Professor in Animal welfare during critical life events
Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Aarhus University
With the professorship, the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ANIVET) aims to strengthen research in understanding of the impact of critical life events on animal welfare and in the development of procedures that mitigate pain, stress, and fear during such challenges.
The research will focus on procedures during transportation, killing/slaughter as well as during other critical life events such as mutilation, injuries, and diseases. Novel methodologies to assess stress responses, pain, and fear will be important elements in the research profile.
The department seeks a candidate with a strong research profile within animal stress responses, behaviour, and pain with an application for assessing animal welfare during life events, where animal welfare is particularly challenged.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate strong research leadership, amongst other through attracting and managing external funding, supervision of PhD students as well as the ability to collaborate in an international and multidisciplinary environment with both researchers, industrial partners, and competent authorities.
This professorship will also play an important role in developing courses in animal welfare, which is one of the major core activities in the department as also reflected in the department’s new veterinary and animal science degree programmes that will be launched in 2024. The preferred candidate will therefore also possess a strong curriculum within teaching, supervision, and research-based public sector consultancy.