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RE-ADVERTISMENT – Postdoc in kidney metabolism

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of kidney metabolism as per 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 2 years but can potentially be extended.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs about 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 in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ . You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project

Goal of the lab is to understand and functionally target glomerular kidney disease by employing metabolomics and proteomics-guided therapies. We are pioneering novel methods to interrogate kidney tissue and are focused on bridging the translational gaps from animal models to patients. You will be part of a highly interdisciplinary research lab that values different analytical and quantitative approaches to an unmet problem. You will be trained in an integrative, data-driven and comprehensive approach to kidney disease and physiology. Our lab is generously funded by the Novo Nordisk Young Investigator Award and owns 2 state of the art mass spectrometers.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in our lab, your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance. Regular mentoring and career development programs will ensure transition to independent research careers in academia or industry.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Contribute to a team of interdisciplinary scientists interested in the omics of kidney disease.
  • Analyse and phenotype animal models of glomerular kidney disease.
  •  Analyse human samples of patients with glomerular kidney disease
  • Develop and apply data analysis skills to multi-layered omics datasets
  • Developing and applying in state-of-the art mass spectrometry based omics assays.
  •  Collaborate with world-leading groups on campus and abroad.
  •  Visualize, present and communicate data in weekly meetings and at international conferences.

You will report to the Markus Rinschen, MD; Associate Professor at the Department.

Your competences

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

  • quantitative kidney physiology and function, including animal studies
  • biochemistry and metabolism
  • large-scale tissue imaging and phenotyping
  • mass spectrometry-based proteomics or chemical biology
  • mass spectrometry-based metabolomics or analytical chemistry
  • data integration, data science and bioinformatics (R/Python
  • translational biology and nephrology

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

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor, Markus Rinschen: rinschen@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews mid/end November.

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

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • 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.

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

Deadline
3 January 2021


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

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Post expires on Sunday January 3rd, 2021

Postdoc in SORLA biology and Alzheimer’s disease

A funded two-year postdoctoral position, is available from January 2021, in Olav Andersen’s research group.

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.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.
Your main tasks will consist of:

  • plan experiments independently
  • work in an environment of high international quality
  • produce high level publications

You will be supervised by Associate Professor Olav Andersen.

You will report to the Head of Department Biomedicine.

Your competences
You are required to have an academic qualification at PhD level, within maximum one year from the completion of the PhD studies.
In particular, we are looking for someone with great experience about SORLA biology and characterization of alternative splice variants of SORL1. Technical experience in working with SORL1 in cell cultures, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescent staining, confocal microscopy, qPCR is also required.
As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.
In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.
Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor Olav Andersen at 0.andersen@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, Building 1116, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to assign the position by the end of December, and start the contract in January 2021.


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.


Letter of reference

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


International applicant?

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

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

Deadline
15 December 2020


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/

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Tuesday December 15th, 2020

Postdoc in plant molecular biology

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a two-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity focusing on understanding the mechanisms of infection and organogenesis induced by symbiotic microbes in the plant root.

The position is for two years and is available from March 1st 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to analysis of infection and nodule organogenesis using single cell RNA seq. The project will include scRNA-seq data generation and analysis, protoplasting of plant roots, nuclear extraction, FACS analysis, NGS library preparation, molecular characterization of genes of interest and preparing manuscripts.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in plant molecular biology.Experience in isolating protoplasts and nuclei from plant roots, handling and phenotyping of model legumes and standard plant molecular analyses is required. Fluency in spoken and written English is expected. Experience generating NGS libraries and in preparing figures and manuscripts for publication is an advantage. In addition, the candidate should be able and prepared to work as part of a large team in a collaborative project.

Who we are/ The department
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and120 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular
Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to https://nat.au.dk/ and http://www.au.dk/  for information on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.

The successful candidate is offered:

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

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact: Professor Jens Stougaard, stougaard@mbg.au.dk, +4587155504

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Deadline
31 December 2020

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/

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Thursday December 31st, 2020

Postdoc working with chemical synthesis of natural product analogs

A postdoc position related to a project focused on synthetic bioactive macrocyclic peptides with anti-cancer activity.  

