Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Microbial Ecophysiology and Bioinformatics, Denmark

The selected candidate will join the Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM), a Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence. The overarching research questions in CEM are how cable bacteria conduct electrons, how they handle metabolism based on widely separated oxidation and reduction processes and how they interact with other microorganisms and the environment. The Center is hosted at the Department of Bioscience as an independent unit on the main Aarhus University campus and shares the state-of-the-art laboratories, facilities and instruments with the Section for Microbiology, an internationally leading research group in microbial ecology and biogeochemistry where English is the preferred language. The Center is also tapping into expertise and analytical facilites at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the iNANO Center, Aarhus University, all within walking distance.

Description of the position

The candidate

  •  is an early career researcher with a strong scientific track record in microbiology research preferentially covering microbial ecophysiology and bioinformatics of both uncultured and cultured prokaryotes
  • has an experience with experimental microbial physiology and with microbial (meta)genomics and/or (meta)transcriptomics techniques to link omics data with cell metabolism, microbial interactions and processes in natural environments.
  • should  present a work plan and research strategy for high-impact research within the field of electromicrobiology
  • has clarity in thinking and writing, and experience with oral and written dissemination of scientific knowledge to peers and the general public, and success in internationally competitive funding.
  • has documented capacity for team collaboration and potential for research leadership are considered an important asset.

Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is an expected and integral part of positions within our department.

You are expected to

  • Conduct research at the highest international level;
  • Contribute to relevant teaching and supervision at the Center for Electromicrobiology and the Department of Bioscience;
  • Complete postgraduate teacher training for Assistant Professors at Aarhus University;
  • Establish synergies between your own research and other related research activities;
  • Apply for additional funding such as an ERC Starting Grant;
  • Contribute to the Department strategy and working environment.


The following professional and personal qualifications are required:

  • PhD degree or equivalent qualifications;
  • Documented high-level research qualifications;
  • Experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision;
  • Experience in communication of research in a wide context;
  • Ability to strengthen national and international collaboration within the research area;
  • Proficiency in English

Further information may be obtained by contacting Professor and Head of Center for Electromicrobiology Lars Peter Nielsen (; +45 60202654) or Professor of Molecular Microbial Ecology Andreas Schramm (; +45 60202659).

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