The Department of Quantitative Genetics & Genomics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a research assistant position offering applicants an opportunity to join an international work environment within breeding and genetics at QGG.
Expected start date and duration of employment
The position is for 15 months and is available from 1. May 2023 or as soon as possible.
You are expected to contribute to the development of breeding schemes within different animal species both in relation to breeding goal setting and to the optimization of breeding schemes with constraint on inbreeding.
Applicants should hold a Master Degree in quantitative genetics and are expected to be able to handle large data sets. Good communication skills are expected as well as the ability to work as part of a team. As the teaching are to be carried out in Danish then speaking and reading Danish is required
Who we are
The Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) is a vibrant and exciting interdisciplinary center for research and education in quantitative genetics and quantitative genomics (http://www.qgg.au.dk/en ). QGG is an international organization with 70 employees and visiting researchers from more than 15 countries. We perform basic and applied research within plant, livestock and human quantitative genetics.
Our focus areas include quantitative genetics, artificial intelligence applied to agriculture and precision medicine, population genetics, and integrative genomics. QGG is located at the central campus in Aarhus and at the AU Flakkebjerg campus in newly renovated offices with well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories, equipment, and high-performing computing clusters.
What we offer
- A welcoming and collaborative atmosphere with close working relationships in teams, professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.
- Training and international experience in public-private partnerships.
- Mentoring for career development.
- High-performance computational resources.
- A collaborative environment, in which the candidate will be able to share across research fields such as quantitative genetics, machine learning, bioinformatics, and population genetics and applications in agriculture.
The place of work is Aarhus University, C. F. Møllers Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.
For further information, please contact: Senior Scientist, Morten Kargo, +45 2330 3894,email@example.com .
Applications must be received no later than 8. March 2023
Short-listing 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
Natural Sciences 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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment toits 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,300 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 935 million. Learn more atwww.international.au.dk/
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