Aarhus University (AU)

Post doc in soil pollution electro-microbiology

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

09 November 2019

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