PhD and Postdoctoral 2023 Vacancies at the Aarhus University in Denmark

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In Denmark similar to Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, and the UK, Aarhus University PhD Vacancies and postdocs are employed by the universities on fixed-term contracts. The salaries are determined according to the collective agreement for academic staff employed by the State Sector.

Aarhus University

Aarhus University is the third-largest university in Denmark and was founded in 1829. It is a public institution that offers education and research in many fields. The university offers a wide variety of courses ranging from engineering to humanities subjects like history, philosophy, sociology or linguistics. It also offers a number of master’s programs that are available both at the main campus as well as at satellite campuses throughout Denmark.

Aarhus University has a long history of excellence and innovation, which has made it one of the leading universities in Europe. In fact, it is ranked as the best university for engineering and technology studies by QS World University Rankings.

Aarhus University has four campuses – two in Aarhus, one in Copenhagen, and one in Odense – as well as more than 100 study centres throughout Denmark. It also offers education abroad to students from more than 40 countries around the world.

Fully Funded PhD and Postdoc in the School of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University

The School of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University offers students the opportunity to learn in a dynamic and international environment. With more than 10,000 students, the school is one of Denmark’s leading providers of education in engineering, business and the natural sciences.

There are some available PhD Scholarships in the School of Technical Sciences in the following different study subjects:

  • Agroecology
  • Animal Science
  • Bioscience
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science
  • Quantitative Genetics and Genomics

Title: Postdoc in cropping systems and soil structure in a climate mitigation and adaptation perspective

Location: Department of Agroecology – Soil Fertility – Faculty: Technical Sciences

Deadline: 10.01.2023

Expected start date and duration of employment: The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, is offering a postdoctoral position in cropping systems and soil structure in a climate mitigation and adaptation perspective, starting 01-06-2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be available for a 3-year period.

Position: Fixed term full-time position

Job description:

You will be part of a research environment focusing on soils and climate change. You will be contributing to specifically the area of climate-smart soil management. And the main focus of your position will be on cropping system and soil management effects on soil structure and the related impact on greenhouse gas emissions and the resilience and robustness of soils towards climate hazards.  You will work experimentally with already established field experiments including the CENTS long-term rotation and tillage trial and similar trials in Europe. The experimental work includes the quantification of soil structural properties in the field and in the laboratory. It will also encompass quantification of soil structure-root growth interactions. Your work will also include interactions with various stakeholders and involvement in work on Soil Health Living Labs under the EU Mission “A Soil Deal for Europe”.

We expect that you will be an important part of the research environment and that you will contribute positively to the social working environment. We also expect that you will take part in our teaching activities and that you will report research results in high-impact scientific journals. In addition, you are expected to contribute to research-based public sector consultancy on soil management and climate mitigation and adaptation.

Your profile
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD in Soil Science or similar
  • Collaborative skills and ability to participate actively in teams
  • A fondness of taking the initiative and the motivation to pursue a scientific career
  • Documented experience in scientific writing and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Research experience in some of the areas of cropping systems and soil management impact on soil structure

Further, we will prefer candidates with some of the following qualifications:

  • Teaching and supervision experience at the BSc and MSc level
  • Interest and experience in developing competitive national and international research applications
  • Experience in planning and conducting field-work
  • Experience in planning and conducting laboratory work within soil structure analysis
  • Insight into statistical analysis
  • Experience with interaction with various stakeholder groups (e.g. farmers, advisors, public authorities, citizens)

At the Department of Agroecology, our main goal is to contribute to sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems within the areas of soil, plants, animals, humans, and the environment. We want to make a difference by contributing to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via innovative research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer innovative laboratories, greenhouses, semi-field, and field-scale research facilities, advanced computing capacities as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.  The department consists of eight research sections with around 270 highly dedicated employees, of which approximately 50% are scientific staff.

Offer

  • 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 inclusive relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness, and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with a good work-life balance
  • 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
  • Subsidized preschool child care and a free education system from primary school up to university level
  • Universal health insurance as a resident of Denmark, including family members officially residing in Denmark
  • Five weeks paid holiday per year
  • In connection with childbirth: the right to have a total of 52 weeks shared maternal/paternal leave with full or partial salary pay

Learn More and Apply.


