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Postdoc in Computational Atmospheric Chemistry at Aarhus Universitet

Ansøgningsfrist 2. aug
Forventet start 1. nov

  • Institut for KemiLangelandsgade 1408000 Aarhus C
  • Tidsbegrænset fuldtidsstilling 1. nov 2021 - 31. maj 2023ID: 6276

Applications are invited for a 19 months' postdoc position in the field of “Computational Atmospheric Chemistry” at the Department ofChemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a fixed term 19-months position from 1/11-2021-31/5-2023.

Job description

  • The formation and growth of atmospheric molecular clusters constitute one of the largest uncertainties in global climate modelling. This project aims at studying cluster formation processes using quantum chemical methods and machine learning algorithms. The project involves, but is not limited to:
  • Generate and utilizing quantum chemically (QC) derived atmospheric molecular cluster data to develop machine learning models. Involves applying algorithms such as kernel ridge regression and gaussian process regression to QC databases.

Your profile

Applicants should hold (or soon complete) a PhD in Chemistry/Physics, or similar.

Additional qualifications for this project

  • Extensive experience with electronic structure theory methods.
  • Explicit knowledge about atmospheric chemistry.
  • Knowledge on computer programming (e.g., Python, Matlab).
  • Interest in data science and machine learning methods.

Who we are

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University (www.chem.au.dk) is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research programs. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full and associate professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~150 PhD students and postdocs, and around 500 students
The newly established “Computational Atmospheric Chemistry” group offers a highly interdisciplinary research environment at the interface of quantum mechanics, atmospheric chemistry, data science and climate research.

What we offer

The Department of Chemistry offers a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000, Aarhus C, and the area of employment is the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University.

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Assistant Professor, Jonas Elm, jelm@chem.au.dk.


Applications must be received no later than 2nd of August.

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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

  • 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
  • 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 .
  • Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
  • Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
  • 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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it .

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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