Senior advisor in Animal production and its impact on climate and environment


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The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for a Senior Adviser position in relation to animal production and its impact on climate and environment from 1 September 2024.

The position

We seek a candidate who has a strong background in animal science, preferably with focus on animal nutrition in one or more farm animal species. The candidate will be part of the research unit Ruminant Nutrition in the department.

An important task will be to provide science-based public sector consultancy and to play a leading role in the department’s consultancy activities towards the Food & Agriculture, Climate, and Environmental Ministries regarding animal nutrition and the impact of animal production on climate and environment.

The candidate will also lead research projects within animal production and the impact of animal production on climate and environment. This will mainly be related to ruminant production and for example strategies to reduce methane emission and improve N-efficiency.

The senior advisor is expected to participate in knowledge transfer to the animal industry and to society, to lead and participate in research projects, to apply for external funding and to contribute to teaching at BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.

The candidate

  • The candidate preferably holds a PhD in animal science, biology, veterinary science etc. and has a strong background within animal science and animal production in a Danish/Northern European setting.
  • A traditional background in academia is not a prerequisite, but experience from participating in research and development projects is expected. Besides the scientific qualifications, experience in public sector consultancy and in interactions with the agricultural industry and other stakeholders is desirable.
  • Insight into the effects of technologies to decrease climate and environmental impact of animal production is needed for consultancy of the ministries involved.
  • The candidate should be acquainted with the Danish agricultural sector and the interdisciplinary principles of sustainability in animal production.
  • A non-Scandinavian speaking candidate is expected to learn Danish within a short period of time.

Who we are

The mission of ANIVET is to perform basic, strategic as well as applied research and innovation within the department’s core activities: nutrition, health and welfare. The activities make up the science-based foundation of ANIVET’s teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry. The successful applicant will be placed in the research unit Ruminant Nutrition but will work across all relevant research units.

 What we offer

  • A well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment and animal experimental facilities
  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism and close collaboration and networking activities
  • A workplace characterized by equality and a good work-life balance, and an open discussion across different fields of research.
  • A position where the applicant can solve tasks of great importance for society and the agricultural sector.

Please refer to Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences ( for further
information about the department and the research unit Ruminant Nutrition


Further information on the position may be obtained from:

Head of Department Charlotte Lauridsen, phone: +45 2443 9639, email:

Head of Research Unit Professor Peter Lund, phone: +454015 7673, email:

Living in Denmark

Please visit the international staff website: for information about arriving to and living in Denmark for both the applicant and their potential family.

Place of employment and place of work

The place of work is Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, AU, Viborg, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences 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 Taxation 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 Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,300 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 935 million. Learn more at



- Arbejdspladsen ligger i:

Viborg Kommune

-Virksomheden tilbyder:


Aarhus Universitet, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele


Ansøgningsfrist: 05-04-2024; - ansøgningsfristen er overskredet

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