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Postdoc position with focus on clinical applications of music, MIB, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University 1018758

Aarhus University, Health, Department of Clinical Medicine, Center for Music in the Brain has an open position as postdoc. 

The Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) is an interdisciplinary research center at AU and the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark (RAMA) aiming to address the dual questions of how music is processed in the brain and how this can inform our understanding of fundamental principles behind brain functioning in general. With a strong foundation in music practice and theory at the highest level and a focus on the clinical application of music, MIB combines neuroscientific, musicological and psychological research in music perception, action, emotion and learning with the potential to test prominent theories of brain function and to influence the way we play, teach, use and listen to music. 

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The position, which is a full-time position with 37 hours per week, is expected to be filled by 1 February 2019. The position is a fixed-term employment and will end at 31 May 2021. 

You will be employed with reference to the Director of the Center for Music in the Brain. 

The candidate must conduct research in clinical applications of music in somatic and psychiatric disorders. The clinical research should be integrated within a solid understanding of the basic research in the field of music neuroscience and music psychology to contribute to an understanding of both the potential clinical effects of music and the mechanisms of action involved. 

The successful candidate is required to have a strong background within the field of clinical neuroscience, and/or music cognition and emotion. 

The ideal candidate must have extensive experience with neuropsychological testing and diagnostic assessment as well as neuroimaging methods, such as fMRI and MEG and thorough insight into brain structure and function. A candidate specialized in clinical research methods is preferred. 

Competences for teaching, supervision of students, recruitment of talented students, collaboration with national and international partners, project management, and the ability to attract independent funding are qualifications that will be emphasized in the evaluation of the candidate. 

For more information, please contact Director of Center for Music in the Brain, Peter Vuust,

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).
  • Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant - postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions 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.

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