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Two-year postdoc position in disease prevention through optimization of nutrition and management in mink 934154

At the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, a postdoc position is available starting as soon as possible. 
We seek a candidate who has a strong academic background in animal physiology, nutrition and preventive veterinary medicine. The preferred candidate will have an interest in disease prevention through optimization of nutrition and management and possess experience in experimental work. The research focus will be on further developing biomarkers for physiological imbalance and models to utilise such biomarkers in feeding, management and welfare of individual animals, groups of animals and herds. The main objective will be on preventing diseases and promote welfare through optimization of genotype, nutrition and management strategies. This will primarily take place through e.g. designing, conducting and reporting experimental work in mink using clinical examinations in combination with e.g. physiological and immunological biomarkers for production diseases, physiological imbalances and immunological changes. 
The candidate is expected to take part in teaching and supervision of students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels. The projects, which the candidate will join, include national projects with mink.  The research activities are interdisciplinary and include collaboration with e.g. scientists in relevant research groups of the department and with the research activities of the fur industry.
• Experience in handling and clinical examination of production animals or cats or dogs
• Experience in animal physiology, nutrition, immunology and health
• Academic qualifications at PhD level in veterinary medicine, animal science or biology
• Documentation of excellent skills within central parts of the research area
• Good skills in communicating research results internationally as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals
• Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level will also be a merit
Place of Work and area of Employment 
The place of work is Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. Teaching activities are primarily conducted at AU-Campus, 8000 Aarhus. 

Further information on the position may be obtained from Head of section for Immunology and Microbiology, senior scientist Charlotte Lauridsen, phone: +45 8715 8019, e-mail: or head of department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, Phone +45 87157757, e-mail:

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Application procedure
Short-listing 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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

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 here.

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 Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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