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Postdoc in Environmental Aerobiology

Aarhus Universitet


The Department of Public Health at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology as per 1 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The time period is 2 years with a possible extension.

As a Postdoc at the Department of Public Health, you will be part of an ambitious and internationally recognised department, where we work together to promote public health through research into areas that can prevent, treat and alleviate disease. We are involved in broad collaboration both internally and externally. We share our knowledge with citizens, decision-makers, business and industry, practitioners and other researchers – in municipalities, in the regions and both nationally and internationally. The department either contributes to or is responsible for teaching in medicine, public health science, sport science and nursing. At the Department of Public Health, you will have approx. 150 colleagues, including ninety academic staff members and a corresponding number of PhD students. We work closely with one another across different fields of study and prioritise a healthy work environment. The general tone among colleagues is informal. You can read more about the department here ( and about the faculty here (

Environment, Occupation & Health comprises research on how environmental factors within occupations and the ambient environment found in water, indoor and outdoor air effects human health. Environment, Occupation & Health is responsible for a number of educations: Medicine, Public Health Sciences, Architectural engineering, Arctic Health.

About the research project
As a Postdoc you are expected to take part in the newly established Big Data research group “BERTHA”. You will be responsible for studies of health outcomes related to environmental exposures in a cross disciplinary collaboration, including BERTHA and CIRRAU

The candidate
Candidates pursuing internationally recognized research in epidemiology related to aerobiological exposures in the outdoor are encouraged to apply. We also welcome applicants studying the genetic modification of the environmental impact on individuals. The successful candidate is expected to complement existing strengths of the Department, to contribute to Departmental activities, and is expected to participate in the teaching of the Department´s educational activities and to engage in scientific interaction with academic staff. The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree within the field of interest.

Your competences

  • Experience with statistical analysis packages and managing complex datasets
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Motivated, self-directed researcher capable of setting and meeting deadlines and delivering research outputs to the required standard
  • Strong organization and team-working skills
  • Deliver high quality teaching
  • Supervise masters and PhD students
  • Write and speak English fluently

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Torben Sigsgaard, tel.: (+45) 2899 2426.

Your place of work will be the Department of Public Health, Bartholins Allé 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Terms of employment
  • Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations ( (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health (
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (

Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios (
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant - postdoc ( must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants (

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here ( Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here (

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at

28 May 2019


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