Three-year postdoc position in poultry behaviour and welfare
Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University
The Department of Animal Science seeks a candidate with a strong background in poultry behaviour and welfare research. The candidate will, based on their interest, be responsible for parts of research projects in collaboration with the poultry team. These projects may include investigating the causal background and preventive measures of abnormal behaviours and other poultry welfare issues, examining effects of alternative housing systems and feeding strategies on poultry behaviour and welfare and developing Precision Livestock Farming solutions aimed at improving poultry welfare. The majority of the research projects involves international collaboration with researchers both within applied ethology and in other relevant fields such as veterinary science, computer science and nutrition.
Besides creating a strong research basis, the candidate will be involved in research-based consultancy for the Danish public sector and the EU Reference Centre on Welfare of poultry and other small farmed animals. As a minor part of the position, the candidate may be asked to contribute to the teaching performed by our group. When the research projects involve students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels, the candidate is also expected to take part in their supervision. Collaboration with farmers, poultry equipment industry, researchers and animal welfare authorities at both national and international level is part of the assignment.
01 August 2021.
Expected date of accession:
1 October 2021 or soon after.