The Department of Quantitative Genetics & Genomics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on breeding scheme simulation. Starting Date and Period: The position is for two years and is available from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.
You are expected to contribute to the development of breeding schemes within different animal species both in relation to breeding goal setting and to the optimization of breeding schemes with constraint on inbreeding.
Applicants should hold a PhD in quantitative genetics and are expected to be able to develop and perform breeding scheme simulation by use of the fortran based simulation program ADAM. Excellent communication skills are expected as well as the ability to work as part of a team. As the position is intended for promoting across country collaboration within the area monthly trips abroad will be required.
Who we are
Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics
The institute like center, QGG, is a major center for research and education in quantitative genetics and quantitative genomics (www.qgg.au.dk/en) 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 analysis 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.
What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:
- access to a well-developed research infrastructure
- laboratory space, shared equipment
- a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
- a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
- a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance
Place of Work
The place of work is C.F. Møllers Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.
For further information, please contact: Senior Scientist, Morten Kargo, +45 2330 3894,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: July 12, 2022
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.
Letter of reference
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Formalities and salary range
Technical Sciences 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).
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
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.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners.
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.