Duration:12 months, starting 1/2-2021

Job description/research project/research area
-Designing synthetic sequences to macrocyclic peptide derivatives
-Conducting multi-step (>10) synthesis, final purification using a variety of techniques including preparative HPLC, and analysis of compounds (NMR, LC-MS/MS).
-Drafting/assisting with patent applications.
-Managing interactions with external CROs.
-Representing the project towards external stakeholders

Your profile
Academic:

  • PhD in organic chemistry with experience in complex molecule synthesis
  • Prior postdoc experience working with chemical synthesis of complex peptidederivatives
  • Prior experience with patent writing and IP

Personal:

  • Highly motivated, capable of individual problem-solving and project management.
  • Ability to interact constructively with other team members with different scientific competences, e.g. within cellular biology.
  • Ability+desire to mentor junior members of the lab.

Who are we / The department
Research in the Poulsen lab is overall focused on the discovery of new targets/pathways involved in human disease. The work spans from mechanistic studies of bioactive small molecules to focused investigations of the biology of defined disease-related proteins. Please consult our website to see some of our previous projects.

The place of employment is Aarhus University and the work place will be at Department of Chemistry (www.chem.au.dk), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research program. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full, associate and assistant professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~100 PhD students, ~50 postdocs and around 400 students. In addition to excellence in research, teaching and supervision, the Department of Chemistry values equal opportunities and a collegial atmosphere.

The successful candidate is offered:

  • An interesting project on a cutting-edge topic in cancer pharmacology.
  • An ambitious and inclusive working environment
  • Great colleagues from several countries.

For further details please contact: Thomas B. Poulsen, thpou@chem.au.dk, +45 6114 1844
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

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

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

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

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of 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?

Thomas Poulsen Associate professor, Department of Chemistry +4587155327 thpou@chem.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk

Read the job descrription at the university homepage

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Deadline: Thursday 17 Dec 2020 at 23:59 CET

Post-Doctoral position in geophysics for research project employing Self Potential and Electrical methods

The HydroGeophysics Group (HGG) at Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University advertises a postdoc position within electrical and self-potential geophysical methods. The position is anchored in an on-going research project, BIOMAP (microbiologically assisted Mapping of soil Pollution), where the self-potential methods are used to detect electrical responses from bacteria associated with contamination in the subsurface.

The starting date will be as soon as possible and the position has a duration of 2 years.

The applicant will be part of a group of scientists, engineers, software developers, postdocs, and PhD students from all over the world. The HGG group focus is on research broadly within geophysical methods, building instruments and software, and applying the methods in projects with focus on mapping and monitoring of groundwater, (hydro)-geology, raw materials, and contaminations.

We are aware of the gender balance at the department of Geoscience, and we encourage female researchers in particular to apply for the position.

Job assignments
The successful applicant will be required to contribute to on-going research projects. The applicant will be expected to lead data acquisition, processing, and inversion of self-potential and ERT data collected within HGG projects, mainly focusing on the BIOMAP project.The applicant will be contributing to the further development and testing of processing and inversion software used for ERT and self-potential data. This also includes handling the entire workflow from data acquisition to final inversion model.

Furthermore, together with other scientists in the group, the applicant will be required to write scientific papers to be submitted to international peer reviewed journals.  The applicant will co-supervise PhDs, master students, and bachelor students and will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate/graduate courses taught by members of the HGG.

Qualifications
Education:
PhD degree in Geophysics /HydroGeophysics from a renowned institution/university.

Experience:

  1. In-depth experience and proven expertise in surface-based geophysical field data acquisition, processing, imaging, and inversion within the fields of near surface geophysical methods.
  2. Expertise in using industry standard inversion codes like AarhusInv, Res2DInv.
  3. Experience in programming and modeling of geophysical data in Fortran and/or Matlab.
  4. The applicant is expected to have written several scientific papers and have significant experience presenting scientific results at conferences and meetings.
  5. Previous experience in supervising/teaching bachelor and master students is a benefit.

