Aarhus University (AU)

Professor in Bioinformatics at Aarhus University, Denmark

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

A position as Professor in Bioinformatics is available from October 1, 2019 at the Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC), Aarhus University (www.birc.au.dk), Denmark.

The deadline for receipt of all applications is June 1, 2019.

The position
We seek an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic track record in bioinformatics. Applicants must be able to document cutting edge interdisciplinary research, the ability to obtain research funding, as well as teaching and supervision experience.

The successful candidate is expected to have a research group and a research program in bioinformatics, deliver innovative research of the highest international standard, obtain competitive research funding from external funding bodies, and contribute to teaching and supervision of students on all levels.

The successful candidate is furthermore expected to establish collaboration with related research environments at Aarhus University and to document international collaboration with researchers in bioinformatics. Finally, the successful candidate also has to take a leading role in managing and further developing educational activities in Bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC)
BiRC is an interdisciplinary research centre that employs about 40 researchers and PhD students. The research at BiRC spans major areas of bioinformatics, and BiRC is involved in teaching and supervision of students on all levels from BSc to PhD. In particular, BiRC is responsible for the Master’s program in Bioinformatics.

Please refer to www.birc.au.dk for further information about BiRC, and to www.scitech.au.dk and www.au.dk for information on Science and Technology and Aarhus University, respectively.

Applicants are expected to meet the criteria listed for Full Professors in: http://scitech.med arbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/site_files/scitech.me darbejdere.au.dk/files/Evaluation_Criteria.pdf

The application must be in English and include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a degree certificate;
  • a complete list of publications;
  • information about current research activities and a statement of future research plans;
  • a teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience and management;
  • a description of any participation in committees and administrative forums;
  • a minimum of three references: name and contact information.

Working place
The place of employment is Aarhus University, Bioinformatics Research Centre, C. F. Møllers Allé 8, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Further information
For more information please contact the director of BiRC, Christian Nørgaard Storm Pedersen, (email: cstorm@birc.au.dk).
For information about BiRC in general, see www.birc.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 assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. 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.

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.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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
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 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at www.au.dk/en


01 June 2019

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