this language. It will also be regarded as an advantage if applicants have additional language skills and proficiency in at least one other European language. This is with a view to undertaking comparative, trans-European case study work.

For further information about the position, please contact the project manager, Professor Peter M. Boenisch, e-mail peter.boenisch@cc.au.dk

Institutional context
The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for interdisciplinary research and education in the humanities in Northern Europe, dedicated to the investigation of cultural and social forms of expression and practice. Situated within the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, part of the School of Communication and Culture, and based on the AU Kasernen Arts campus, the dramaturgy programme, with its dedicated BA and MA courses in dramaturgy (as distinct from purely theoretical theatre studies), celebrated its 60th anniversary in September 2019. It has developed a distinct profile in research and education combining theoretical and practical exploration with strict scientific rigour. The programmes cover all aspects of dramaturgic education, from theatre history to performance analysis, arts management, theatre pedagogy and community work, with ample opportunities for students to ‘do’ dramaturgy in the department’s own theatre facilities as well as to engage with professional partners as part of their education. The dramaturgy programme benefits from many long-standing partnerships with local, national and international artists and institutions, not least Eugenio Barba’s Odin Teatret, based in nearby Holstebro, and the vibrant local theatre, dance and performance scene in Aarhus. It was recently closely involved in the delivery and evaluation of the Aarhus European City of Culture 2017 programme. Core research topics address immersive and participatory dramaturgies and institutional dramaturgy. Since 2019, and alongside the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and the University of Kent at Canterbury, the department has been a managing partner of the European Theatre Research Network (ETRN), to whose activities the department has contributed as an affiliated partner for many years.

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).

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

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-researchers-at-aarhus-university/the-junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 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, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. 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

Deadline
28 November 2019



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


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

Post expires on Thursday November 28th, 2019

2 Year Post doc at the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University: GC-MS QToF, NMR Metabolomics and Multivariate Data Analysis

The Department of Food Science is seeking applications for a 2-year post doc. The position includes scientific as well as teaching duties at the Department of Food Science. The focus of the project is mainly within metabolomics, where we seek to understand the relation between feed quality and performance and metabolism in young mink. The main field of expertise is within GC- and NMR-based metabolomics techniques as well as multivariate data analysis. The intended start date for this appointment is January 2020, or as soon as possible.

The candidate is expected to:
•   Perform analysis, maintenance and management of GC-MS and GC-MS QToF
•   Analyze data with both multivariate and univariate analysis of GC and NMR data
•   Write articles for high impact journals
•   Assistance of users/students from the department in advanced MS- and NMR experiments
•   Assist students in data collection software and data analysis
•   Participate in teaching at bachelor and master level, including laboratory courses
•   Various duties related to the Department of Food Science

The candidate will be a part of a team focusing on alternative proteins, natural colorants, process- induced changes (oxidative- and heat-induced modifications) as well as metabolomics.  

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have:

  • highly experience in data analysis, multivariate as well as univariate data analysis
  • a strong background in instrumentation, instrument control software, and data collection as well as experience in implementation of advanced experiments
  • documented strong writing skills
  • solid understanding of nutrition, metabolisms, molecular interaction, protein chemistry, analytical chemistry, and process-induced changes food or feed
  • hands-on experience in maintenance and trouble-shooting of mass spectrometry equipment   
  • a good technical understanding of mass spectrometry and experience in GC-MS QToF is considered a plus
  • hands-on experience in metabolomics as well as validation of analytical MS methods are considered a plus
  • experience in NMR-based metabolomics is consider a plus
  • a MSc and PhD degree in food science, analytical chemistry, biochemistry or similar

We offer a challenging and independent job opportunity in an ambitious and inspiring research and education environment with an informal atmosphere. We are looking for a dynamic employee who is able to work independently and maintain an overview during periods of high workload. We expect that you are efficient at planning your time and organizing major tasks. You enjoy interaction with both scientific staff, students and technical-administrative staff and you have a flair for establishing collaborative relationships.

The application must be in English and include curriculum vitae, publication list, degree certificate, and a description of previous relevant merits. The application should include the names and e-mail addresses of three people who can provide a letter of reference.