Contacts
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact, Associate Professor Anders Vest Christiansen, mail: anders.vest@geo.au.dk.

For more information about the HydroGeophysics Group, see www.hgg.au.dk.
For more information about Department of Geoscience, see www.geo.au.dk.  

Place of work
The place of work is C.F. Møllers Alle 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. Read more here and find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.The beautiful Aarhus University campus is located close to downtown Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark with 400 000 inhabitants. It has a lively and charming downtown close to Aarhus Bay. In Denmark, schools, higher education, and health care are free.

Application deadline
All applications must be made online and received by December 17, 2020. The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

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

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

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. We are aware of the gender balance at the department of Geoscience, and we encourage female researchers in particular to apply for the position. No one will be given priority, and all applicants will be assessed in accordance with the requirement profile for the position.

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

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

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

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

Deadline
17 December 2020

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/

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Thursday December 17th, 2020

Post doc in structural biology

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 1-year postdoc position in structural biology.

The position is available 14 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to ongoing projects in the lab involving structural and functional studies of microbial survival mechanisms, primarily bacteria, including toxin-antitoxin modules, specialised enzyme complexes, CRISPR-Cas, and pppGpp-related response mechanisms. The job requires a solid background in x-ray crystallography.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in molecular biology, chemistry, or a related field.

  • Experience with protein purification for structural studies, protein crystallisation, and structure solution by x-ray crystallography
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Good English-speaking skills

Who we are/ The department
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 220 full time scientific staff and 140 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine with yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to https://nat.au.dk/en/ and http://www.au.dk/ for information on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.

The place of work is Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 10c, 8000 Aarhus C.

Deadline14 December 2020

Further information
Please contact Asc. Professor Ditlev E. Brodersen (21669001, deb@mbg.au.dk)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Deadline
14 December 2020

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/

Read the jo description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Monday December 14th, 2020

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: 3-year post doc position in molecular plant pathology

The Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the Innovation Fund Denmark Project “StarQuality” which, in collaboration with breeders, aims at improving branching in ornamental plants by exploring a branch-inducing bacterium (phytoplasma) that is found in Poinsettia.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 3 years and is available from March 1, 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
Poinsettia is infected by phytoplasma, a bacterium that is inducing free-branching, and that is today used in commercial poinsettia production for creation of compact plants. However, inoculation with phytoplasma involves a laborious process that includes transmission of phytoplasma to new cultivars by grafting. In this project we will study the molecular mechanisms by which phytoplasma is able to induce branching in poinsettia and we will isolate phytoplasma-genes by RNAseq that may be involved in enhanced branching in poinsettia. Those candidate genes will be tested in collaboration with colleagues from the department using CRISPr-Cas technology. Along with this you will also be involved in optimizing the phytoplasma transmission procedure in close collaboration with Graff Breeding A/S.

Your profile
Applicants must have PhD degree in plant molecular biology (or similar), or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Experience in working with RNAseq is an advantage, as well as experience in working with plants. The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English and international applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills and fluency.

Application materials: 
In addition to the application, CV (which should include your number of citations and H-index) and diplomas, please include a ½-page outline of your thoughts for the postdoc research project.

Who we are
Professor Mogens Nicolaisen will be the main supervisor. The postdoc will join the group of Nicolaisen, which is focusing on plant-pathogen interactions, but also work closely together with the group of Professor Henrik Brinch-Pedersen, AU Flakkebjerg, focusing on new breeding techniques, where another post doc will be hired.

Postdocs are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the groups can be found at https://agro.au.dk/en/

The Department of Agroecology
At the Department of Agroecology we study interactions between soil, plants, animals, humans and the environment in different agroecosystems for the production of food, feed, biomaterials and energy. Thus, we contribute to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via state-of-the-art research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer state-of-the-art laboratory, green house, semi-field and field scale research facilities, advanced computing capacities as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.  The department has a staff of approximately 275 people including 56 senior academics, 37 junior researchers and postdocs as well as 56 PhD students. More information can be found here.