Title: RE-ADVERTISEMENT Postdoc for research in and development of digital twins at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University

Location: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Software Engineering & Computing systems – Edison – Faculty: Technical Sciences

Deadline: 13.01.2023

Expected start date and duration of employment: If you are passionate about making the world more digital, in a way that provides value to society and find it exciting to work at the crossroads between research and business, then the 1-year position from 1st of April 2023 or as soon as possible at DTL Ringkoebing-Skjern is perfect for you.

Position: Fixed term full-time position

Job description:

You will be employed by Aarhus University (AU) and your primary place of work will be in Skjern, in the brand new AU Digital Transformation Lab in Skjern alongside the lab manager. Your tasks will be focused on programming proof-of-concept models within digital twins and integration of different robots, but you will also act as a sparring partner regarding the development of the new laboratory. In addition to the Lab manager, there will be colleagues visiting the laboratory in the form of other AU researchers working on specific research projects within the area. Depending on what motivates you, it is also possible to be a part of the close collaboration with the local business community.

We expect you to have a thorough understanding of the concept of digital twins and that you want to use your knowledge of programming to create value for companies that are part of research collaborations with Aarhus University. An interest in organizational and business development will be a plus, as the laboratory is completely new.

You will take part in the work of shaping an innovative knowledge environment in growth, and together with your colleagues you will contribute in the work of strengthening the  research, development and innovation activities at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University.

DTL (Digital Transformation Lab) is a new concept from AU, where physical laboratories are built close to the knowledge that lies with the business communities outside the main campus locations. The laboratory in Skjern is the first of hopefully several laboratories placed all over the Central Region. At the DTL in Skjern focus is on digital twins and the laboratory will act as both ambassador, communicator and facilitator for existing and new research and educational activities. DTL will be your new workplace.

Our task is to play with the latest knowledge and make it interesting for businesses. What could be more fun and educational for someone who loves his profession!

Your work tasks will include

  • Development of proof-of-concept models in collaboration with researchers and the local business community
  • Development of ideas for new value-creating projects in collaboration with the Lab Manager and the business community
  • Maintenance and development of the laboratory and its equipment including various robots for production
  • Sparring with researchers associated with projects in the laboratory
  • Sparring with the local business development departments in relation to digital opportunities

Your profile:

We expect you to be motivated to work with programming and development of digital twins and robot integration. You must be professionally skilled and be able to make independent decisions in relation to your programming tasks. You must find satisfaction in diving deep into the material and translating new knowledge into useful solutions for business. You are responsible and proactive in your work. If you also want to be part of the development of the concept behind DTL, it will be a big plus.

  • You have an M.Sc. degree in engineering
  • You need to be curious and willing to try new things
  • You work in a structured way but are agile and able to maintain an overview in changing situations
  • You are good at collaborating across disciplines and cultures and know how to get others involved
  • You are passionate about programming digital twins
  • You smile easily and keep an informal tone

If you find the above interesting, we can offer you an exciting and meaningful job with experienced and skilled colleagues and a wide range of contacts to both students and researchers as well as companies. You will have a dynamic job with freedom and good opportunities to plan your own everyday life.

Learn More and Apply.


Title: Postdoc in social and political foundations for the green transition

Location: Department of Agroecology – Agricultural Systems and Sustainability – Faculty: Technical Sciences

Deadline: 16.01.2023

Expected start date and duration of employment: The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, offers a postdoctoral position that should explore the foundations for sustainable development pathways for the Danish and European agri-food system. Starting 1st March 2023 as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be available for a 3-year period.

Position: Fixed term full-time position

Job description:

You will be part of a research group that work at the interface between science, technology and society with respect to the agri-food system. We work broadly with the challenges for a green transition, and particularly the social, political, technical and organizational foundations for the green transition needs to be further explored. You will contribute to analysis of social, organizational and political foundations for the green transition in comparative case studies, reviews and assessments in a multi-actor environment. Further, you will take part in assessing solutions for developing sustainable business models to advance alternative agri-food systems such as agro-forestry and the diverse drivers that enable or constrain adoption of such practices. You will primarily work with various qualitative techniques such as interviews, focus groups, as well as policy analysis and reviews of scientific literature.

We expect that you will be an important part of the research environment and that you will contribute positively to the social working environment. We also expect that you will take part in our teaching activities and that you will report research results in high-impact scientific journals.

