Postdoc or Researcher Position in Aarhus University Denmark

Postdoc position in Soil microbiology, Environmental science – Aarhus, Denmark, 2022

Denmark

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark, is offering a postdoctoral position in wetland microbiology, starting 1st August or as soon as possible thereafter.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Department of Agroecology

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark

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Qualification Details

We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD in soil microbiology, environmental science, or similar
  • Collaborative skills
  • A fondness of taking the initiative and the ambition to pursue a scientific career
  • Documented experience in scientific writing and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Teaching and supervision experience at BSc and MSc level
  • Interest in developing competitive national and international research applications
  • Research experience in some of the areas of wetland microbiology, biogeochemistry, greenhouse gas emissions.

Further, we will prefer candidates with some of the following qualifications:

  • Experience in planning and conducting laboratory and field work, e.g. soil isotope tracer assays, microbial cultivation approach
  • Insight into the interplay between microbes, greenhouse gas emissions, and biogeochemical processes in the rhizosphere of wetlands
  • Experience with high-throughput cultivation approaches coupled with the latest detection technology to isolate target microbes

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate will be part of a Soil Physics and Hydropedology research environment focusing on understanding various soil physico-chemical and biological processes as well as achieving quantitative insight into the spatial distribution of soil characteristics on a local, regional and national scale.

You will be part of a research team working on sustaining a healthy, functional wetland mitigating leaching of pollutants from agricultural drainage and greenhouse gas emissions. The candidate will work experimentally in both laboratory and field. The fieldwork will include wetland soil sampling in different locations across Denmark. The focus will particularly be on exploring new microbial pathways on greenhouse gases mitigation in wetlands and will involve wetland biogeochemistry, greenhouse gas emissions, soil microbial biology, and plant physiology. We expect that the candidate will report research results in high-impact scientific journals and support preparing proposals.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8382

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

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:

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
  • 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 childbirth: the right to have a total of 52 weeks shared maternal/paternal leave with full or partial salary pay

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Contact details

More information can be obtained from Associate Professor Shubiao Wu ([email protected]).

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