Aarhus University (AU)

Postdoc in single molecule magnetism

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark (www.chem.au.dk). Duration is up to 2 years.

The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The position is embedded within a new Villum-supported project entitled “Magnetic Anisotropy Using Powder Neutron Diffraction”, which focuses on experimental determination of magnetic anisotropy using powder polarized neutron diffraction.

We are seeking a candidate to continue the development of the emerging application of polarized neutron diffraction on powders for the extraction of atomic susceptibility tensors. The candidate is required to possess a strong background in molecular magnetism and to have experience with neutron and x-ray diffraction, both powder and single crystal. The methodology is currently under development, and solid knowledge of the python programming language is therefore necessary. It is considered advantageous if the candidate has experience with synthesis, and a solid theoretical understanding of magnetism allowing a strong participation in the theoretical aspect of the project. The successful candidate will also be involved in electron density determination using synchrotron X-ray diffraction in collaboration with other members of the group, and prior knowledge of these techniques will be considered positively, but are not required.

The candidate must possess a PhD in chemistry or physics, preferably with emphasis on molecular magnetism. The intended starting date for this position is January 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is in terms of scientific impact one of the leading European chemistry departments with research programs that range from medicinal chemistry to theoretical chemistry. It has a permanent staff of 27 full and associate professors, a support-staff of ~25 people, ~150 PhD-students and postdocs, and more than 500 students.

For further information, please contact Senior Researcher Jacob Overgaard (jacobo@chem.au.dk).

Applications must include CV, full publication list, references and a description of qualifications.

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/

25 October 2019

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