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Academic position in molecular microbial ecology at the Section for Microbiology at Aarhus University, Denmark at Aarhus Universitet


Opslået 8. jul
Ansøgningsfrist23. aug
Forventet start 1. nov

  • Institut for Bioscience - MikrobiologiNy Munkegade 1168000 Aarhus C

  • Tidsbegrænset fuldtidsstilling 1. nov 2019 - 28. feb 2022ID: 1399

Applications are invited for a 28-month postdoctoral scientist position to study microbial community assembly processes in marine sediments.
The position is available from November 1st 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Your profile We seek a highly motivated candidate with an academic background and documented experience in molecular microbial ecology research. In particular the preferred candidate holds a strong expertise in microbial bioinformatics. The candidate should drive a research project, funded by the Danish Independent Research Fund, aiming at characterizing ecological and evolutionary dynamics that govern microbial community composition in marine sediments. The project will address key aspects of microbial community assembly including genome evolution, effective population size and ecological selection. The candidate will work under the supervision of associate professor Kasper Urup Kjeldsen and collaborate with students and internal collaborators at Aarhus University as well as external collaborators at Wageningen University (NL) and Montane State University (US).

Job description

The successful candidate will be employed by the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University (http://bios.au.dk/en) and work at the Section for Microbiology at this department. The section hosts the associated centers for Electromicrobiology (CEM) and Water Technology (WATEC) and employs 9 associate professors and professors and 4 assistant professors. Research at the section covers studies of microbial physiology, evolution, ecology, and biogeochemistry. It integrates basic and applied research addressing the role, ecophysiology and evolution of microorganisms in natural, technical and clinical systems and in biotechnology ().

Qualifications must include:

  • Relevant university education and PhD degree,
  • Solid background in molecular microbial ecology including bioinformatics.
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a group, to develop new ideas, and to write and communicate in English.

Place of Work

The place of work isNy Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Assoc. Prof. Kasper Urup Kjeldsen, e-mail: kasperuk@bios.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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the .
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
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 .
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 . Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark .
Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it .
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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