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Postdoc in Operations Management in Biological Production 980997

Aarhus University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Engineering is inviting applications for a vacancy as part time postdoctoral researcher in Operations Management in Biological Production. The scientific work relates mainly to the EU/ICT-Agri project Mainstreaming Controlled Traffic Techniques and Optimization of Movements that deals with decision support solution tools that will foster a wider adoption of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF).
Tools to be developed by the project partner includes internet based solutions for path planning, route planning and for assessing the consequences of implementing different driving patterns during fieldwork.

The Employment will be a part time employment of 1 day per week (7.4 hours per week). Employment is time limited to two years. The position is available as soon as possible.

Work description
Tasks are to be performed in close cooperation with the project leader (at Aarhus University) and include:
  • Coordinate development and test of the tools developed by the partners.
  • Coordinate dissemination of the project results including contact with commercial partners.
  • Report project activities internally and externally.
The following qualifications are particularly important:
  • Natural science or technical education with research experience and competences within agricultural engineering.
  • Scientific training (PhD or similar), PhD in engineering or agronomy.
  • Knowledge on practical farming practises especially by use of modern farming technologies including high precision navigation.
  • Ability and interest in teamwork and interdisciplinary cooperation. Knowledge on biological production is a plus.
  • Ability to disseminate research results to research environments, society and industry.
  • Ability to participate in the further development and advancement of the research within the subject area.
Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Science and Technology, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Further information
For further information please contact head of the research unit Claus Grøn Sørensen (+45 22827547 /

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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