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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 Monday November 30th, 2020

2-yr postdoc on Megafauna complexity as a global driver of vegetation diversity – an integrative macroecology-remote sensing study

The Department of Biology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on Megafauna complexity as a global driver of vegetation diversity (MEGACOMPLEXITY).
  This postdoc project is part of the project “Megafauna complexity as a global driver of vegetation diversity” (MEGACOMPLEXITY) funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, which aims to provide a comprehensive, societally relevant assessment of the extent to which megafauna shape vegetation structure in natural terrestrial ecosystems worldwide. The postdoc project will contribute to this broader objective through analyses combining information on vegetation dynamics from satellite-based remote sensing with macroecological and geographic data on fauna, land use (e.g., protection areas) etc.
Starting Date and Period The position is for 2 years with the possibility of 1 year extension and is available from 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
The postdoc is expected to contribute ideas and concepts to the project and lead at least two high-quality papers per year in this research area, contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching, as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, and helping solve problems in her/his area of expertise.


Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology (or equivalent), or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Expertise with satellite-based remote sensing data and ecology are expected, with experience with megafauna also an advantage. Strong skills in statistical and geospatial modelling are expected, hereunder solid experience with R. 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 from Google Scholar) and diplomas, please include a 1-page outline of your ideas for the postdoc research project.  

Who we are
Project PI prof. Jens-Christian Svenning will be the supervisor. The postdoc will join Svenning’s team within the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and the Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF). BIOCHANGE is a center of excellence focused on improving our understanding, predictive capacity, and responses to the ongoing and future dynamics in biodiversity under global change. ECOINF harbors strong expertise in macroecology, remote sensing, and megafauna and vegetation ecology, as well as in ecology and biodiversity broadly. Together BIOCHANGE and ECOINF constitute an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community. Selected top-level international collaborators will be included where relevant. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the group can be found here and here.
What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

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

Place of Work The place of employment and work is Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) and Section of Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
Contact Information Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, phone +45 28992304, e-mail: svenning@bio.au.dk.
Deadline
1 October 2020 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.

Questions about the position?

Jens-Christian Svenning Professor, Centre Director, Department of Biology – Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity +4587156571 svenning@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 1 Oct 2020 at 23:59 CEST

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