We seek a candidate with a strong background in poultry behaviour and welfare research. You will, based on your interest, be responsible for parts of research projects in collaboration with the poultry team. These projects may include investigating the causal background and preventive measures of abnormal behaviours and other poultry welfare issues, examining effects of alternative housing systems and feeding strategies on poultry behaviour and welfare and developing Precision Livestock Farming solutions aimed at improving poultry welfare. The majority of the research projects involves international collaboration with researchers both within applied ethology and in other relevant fields such as veterinary science, computer science and nutrition.
Besides creating a strong research basis, the candidate will be involved in research-based consultancy for the Danish public sector and the EU Reference Centre on Welfare of poultry and other small farmed animals. As a minor part of the position, the candidate may be asked to contribute to the teaching performed by our group. When the research projects involve students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels, the candidate is also expected to take part in their supervision. Collaboration with farmers, poultry equipment industry, researchers and animal welfare authorities at both national and international level is part of the assignment.
Academic qualifications at PhD level in applied ethology or related field
Extensive experience in applied behaviour and welfare research, preferably in poultry
Experience in designing experiments and project management
Extensive experience in data handling and data analysis is considered a merit
Excellent skills in written communication of research results as evidenced by publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals
Good international network within the field of applied animal behaviour, preferably poultry behaviour
Further information on the position may be obtained from senior researcher Anja Brinch Riber, phone + 45 8715 7949, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Technical Sciences, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele.
All applications must be made online and received by 1 August 2021.