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Postdoc in Resource Optimization of Diagnostic Tests Through Pooling (SMARTPOOL)

National Veterinary Institute DTUApplications are invited from candidates for a two year position as a postdoc at the National Veterinary Institute, within the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) starting as soon as possible.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful applicant will participate in a research project (SMARTPOOL) supported by the Danish AgriFish Agency. The purpose of the project is to optimize pooling of samples in the Danish surveillance programs for cattle diseases.

The postdoc project is an inter-disciplinary position combining epidemiological quantitative methods with diagnostic laboratory work.

The likely candidates hold a PhD degree in epidemiology, virology, or related biomedical sciences. The ideal candidates have documented experience/knowledge of serological tests, quantitative epidemiological methods, biostatistics, and infectious diseases of ruminants. Candidates with a good work ethic and research productivity, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, will be preferred.

A positive attitude and good interpersonal skills are essential.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Important notice
Due to potential work with diseases not occurring in Denmark (OIE (former) list A diseases) the employee will be restricted in getting in contact with cloven-hoofed animals. More detailed information on these restrictions may be obtained from The National Veterinary Institute –

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Professor Nils Toft,, +45 3588 6127.

Application procedure
We kindly ask you to submit your online application no later than 1 March 2014.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link « Apply online, » fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma
  • List of publications

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

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 9,000 students are educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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