17/10/2020

PostDoc position in the area of Sustainable breeding plans for livestock


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Aarhus University (AU)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Mathematics
    Medical sciences
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    06/11/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Denmark › Aarhus C
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time

OFFER DESCRIPTION

<strong>The position</strong><br />With this post doc position, QGG wants to strengthen the breeding and population genetics group in QGG. The position will specifically focus on optimization of breeding schemes with the aim of ensuring high agricultural production efficiency, whilst reducing climate and environmental impact. This will include optimization of using new phenotypesnd, new reproductive and genomic technologies within the aim of achieving resilient and efficient animals for livestock production. On top of the research duties, the candidate is expected to collaborate with industry partners and to be involved in teaching and supervision of Master, PhD students.<br /><br />The position is available from January 1st 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.<br /><br /><strong>Qualification requirements</strong><br />The successful applicant can demonstrate a written scientific production at a national and international level, and documentation of skills within the research area stated above.<br /><br />In addition, the applicant is expected to have the following qualifications;<ul><li>A Ph.D. degree in animal breeding, quantitative genetics, statistics, or similar</li><li>Demonstrated research in the field of the position</li><li>Documented excellent skills in oral and written communication in English,</li><li>Documented experience on collaboration with non-university partners,</li></ul><br /><strong>Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG)</strong><br />The institute like center QGG, is a major center for research and education in quantitative genetics and quantitative genomics (<a href="http://www.qgg.au.dk/en" target="_blank">www.qgg.au.dk/en</a>) at Aarhus university. We perform basic and applied research within livestock and plant breeding as well as human applications within precision medicine. The research within QGG is characterized by a very close synergy between method development, basic analyses and application of the developed methods on practical problems across species in collaboration with industry partners. QGG is an international research Center with about 70 employees and visiting researchers from over 15 nations. QGG works in teams and strive for an excellent working environment. We therefore value self- leadership, open communication, respect for diversity and success in mentoring, supervision and teaching. The current location of QGG is in Foulum and Flakkebjerg. However, the main location of QGG will be the main campus in Aarhus centre. The candidate can therefore choose between working in Foulum or in Aarhus.<br /><br /><strong>Contact information</strong><br />For further information contact Head of Center Mogens Sandø Lund, Phone: +45 20751222, e-mail: <a href="mailto:mogens.lund@qgg.au.dk" target="_blank">mogens.lund@qgg.au.dk</a><br /><br /><strong>Place of work</strong><br />The work address is Blichers Alle 20, 8830 Tjele, Denmark.<br /><br /><strong>Application procedure</strong><br />Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.<br /><br /><strong>Letter of reference</strong><br />If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.<br /><br /><strong>Formalities and salary range</strong><br />Natural Sciences refers to the <a href="http://www.medarbejdere.au.dk/appointment_of_academic_staff_at_universit... target="_blank">Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation</a>.<br /><br />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 <i><a href="https://nat.au.dk/en/about-the-faculty/vacant-positions-and-career/guide... target="_blank">here.</a></i><br /><br />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 <i><a href="https://medarbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/www.medarbejdere.au.dk/hr/Rekrutter... target="_blank">Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities</a>. </i><br /><br />Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.<br /><br />All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.<br /><br />Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more <a href="http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/" target="_blank">here</a>. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark <a href="http://international.au.dk/research/" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br />Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it <a href="http://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br /><em>The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.</em><br /><br /><strong>Aarhus </strong><strong>University</strong><br /><em>Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to </em><em>its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at <a href="http://www.international.au.dk/" target="_blank">www.international.au.dk/</a></em><br /><br /><strong>Deadline:</strong><br />06 November 2020

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