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Research assistant – Poultry immunology and disease 953884

Department of Animal Science, Science and Technology, has a 6 months employment as research assistant available as soon as possible. Working hours will be 20 hours per week.

Are you interested in poultry immunology and health? We can offer a temporary job in a dynamic research group with focus on project teamwork and good possibilities for scientific development. This position encompasses especially research within chicken gut health and immunology, with focus on vaccine and nutritional interventions.

Working tasks
• Contribute to broiler infection study concerning Camphylobacter jejuni
• Development of flow cytometry assays related to emerging diseases in poultry
• Contribute to publications and other relevant dissemination activities

At the assessment, the following qualifications will be emphasized:
• Relevant education from university and interests and skills for chicken immunology and microbiology
• Flair and interest for teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration
• Flair and interest for research leading to subsequent Ph.D.-study or post doc at the Department

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.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Head of research section for Immunology and microbiology: +45 8715 8019.

Application procedure
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, 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. 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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