The Group of Animal Nutrition at ETH Zurich is seeking a motivated, team-oriented post-doc scholar whose experience and interests focus on precision dairy farming.

Project background

The successful candidate will work actively with the team to develop a research program that uses technological and data-driven approaches to measure physiological, behavioral, and production indicators with the goal of optimizing production efficiencies and food quality, management strategies, and improving the sustainability of dairy farms and livestock systems as a whole.

Job description

You are expected to conduct interdisciplinary research in the area of precision dairy science. Affinity for animal experiments and data analysis work is essential. Depending on the suitable research project, the job duties include,

  • Develop and conduct research projects;
  • Writing scientific manuscripts;
  • Supervision of graduate students;
  • Develop and conduct teaching activities.

Your profile

A Ph.D. in Animal Science, Dairy Science, or a closely related field is required for this position. Applicants are required to have Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate and be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met prior to the effective date of hire. Postdoctoral or industry experience is preferred. Written skills are important and must be able to effectively write scientific manuscripts. Experience in statistical analysis and programming is preferable.

We offer

We develop exciting and future-oriented projects in a highly motivated research group which is equipped with excellent experimental and laboratory facilities. These are provided at the research center AgroVet-Strickhof which is where the successful candidates will be located. Scientific writing and participation in scientific conferences is very much supported. The starting date of the successful applicants is flexible. chevron_right Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

Please note applications sent via email or postal services will not be considered. Interested applicants must upload the following documents through the ETH Zurich online application portal.

  • A complete Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts
  • A statement (up to 1,000 words) describing your motivation, experience, and planned contributions to the position
  • Names, affiliation, and contact details for 3 individuals willing to act as a reference
  • Ph.D. or Doctoral dissertation as a pdf file (if available)

Contact Prof. Niu ( for further questions. Applications will be reviewed immediately and are accepted until the position is filled.

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

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