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Position as assistant professor in Parental Brain, Department Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University 1004153


Aarhus University, Health, Department of Clinical Medicine, Center for Music in the Brain has an open position as assistant professor.

The workplace address is Nørrebrogade 44, Building 10 G, 8000 Aarhus C.

The Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) is an interdisciplinary research center at Aarhus University (AU) and the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark (RAMA) aiming to address the dual questions of how music is processed in the brain and how this can inform our understanding of fundamental principles behind brain functioning in general. With a strong foundation in music practice and theory at the highest level and a focus on the clinical application of music, MIB combines neuroscientific, musicological and psychological research in music perception, action, emotion and learning with the potential to test prominent theories of brain function and to influence the way we play, teach, use and listen to music.

Read more about MIB here:

The position, which is a full-time position with 37 hours per week, is expected to be filled by 1 April 2019. The position is a fixed-term employment and will end at 31 May 2021.

You will be employed with reference to Principal Investigator, Professor Morten Kringelbach. Professor Kringelbach has an extensive research background in the field of neuroimaging and emotional processing and his transnational research group, Hedonia: Transnational Research Group, is based at the Universities of Oxford and Aarhus. Read more about Hedonia here:

Job description
The project will investigate the functional neuroanatomy of parenting and caregiving using longitudinal neuroimaging of parents before conception and at two later timepoints. The project will employ neuroimaging techniques such as MEG, DTI and fMRI to better understand changes in the structural and functional connectivity during the development of caregiving.

The Post
The postholder will have an important role in collecting and analysing the data and in coordinating aspects of the project. The postholder will ensure that systems for collection, management and entry of data for the study are fit for purpose and quality assured and will work closely with the Principal Investigator to analyse the data and ensure successful completion of the project.

• Recruitment of participants
• Collection and analysis of neuroimaging and behavioural data
• Taking part in the writing of journal articles
• Coordinate and produce regular reports appropriate for collaborators and Data
Monitoring and Ethics Committees.

Selection criteria
• Have completed a PhD in biomedical sciences
• Experience with neuroimaging acquisition and analysis (DTI, fMRI, MEG and EEG)
• Expertise in advanced statistical analysis of neuroimaging data modalities
• Expertise in advanced graph analysis of diffusion tensor imaging data
• Expertise in computer programming and scripting (especially Matlab)
• Expertise with computers and operating systems (especially Linux)
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, team oriented & able to work effectively with a wide
range of people.
• Confidence in dealing with participants, health professionals and the wider research

• Experience with computational modelling and pattern recognition
• Experience with psychological testing of caregivers.
For further information about the position, please contact Prof Kringelbach

Required qualifications

Appointment as an assistant professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).
  • Application

    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.

    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.


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