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A two year post doc position in plant evolutionary ecology with a focus on plant-plant interactions and kin facilitation/competition 867004

The post doc position will focus on intraspecific variation in kin interaction and its impact for coexistence using annual Medicago species as model system and setting up experiments both under controlled and field conditions. The work will be carried out both in the lab at AU Silkeborg and in field locations in Southern France.

The successful applicant should have a PhD, a strong background in plant evolutionary ecology, and have experience in setting up and carrying out large experiments. The applicant should preferably have the ability to communicate scientific work to international journals and a proven track record of first author peer reviewed publications within the field of plant evolutionary ecology. Postdoctoral research experience is desirable.

The position is available for two years and is funded by the Danish National Science Research Foundation. The position will be available from 1st March 2017

Place to work: Plant and Insect Ecology section at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Vejlsøvej 25, 8600 Silkeborg (Jutland), Denmark.

Further information can be obtained from Senior Scientist B. K. Ehlers, e-mail:

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 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, 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. (in Danish).
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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