Postdoc in UV-induced Formation of N2O in Nature

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a position as Postdoc in UV-induced Formation of N2O in Nature is open for appointment in the period 1 February 2019 - 31 January 2021 or soon hereafter. The Department consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biology and Environmental Science, Biotechnology and Applied Chemistry, one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering and one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology. The position is located within the section of Biology and Environmental Science with working place in Aalborg. The Section of Biology and Environmental Science at Aalborg University is currently developing progressively. Several academic staff members have recently joined the section, a large increase in the number of biology students is observed, and our section has moved to brand new office and laboratory facilities in 2015.

Job description

The position requires a candidate with experience and competence in biology, chemistry or physics. Preference is given to candidates with previous experience in one or more of the following topics: reactive nitrogen, greenhouse gas chemistry, plant physiology, advanced isotope analysis or photochemistry. Proficiency in written and spoken English is necessary.

The candidate will participate in an external financed (Independent Research Fund Denmark, DFF) project, UVWarm-FNU, on fundamental mechanisms and controls for UV-induced formation of N2O in relation to surface characteristics, UV spectra and environment. The work will mainly be carried out as laboratory investigations at AAU and during visits to Aarhus University (AU), University of East Anglia (UEA), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Copenhagen (KU). The position will offer an excellent possibility for working, and obtain broad experience, from an interdisciplinary research environment.

Preference will be given to candidates with publication potential. The position is a research position but the candidate should expect to become involved in some project-based teaching in biology or environmental science study programmes at the University. All educational programs at Aalborg University are based on Problem Based Learning. Project work makes up half the teaching load at all semesters. For more information see

Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University

The selected candidate will collaborate within and become a member of the Section of Biology and Environmental Science, and will be part of a fruitful cooperation with other Danish universities and industrial organisations.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Dan Bruhn, phone: (+45) 2398 2359, e-mail:

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail  or phone (+45) 9940 1773. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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