Academic Positions

Postdoctoral Position in MEG and Cognitive Neuroscience, Aarhus University, Denmark 974920

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scientist to support MEG and EEG research at the Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

The postholders research will be centred (1) on using MEG/EEG to study spatio-temporal dynamics of the neural activity underlying speech and language processing in the human brain, (3) on carrying out specific scientific research in collaboration with line manager and other team members, as well as (3) on liaising with other E/MEG users and taking part in E/MEG support and development at CFIN. Ideal candidates will have experience in neuroimaging and in language research. Previous experience in using EEG or/and MEG is essential. Eligible candidates should hold a PhD or similar degree in a relevant discipline, including (but not limited to) neuroscience, psychology, neuroinformatics or psycholinguisitcs. The position is to be filled from September 1 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter possible and is initially open for 2.5 years with a possibility of extension and/or permanent post for a good candidate.

CFIN is an international multidisciplinary research centre based at Aarhus Universitys Institute for Clinical Medicine, Denmark. Our research groups are supported by state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities including research-only 306-channel TRIUX MEG system (Elekta Neuromag), fMRI systems (Siemens TIMTrio 3T, Magnetom Skyra 3T), PET, navigated TMS, EEG, eye-tracking equipment, Two-Photon Microscopy, etc., and have well-established clinical and other collaborations. Aarhus University provides an inspiring international research environment with top neuroscience facilities. Aarhus is a dynamic university city, set on a beautiful seaside and surrounded by nature; it offers very high living standards, rich cultural and intellectual life, outdoor activities, excellent restaurant/nightlife scene etc.

Additional information regarding this position can be obtained by contacting Professor Yury Shtyrov, head of MEG/EEG, CFIN, Aarhus University.
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • 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 (in Danish).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

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

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below 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.

  • Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

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