Research Assistant in Zoonotic Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Herds

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in bioinformatics to join Technical University of Denmark. Applications are welcome before February 06, 2019.

The position is available at DTU Food in the Division of Epidemiology and Microbial Genomics, the group of Epidemiology and Risk Modeling. The activities of the division include many aspects of zoonotic risks in relation to food safety, including development and implementation of genomic sequencing, bioinformatics and computational modeling of the occurrence of zoonotic microbiological hazards in the whole farm to consumer chain.

The position is affiliated with an initiative funded by the Ministry of Food Agriculture and Fisheries with the overall aim to establish the scientific basis for predicting the effect of interventions of antimicrobial usage in pig herds on the occurrence of resistance in zoonotic pathogens.

In addition, the research assistant can expect to be involved ad hoc in other research projects.

Applicants should have a master's degree in engineering or equivalent.

The applicant must be able to work with high accuracy both practically and with documentation in all tasks ranging from collecting samples to organise the collected data into a database.

Previous involvement in large uncontrolled field studies including collection of samples in pig farms is weighted positively but is not a necessity.

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.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is until 31 December 2020.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information may be obtained from associated professor Hkan Vigre, +45 4060 1303.

Please submit your online application no later than 6 February 2019(local time).

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form.

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


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