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

The place of work is Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, Skejby, 8200 Aarhus N,

For further information on the position please contact associate professor Trine Kastrup Dalsgaard (trine.dalsgaard@food.au.dk, +45 87157998)

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.

Application deadline
15. november 2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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

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

Post expires on Friday November 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Bioinformatics

We seek a motivated and independent candidate for a 2-year postdoc position in bioinformatics available at the Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA), Aarhus University. The position is available from January 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The postdoc will work on an exciting project concerning the evolution of germline mutation processes in humans. This can include comparisons with datasets of human somatic mutations or germline mutations from other species. Depending on your interests, focus can be on methods development, large-scale data analysis, or both.

The research group
The integrated bioinformatics groups of Professor Jakob Skou Pedersen and associate professors Søren Besenbacher and Nicolai Birkbak consist of around 15 individuals. The groups have strong ties and dual affiliations with the Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC) (www.birc.au.dk) at Aarhus University, where parts of the project may be carried out. The research activities spans from statistical modeling and methods development to experimental hypothesis evaluation and clinical translation. There are also close collaborations with the wet-lab and clinical groups at the department (https://moma.dk/bioinformatics).

Your competences
We are looking for a highly motivated applicant that have or are about to obtain a PhD in a relevant subject, which could be bioinformatics, population genetics, statistical genetics or a similar subject. 

Furthermore you should have:

  • Experience with genomic data analysis.
  • Good programming skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English 

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Søren Besenbacher besenbacher@clin.au.dk

Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • 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. Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

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

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?

Søren Besenbacher, Department of Clinical Medicine – Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA), besenbacher@clin.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – Health HR, +4521623283, emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 31 Oct 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Post doc in soil pollution electro-microbiology

The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on soil pollution mapping using signals from electric bacteria.

The position is available from November 15 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter. 

Job description/research project/research area
BIOMAP is a 3-year project funded by Innovation Fund Denmark that will verify and develop the concept of using electric potential differences created by microbial electron transport to map soil pollution. The work will include analyzing polluted soil sites for microbial communities as well as for chemical, physical and electrical parameters to enable the complete description and modelling of electro-microbial soil pollution degradation and signaling.
Can you contribute to this work?

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in engineering, biology or related field and
have experience with soil pollution, microbial pollution degradation, molecular identification in soil, chemical analysis, electrical measurements, and/or related topics.

Who are we?
At the Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM) we work with cable bacteria, a newly discovered bacterium which conducts electrons over centimeter distances. We study their conduction, relations to other microorganisms, and their metabolism – and now also how they create electric fields around soil pollution. Other BIOMAP partners are Department of Geoscience and commercial and public stakeholders.

What do we offer?
We offer a relaxed and informal work environment where curiosity, collaboration, and interdisciplinarity is encouraged. The department hosts many young international students and scientists with many social activities.

Place of work and area of Employment
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 114-116, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information
Further information about the position may be obtained from researcher Lars Riis Damgaard,
E-mail: lrd@bios.au.dk
Phone: +45 26 35 36 09
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?

Lars Riis Damgaard Member of Administrative Staff, Department of Bioscience – Microbiology, +4587156508, lrd@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

ST Administrative Centre – ST HR, +4593521026, emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Saturday 9 Nov 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Saturday November 9th, 2019

Post doc position in organic matter, C storage and soil quality in arable soil

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark, is offering a Postdoctoral position in organic matter, C storage and soil quality in arable soil, starting 01.01.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be based at the Soil Physics and Hydropedology Section, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Foulum. The position is available for a 4-year period.

The successful candidate will work on two projects “Dairy Crop Rotations as a Climate Change Mitigation Measure (ClimateGrass)” funded by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, and “European Joint Program on Agricultural Soils (EJP SOIL)” funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The ClimateGrass project is aimed at developing dairy crop rotations as a cost-effective measure for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, including assessment of soil C storage in ley-arable rotations. The EJP SOIL project is aimed at developing and implementing climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to research-based public sector consultancy on nitrogen and C management in the Department.