Your profile
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD in human geography, agroecology, sociology, political science, anthropology, environmental science or similar
  • Collaborative skills
  • A fondness of taking the initiative and the motivation to pursue a scientific career
  • Documented experience in scientific writing and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Research experience in the areas of social studies of agri-food systems

Further, we will prefer candidates with some of the following qualifications:

  • Teaching and supervision experience at the BSc and MSc level
  • Interest and experience in developing competitive national and international research applications
  • Experience with systems analysis based on qualitative and quantitative data, case studies and comparative studies of different initiatives.
  • Experience with planning and conducting social studies involving stakeholders
  • Insight into Science and Technology Studies or rural sociology
  • Experience with interviews, focus groups and surveys with farmers as well as data processing and analysis is a requirement

Learn More and Apply.


Title: Postdoc in comparative genomics and machine learning to detect impactful genetic variants in cool-season grasses

Location: Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics – Faculty: Technical Sciences

Deadline: 31.01.2023

Expected start date and duration of employment: The position is for 2 years with possible extension, and is available from May 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible hereafter.

Position: Fixed term full-time position

Job description:

The postdoctoral researcher will infer the effects of genetic variants, based on signatures of selection and/or machine learning models (biological language models for the prediction of protein function and structure, gene regulation and expression, etc.). This project will offer a unique opportunity to validate predicted fitness effects in experimental populations to support applications in genomic prediction and precision breeding (e.g., CRISPR-based editing). We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral associate to lead our effort toward the prediction of variant effects and collaborate with a PhD student for the validation of predictions in experimental populations. She/he will also have the opportunity to gain substantial international experience as a visiting scientist in an international research group, during about 6 months. Finally, they will be able to present their work and disseminate their results at international conferences.
This project is supported by an Emerging Investigator grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, which funds groundbreaking research with promising applications in data science and the green transition in Europe. In this project, the postdoctoral researcher will focus on cool-season grass species, which include the model species Brachypodium as well as important crop species like rice, wheat, and barley. A key contribution of the project will be the validation of predicted variant effects at single-base resolution, by multi-omics data: genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic, and physiological measurements in mutant populations of Brachypodium.

Your profile:

Applicants should hold (or be expected to hold) a PhD degree in bioinformatics, machine learning, computational biology, statistical genetics (quantitative or population genetics), or related fields.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be motivated to develop and apply novel computational tools for improving agriculture.
  • have work experience in comparative genomics and/or machine learning techniques applied to biological sequence data.
  • hold scientific publication records as first author, in relevant areas (bioinformatics, machine learning, computational biology, statistical genetics).
  • be interested in collaborations with scientists across disciplines (e.g., quantitative geneticists and plant biologists) and levels (e.g., PhD students, technical staff).
  • have effective communication skills in written and spoken English, for the presentation of their research to various audiences – from experts to the general public.

Offer:

The successful candidate will be offered:

  • training and international experience as a visiting scientist in a research group outside Denmark, for a duration of about 6 months.
  • mentoring experience in collaboration with PhD student.
  • computational resources, including the Genetics/Genomics High-Performance Cluster and GenomeDK, with growing capabilities (e.g., additional nodes, GPUs).
  • a collaborative environment, in which the candidate will be able to share across research fields (quantitative genetics, machine learning, bioinformatics, and population genetics) and applications (in biology, agriculture, and biomedicine).
  • a research environment characterized by collaboration, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and success in mentoring and supervision.
  • an excellent working environment, characterized by professionalism, diversity and healthy work-life balance.

Learn More and Apply.


PhD in the Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University

The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is the largest faculty in Denmark. It offers a diverse range of programmes ranging from humanities, sociology, and languages to politics, culture and media studies.


Title: PhD scholarships (4+4) and PhD fellowships (5+3) in the Faculty of Arts (Aarhus University PhD Vacancies)

Information for potential PhD students (Aarhus University PhD Vacancies) about the programme and general student life.

The PhD degree at Arts gives you the highest degree of education in the country and qualifies you for a number of jobs with research functions – both inside and outside the university world. The program is aimed at the best graduate students who can apply for admission to the 4-year PhD scheme and postgraduate candidates with a completed Master’s degree who may apply for admission to the 3-year PhD scheme. In both cases candidates’ admission is based on merits and a submitted project proposal. At the meeting you will be informed about the education, possible stipends, and how to best write your project propo.

