Postdoc position in to contribute to the development and validation of electrochemical and/or bio-electrochemical sensors for the detection of organic and/or inorganic species of environmental interest, at the Department of Biology at Aarhus University (Denmark).
Deadline to Apply
May 17, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Chemistry|
– Environmental sciences
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||Department of Biology|
|Contract Period||2 Years|
Applicants should hold a PhD in Chemistry, Environmental sciences, Biotechnology or alike
- The ideal candidate has a strong background in chemo- or bio-sensor development. Ideally, the candidate can demonstrate experience in developing stand-alone sensor systems including their analytical evaluation.
- Experience in data analysis and programming will be an advantage.
- It is expected that the applicant has experience in publishing scientific results in leading journals within the fields of chemistry or environmental science.
- Additionally, it is important that the candidate can work well within interdisciplinary teams and has a high level of self-motivation. Previous teaching experience will be appreciated but is not necessary
- Fluent communication in English both in written and spoken language is essential and is expected by any suitable candidate.
Responsibilities/ Job Description
You are expected to contribute to the development and validation of electrochemical and/or bio-electrochemical sensors for the detection of organic and/or inorganic species of environmental interest. Areas of development include, but are not limited to: amperometric, potentiometric sensors, and biosensors (both whole-cell based and enzymatic), as well as micro-miniaturization of existing technologies for environmental applications. You are also expected to contribute to the use of the developed sensors in various natural and man-made systems such as sediments and wastewater.
How to Apply?
To apply, please click Apply Online button mentioned above
The application must be in English and include
- Curriculum vitae
- Degree certificate
- 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 Department of Biology
The sensor laboratory is a part of the Department of Biology and the Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology (WATEC; https://watec.au.dk). Within the sensor laboratory, we work on developing novel sensor solutions for environmental monitoring. Both electrochemical (bio)sensors as well as optical sensors are developed and applied. Latest developments from 2020 include an electrochemical CO2 sensor and a urea biosensor as well as an optical NH3 sensor and combined optical and electrochemical sensors. To learn more about the previous developments in the sensor laboratory and the types of electrochemical (bio)sensors we work with please consult the following recent review: Sens. Actuators B: Chem. 329, 129168.
Currently the team consists of one Professor, two Assistant Professors, two Postdocs, two PhD students, two technicians and several students. It is our mission to develop sensors that can be applied in complex and harsh environments. This means that we are going into the field to apply our new sensors in environmental monitoring.
- 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.
Assistant Professor Klaus Koren
Assistant Professor Ugo Marzocchi
Phone: +45 21398372
Professor Niels Peter Revsbech
Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR
Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday May 18th, 2021 (GMT+9)