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September, 10, 2019

The Active Intelligent Matter (AIM) group at the Niels Bohr Institute invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in an interdisciplinary research at the interface between physics, biology, and fluid mechanics.

Active matter comprises a wide range of living systems including cells, bacteria, and subcellular filaments, as well as artificial and synthetic materials that are continuously driven far from equilibrium by their constituent elements. Funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, this research program will use theoretical and computational modeling, along with in-house experiments to study fundamental problems in active matter with potential applications in the life sciences.

Projects range across topics including understanding of the cellular decision-making process, designing active materials capable of self-organization and self-healing, topology and fluid mechanics of self-pumping fluids, and automatic detection of mechanical forces generated by cells using advanced machine-learning techniques combined with soft matter physics. A number of projects include close collaborations with theorists and experimental biophysicists in US, UK, Japan, and Europe.

The positions can be funded for up to three years and candidates with interest in both theoretical and computational physics, as well as experimental work are welcome.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Amin Doostmohammadi.


The position is open from 01.01.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


Please include:

  • Cover letter (Max 1 page)

  • Curriculum vita

  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans (Max 4 pages)

  • Complete publication list

  • List of 5 most important publications (or preprints), explaining their importance

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 15 Nov 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews will be held short after the application deadline.


Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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