The Department of Agroecology offers

  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism, where accountability, commitment, helpfulness, flexibility and close collaboration is a prerequisite solving the core tasks
  • A good social environment with activities and routines that make it possible to talk across and strengthen the collegial relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with good work-life balance
  • Possibility of membership of staff association, access to gym and free fruit scheme
  • An exciting and varied working environment, where two days rarely resemble each other. We are often busy and we work creatively for solutions to societal challenges

Place of Work
The place of work is Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse.  The affiliation will be with the Department of Agroecology.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Section Manager, Professor, Mogens Nicolaisen: Mogens.Nicolaisen@agro.au.dk, +45 2475 7668.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Mogens Nicolaisen Head of section, Professor, Department of Agroecology – Entomology and Plant Pathology +4587158137 mn@agro.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR +4525695795 Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline: Tuesday 15 Dec 2020 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Tuesday December 15th, 2020

Two-year Postdoc position on design and implementation of low power CMOS design for memristive neuromorphic computing systems

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 2-year Postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on weighted spintronic-nano-oscillator-based neuromorphic computing system assisted by laser for cognitive computing. The successful applicant will be part of a FET-OPEN project called SpinAge funded by European commission under Horizon 2020. 
We are looking for an enthusiast researcher (post-doctoral researcher) who wishes to investigate in design and implementation of the CMOS parts of a neuromorphic computing system assisted by laser for cognitive computing. It includes the design, implementation, and test of a low power RF readout circuit, interface circuits (current and voltage DACs), and an on-chip laser chip controller.

The position is available from 1 March 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Research area and project description:

Spintronics is a strong candidate for implementation of neuromorphic computing systems. Despite some progress [1-3], challenges such as lack of proper artificial neuron and synapse implementation resembling biological neural components, low speed, lack of any forward-looking architecture implementation, lack of proper algorithms for spintronic networks, lack of any simulation platforms that combine libraries from several emerging technologies together for a better assessment of larger networks, have hindered scaling of complex architectures [4].

Within an interdisciplinary project, SpinAge, funded by H2020 [5], we aim at development of a brain-inspired (neuromorphic computing) networks using synchronized spintronic oscillators [6] together with other European research teams [5] leading to orders of magnitudes improvement in performance. 

For this position, we aim at development of low-power CMOS interfacing chip for reading out the spintronic nano-oscillators (SHNOs/STNOs) and controlling the laser sources, which requires a background in RF and mixed-signal integrated circuit design, with a good understanding of the functionality of spintronic devices.

[1] J. Torrejon, , et al., Nature 547.7664, 428-431, (2017)
[2] A. Awad et al., Nature Phys. 13, 292, (2017)
[3] H. Farkhani, et al. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13 (2019).
[4] Grollier, J., et al. Nature Electronics (2020): 1-11.
[5] https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/899559
[6] M. Zahedinejad, et al. Nature Nanotechnology 15.1, 47-52, (2020).

Work description
You are expected to contribute to the design and implementation of the CMOS parts of a spintronic-based neuromorphic computing system including:

  • Design and implementation of a low-power RF readout circuit for measuring the output power/frequency of the SHNOs/STNOs.
  • Design and implementation of an on chip laser sources controller
  • Design and implementation of an ultra-low-power and fast temperature sensor
  • Design and implementation of the interface circuits which includes SPI and DACs

Qualifications
Applicants should hold a PhD in electronic engineering (the degree should have been completed within the last 5 years at most) with 3 years minimum experience in Analog IC Design. Candidates, who will complete and defend their PhD thesis by December 2020, are welcome:

