Post-Doctoral position in geophysics to support research projects employing electrical and electromagnetic methods

Aarhus University


Geology, C.F. Møllers Allé - Faculty: Science and Technology

Post-Doctoral position in geophysics to support research projects employing electrical and electromagnetic methods

30 Jan

6 Mar

Expected start
1 Mar

Geology, CF Møllers Allé
C.F.Møllers Allé 4
8000 Aarhus C

Fixed term full-time position

1 Mar 2019 - 29 Feb 2020


The HydroGeophysics Group (HGG) at Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University seeks a PhD within resistivity and induced polarization geophysics for a post-doctoral position to support the HGG research projects.


The position is anchored in a newly funded research project GIRem (Guided Injection Remediation) where cross-borehole ERT and Time Domain IP (TDIP) will be used on-site to guide remediation efforts.


The position is available from April 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter


The position is for 1 year, with possibility of extension on the same project for another 1-2 years.


He/she will be part of a group of scientists, engineers, software developers, postdocs and PhD students from all over the world. The group research and develop geophysical methods, instruments, and software to apply to the projects with focus on mapping and/or monitoring of groundwater, (hydro)-geology, raw materials and contaminations.


The successful applicant will be required to contribute to on-going research projects. The applicant will be expected to lead data acquisition, processing, and inversion of geophysical data collected within HGG projects with main focus on surface and cross-borehole ERT and IP in the GIRem project.


Furthermore, the applicant will be required to write scientific papers for international peer reviewed journals and to present results at international conferences and meetings. The applicant will co-supervise PhDs, masters and bachelor students and will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate/graduate courses taught by members of HGG.


Your profile
PhD degree in geophysics or physics from a renowned institution/university.
Extensive experience in the following is mandatory:
- Geophysical field data acquisition in general
- Processing and inversion of ERT data
- Processing and inversion of TDIP data
- Time-lapse processing and inversion
- Scientific programming using Fortran and MatLab


The candidate must have several peer reviewed scientific publications in recognized international journals (at least 5) and in-depth experience in presenting scientific results at conferences and meetings.
Supervision of master and/or PhD students is also a part of the job description, hence documented supervision and teaching experience is necessary.


Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is C. F. Møllers Allé 4, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.


Contact information
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact, Professor Esben Auken, mail:


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, 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. 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. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.


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

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