Assistant Professor D-IAS 2017, Biological Sciences

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study seeks outstanding candidates to fill several positions at the assistant professor level in the research areas of interest for the centre.

The position is sponsored by, and located at, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and starts in the autumn of 2017.

The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as associate professor.

Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

We seek candidates doing cutting-edge research within one or more of the core research areas in the Department of Biology including environmental ecology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, evolution, biodemography, behavioural neuroscience and ecotoxicology. The Department of Biology houses the internationally leading research group, NordCEE (the Nordic Center for Earth Evolution) as well the Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging (MaxO).

For further information please contact Professor Don Canfield (Centre Director),, telephone +45 6550 2751.

The successful candidate will have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.

Danish IAS
The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

For further information please contact Co-Director Francesco Sannino at, Co-Director Thorbjørn Knudsen at or
Centre Administrator Charlotte Gøbel at