Learning and Education & Didactics, DPU
Virtual information meeting on Wednesday 16 June at 14.00 -15.30.

At this meeting, we will inform on the following themes:
• Information about PhD calls
• Who can apply?
• What is a good application?
• What implies enrolment as a PhD student?
• How to apply for PhD enrolment at Graduate School of Arts, AU?

Art, Literature and Cultural Studies– What is it like to be a PhD-student at AU?
– How do you apply if you want to become one?

On Thursday 12 August at 9.00, the PhD programme for Art, Literature and Cultural Studies gives an introduction to applying for a PhD scholarship at ARTS.

The meeting will address both 4+4 and 5+3 applications and is relevant for students on MA-level (first and third semester) as well as for those who have completed their master’s degree.

Culture and Society
What is it like to be a PhD-student at AU? How do you apply if you want to become one? On 30 August at 10:00, the PhD-programmes for Anthropology, Global Studies and the Study of Religion, History, Archaeology and Classical Studies, and Theology, History of Ideas and Philosophy give an introduction to applying for a PhD scholarship at ARTS. The meeting will address both 4+4 and 5+3 applications and is relevant for students on MA-level (first and third semester) as well as for those who have completed their master’s degree.

Deadlines: (15th March) Spring, (1st October) Autumn

Spring Deadlines:

Application deadline:15 March at 23:59 Danish time
Reply:No later than the end of June
Enrolment start:1 September

Autumn Deadlines:

Application deadline:1 October at 23:59 Danish time
Reply:No later than the end of December
Enrolment start:1 February

More Details and Apply.


Fully Funded PhD in the School of Health at Aarhus University

The School of Health at Aarhus University is one of the best universities in Denmark, with around 10,000 students and over 1,000 academics. Its aim is to provide a sustainable health care system for the future. The school was founded in 1849 and has grown to become one of the largest and most renowned specialist schools in Europe.

There are some available PhD Scholarships in the School of Health in the following different study subjects:

  • Biomedicine
  • Public Health
  • ClinFO (Clinical Medicine, Odontology and Forensic Medicine)

Title: Apply for a PhD with your own project (Aarhus University PhD Vacancies)

There are two annual ordinary open calls, one in the spring semester and one in the autumn semester. When there is an ordinary open call it is advertised here.

To be enrolled as a PhD student, you must apply for enrolment and have your project approved and financed. 

In our ordinary open calls you apply for enrolment and a faculty fellowship. In addition, a number of fully financed integrated PhD fellowship from the Graduate School of Health is offered. 

The Graduate School of Health is now accepting applications for fully financed faculty PhD fellowships.

In addition, the Graduate School of Health offers a number of fully financed integrated PhD fellowships.

Application criteria:

To apply for a 3-year PhD study programme you must have completed a relevant Master’s degree. The Master’s study has to be equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree of 120 ECTS.

General criteria for PhD applications (Aarhus University PhD Vacancies):

All applications are evaluated based on the submitted material using the following criteria. The time for research experience after the qualifying exam is taken into consideration.

The project:

  • The project description; including the PhD student’s part in defining the project
  • The standard and volume of the project – is there sufficient scientific weight for a PhD? Is the project appropriate for the enrolment period?
  • The projects originality and innovative aspects
  • The scientific level of the project
  • How does the project stem from the newest knowledge in the field?
  • The project’s use of varied methods and techniques
  • Is the project developed across disciplines, including e.g. primary research/clinical research
  • Does the project entail supporting evidence of feasibility, e.g. the power (of test), or a description of alternative possible solutions to the raised scientific question?

The applicant:

  • Research experience (in relation to the length of the actual research time) including participation in journal clubs and conferences and publications (accepted and/or published)
  • Early recruitment (integrated PhD)
  • Grades
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Motivation
  • Other qualifications

The research environment and PhD plan elements:

  • The scientific environment including:
  1. how the main supervisor and co-supervisors contribute to the completion of the PhD study, their availability and the number of students already supervised by the main supervisor and co-supervisors
  2. how the PhD student is exposed to an international research environment (locally and/or through a research stay abroad)
  3. activities across disciplines and sectors
  4. International co-supervisor; co-supervisor’s role in and contribution to the project.
  • Courses
  • Dissemination
  • Learning targets
  • Mobility, including statement from host institution
  • Main supervisor statement

The application:

The application and all mandatory attachments, incl. the project description, must be in English. If the project description is not in English, the application will be rejected by the administration.