  • The candidate should have experience in some or all the following blocks: RF IC (LNA, oscillator, and mixer), power management (LSDOs, bandgaps, and current reference), DAC/ADC, and sensor interface design
  • Experience is required in the CMOS process and design flow with an understanding of CAD/PDK, cell specification, Design, Layout and Verification as well as behavioral circuit modelling.
  • Prior tape-out experience, the results of which have been successfully published
  • Concrete knowledge in Cadence, MatLab and Verilog-A,
  • Experience in spintronic and Background in modelling is a plus
  • The candidate should have excellent verbal and writing skills in English with very good communication skills,

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

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

A process has been initiated in terms of reorganizing of engineering at Aarhus University. Read more here: https://eng.au.dk/en/news-and-events/news/show/artikel/new-organisation-to-strengthen-engineering-at-aarhus-university-1/

Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of work is Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Further information about the position may be obtained from: Assoc. Prof. Farshad Moradi, moradi@eng.au.dk and  Assist. Prof. Hooman Farkhani, farkhani@eng.au.dk
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Deadline: Thursday 31 Dec 2020 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Thursday December 31st, 2020

Postdoc position on design and modelling of spintronic devices

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 2-year Postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on weighted spintronic-nano-oscillator-based neuromorphic computing system assisted by laser for cognitive computing. The successful applicant will be part of a FET-OPEN project called SpinAge funded by European commission under Horizon 2020. 

We are looking for an enthusiast researcher (post-doctoral researcher) who wishes to investigate in design and modelling of the spintronic parts of a neuromorphic computing system assisted by laser for cognitive computing. It includes the design and modelling of weighted spin Hall effect nano-oscillators, spin torque nano-oscillators, magnetic tunnel junctions and memristors in Verilog-A language to be used in Cadence Virtuoso.

The position is available from 1 march 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Research area and project description:
Artificial neural networks are already having a very tangible effect in society. CMOS implementation of artificial neural networks has been researched and some progresses have been achieved. However, the CMOS implementation of neural networks is still not energy- and area-efficient [1].

  These issues have driven a significant effort on investigation of non-CMOS implementations of neuromorphic computing systems, which include synapses implemented using memristors [2,3], Magnetic Tunnelling Junctions (MTJs) etc., and artificial neurons using MTJs, Spin-Torque Nano-Oscillators (STNOs) [4], mutually synchronized Spin-Hall Nano-Oscillators (SHNOs) [5], etc.

Spintronics is a strong contender as it is compatible with CMOS, multifunctional, extremely versatile with features like non-volatility, plasticity and oscillatory behaviour, which can be exploited to implement artificial neural components to develop energy-efficient neural networks.

 Despite some progress in spintronic neuromorphic computing system (NCS) [4, 6], challenges such as lack of proper artificial neuron and synapse implementation resembling biological neural components, low speed, lack of any forward-looking architecture implementation, lack of proper algorithms for spintronic networks, lack of any simulation platforms that combine libraries from several emerging technologies together for a better assessment of larger networks, have hindered scaling of complex architectures [7].
Within an interdisciplinary project, SpinAge, funded by H2020 [8], we aim at development of a brain-inspired (neuromorphic computing) networks using synchronized spintronic oscillators [9] together with other European research teams [8] leading to orders of magnitudes improvement in performance. 

For this position, we aim at development of analytical and numerical models for spintronic devices (oscillators) [10-12] and bringing them into a simulation platform enabling simulation of larger neural networks, which requires a good understanding of the physics behind the spintronic oscillators, and skills in development of analytical models for such devices.

[1] J. Kim et al., Proc. of the IEEE, 103 (1), 106-130, (2015).
[2] S. Ambrogio et al., Nanotechnology 24, 384012, (2013).
[3] S. Saïghi et al., Front. Neurosci. 9:51, (2015).
[4] J. Torrejon, , et al., Nature 547.7664, 428-431, (2017)
[5] A. Awad et al., Nature Phys. 13, 292, (2017)
[6] H. Farkhani, et al. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13 (2019).
[7] Grollier, J., et al. Nature Electronics (2020): 1-11.
[8] https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/899559
[9] M. Zahedinejad, et al. Nature Nanotechnology 15.1, 47-52, (2020).
[10] S. G. Ramasubramanian, et al. ISLPED. IEEE, (2014).
[11] D. I. Albertsson, et al. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 55.10, 1-8, (2019).
[12] J. Pelloux-Prayer, and Farshad Moradi. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (2020).