In ClimateGrass and EJP SOIL, you will work experimentally with assessment of soil C storage exploiting archived soil samples as well as samples taken from running experiments. This includes quantification of above- and belowground biomass, soil bulk density and C concentration. You will also deal with aspects of soil quality such as soil structural stability.We expect you to communicate your findings in high-impact scientific journals.

Qualifications
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD in agronomy, biology or similar 
  • A genuine interest in sustainable management of agricultural soil
  • Collaborative skills
  • Fondness in taken initiative and the ambition to pursue a scientific career
  • Documented ability to write scientific articles

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

  • Experience with assessment of changes in soil organic carbon stocks
  • Experience with field experiments, soil sampling and laboratory soil measurements
  • Experience with statistical analysis
  • Experience with research-based public sector consultancy within the agricultural sector

Work environment
You will be integrated in a group of leading soil scientists involved in interdisciplinary research collaborations both nationally and internationally. Mentors will be Jørgen Eriksen (jorgen.eriksen@agro.au.dk) and Lars J. Munkholm (lars.munkholm@agro.au.dk), Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. You can read more about the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University at http://agro.au.dk/en/
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?

Lars Juhl Munkholm Professor, Department of Agroecology – Soil Physics and Hydropedology lars.munkholm@agro.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline: Sunday 17 Nov 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Sunday November 17th, 2019

Postdoc in Neuroimaging of Synaesthesia and Expertise (readvertisement)

The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, invites applications for a position as postdoc 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 position is a fixed-term full-time position with a duration of 2 years and the eligible candidate is expected to start 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible.

About the research project
The current call is part of a larger project funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research led by PI associate professor Thomas Alrik Sørensen. 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 at Aalborg University. The overall aim of the research project is to investigate similarities between development of synaesthesia and mechanisms involved in learning and expertise.

Your job responsibilities
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:

  • Develop behavioral and neuroimaging protocols
  • Execute large scale data collection including recruiting, screening, and testing project participants
  • Execute modelling and analysing MR as well as behavioral data
  • Manage and train volunteer assistants
  • 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 PI associate professor Thomas Alrik Sørensen.   

Your competences
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:

  • Working and analysing MR data, both structurally and functionally
  • Computational modelling
  • Relevant background in experimental investigations of synaesthesia and/or development of learning and expertise
  • Knowledge of multisensory perception
  • Expertise with additional methods like EEG, Eye-tracking, etc.
  • A strong background and high degree of familiarity with programming and analysis tools like MatLab, R, Phyton, etc. 
  • 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.

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 behavioral 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.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact PI associate professor Thomas Alrik Sørensen +45 9940 7255

Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

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

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?

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

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – Health HR emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 1 Dec 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

Postdoc in theoretical condensed matter physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in theoretical condensed matter physics, machine learning and materials simulation.

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

Job description
We have an opening for a postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter physics, machine learning and materials simulation at Aarhus University.
The project area is the theoretical development of new methodologies for simulating strongly-correlated matter, with focus on combining many-body theoretical frameworks with machine learning and dimensionality-reduction techniques. The position is funded by a “Villum Experiment” grant.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics or chemistry.

Additional qualifications for this project:

  • Experience with many-body quantum theory and computational methods.
  • Basic knowledge of density functional theory and machine-learning (e.g., kernel methods).
  • Computer programming (e.g., Python, C++).

Place of Work
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Further information
Applications should include a CV and publication list, a statement of research interests and three letters of reference.

Contact information
Applicants are encouraged to contact Nicola Lanata (lanata@phys.au.dk) and Ove Christiansen (ove@chem.au.dk) before submitting their application.
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?

Nicola Lanata, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, +4550395286, lanata@phys.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

ST Administrative Centre – ST HR, +4593508874 emply.st.hr@au.dk

Deadline 1 Feb

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Post expires on Saturday February 1st, 2020

Postdoctoral position on attention and decision making at Aarhus University

The Department of Management at Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on the role of attention in decision making. 

