Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist in Veterinary Parasitology
Technical University of Denmark - DTU Vet
|Placed on:||14th April 2015|
|Closes:||4th May 2015|
The position is on a permanent basis and the Department will support exceptional candidates with start-up funds and technical assistance for the first 1-3 years.
Responsibilities and tasks
In this position you are expected to participate in research activities and tasks related to diagnostics.
Research topics will include protozoans of veterinary and zoonotic importance and vector-borne parasitic diseases. Furthermore, you will develop new molecular methods for detection and typing of these parasites.
Another important field in research will be anthelmintic resistance, identification and testing of new potential therapeutics, studying of alternatives for anthelmintic usage and non-medical compounds (e.g. bioactive plants) that can affect the microbial societies in a host beneficial way.
The tasks related to diagnostics and contingency include providing diagnostic and advisory services to the Veterinary Authorities regarding parasitic infectious diseases in production animals, pets, zoo animals and wild life.
It is also expected that you participate in the institute’s research activities, by writing research applications and supervising PhD students and Master’s students (DVM; MSc). Together with colleagues, you will assist in the research based consultancy to the veterinary authorities.
A positive attitude and good interpersonal skills are essential. An evaluation of the applicants’ scientific qualifications will be carried out in accordance with current regulations.
The position is to be filled with a veterinarian or biologist holding a PhD degree or equivalent training in Veterinary Parasitology.
Furthermore, the candidate must have performed post-doctoral research activities, or equivalent, within Veterinary Parasitology (for a senior research scientist).
We seek an employee with the ability to work organized, structured and independently. The knowledge in Danish is essential. Also good communication skills in English are expected. Furthermore, the candidate should proof very good publication activities of research results at both international and national level.
The job requires close contact with the Danish Food and Veterinary Administration, the agricultural organizations and other research institutes, and therefore, experience from collaboration with the public or the industry will be an advantage.
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to:
- scientific production and research potential at international level
- innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
- the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
- the ability to promote and utilize research results
- an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
- the ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation
If you need further information about the position, do not hesitate to contact Head of Section Ulrike Lyhs, +45 3588 6805 or +45 3058 5550.
You can read about DTU Veterinary Institute at www.vet.dtu.dk/English.
We must have your online application by 4 May 2015.
To view the full announcement and to apply: www.career.dtu.dk