Work description
You are expected to contribute to the design and modelling of the spintronic parts of a spintronic-based neuromorphic computing system including:

  • Spintronic device characterization and modelling for implementing the neuron functionality including spin Hall effect nano oscillators and spin torque nano oscillators.
  • Modelling  and characterization of magnetic tunnel junctions and memristors for implementing the synaptic functionality.

Qualifications
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics, electrical engineering or other related disciplines. (the degree should have been completed within the last 5 years at most). Candidates, who will complete and defend their PhD thesis by December 2020, are welcome:

  • The candidate should have excellent verbal and writing skills in English with very good communication skills,
  • A solid publication track record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences,
  • Concrete knowledge in Cadence, MatLab and Verilog-A,
  • Experience in spintronic,
  • Background in electronic,
  • Background in modelling

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

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

A process has been initiated in terms of reorganizing of engineering at Aarhus University. Read more here: https://eng.au.dk/en/news-and-events/news/show/artikel/new-organisation-to-strengthen-engineering-at-aarhus-university-1/

Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of work is Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Further information about the position may be obtained from: Assoc. Prof. Farshad Moradi, moradi@eng.au.dk and  Assist. Prof. Hooman Farkhani, farkhani@eng.au.dk.  
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Deadline: Thursday 31 Dec 2020 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Thursday December 31st, 2020

Postdoc in Integrative Neuroscience

The Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for two positions as Postdoc in the field of Integrative Neuroscience. You will ideally begin the position in the first half of 2021, with some flexibility. The initial appointments are one-year full-time positions, but an extension for up to five years is intended, pending on an evaluation.

The postdoctoral positions will open in collaboration with the Welcome Trust Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging in Oxford University, and they will be funded by an ERC Starting Grant and a Novo Nordisk Emerging Investigator Grant.

Research Environment at CFIN
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.

We provide access to state-of-the art infrastructure, a competitive salary, a stimulating international research environment, opportunities to travel and interact with our collaborators in Oxford, Beijing and Copenhagen, free Danish classes (if desired), and a friendly environment with an excellent work-life balance. We are located at the heart of a beautiful campus in the centre of Aarhus surrounded by green areas and lakes, five minutes away from the beach on a bike, and within reach of beautiful forests and other opportunities for outdoor activities. Aarhus is also a young, vibrant, costal city with world-class venues for art, music and culture.

About the research projects and your job responsibilities
The positions are related to two different projects:

  1. Complex perception and behaviour are underpinned by multiple parallel and interacting neural processes. For example, the feeling of pain emerges from the interaction between the ascending nociceptive information from peripheral sensors and top-down processes related to attention, expectancy, etc. At a later stage, this feeling spreads through the brain, forming memories and guiding decision making. Based on previous work on decoding analysis and brain network modelling, this project will seek the development of cutting-edge machine learning and signal processing techniques to separate the underlying components of the signal as measured by non-invasive electrophysiology, in a way that the resulting decomposition is relevant to the behaviour under study (e.g. pain processing or decision making). For this purpose, you will work with (and develop) statistical models in the frontier between supervised and unsupervised learning. There will also be opportunities to interact with the pain research groups in Aarhus University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to apply these models to data from different pain experiments.
     
  2. How can we effectively relate the brain dynamics of stimulus processing to individual behavioural or clinical traits? That is, given a set of subject-specific models of stimulus processing, we will consider how to use these to predict phenotypic information. For this, we will develop innovative (supervised) machine learning approaches to deal with unorthodox predictive features, which here are not just numerical values but complex models of brain activity and stimulus processing. You will be in close collaboration with Steve Smith’s group in Oxford, with the idea of applying these techniques to the UK Biobank

You will report to the Head of Department.

