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Academic Employee at the Department of Agroecology 939805

Aarhus University, Science and Technology, invites applications for a 3-year position as Academic Employee (AC-TAP) at the Department of Agroecology, starting February 1st, 2018. The appointment can be extended beyond three years if additional funding is provided.  
Working area 
The successful candidate will be part of a team working on rust diseases affecting cereals and grasses, including wheat stem rust and wheat yellow (stripe) rust. The candidate will be responsible for the experimental set up for recovery and purification of incoming samples of rust infected plant material, and inoculation and scoring of the interaction phenotype using genetic stocks of resistant host plants. These activities as well as disease assessment in the field and green house will be a major focus area to support our research in epidemiology, population biology and genetics of rust fungi. The work will involve greenhouse experiments as well as field experiments. Our group has several nationally and internationally focused projects and we use molecular and virulence markers for studying genetic diversity and evolutionary processes and develop molecular markers for detection, diagnosis and characterization of plant pathogenic fungi. You will be part of the ‘Global Rust Reference Center’ (GRRC), consisting of 10-12 scientists, technicians and PhD students (www.wheatrust.org). 
• MSc or PhD degree within plant disease epidemiology and/or pathogen population biology 
• Technical skills in setting up both seedling and adult plant experiments for rust fungi on wheat 
• Experience in race phenotyping of wheat rust fungi under greenhouse conditions 
• Experience in collaboration with technicians and scientists in multiple research environments 
• Interest and skills in communication and technical training of visiting scientists and students 
Place of Work and area of Employment  
The place of work is Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.   
Further information on the position may be obtained from professor Mogens Støvring Hovmøller (mogens.hovmoller@agro.au.dk), or senior scientist Annemarie Fejer Justesen (annemariefejer.justesen@agro.au.dk), tel. +45 8715 6000. 
You can read more about the Department of Agroecology at http://agro.au.dk/en/  
Formalities and salary range 
Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions. 

The position is covered by the terms of collective agreements for academic staff in state institutions depending on qualifications and experience, plus pension scheme.  

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


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