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Postdoc in surface science and electrochemistry

Aarhus Universitet


Applicants are invited to submit their application for a postdoctoral position in surface science and electrochemistry at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at University of Aarhus, Denmark.

The position is available from January 2019 and for period of 24 months. Candidates should be able to start 1/3-2019 the latest.

The work will focus on research in fundamental experimental characterization of electrochemically relevant surfaces and development of new equipment for such research. The successful candidate will be joining a research project seeking to understand the fundamental atomic-scale properties of electrochemically active surfaces, incl. battery materials, electrocatalysts for water splitting and CO2 conversion and storage systems. The project is based at the research group of Jeppe V. Lauritsen at iNANO, but it will also involve collaboration with several groups at iNANO, Dept. of Chemistry and Dept. of Engineering at AU and international collaboration partners.

Your profile
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with documented experience in experimental surface science studies, UHV-based scanning tunneling microscopy or extensive experience in surface characterization within electrochemistry. You should have a recent PhD degree in experimental physics, chemistry or materials science or equivalent disciplines with a successful and documented scientific record. Since the project involves design and installation of a new electrochemistry cell on a UHV-STM and a synchrotron beamline, it will be an strong advantage if you can document technical skills within handling of ultra-high vacuum (UHV) equipment, development work at a synchrotron beamline, or equivalent.

Who are we
The Lauritsen group is located at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University. The iNANO Center ( is a major research and education center hosting more than 40 skilled senior scientists, ~100 post docs and ~120 PhD students. The center combines expertise and faculty from physics, chemistry, molecular biology and medicine to carry out world-class interdisciplinary research. iNANO offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment with many industrial, national and international collaborators. The project will also be supported by the newly established Integrated Materials Research Center (iMAT) at Aarhus University.

Place of Work
The place of work is the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej, Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Assoc. Prof Jeppe V. Lauritsen,, Tel:23382369

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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology 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.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. 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 Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here. (

All applications must be made online and received by: 23/01/2019