Your competences

  • You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas computational neuroscience, computer science, or a related discipline (e.g. physics/biophysics, mathematics, engineering).
  • Demonstrated skills in computational modelling, data analysis and programming are important.
  • Proficiency with Matlab and Python is beneficial as well as experience analysing electrophysiological data and fMRI will be appreciated.
  • A high level of written and spoken English is essential.

As a person, you are ambitious, self-driven and possess good communication and interpersonal skills, since you are expected to coordinate and be involved in other collaborative projects.

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

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor Diego Vidaurre at dvidaurre@cfin.au.dk .

Your place of work will be the Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Nørrebrogade 44, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

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

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?

Diego Vidaurre Henche Associate professor, Department of Clinical Medicine – Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience dvidaurre@cfin.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – Health HR +4520681396 emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Monday 30 Nov 2020 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

2-Year Postdoc Position in Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Group

A 2-year PostDoc position is available in Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Research Group at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section of the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University (www.eng.au.dk), Denmark. The project is financed by Novo Nordisk Foundation in the framework of “Project grants for biotechnology-based synthesis and production research”.

The position is available from 01.02.2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.


Job description/research project/research area
The project aims development of highly productive enzymatic cascade reactions for green synthesis of commodity chemicals from sustainable oil and fat resources. The main task for this position is to immobilize enzyme variants and analyze the performance of heterogeneous biocatalysts under the process conditions.  The final goal is the demonstration of multiphasic photobiocatalytic synthesis in continuously operated reactors, which will be constructed within the PostDoc research. The project will be carried out in collaboration with another PostDoc researcher working in Enzyme Engineering Group (Assist. Prof. Bekir Engin Eser) for the same project. The key tasks of the PostDoc in this position will be:

  • Enzyme immobilization,
  • Construction of photobioreactors for continuous synthesis,
  • Development of multiphasic photobiocatalytic synthesis,
  • Demonstration of the optimized photobiocatalytic synthesis at larger scales.

Your profile
Applicants should hold an outstanding PhD degree in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or in a relevant program.
Competences of the successful applicant:

  • Research experience in biocatalysis and process engineering for biocatalytic systems,
  • Experience with reactor design and process optimization,
  • Experience in analytical methods (HPLC, GC, UV, MS, etc.),
  • Complex problem solving skills and critical thinking,
  • Ability to work in an international team,
  • Inter- and multidisciplinary thinking,
  • High motivation,
  • Ability to conduct her/his work in a structured and systematic manner and with a high degree of independence,
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills,
  • Fluency in English – written and oral

About the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section
Biological and Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary research area. It includes disease and health, materials, environmental technologies, biorefining, energy technologies and food and ingredient technology. The research at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section at Department of Engineering is based on both theoretical and experimental methods, and include the design, development, operation, monitoring, control, and optimisation of chemical, physical and biological processes. Department of Engineering holds a special position of international strength in scientific activities related to biogas energy, biorefining, agricultural emissions, lipid technology, polymer and membrane technology, protein engineering and biosynthesis. In addition, the Biological and Chemical Engineering section conducts public sector consultancy on agricultural challenges such as Air Quality Engineering and Biorefining.  The Biological and Chemical Engineering Section is part of the Science and Technology Faculty Interdisciplinary Centre WATEC (water treatment technologies), CBIO (circular bioeconomy), iFOOD (food technology), iMAT (advanced materials), iLIFE (biophysics and imagining), iClimate (climate change).

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000, Aarhus C, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Kara (selin.kara@eng.au.dk).

A process has been initiated in terms of reorganizing of engineering at AU. Read more here: https://eng.au.dk/en/news-and-events/news/show/artikel/new-organisation-to-strengthen-engineering-at-aarhus-university-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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Deadline
28 October 2020



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

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Post expires on Wednesday October 28th, 2020

Postdoc position in structural biology

We are seeking applicants for a postdoc position in structural biology to join us at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics for pursuing structure determination of a receptor-ligand complex.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for a starting period of 5 months and is available from 1st of August 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
The project concerns structural studies of immunoglobulin E (IgE ). Structure determination will take advantage of single particle cryo-EM.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in molecuar biology, biochemistry, nanotechnology, biomedicine or related field.

