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Postdoc Job in Sustainable and climate friendly livestock productions – Efficient energy usage and mitigation of gaseous emissions at Aarhus Uni, Denmark 2022


Postdoc Job in Sustainable and climate friendly livestock productions – Efficient energy usage and mitigation of gaseous emissions is available for doctoral degree candidates in indoor environmental control of livestock buildings at Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark 2022


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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

Applicants should have a relevant PhD in indoor environmental control of livestock buildings. Training and experience in computational fluid dynamics modelling is highly expected. Additional experience in assessment of heat (cold) stress is an advantage. Successful candidates are also expected to be able to:

  • both work independently and collaborate with partners from different scientific and technical backgrounds
  • be self-motivated and result-oriented
  • write scientific articles professionally in English
  • communicate scientific results effectively and fluently in English

Responsibilities/Job Description

The project aims to identify energy efficient inventory list in consideration of ventilation systems, proper indoor environment to secure the welfare and productivity of animals and mitigation of gaseous emissions e.g. methane and ammonia. The postdoctoral candidate is expected to take responsibility for ongoing investigation of energy efficient livestock production in terms of combining ventilation strategies with other sustainable energy technologies to achieve the goal of sustainability and mitigation of emissions in livestock productions. The activities are conducted via close collaboration with both national and international partners.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 9279

Application Procedure

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.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a two-year Postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join research projects on sustainable and climate friendly livestock productions, funded by EU horizon 2020 and Innovation Fund Denmark.

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering was established on January 1, 2021 in connection with Aarhus University’s reorganization of the engineering area. The department employs around 100 people and is responsible for research and education within the department’s scientific areas. We educate both Bachelors and Masters of Science in Engineering and around 950 students are enrolled in our study programs. Furthermore, we also offer an ambitious PhD program. Our PhD students have high academic ambitions and deliver high-quality results for both the private and the public sectors.

Through research and development, we forge sustainable technological solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing industry and society. We strive to contribute to sustainable development and to create green solutions to challenges within construction, indoor climate, geotechnics, environmental and climate adaptation and many other areas. Our research is both basic and applied, and we develop current knowledge into workable solutions in the business community. We collaborate with a wide range of public and private enterprises, and many of the department's research and development activities are based on the innovation needs of the business community. Through collaboration, we ensure that the knowledge and technology generated in the university's technical research environments are clearly anchored in reality and benefit the surrounding society. Based on our research on building materials, architectural design and technology, we also offer research-based public sector services and consultancy on technology to public agencies and ministries.

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Note or Other details

The department/centre offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

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.

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.

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.

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Contact details

For further information, please contact: Associate Professor Li Rong, Tel: +45 93508390, Email: [email protected].

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