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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Plant Ecophysiology

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Plant Ecophysiology

Aarhus University, Denmark

 

The Department of Bioscience
The Department of Bioscience belongs to the Faculty of Science & Technology at Aarhus University. The Department currently employs approximately 140 full time scientific staff, 120 postdocs and PhD students and 120 technical support staff who together contribute to an international research environment.  The research fields ranges across most aspects of biology, spanning all biological levels from genes, physiological processes, individuals, populations and species to entire ecosystems. The Department is responsible for a Bachelor’s and a Master’s programme in Biology at Aarhus University.

The selected candidate will join the Section of Aquatic Biology which comprises staff specialized in both marine and freshwater aquatic systems as well as plant ecologists working with invasive plants and their functional roles in wetlands, biogeochemical processes in wetlands, and nutrient processing and removal in streams and wetlands.  Both basic and applied research are conducted within these areas.

Please refer to http://bios.au.dk/en/about-bioscience/organisation/aquatic-biology/ for further information about the Section of Aquatic Biology, to http://bios.au.dk/en/ for information about the Department of Bioscience and to http://scitech.au.dk/en/ and http://www.au.dk/en/  for information on Science and Technology and Aarhus University, respectively.

The position
This tenure track position will strengthen and complement ongoing research in the Plant Biology group in the Section of Aquatic Biology. The appointee will be expected to develop a research program focused on plant ecophysiology, integrating research approaches from the genetic, biochemical, and cellular levels to the whole-plant scale. It is expected that this position will utilize modern and novel research tools and approaches directly or through departmental collaboration to develop a mechanistic understanding of plant responses to environmental change. Furthermore, we expect the position will be involved in building research-relations and collaborations with business and industry through strategic research initiatives.  Applicants must in their application present a work plan and research strategy for their proposed research within the field of plant ecophysiology. Depending on the qualifications of the appointee they will have the opportunity to apply for a competitive start-up grant ensuring a successful start in building their research space.

The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in plant physiology and plant ecology, and to contribute to other relevant teaching, including supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students. 
Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is an expected and integral part of positions within our department.

The candidate
We are looking for an early career researcher with a strong research profile in plant ecophysiology. We expect experience with experimental whole-plant studies as well as field measurements in natural ecosystems and a clear understanding of the impacts of environmental conditions on plant performance. Moreover, the candidate must be able to demonstrate promise of outstanding capabilities in independent research, dissemination, and funding. A tenure track appointment requires demonstration of independent and novel research initiatives combined with successful postdoc positions including international experience as demonstrated by a significant number of international publications.

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
Aarhus University, DK
Deadline: 
01/06/2018

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