The Department of Biology and Max Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging invite application for a position in human aging research working on a citizen science project. The position is funded within the Open Data Experimentarium (ODEx) and will initially run for a period of 13 months, starting September 2017 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 15 August 2017.
The successful applicant will be expected to work on a citizen science project, AgeGuess.org, by conducting and publishing international research in the field of human aging research with focus on biomarkers of aging comparing chronological and perceived age, and statistical analysis of such data collected by citizen scientists. We also expect the applicant to be centrally involved in outreach activities and launching targeted campaigns to increase the involvement of citizen scientists in the project.
The applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary, international team of biodemographers, health-scientists, economists, computational biologists, and biostatisticians.
- A PhD in natural, health, technical or social sciences or comparable
- Research in the mentioned disciplines, preferably across disciplines, with a strong quantitative component
- A proven interest in the fundamentals of human aging
- Experience in teaching and outreach activities
- Grant writing experience.
It is expected that the new postdoc participates in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in supervising of students and researchers.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skill
- Excellent statistical and analytical abilities
- A computer language such as R, Python, or similar is required. Applicants from computer science are particularly welcome.
- Fluent English language skills
- Ability to work independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams
- A strong team player.
Further information can be obtained from the work package leader, Associate Professor Ulrich Steiner, telephone +45 6550 2753, e-mail: .
Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• Degree certificates (inclusive PhD diploma)
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• Up to three scientific publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please note that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• A research and outreach plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future work.
Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will neither be considered nor evaluated.
To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.
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15 august 2017