Postdoc in Data Driven Epidemiology

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The Research Group for Epidemiology, Division of Diagnostics and Scientific Advice at the National Veterinary Institute of the Technical University of Denmark is seeking a candidate to fill a post doc position in data driven epidemiology. The group is a key player in the scientific advice to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration regarding animal health and the use of livestock databases for disease monitoring.  

Responsibilities and tasks

  • The postdoc will conduct research in relation to an ongoing project on the potential of Danish public and private livestock databases for monitoring health and disease.
  • Develop the research area of data driven epidemiology in collaboration with other researchers
  • Disseminate research results in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Strengthen the collaboration with the industry and other research groups

Other content of the position:

  • The position is part of the epidemiology group and as such it is expected that besides research, the post doc must contribute to the scientific advice obligations as well as some teaching or supervision must be expected.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Further qualifications:

  • Documented experience in working with public livestock databases
  • Publications from working with statistical methods for spatial and temporal data
  • Publications from working with statistical quality control or similar methods for monitoring time-series data.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

DTU Vet will move to DTU Lyngby during April 2017, but the position will initially be based in Frederiksberg.

The position is open from April 1st 2017 and terminates 31st December 2019.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of research group, Professor Nils Toft,

You can read more about DTU Vet on

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 14 March 2017.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Vet works to prevent and control infectious diseases in livestock across Denmark. We are also providing veterinary evidence base for animal health and welfare policy decisions. Our range of functions include diagnostic and advisory services to veterinary authorities, vets and farmers, basic and applied-oriented research from molecular to population level, and surveillance of diseases including import and export controls. We also have global responsibilities, acting as the national, European and international reference laboratory for several exotic and zoonotic notifiable diseases.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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