Blue Flower

Maersk Oil Chair in Applied Geophysics (ID 689478)


The Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for an industry funded permanent faculty position at the Professor level with focus on geophysical characterization and numerical modelling of petroleum systems.


Department of Geoscience


The Department of Geoscience has strong research groups within a number of research areas. Basin analysis with high level cross disciplinary research is an important focus area, and the position will have a key function in the basin analysis group. This group includes at present 4 associate professors/professors and a varying number of postdocs and technicians. Equipment for on- and offshore reflection seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation, various tools for logging of boreholes and rock mechanical experimental laboratories are available.




The appointee must have a strong background within geophysics and its application to petroleum related problems. Another important qualification is the ability to integrate numerical modelling and applied geophysics. The department has a long tradition for industry cooperation and applicants both with an industrial and/or an academic background are welcome. Experience with cross disciplinary research is an advantage. The appointee is expected to teach courses within applied geophysics (e.g. signal processing and seismic acquisition and processing) at all university levels (BSc, MSc and PhD).


The appointee is expected to develop strong international collaboration and to attract funding and material support (data, software, equipment) from national and international sources. Attractive opportunities exist via the collaboration with other researchers in addressing the problem portfolio of the recently established Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre funded by the Dansk Undergrunds Consortium.


Further information


Further information can be obtained from Head of Department Søren Bom Nielsen, Department of Geoscience, Hoegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C by e-mail Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or phone +45 2113 1499.


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. (in Danish).


Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.




All applications must be made online and received by: 01.03.2015



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