Associate Professor in Biorefinery at Aarhus University

Associate Professor in Biorefinery

Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Chemical and Biological Engineering Section, seeks an Associate Professor in biorefinery. The applicant must promote interdisciplinary research through collaboration with biologists, chemists and other engineering disciplines as well as with industry.The successful candidate is required to have a PhD degree and strong background in chemical engineering or biotechnology and experience with applied research.
Expertise in valorization of waste and byproducts from agriculture and industry is preferred.

The candidate

The ideal candidate has experience with feed and proteins and production of higher value products from the bio refinery value chain. The candidate must demonstrate ability to conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary research, and experience with technology transfer from university to industry is requested. A demonstrated competence for teaching, supervision of students and post docs, project management and the ability to attract independent funding are qualifications that will be emphasized in the evaluation of the candidate.

The candidate is required to teach relevant courses in the Engineering educational program, and the candidate is encouraged to establish new, specialized courses in within his or her field at the BSc and/or MSc level.The Engineering Department,, was established in 2010 at the faculty of science and technology (ST) at Aarhus University, Denmark to promote and develop Engineering research and education at Aarhus University.

The Department undertakes engineering research and education within classical engineering disciplines (Mechanical, IT, civil and architectural, Chemical and biotechnology) in close collaboration with other departments at ST and the School of Engineering at ST. Department of Engineering offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment with many national and international collaborators in science and industry.For further information on the position please contact Head of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Section Lars DM Ottosen, or Head of Department Thomas Toftegaard,

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.


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