Post-Doctoral position in hydrology to support research projects within nitrate vulnerability mapping

Aarhus University

Aarhus, , DK

The HydroGeophysics Group (HGG) at Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University seeks a PhD within groundwater modelling for a post-doctoral position to support the HGG research projects.

The position is anchored in two existing research projects rOPEN (open landscape nitrate retention mapping) and MapField. In these projects a data driven hydrological model environment is being developed for high resolution nitrate retention mapping. 
The starting date is as soon as possible. 

There is funding for 1 year of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc. 

He/she will be part of a group of scientists, engineers, software developers, postdocs, and PhD students from all over the world. The group researches and develops geophysical methods, instruments, and software to apply to the projects with focus on mapping, monitoring, and/or modelling of groundwater, (hydro)-geology, raw materials and contaminations. 

Job assignments
The successful applicant will be required to contribute to on-going research projects. The applicant will be expected to contribute to groundwater model development, uncertainty analysis, and development of decision support frameworks.
Furthermore, the applicant will be required to write scientific papers for international peer reviewed journals and to present results at international conferences and meetings. The applicant will co-supervise PhDs, masters, and bachelor students.

A PhD degree in groundwater modelling or hydrology from a renowned institution/university.
Extensive experience in the following is mandatory:

  1. Groundwater modelling or surface water modelling
  2. Uncertainty analysis
  3. Utilization of geophysical data for groundwater studies
  4. Scientific programming using Python

The candidate must have several peer reviewed scientific publications in recognized international journals (at least 4) and in-depth experience in presenting scientific results at conferences and meetings.

Supervision of master and/or PhD students is also a part of the job description, hence documented supervision experience is necessary.

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact, Professor Esben Auken, mail: [email protected]

The place of work will be C.F. Møllers Alle 4, building 1120, 8000 Aarhus C.

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
Natural Sciences 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.
Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. 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.