Academic Positions

Two 4 years Poul Due Jensen Postdoc Positions in Water Technology at Aarhus University 961830

Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology (WATEC) is looking for postdocs within the area of water technology as described below. The announcement covers a wide array of water technologies and the successful candidates will be chosen on the basis of exceptional personal qualifications and exceptional research ideas within one of the fields. Proposed research projects that bridges two or more of the research areas listed below are also welcome. It is very attractive long-term 4 years positions in a highly dynamic research environment. The positions are enabled by generous funding from the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, which also supplies funding for equipment, consumables and travel (up to Euro 40.000 per year, dependent on budgets made by candidates invited for interview).

It should be noticed that it is possible also to apply for assistant professorships (separate announcement with different requirements, in particular with respect to teaching) within the same area, and that it is possible to send applications for both types of position.

The positions are available from July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

WATEC is a centre encompassing research fields with in the areas of:

• Mapping and modelling of groundwater resources
• Wastewater treatment solutions
• Removal of micro-contaminants in water including innovative methods for determination
• Constructed wetland treatment technologies
• Restoration of lakes and streams
• Modelling of the whole water cycle and its biological components
• Sensor development.

Successful candidates

You are expected to:

• present plans for relevant high-impact research within the topics (in a broad sense) covered by WATEC in the application
• conduct research at the highest international level
• contribute to relevant educational courses
• establish synergies between your own research and other related research activities to secure the needed interdisciplinary approaches
• apply for additional funding such as ERC Starting Grants.


The following professional and personal qualifications are required:

• PhD degree or equivalent qualifications
• Documented high-level research qualifications
• Experience in communication of research in a wide context
• Ability to strengthen national and international cooperation within the research area
• Proficiency in English.

For further information about WATEC visit For information about the departments visit, and for information about AU in general visit and It is highly recommended to study these websites and their links before writing an application.

Place of Work and area of Employment / Conditions of Appointment

The primary place of work will be in one of the four locations of WATEC: Aarhus, Roskilde, Silkeborg or Foulum (near Viborg), depending on the specific expertise.

For further information contact Head of WATEC, Niels Peter Revsbech, phone: +45 23382187, e-mail (preferred means of communication):

For information about the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, please visit

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:

Please apply online here

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