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|Date||Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:00:27 +0000|
Scientist/Senior Scientist in Atmospheric Modelling The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Roskilde, invites applications for a position as scientist/senior scientist (equivalent to assistant/associate professor) in atmospheric modelling to strengthen the research capability, and the research-based advisory and teaching activities at the department. The position is to be filled by August 1st 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to negotiation. The Department of Environmental Science The Department of Environmental Science is a newly established and highly interdisciplinary department under the Faculty of Science and Technology at Aarhus University. The expertise ranges from physics, chemistry, microbiology and mathematical modelling to social science, geography, economics and policy analysis. Both basic and applied research is conducted on some of the major challenges facing society, such as pollution and pollution control mechanisms, management of soil, water, air and biodiversity, protection of ecosystem services, climate change, and energy systems. Currently, about 130 staff and PhD-students are working at the department. However, the number of staff is expected to increase to 160-170 within the next four to five years. Further information may be found at http://www.envs.au.dk (note the website is under construction). The Scientist/Senior scientist will be affiliated with the Section for Atmospheric Modelling. The section conducts research targeted towards an understanding of fundamental atmospheric processes involved in atmospheric transport of air pollution. The section develops and applies local to hemispheric scale air pollution models that integrate with environmental and health impacts, economic considerations and climate changes. The aim is to provide the highest capability in Denmark for research, development, application, teaching and decision support within the area of air pollution modelling and integrated assessment modelling. Relevant expertise within the section includes: • Atmospheric physics and chemistry, mathematical and numerical methods and computer science • Long-range transport chemistry modelling covering the Northern Hemisphere, Europe, Denmark • Local scale modeling, including emissions, atmospheric transport and chemical transformation covering cities and urban streets as well as point sources • Weather forecast modeling from hemispheric scale to urban scale • Integrated model systems covering all scales for three-day forecasting or integrated assessment modelling with focus on impacts on health, the environment and climate • Climate change and air pollution interactions with special focus on Europe and the Arctic • Integrated monitoring, where models and measurements are combined to assess the state of the environment Description of the position The Scientist/Senior scientist in atmospheric modelling is expected to: • Actively contribute to the establishment of an externally funded research program within the development and application of atmospheric modelling of air pollution • Develop and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration within the department, and between the department and relevant national and international atmospheric research communities • Contribute to advisory activities of relevant regulatory authorities • Supervise graduate (Master and PhD level) students in thesis research projects • Contribute to the teaching of graduate courses and to the development of a new education in environmental science Qualifications/profile The position requires a background in meteorology, physics, geophysics, mathematical modelling, chemistry, or related discipline. Qualifications within development and application of atmospheric models are expected. Experience in chemistry-transport models, physical/chemical processes related to atmospheric chemistry-transport modelling, numerical modelling and statistical methods will be highly desirable. Applicants at the Scientist (assistant professor) level should as a minimum hold scientific qualifications equivalent to the PhD graduate level and have at least 2 -3 years of post-graduate research and publication experience. The successful candidate must show evidence of an emerging productive publication record. Participation in international and national networks of researchers is preferable. Applicants at the Senior Scientist (associate professor) level should in addition to a PhD degree have at least 4 - 5 years of post-graduate research and publication experience. A demonstrated research leadership and ability to define and manage research projects is expected, as is a successful record of external research funding. The successful candidate must show evidence of a productive publication record. Participation in international and national networks of researchers is preferable. The candidate is expected to be enthusiastic about working in an interdisciplinary academic environment. The position, therefore, requires a highly motivated scientist who is comfortable working in teams. Aarhus University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age and ethnic background. Terms of employment The conditions for employment will be according to the employment structure for scientific personnel at universities in Denmark. The salary will be according to the agreement between the relevant labour organization and the Danish Government. Outstanding foreign candidates may qualify for a reduced taxation scheme during the first five years of employment. Applicants at the Senior Scientist level will be hired on a permanent contract. Applicants at the Scientist level will be hired on a 4-year contract. Upon termination of the contract, a permanent position as Senior Scientist will be advertised internationally in open competition. The candidate may apply for this position. The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an expert panel according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no. 284 of 25 April 2008. English is spoken on a daily basis at the department. However, to be able to participate in administrative/social activities, it will be in the interest of an international candidate to be able to communicate in Danish. Foreign candidates are, therefore, expected to learn Danish. Danish courses will be provided (also for the spouse). Work location The place of work will be at AU in Roskilde, Denmark. The city of Roskilde (www.roskilde.dk<http://www.roskilde.dk>) is located close to Copenhagen. The area provides immediate access to a wealth of cultural and recreational pursuits. Within 4-5 years, the department is expected move to Copenhagen. International candidates may find information concerning living and working in Denmark at www.workindenmark.dk<http://www.workindenmark.dk>. AU International Center offers a full range of services to make your transition to Denmark as smooth as possible (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/ias/), and the department will assist foreign candidates with finding a suitable place to live. Filing of the application Applicants are expected to add additional value to our existing research and educational programmes and propose viable plans for further developing them. The application (written in English) should contain: o A short (1 page) letter of intent indicating at which level you are applying for the position o A 2-3 page statement describing your research expertise and interests, including a description of how you envision you will be able to strengthen the research, and the advisory and teaching activities at the department o A detailed CV, including description of previous employments, history of grant support and advisory experience/expertise o A teaching portfolio (may be included in the detailed CV) o A list of publications o Documentation of academic degrees (university transcripts of diplomas) o Reprints of your five most significant international peer-reviewed articles o Names and e-mail addresses of three academic references that may be contacted Please note that the evaluation of eligibility will be based solely on the submitted material. The application and appendices should be uploaded here xxxx. Further information may be obtained by contacting Head of Department Dr. Niels Kroer (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>; +45 87 15 87 01) or Head of Section Dr. Jørgen Brandt (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>; +45 87 15 85 22). Formalities and salary range The Faculty of Science refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation<http://www.au.dk/en/rules/2008/bek284>. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities<http://www.au.dk/en/rules/2006/vtu1>. 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). The recommended level of detail<http://science.au.dk/en/positions-and-fellowships/academic-positions/rules-and-instructions/curriculum-vitae-for-applications-for-scientific-positions/>. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions. Deadline All applications must be made online and received by: 29/04/2013 Applications are made online. See: http://www.au.dk/en/job/nat/academicpositions/
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