Candidates with experience in single particle EM will be preferred, but prior experience with other structural biology techniques is also considered positive.

Applicants should be self-driven and capable of planning and conducting own research while willing to collaborate closely in an international team. Good communication skills in written and spoken English language are essential, and candidates should have a good publication record with clear contributions as first author. The maintenance of a complete digital laboratory journal will be mandatory.

Who we are
The project is carried out in an interdisciplinary collaboration between the two research team of Professor Gregers Rom Andersen (structural biology) and Associcate professor Edzard Spillner (allergy and antibody technology). The teams are located nearby enabling daily collaborative efforts and fast communication and frequent informal discussions.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • Access to a well-equipped research infrastructure for protein expression and protein purification in the two research teams.
  • Membership of a large structural biology community formed by 8 individual groups with >60 active students, postdocs, and group leaders with a proven track record for excellence spanning more than 20 years.
  • Access to 300 kV Titan microscopes, an existing with a Gatan K2 detector and a new with a K3 detector. There is also access to negative stain EM for sample optimization on a Technai microscope
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Place of Work
The place of work is Gustav Wiedsvej 10C DK8000 Aarhus and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact Information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact Professor Gregers Rom Andersen, gra@mbg.au.dk, phone +45 30256646.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Application deadline
16 July 2020

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

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Post expires on Thursday July 16th, 2020

Postdoc with focus on the psychology of administrative burden, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University in Denmark invites applications for a 2.5 years postdoctoral position in connection with the research project The Psychology of Administrative Burden (POAB).

The position is a part time position (40% of Danish full time) without teaching obligations. The postdoc will have to find other opportunities themselves to supplement the position if she/he is aiming for fulltime work. The position is financed by a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

The starting date is 15 August 2020 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project – POAB
POAB brings together an international research group with competences in public administration, sociology, political psychology, and the behavioral sciences more broadly. The project centers on how, why, and by which welfare benefit recipients administrative rules and procedures are experienced as burdensome. It is a key aim of the project to develop and test a new theoretical model of how government institutions transform into individual-level experiences of burden and in turn affect take-up of welfare benefits and civic participation among citizens eligible for welfare benefits. The project uses a range of different methods including lab and survey experiments, qualitative interviews, and quasi experiments using public register data but is open to other designs and ideas as well.

The project is financed by an ERC Starting Grant and runs from 2019 to 2024). It is led by Professor Martin Bækgaard.

Job description
The focus of the advertised position is:
(1) to conduct lab based studies of how administrative rules and procedures lead to experiences of burden
(2) to manage cross-country surveys aimed at explaining how, why, and by which welfare benefits administrative rules and procedures are experienced as burdensome.

Research will primarily be carried out in collaboration with Professor Martin Bækgaard and other members of the research group. The project includes funding for research assistants, data collection, traveling, and workshops.

Your qualifications
Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in political science or related social science disciplines. In addition to interest in conducting independent and collaborative research within the focus area of the POAB project, applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct state-of-the-art research, possess strong methodological skills within the domain of survey and/or laboratory experiments, excellent command of spoken and written English, and preferably experience with publishing in international, peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to a CV, a letter motivating the application (addressing the match between the candidate’s profile and the core research task of POAB), proof of PhD degree (or the near completion of a PhD degree), interested scholars should preferably provide a short research statement (max. 3 pages), which describes the research agenda the candidate proposes to pursue as part of POAB. See the other demands to the application below.

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 visit: http://ps.au.dk/en/

Further information
Applicants are welcome to contact Professor Martin Bækgaard, email: martinb@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, email: aak@au.dk.

Place of work
Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, DK -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.

Deadline
05 May 2020

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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 January 1st, 1970