Please note that we will evaluate the application, as it is when the deadline has passed. It is not possible to submit any material for the application after deadline.

Furthermore, please be aware that we only evaluate one application per applicant per call. Thus, if you have submitted more than one application, we reserve the right only to evaluate the last application received.

In addition, PhD students who are already enrolled are not eligible for PhD fellowships. Applications from enrolled PhD students will not be taken into consideration.

Spring – enrolment and fully financed PhD fellowship:

CALLAPPLICATION FORREPLYEARLIEST STARTING DATE
1/2-1/3Enrolment and fully financed PhD fellowshipEnd of May1/6

Fall – enrolment and fully financed PhD fellowship:

CALLAPPLICATION FORREPLYEARLIEST STARTING DATE
30/7-30/8Enrolment and fully financed PhD fellowshipEnd of November1/12

Fully Funded PhD in the School of Natural Sciences at Aarhus University (Aarhus University PhD Vacancies)

The School of Natural Sciences was established in 2007 and is Denmark’s largest and most comprehensive school for the natural sciences. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of natural science such as biology, physics, chemistry, geology, mathematics, material science & engineering.

There are some available PhD scholarships in the School of Natural Sciences in the following different study subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geoscience
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Nanoscience
  • Physics and Astronomy

Title: GSNS application

The main criteria used in evaluating incoming applicants are their documented qualifications (composition of previous course programme, grades, publications, motivation, study periods abroad, duration of study, recommendations, etc.).

Regarding grade point average: GSNS does not have a fixed requirement for a minimum level of the grade point average. However, you can use the grade point average requirements from the Industrial PhD scheme (page 3-4) as a guideline for the approximate minimum level for PhD admission.

Secondary criteria are the scientific quality of the prepared research project for the PhD degree programme and the suitability of the research environment for such a project.

Additional aspects that can be taken into consideration include previous activities outside the university, plans for mobility during the PhD study period, plans for collaboration with external partners, plans for dissemination activities, etc. 

When assessing applicants with a Master’s degree, more weight is placed on the secondary criteria and additional aspects than for applicants without a Master’s degree.

More Details and Apply.

There are four PhD application deadlines each year, and the application system opens 2 months before each deadline. The deadlines are the same no matter if you apply via the general call or the specific call:

CALL OPEN FOR APPLICATIONSREVIEW OF APPLICATIONSDECISION INFORMED TO APPLICANTSEARLIEST START DATE*
1 December –
1 February
February – MarchEnd of March1 May
1 March – 1 MayMay – JuneEnd of June1 August
1 June – 1 AugustAugust – SeptemberEnd of September1 November
1 September –
1 November
November – December Beginning of January1 February

Academics Positions at Aarhus University

Here you can find available Postdoctoral and Research Positions at Aarhus University.


Title: Postdoc in Immune response in Parkinson’s disease

Deadline: 08.01.2023

Location: Department of Biomedicine – Forsk. & udd., Skou-bygningen – Faculty: Health

Position: The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of Immune response in Parkinson’s disease as per 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 1 year with a possibility of a 1-year extension.

Summary:

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.

About the research project:

Candidates will be part of a research group investigating the influence of the immune system in the neurodegenerative process in Parkinson’s disease. The candidate will use different approaches to characterize the immune (central and peripheral) response to alpha-synuclein induced neurodegeneration in a rodent model, with a special focus on the gut-brain axis. The studies will be complementary to the human studies performed in parallel by other members of the team. Close interaction and constant scientific exchange will be essential for the advance of the project.

Your job responsibilities:

As Postdoc in Biomedicine 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.

You will conduct animal experiments and be responsible of the completion of the full project (in vivo and postmortem studies). You should be able to work independently and responsibly, to critically analyze data, prepare and communicate results, prepare manuscripts and publish research findings in high quality journals. You are expected to keep updated regarding literature on the field. In addition, you will also supervise undergraduates laboratory projects during your appointment in the lab.

You will report to the Head of Department Associate Professor Marina Romero-Ramos.

Your competences:

Successful candidates will have an excellent track record and will be highly motivated self-driven candidate and must have a PhD within one or more of the following areas: neurodegeneration of Parkinson’s disease and the associated inflammatory process and/or in the study of the gut-brain axis in the context of neurodegeneration or the immune response during neurodegeneration in other diseases.

