Aarhus Universitet AU

Aarhus Universitet AU,


Assistant professorship in forensic imaging 918674


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Assistant professorship in forensic imaging


The Section for Forensic Imaging and Osteology at the Department of Forensic Medicine, in collaboration with Comparative Medicine Lab at Department of Clinical Medicine, is seeking an experienced scientist for a new position as assistant professor. The position is vacant as soon as possible or by agreement. It is for a period of 3 years. After the temporary period of employment, there is a possibility of subsequent permanent employment as associate professor. The candidate is expected to establish a research group within the section as applied to forensic imaging and human diseases addressed by forensic sciences, and further to strengthen the interdisciplinary research between the two parties. The successful applicant will take part in all aspects of a university position, including research, fund raising, and the applicant is expected to take active part in teaching and supervision of students at bachelor, master and PhD level.


Research environment


The research group will be an integrated part of the Section for Forensic Imaging and Osteology, which is a research and development entity at the departments Section for Forensic Pathology. The department houses several imaging facilities and research environment for conducting e.g. CT scanning, conventional x-ray, CT angiography, BMD measurements, and histomorphometry. The section has a large and increasing research collaboration with Comparative Medicine Lab, Department of Clinical Medicine, which has research interests within three-dimensional macro- and micro-anatomy of human and animal tissues. Furthermore, the department holds several facilities for imaging of animals and human organs.


The research environment consists of dedicated researchers in the field of whole-body and partial CT angiography, MR-DTI of the spinal cord and periphery nerves, investigation of bone quality, trauma-related research, and comparative anatomy.


Find more information on our websites


http://forensic.au.dk/en/research/section-of-forensic-imaging-and-osteology/ and http://clin.au.dk/forskning/core-faciliteter/comparative-medicine-lab/


Qualifications and specific competences:


The candidate should be an ambitious researcher with original and long-term research visions within biological imaging, targeting problems of medical and/or forensic interest. It would be desirable that the candidate could support or develop further the expertise already available at the department.


The candidate is expected to raise additional funding from external sources (EU, national public and private funding agencies, industrial collaborations), but will receive an attractive start-package and have access to a variety of imaging modalities as well as a skillful hard tissue laboratory.


We seek a committed person who possess the following professional and personal qualifications: 

  • A PhD degree in health sciences, as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc
  • Strong interdisciplinary background and track record within the field of research, particularly in CT and other imaging systems and experiences with pathological research
  • Experience in Big Data management and image processing
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in major research journals and to disseminate research at conferences
  • Capable of working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Experience in teaching, course administration and student supervision
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English

Further information


For further information about the position, please contact State-Appointed Forensic Pathologist and Head of Section of Forensic Pathology, Lene Warner Thorup Boel (+45 8716 8301).


About Department of Forensic Medicine


Department of Forensic Medicine is part of the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University. The department currently has 70 employees of whom 35 has an academic background and 8 are in permanent academic positions. The departments mission is to contribute to the prevention of crime, accidents, premature death and suicide through research, education and forensic investigation. As an employee at the department, you are expected to contribute to this goal.


The department consists of two sections doing commissioned work for the Danish National Police. Section for Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Science conducting autopsies, crime scene investigations and clinical forensic examinations. Section for Forensic Chemistry conducting quantitative and screening analysis for illegal and legal drugs and their metabolites in human biological samples as well as non-biological samples (police seizures). Both sections are accredited to either ISO17025 or ISO17020 quality standards.


Apart from the commissioned work, the department has three research units focused on bioanalytical chemistry, forensic imaging and clinical forensic medicine.


Read more about the three research units at the department website http://forensic.au.dk/en/research/


Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/.


Formalities and references 



Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of e.g. maternal leave without research activities. These periods will be subtracted from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.


Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.


Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.


The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.


Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.


All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.




All applications must be made online and received by:




Aarhus University is a modern, academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 42,500 students and 11,500 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 840 million. Over the course of the past decade, the university has consolidated its position in the top 100 on the most influential rankings of universities world-wide. Learn more at www.au.dk/en.

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