Aarhus University (AU)

Senior advisor position in relation to animal production and its impact on climate and environment

Aarhus University (AU)

Tjele, Denmark

Senior advisor position in relation to animal production and its impact on climate and environment

The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for a Senior Advisor position in public sector consultancy in relation to animal production and its impact on climate and environment available from 15 April 2020.

The position
We seek a candidate who has a strong background in animal science with focus on animal nutrition. The preferred candidate will possess experiences in animal nutrition in one or more farm animal species. The candidate will be part of the Nutrition Unit and will participate in research in nutrition and the impact on production on climate and environment.

Besides performing research projects, it will be a major task to give science-based public sector consultancy and to coordinate the Department’s consultancy activities towards the Food, Climate and Environmental Ministries regarding animal nutrition and the impact of animal production on climate and environment.

The senior advisor is expected to participate in knowledge transfer to the animal industry and to society, to lead and participate in research projects, to apply for external funding and to contribute in teaching at BSc, MSc and PhD levels.

The candidate
Qualifications for this position include minimum 6 years’ experience at postdoc, researcher or assistant professor level with a relevant research profile. In addition to the scientific qualifications, experience in public consulting is an advantage, e.g. experience in performing national inventories on nutrient excretion from animal production. Insights in the effects of technologies to decrease climate and environmental impact of animal production and experience in advising ministries on matters regarding EU approval of feed additives is likewise an advantage for fulfillment of the tasks of this position.

Department of Animal Science (ANIS)
The mission of ANIS is to perform basic, strategic and applied research and innovation within the department’s core activities: nutrition, health and welfare. The activities make up the science-based foundation of ANIS’ teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry. ANIS includes strong research units within immunology and microbiology, molecular nutrition and reproduction, animal nutrition and physiology, animal behavior and stress biology and epidemiology and management in which areas the core activities take place. The successful applicant will be working in the animal nutrition and physiology unit but will have responsibilities across ANIS. Please refer to http://anis.au.dk/en/ for further information about The Department of Animal Science, to http://anis.au.dk/en/research/research-groups/ for information on the research unit and to http://scitech.au.dk/en/ and https://international.au.dk/ for information on Science and Technology and Aarhus University, respectively.

Place of employment and place of work
The place of employment is Aarhus University (AU), and the place of work is the Department of Animal Science, Science and Technology, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele. Teaching activities are primarily conducted at AU-Campus, 8000 Aarhus.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Head of Department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, phone +45 8715 7757, email: kli@anis.au.dk or Head of Research Unit Jan Værum Nørgaard, phone: +45 8715 7816, email janvnoergaard@anis.au.dk.

We are expecting to conduct interviews for potential candidates between 24-28 February 2020.

Living in Denmark
Please visit the International Centre website https://international.au.dk/about/contact/ic/ for information about arriving to and living in Denmark for both the applicant and his/her potential family.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. 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 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. 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.

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

Aarhus University
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 its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

12 December 2019

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