Researcher position in Plant-Insect Ecology jobs, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Researcher position in Plant-Insect Ecology jobs, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Researcher position in Plant-Insect Ecology jobs and resource habitat research, in the Department of Bioscience, at Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 27, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Research area 1
    – Research area 2
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Bioscience
    Aarhus University
    Contract Period4 Years
    Starting dateAug 2021

    Qualifications & Preference

    It is crucial that candidates have a deep understanding of ecosystem science including demonstrated knowledge of both plant and insect on species level. As ants are central in many plant-insect interactions, a strong background in ant taxonomy and ecology is welcomed. The ability to implement research in monitoring effort and solutions to habitat management is essential for suitable candidates and preferably demonstrated through skills in e.g. GIS, multivariate statistics and Bayesian statistics. Relevant sector specific R&D experience is considered positive.

    For a successful application, it is an advantage in case the candidate demonstrates strong interest and capacity in teaching as well as popular and scientific communication in verbal and written form. It is anticipated that a successful candidate can and will publish in international peer reviewed journals at a high quantitative and qualitative level. A well-documented history of publishing in such journals is hence mandatory.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The successful applicant will be working with quantitative research in resource habitat based nature management, including the development of new methods for measuring and mapping the response of resources to different management regimes taking into account habitat size, heterogeneity and productivity. The scientific approach includes plant-insect interaction ecology and use and further development of resource habitat based methods.
    Topics for the position are all related to terrestrial ecosystem research and include, but is not restricted to, one of the following research areas:

    • Ressource habitat biology
    • Soil – Plant – Insect interactions
    • Insect – insect interactions
    • Ant ecology

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and include

    • 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 Department of Bioscience

    The Department of Bioscience is engaged in research programs, teaching curricula and consultancy covering all major biological sub-disciplines, and we conduct excellent research in the areas of aquatic biology and ecology, Arctic environment and ecosystems, biodiversity and conservation biology. The Department currently employs approximately 250 academic and technical staff. The Department has a unique research environment at top international level that covers a wide spectrum, from the biology of organisms to modelling water and nutrient cycles from land to sea. Research areas include, but are not limited to, Human impact on species, the environment and the global nutrient cycle; Effects of global climate change on biological, chemical and physical processes in and around the aquatic environment; Assessment of water quality and ecological status; Measures to manage and reduce the loss of carbon, nutrients and pollutants to the aquatic environment.

    The Section of Terrestrial Ecology, conduct research, teaching and consultancy on the interaction between plants and animals and the surrounding terrestrial environment. The Section covers research areas like biological control of pests, invasive species, ecotoxicology and ecophysiology of invertebrates, risk assessment of hazardous substances and plant-insect and interactions in a wide context.


    • 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.


    Morten Tune Strandberg
    Senior Advisor, Department of Bioscience – Terrestrial Ecology
    Phone: +4587158837

    Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – HR Department
    Phone: +4587151306

    Official advertisement

    4 year Project Position as Researcher in Plant-Insect Ecology

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday May 28th, 2021 (GMT+9)