Postdoctoral position in the ReBIAS research project

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Apr 2023

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a two-and-a-half-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on using behavioral science to study public health problems. 

The starting date is 1 August 2023 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances that affect hormones in the body and are linked to health issues such as infertility, obesity, and cancer. Despite policy efforts, EDCs are still present in many consumer products. However, our exposure to EDCs also depends on our personal behaviors, such as the food we eat or the personal-care products we use. Unfortunately, due to cognitive biases (systematic errors in thinking), many people underestimate EDC risks compared to experts and do nothing to prevent them. To increase public response, we will use rebiasing (fighting cognitive biases with other cognitive biases). This project will pioneer interdisciplinary research on cognitive biases associated with EDCs and how we can use them to change EDC risk behavior. It will yield a conceptual framework for understanding EDC risk behavior through cognitive biases, a method to improve EDC risk perceptions, and a behavioral intervention expected to change people’s EDC risk behavior.

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in all aspects of the research (e.g., literature review, formulating research questions and research designs, data collection, analysis, and writing manuscripts). The position is research-oriented but may involve teaching assignments.


Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Management, preferably within one or more of the following areas: psychology, sociology, marketing, or behavioral economics. Candidates should ideally have proficiency in at least one programming language (R, Python, or Matlab) and competences with statistical analyses. Candidates with research experience related to judgment and decision making and/or to public health (endocrine-disrupting chemicals) are preferred.  

Who we are

The Department of Management is one of the six departments at

Aarhus BSS

- one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS and the Department of Management have achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management e.g., marketing, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, digitalisation, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time. 

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit: .

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact project facilitator Sonja Perkovic, Tel.: +45 2545 0044, Email:   

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Maria Grauert Bodin, Tel.: +45 8715 3445, email:

Place of work

Aarhus BSS

Department of Management

Fuglesangs Allé 4

DK-8210 Aarhus V



All applications must be made online and received by 1 April 2023.

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Terms of employment

The appointment is made in accordance with the

Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities

as well as the circular on the

Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State

(in Danish).

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the

Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities


Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here

The evaluation process

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see

Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS


Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
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