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Professor MSO (special responsibilities) within transmission electron microscopy of materials 932160

Applications are invited for a position as Professor MSO (i.e. Professor with special responsibilities) at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) Aarhus University, Denmark ( The iNANO center is strengthening its research within materials science and will therefore appoint a Professor MSO to lead and develop research and teaching activities within transmission electron microscopy applied to materials research. The position is for 5-year and the intended start date for this is 1 January 2018.

The ideal candidate has a strong track record and expertise in the application of transmission electron microscopy within the broad field of materials science together with a proven ability to publish at an internationally high level and attract research funding. The candidate’s research plan must contain research visions and topics defined broadly within materials science. It is furthermore expected that the new Professor MSO will be able to collaborate with the extensive materials science activities at the Faculty of Science and Technology, lead the continuous development of electron microscopy infrastructure, and be a valuable collaboration partner within industry-driven research and development. 

The candidate is expected to be able to teach at all levels of university education and be an integral part in the teaching program. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be able to educate students and young researchers within theory and practical application of electron microscopy. A non-Danish candidate is expected to be able to teach in Danish on undergraduate courses within a 3-5 year time frame.

The new faculty member will be associated with the recently established Center for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT), which is a new strategic initiative at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Aarhus University ( iMAT will integrate a diverse range of basic and applied materials research areas across departments and centers and thereby strongly contribute to solving some of the Grand Challenges of modern society. iMAT is administratively placed under iNANO (, which is a major research and education center based at Aarhus University possessing state-of-the-art infrastructure across disciplines. Both iNANO and iMAT offer a dynamic research environment with many industrial, national and international collaborators.

iNANO has a suite of 7 electron microscopes: 3 scanning electron microscopes (SEM), one of which is a dual beam (SEM combined with FIB) and 4 transmission electron microscopes (TEM) including a FEI Talos and a FEI Titan TEM equipped with a direct electron detector. Furthermore, several preparation techniques are available to provide the best quality of sample for microscopy investigations. The technical TEM maintenance is supported by a research technician. A detailed description of the microscope facilities is available on request.

For further information on the position please contact Center Director Jørgen Kjems ( or head of search committee Jeppe Vang Lauritsen (

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000, Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.   Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.
Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
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 here.
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 Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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