Aarhus University (AU)

Postdoc in single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

The single molecule biophysics and chemistry group at Aarhus University seeks to hire a postdoc in single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy. The project, funded by the Villum fonden, aims at studying and manipulating the optical properties of conjugate polymer assemblies on DNA substrates.

The starting date is as soon as possible and the duration of the employment will be 15 months.

Job description/research project/research area
Conjugated polymers are very promising materials in the coming era of flexible electronics. The postdoc will study functional properties of individual polymers within a self-assembled layer to achieve a microscopic understanding of polymer morphology and open up venues for additional control and improvement of their optical properties. Polymers will be self-assembled on DNA substrates with high spatial control and studied with single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy.

Your profile
The candidate must have a PhD in biophysics, chemistry or nanoscience. He/she should have a strong background in experimental biophysics and experience in single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy, DNA nanotechnology and polymer physics. The candidate should be both able to work in an interdisciplinary environment both independently as well as in close collaboration with coworkers that may come from a different field.

The place of work is Gustav Wieds vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is the Department of Chemistry and iNANO center, Aarhus University.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal: vicb@inano.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 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/

24 November 2019

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