The starting date is 1st December 2019 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
This project is funded by the Independent Research Fund (https://dff.dk/en/grants/research-leaders-2018/jacob-l-orquin?set_language=en) and will combine theories from vision science and decision making, to develop a model of visual attention and decision making. The project will also explore how merely looking more or less at a choice option can change our preference for that option. The resulting theory will be able to explain, for instance, which products consumers look at and which ones they ignore and use this to better predict consumer choices. The project will contribute to basic research by developing a theory and model of a) eye movements in decision making, explaining how consideration sets are formed and b) how consumer choices result from application of preferences to consideration sets. Furthermore, the project will contribute to public policy by providing a process-oriented and predictive alternative to current choice models. The project has several international collaborators including Ray Dolan and Hrvoje Stojic at University College London, and Peter M. Todd at Indiana University.

Job description
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in all phases of the project, including formulating research questions, experimental designs, analyses, and writing articles. The position is research-oriented, but may involve teaching assignments depending on the interests of the candidate. The position is for 2 years with possibility of extension. The candidate will collaborate with a small team of international project partners, but also interact with a larger group of about ten colleagues who work in the intersection between cognitive science and management research. Lab equipment and facilities are available as well as funds for experiments, student assistants, conference travels, seminars etc.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the project and have experience with data analysis and programming of experiments in at least one programming language such as R, Python, or Matlab. Experience with decision making, eye tracking, and computational modeling is desirable.

Who we are
The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the research fields of business and social sciences bringing 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 Management, has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and Equis accreditations.

The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognized conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time. 

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

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Jacob L. Orquin, Tel.: +45 22178621, Email: jalo@mgmt.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Jeannette Petersen, Email: jeannette.petersen@au.dk.

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

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.

Deadline
1 Nov

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

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

Postdoc in XUV spectroscopy of clusters and biomolecules

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on the interaction of bio-relevant molecules with ionizing radiation. In particular, we want to unravel secondary ionization processes such as intermolecular correlated decay and dissociative electron attachment in a bottom-up approach by synthesizing isolated biomolecules and tailored complexes thereof inside superfluid helium nanodroplets and water clusters. Detailed insights into the ionization dynamics is obtained by detecting emitted electrons, ions, and photons when the complexes are irradiated by extreme ultraviolet radiation generated by synchrotrons and free-electron lasers. In this way we want to unravel how radiation damage occurs on the molecular scale – and how we may control it for targeted cell protection or destruction, e.g. for cancer treatment.

The position is available from 01/01/2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
You are expected to contribute to setting up new cluster sources as well as detectors for charged particles and photons. Your work includes both preparing and performing experiments in the lab at Aarhus University, and at external facilities such as ELETTRA, Trieste, or DESY, Hamburg.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in Physics or Chemistry. Experience with one or several of the following experimental techniques is highly desired: Molecular or cluster beams, synchrotron spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, imaging detectors, data analysis and numerical simulations. Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are expected. As some of the experiments will be carried out at external facilities, you should be ready to travel once or twice a year.

Who we are The Cluster Dynamics Group addresses the following questions:
What are the fundamental interaction processes of light and matter, when we go from atoms, to molecules, to nanometer-sized clusters and droplets?
How / what can we learn from detecting the products of light-matter interactions? What can we learn from measuring spectra and dynamical phenomena in nano-clusters? Can we use this knowledge to better understand light-matter interactions occurring in nature, or even to contribute to technological developments? To answer these questions, we mainly use beams of clusters and doped nanodroplets, which we irradiate with ultrashort laser pulses and ionizing radiation from synchrotrons and free-electron lasers. Typical detection methods include time-of-flight ion mass spectrometry, and velocity-map imaging of electrons and ions.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a department at Science and Technology. 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 characterised by many international collaborations with other high-ranking universities and research institutions around the world.

Place of Work and area of employment
The place of work is the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C.

Contact information
For further information please contact: Associate professor Marcel Mudrich, mudrich@phys.au.dk, +4587155693.

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?

Marcel Mudrich Associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy +4587155693 mudrich@phys.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

ST Administrative Centre – ST HR ,+4593508874, emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 31 Oct 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Post doc position in microbiomes on plant pathogenic nematodes

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

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

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

Qualifications
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Mette Vestergård Madsen

Questions about application and proces?

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

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Deadline: Thursday 31 Oct 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019