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Postdoc position available in Chemical and physical characterization of gas and particle emissions from candles at Aarhus University 948983

A post-doctoral position focusing on characterization of emissions from candles in the indoor environment is available at the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University ( starting March 1st , 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for two years.

Description of the subject area:

This project will develop a framework for characterization of candle emissions with focus on physi-cal-chemical properties affecting indoor environment and health. Emissions from candles will be characterized under various candle-burning conditions. State of the art instrumentation for on-line as well as off-line characterization of particles and gases will include AMS, SMPS, PTR-MS, and GC-MS. An environmental chamber facility will be used to study ageing of candle emissions.

The project is interdisciplinary and will take place in close collaboration with scientists from department at Public Health at Aarhus University and from Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology, at Lund University, and involve collaboration with the Danish Technological Institute and industry partners within the Grand Solution Project “CANdle Development for Low Emissions”. The Candle project is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark ( with the overall aim of developing low-emission candles.


Applicants should hold a PhD degree in chemistry, physics, engineering, environmental science or similar and have very good knowledge and experience in the field of atmospheric aerosols. The pre-ferred candidate has a strong profile in experimental science and mass spectrometry.

Place of work and area of employment:

The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

 For further information please contact Professor Merete Bilde, email: or Associ-ate Professor Marianne Glasius

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.

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