The candidate should have experience with in vivo disease modelling in rodents, stereotaxic surgery, animal behavior. Expertise in techniques such as flow cytometry, histological techniques and advance microscopy are desirable. Prior experience with cell cultures of microglia or monocytes (primary or cell lines) or iPSC will be a plus.

The successful candidate is expected to have strong skills in English, show mobility in his/her CV, and to have a demonstrated scientific track record, including at least one first author publication in a per review scientific journal within a relevant field. Prior teaching experience will be also considered a plus.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

More Details and Apply.


Title: Postdoc in vaccine responses in helminth infected people

Deadline: 04.01.2023

Location: Department of Clinical Medicine – Department of Infectious Diseases – Faculty: Health

Position: The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of parasitology and immunology as per 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 2-year full-time position with the possibility of extension.

Summary:

Efficient responses to vaccination are dependent upon the immune state of the individual. This is known in neonates, where a dominant Th2 immune state reduces vaccine responses. Vaccine efficiencies are also reduced where helminths are endemic due to immune modulation that drives a regulated Th2 immune state whilst attenuating Th1/Th17 responses required for robust cellular responses. This study will assess humoral and cellular responses to COVID-19 vaccines in helminth-infected and uninfected people in Guinea-Bissau. This work will provide crucial information on efficacy of vaccines for the 1.5 billion helminth-infected people worldwide.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in parasitology and immunology your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You are expected to be involved in grant applications and to present your results at national and international meetings and conferences. We also encourage involvement in other ongoing projects. 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, both in Denmark and Guinea Bissau, where you will receive supervision and guidance. You are expected to stay in Guinea Bissau for a total of 12 months.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Enrol people in a clinical trial in Guinea Bissau
  • Coordinate, obtain and analyse samples from study participants
  • Supervise fieldworks and laboratory technicians
  • Parasitological examination of samples
  • Isolation of immune cells from blood samples for in vitro cell stimulation
  • Conduct immunological assays (e.g. ELISA and flow cytometry)

You will report to the Professor Christian Wejse.

Your competences
You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: medicine, molecular medicine/biology, biotechnology, or similar, and have a proven track-record of publishing high-quality research in peer-reviewed international journals as first author. Experience with parasitology and/or immunology is an advantage as well as experience with clinical trials, in particular in low-income countries.

As a person, you are ambitious, eager to learn, ready to push your own limits, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. You can work independently while also being a team player. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English while Portuguese is an advantage as this is the official language in Guinea Bissau.

Shortlisting will be used.

More Details and Apply.


Title: Postdoc Position in European Film and Video on Demand Markets

Deadline: 10.01.2023

Location: School of Communication and Culture – Media and Journalism Studies, Dept. of – Faculty: Arts

Summary:

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies within the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position with a focus on European film and video on demand (VOD) Markets. The postdoc position is tied to two research projects: “CresCine – increasing the international competitiveness of the film industry in small European markets” (Horizon Europe, 2023-2026) and “EUVoD – The development of Europe’s Video on Demand markets” (Aarhus University Research Foundation AUFF, 2021-2024). Two years are assigned to CresCine and one year to EUVoD. You will be part of a team consisting of Associate Professor Jakob Isak Nielsen (AU lead on CresCine) and Assistant Professor Cathrin Helen Bengesser (lead on EUVoD and participant in CresCine) as well as student assistants. Jakob Isak Nielsen and Cathrin Helen Bengesser will be jointly coordinating the postdoctoral work in the three-year period.

The postdoc position is a full-time and fixed-term, 36-month position. The position starts 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter and ends 28 February 2026.

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

Projects:

CresCine aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the film industry across small countries in Europe and improve the international circulation of films and audiovisual (AV) content coming from small markets. Aarhus University has various roles in the project. For two of the three years, the postdoc’s work will be equally divided between two work packages. In the work package on “Small Film Markets: Comparative and Cross-sectorial Perspectives”, the postdoc will be involved in both qualitative and quantitative assessment and comparison of the state of the art of European film industries in select small markets: Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium (Flanders), Croatia and Portugal. The work will be both empirically and conceptually oriented to better conceptualise small film market ecosystems from a media-systemic perspective. The work package on “Platforms, Distribution, Exhibition and Promotion” will identify challenges and drivers of change for the distribution and exhibition of content from small markets. The impact of platforms (domestic, pan-European or global platforms) will be closely examined. The project will involve collaboration with other academic consortium partners as well as industry stakeholders.

