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The National Veterinary Institute, Centre for Diagnostics works on development of state-of-the art high-throughput diagnostic tests for implementation in routine diagnostics and surveillance programmes. We do research aiming at increasing health in domestic animals including zoonotic pathogens.
 
We are seeking a talented, experienced, innovative and highly motivated senior researcher in parasitology. The perfect candidate is an experienced scientist with a strong background in wildlife and veterinary parasitology. The research area will focus on the investigation of known and new emerging parasitic pathogens in domestic animals and wild life including zoonotic agents and resistance development, and to study alternative ways to control and reduce the parasitic burden. Development of new state-of-the art parasitic diagnostic tests will be done in close collaboration with the diagnostic development team.
 
Responsibilities and tasks
In your daily work, you will

  • be responsible for the investigation of known and new emerging parasitic pathogens in domestic animals and wild life including zoonotic agents.
  • be responsible for studies to control and reduce the parasitic burden in domestic animals.
  • be responsible for research related to anti-parasitic resistance among important parasites in domestic animals
  • collaborate on the development of new state-of-the art parasitic diagnostic tests.
  • take part in supporting the routine diagnostic work, particular regarding advice and information to clinical professionals.
  • train students and veterinarians in diagnosing parasitic diseases in animals

Collaboration with other DTU institutes will be a natural part of the work. This will include collaboration on zoonotic parasites with impact on food safety and environment, especially water. The research will be focused on development of detection methods and ways to reduce the transmission of zoonotic parasites along the food chain and the environment.
 
Qualifications
Candidates must

  • hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as a researcher or postdoc.
  • document didactic/pedagogic training

Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • You hold a PhD in parasitology
  • You are experience in establishing in vitro assays for detection of parasites (cellular, molecular or immuno- assays)
  • You have a broad knowledge of parasitic diseases in production animals and wild life
  • You have experience in directing own scientific research and leading projects
  • You have experience in parasitic routine diagnostics and related advice to clinical professionals
  • You are able to prioritize work and work efficiently with a minimum of supervision
  • You are fluent in Danish and English oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • You have the following computer skills: Microsoft (word, excel, power point, outlook).
  • You are experience in teaching and supervision of bachelor and master students
  • You have experience with epidemiology of parasitic diseases.

We prefer a candidate that also have
•    experience in quality assurance and accreditation of biological tests, e.g. ISO17025
•    experience in set up of ring trials

Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU. In addition, we expect you to be interested in collaboration and take personal responsibility for your work, and:

  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
  • You thrive on collaboration and teamwork
  • You are focused on the process as well as the outcome

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Experience and quality of teaching 
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
 
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information
Further information may be obtained from head of department, Kristian Møller +45 4030 4910.
 
You can read more about the department at www.vet.dtu.dk
 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 5 December 2018 (local time). Apply via the "Ansøg" link.
 
Applications must be submitted as one PDF filecontaining all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

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

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

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