Veterinary and Virology jobs – Postdoc position to investigating ASF virus survival and transmission dynamics in the laboratory and in pigs, respectively, in the Section for Veterinary Clinical Microbiology is within the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark
Deadline to Apply
Apr 30, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Veterinary medicine|
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||Section for Veterinary Clinical Microbiology|
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
|Contract Period||3 Years|
|Starting date||Aug 1, 2021|
- Master in veterinary medicine or a similar field
- PhD in virology (candidates close to completion of their studies are welcome to apply)
- FELACA C laboratory animal science accreditation
- Strong experience in experimental design, in planning and performing animal infection/transmission studies
- Very strong experience in virological methods, including working with cells, virus cultivation, PCR techniques and serology
- Experience in DNA sequencing and analysis of sequencing data
- Demonstrated capacity for effective team work
- Proven track record showing scientific productivity in peer reviewed journals
- Good communication skills in English, written and oral
- Detailed knowledge of notifiable veterinary viral diseases
- Experience with advising, e.g. the industry, governmental institutions and agencies
- Knowledge within the field of epidemiology and modelling of disease transmission
Responsibilities/ Job Description
African swine fever (ASF) is a serious viral disease of domestic pigs and wild boar. It has, since its introduction into Transcaucasia in 2007, become widespread within Europe and Asia and is a major threat to the pig production industry globally. In order to enhance Danish ASF contingency planning, there is a need to increase knowledge of the virus in its natural host and its transmission. The postdoc project will be focused on investigating ASF virus survival and transmission dynamics in the laboratory and in pigs, respectively.These investigations will provide data on virus survival and transmission that can be applied to modelling of ASF spread. The postdoc is expected to work closely together with other researchers working on ASF (both virologists and epidemiologists) both within the Department at UCPH SUND and at SSI (where new high containment facilities for work with infectious virus will be available). Animal experiments will be performed in facilities abroad.
How to Apply?
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ above
Your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:
- Motivated letter of application addressing each of the essential criteria (max. two pages)
- CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
- A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do
- List of publications.
- List of three references
About the Department
The Section for Veterinary Clinical Microbiology is within the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). It has a focus on animal pathogens. The Section carries out research and teaching in the area of serious infectious livestock diseases, including exotic, emerging and zoonotic viral diseases with the focus on key aspects of diagnosis, surveillance and control of these diseases. The research is basic and applied. The Department is part of the Danish Veterinary Consortium (DK-VET) between the UCPH and the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) for the performance of the veterinary public service agreement with the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food (FVST) that is aimed at providing scientific advice to FVST regarding surveillance, prevention and control of serious animal diseases.
Terms of employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark during the last 10 years. The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 2020.
Professor Graham J. Belsham
SUND HR IVH
Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday May 1st, 2021 (GMT+9)