The EUVoD project studies the transformation of the European audiovisual (AV) market from broadcasting to video on demand since 2012 by comparing the economic, cultural and media-political development of national markets across the EU. Using quantitative indicators on market development as well as qualitative knowledge on VOD players and idiosyncrasies of national markets, the project maps how different media systems in small and large, central and peripheral, Western and Eastern European regions have reacted to the technological change, the expansion of US-based, globally operating services and media-political challenges emerging from them. The project seeks to find explanations for diverging trends across Europe and to evaluate them in the light of national and European cultural and economic policy goals for sustainable, internally diverse and externally competitive media markets. The postdoc’s work in this project is supposed to contribute independent research and academic publications on specific national and pan-European market conditions and to assist in the communication of project findings to stakeholders beyond academia.

Postdoc profile:

We are looking to fill a three-year postdoc position with an applicant interested in participating in and developing research in European film and television studies at an international level. It is expected that the successful applicant will have a good command of current debates in the fields of European film and television studies as well as media industry studies. Within the frameworks of the two projects, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop their own ideas and methodological-theoretical repertoire in line with their interests and expertise. In addition to that, we plan to build a team with good communications skills and a reliable work ethic.

The successful applicant is expected to

  • have an excellent understanding of audiovisual industries and their specific nature in the European context
  • be able to identify appropriate empirical sources and materials relevant to the research projects
  • be able to identify, develop and employ theoretical and methodological perspectives relevant to the research projects
  • develop and carry out comparative studies of national media markets (of a qualitative as well as a quantitative nature)
  • conduct stakeholder interviews
  • be familiar with current debates on media policy within a European context
  • take an active part in writing and dissemination tasks
  • take an active part in project-related administration

Teaching and supervision:

While the postdoc position is primarily research-based, one of the three years involves teaching and supervision or other departmental tasks (approximately 20% of the postdoc’s employment in that year). This can take place at the BA/MA in Media Studies or the BA/MA supplementary degree programmes in Film and Media and will align with the successful applicant’s skills and interests where possible. It is possible to teach in either Danish or English.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent academic qualifications in any field related to film, television or video-on-demand industries and/or European media policy on national or European level.

Applicants must be able to document

  • an internationally oriented research profile within a field relevant to European film, television and VOD markets
  • a track record of research publications of a high international standard commensurate with the length of the applicant’s academic career
  • a proven ability to conduct detailed comparative analyses of media markets or industries either qualitatively or/and quantitatively
  • an outstanding and innovative doctoral dissertation in an area related to and relevant for the project

Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants have

  • experience of participation in national and international research networks
  • spent time abroad working at one or more internationally recognised research institutions
  • experience in self-directed management of research projects
  • proficient use of Excel and further skills in data processing tools
  • proficient knowledge of at least one European language other than English

Finally, applicants are asked to provide a proposal for research to be undertaken within the stated framework of the research project, including an explanation of how the pr

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Title: Postdoc in tomography of bone harnessing learning based segmentation of tomography data

Deadline: 04.01.2023

Location: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center – INANO-Kemi, iNANO-huset

Summary:

A postdoc position is available in the biological and bioinspired materials group lead by Professor Henrik Birkedal at Aarhus University, Department of Chemistry and iNANO in collaboration with the group of Prof. Anders Dahl at DTU Compute.

The aim of the project is to develop learning based methods for analysis of 3D tomographic data by incorporating geometric information and to apply it to questions in for example bone science.

The position is available from 01st March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Your responsibilities:

As part of a collaborative project, you will work on collecting and analyzing tomographic data using state-of-the-art in house (axia.au.dk) and synchrotron 3D imaging methods. You will collaborate with a partner postdoc at DTU Compute on development of learning methods and application of these to the problems under study. The scientific questions will involve for example vascular and lacuno-canalicular networks in bone. Other composite materials may also be included.

Your profile:

You should have a PhD in materials chemistry/science, physics, bioscience, biomineralization, X-ray imaging or a related area and be interested in working in an interdisciplinary area and in data analysis. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, has a broad interdisciplinary training and relevant technical experience. Experience in programming and experience with experiments at synchrotrons are a plus.

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