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Dynamic Academic Employee for projects within Soil Physics and Hydropedology – Aarhus, Denmark 2022

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark

Aarhus University, Foulum, invites applications for a 2-year-position as Academic Employee at the Department of Agroecology – Denmark 2022

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General Info

Position: Academic Employee
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: May 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Agroecology
Aarhus University (AU)
Tjele, Denmark

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Qualification Details

We seek a committed person, who possesses the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • MSc or PhD degree in agroecology, agronomy, environmental engineering or similar
  • Experience with handling large data including collection, analysis and interpretation of information to explain soil-related processes
  • Ability to develop research objectives, conceptualize ideas and formulate hypotheses
  • Experience with  acquisition and maintenance of research equipment
  • Good collaboration skills and strong ability to work in diverse, multidisciplinary research teams

We are looking for an open-minded, self-confident person with good communication skills that can contribute to a good working environment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate will be part of a team which conducts and disseminates research on soil physical, chemical and hydrological processes in an agricultural context. This research provides quantitative insight into the spatial distribution of soil characteristics on local, regional and national scales. The research goals focus on sustainable land management practices for protecting soil quality and minimising undesired impacts on the environment.The successful candidate must be able to set up and conduct both lab and field experiments on soil-related processes. You will be part of the Soil Physics and Hydropedology group interacting strongly with both junior and senior scientists. The group is very active in national and international research collaboration and coordinates several large experimental facilities in Denmark.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: 7882
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

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About the Department

At the Department of Agroecology, our main goal is to contribute to sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems within the areas of soil, plants, animals, humans, and the environment. We want to make a difference by contributing to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via state-of-the-art research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer state-of-the-art laboratories, greenhouses, semi-field, and field-scale research facilities, advanced computing capacities as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.  The department consists of seven research sections with around 270 highly dedicated employees of which approximately 50% are scientific staff. More information can be found here.

About the Employer: Aarhus University (AU)

Note or Other details

  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism, where accountability, commitment, helpfulness, flexibility, and close collaboration is a prerequisite solving the core tasks
  • A good social environment with activities and routines that make it possible to talk across and strengthen the collegial relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness, and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with a good work-life balance
  • Possibility of membership of staff association, access to a gym and free fruit scheme
  • An exciting and varied working environment, where two days rarely resemble each other. We are often busy, and we work creatively for solutions to societal challenges
  • Subsidized preschool child care and a free education system from primary school up to university level
  • Universal health insurance as a resident of Denmark, including family members officially residing in Denmark
  • Five weeks paid holiday per year
  • In connection with child birth: the right to have a total of 52 weeks shared maternal/paternal leave with full or partial salary pay

We encourage all applicants to apply. However, in light of the current gender balance at the department, we particularly encourage female applicants to apply. All applicants will be assessed objectively and according to the same criteria. Note that female applicants would automatically contribute towards one of the department’s strategic goals, which is to improve gender balance.The position will be re-posted if there is a well-grounded presumption that a second advertisement will attract a more diverse and qualified pool of applicants.

Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions. Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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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Contact details

More information can be obtained from Professor and Section Manager Mogens H. Greve:

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