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Senior Advisor Job within animal breeding and genetics at Aarhus University, Denmark 2022


Senior Advisor Job within animal breeding and genetics for a doctoral degree in Animal breeding at the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics – Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Aarhus University, Denmark 2022


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General Info

Position: Senior Advisor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jun 01, 2022
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics - Quantitative Genetics and Genomics

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

  • PhD in animal breeding or related field
  • Record of research in applied genetics
  • Preferably experience in public sector advice
  • Good knowledge of practical animal production and breeding in different species
  • Good communication and organizationa skills to collaborate across research groups, breeding industries and farmers
  • Team player
  • Fluent in Danish and English, both verbal and written

Responsibilities/Job Description

QGG offer an exciting position in the intersection between applied research and research based policy support. The candidate will be involved in applied research within animal breeding in general, but with a focus on utilizing information from various monitoring (sensor, imaging) technologies  to asses new important phenotypes.This is a permanent position from June 1st or as soon possible.

Job description

For the initial period, focus will be on utilizing large-scale methane measurements in genetic studies of ongoing projects, which needs substantial coordinating with partners (research groups, farmers, industry and funding bodies). The candidate will also contribute to attracting funding for relevant research within this area and act as a project coordinator.The candidate will also be the key person for organizing and coordinating QGG’s research based policy support. In this area, the candidate will lead QGG’s policy support committee and be the quality control manager.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8415

Application Procedure

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.

About the Department/Section/Group

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 ( 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 cCenter 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.

About the Employer:

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Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Ole Worms Alle 3, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. From 1 June 2022 the Center will move to a new location within Campus in Aarhus and the place of work will be C.F. Møllers Alle 3, 8000 Aarhus C.

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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range 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.

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.

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. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Ensuring gender balance at QGG is a high priority at Aarhus University, and we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question

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

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Contact details

For further information, please contact: Professor og Center leader, Mogens Sandø Lund,  +45 2075 1222, [email protected]

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