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PostDoc Position in Gaseous Agro-emission Mitigation at Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus, Denmark Mar-2022


PostDoc Position in Gaseous Agro-emission Mitigation tools for modeling gaseous emissions from manure management and other agricultural sources with PhD in Chemical Engineering or equivalent is available at Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering -Environmental Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark March-2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: July 1st, 2022
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering - Environmental Engineering

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

Applicants should hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering or equivalent. The successful candidate must have competences within:

  • Model development including the use of appropriate programming tools, e.g. MatLab and R
  • Model validation by experimental methods in lab and production scales, incl. analysis of key validation parameters (gas and manure components)
  • Advanced online measurement systems for gaseous emission research incl. the use of isotope labelling for tracking processes
  • Analysis and understanding of microbial processes and interactions in anaerobic waste systems
  • Working with scientists across different fields (animal science, crop production, etc.)
  • Scientific writing and written English as documented by publication of research

Responsibilities/Job Description

This position has a strong focus on development and verification of advanced state-of-the-art numeric tools for modelling gaseous emissions from manure management and other agricultural sources. The position supports research, development and decision-making in relation to technologies and strategies for mitigating greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions in Denmark. The activities involve model development and validation in pilot and full-scale. The methods involve numerical parametrization of biological, physical and chemical processes that enables prediction of methane emission in reference scenarios as well as prediction of mitigation effects. Validation includes detailed analysis of gaseous and manure components of relevance and potentially the use of stable isotope-labelling for tracking specific processes. The project involves close collaboration with external partners and is an important contribution to the green transition in agricultural production.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8390

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.

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.

About the Section of Environmental Engineering

The successful candidate will be employed in the Section of Environmental Engineering, which is a part of Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering. Researchers in the section develop environmental technologies as well as models of physical, chemical, and biological processes that are important for environmental quality. The research activities contribute to better management of animal manure and bio-waste through generation of new knowledge and quantification of mitigation effects. Emissions of ammonia, greenhouse gases, VOC and sulfur compounds from manure management and biogas production for energy recovery from organic wastes have been the main applications to date. The work in this group depends on knowledge of chemistry, microbial transformations in natural and engineered ecosystems, mass transfer, data analysis, and computer programming.

About the Employer:


The department and section 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.

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.

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.

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Contact details

Head of Section, Anders Feilberg, +45 3089 6099, [email protected].

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