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Research Assistant – Landscape management for reduced agricultural emissions and Naturebased Solutions at Aarhus Universitet


Ansøgningsfrist 8. aug 23:59 CEST
Forventet start 1. okt

  • Institut for Agroøkologi - Jordbrugssystemer og BæredygtighedBlichers Allé 208830 Tjele

  • Tidsbegrænset fuldtidsstilling 1. okt 2022 - 30. sep 2024ID: 9448

Would you like to be part of an engaged team that works with landscape management and the assessment of agricultural emissions, including more Naturebased Solutions for green transition? We can offer a challenging and diverse position in a dynamic and multicultural environment, where you have the opportunity to facilitate the development of agriculture and food systems in a collaboration with researchers, stakeholders and farmers. The position is available from October 1st or as soon as possible thereafter at the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, AU Viborg.
You will be employed in the section Agricultural Systems and Sustainability, where we through a series of national and international projects investigate the foundations for developing future sustainable agricultural production through low-emission production systems and an integrated landscape management. We work with systems analysis based on models and GIS/database analyses, case studies and comparative studies of different initiatives, policies and strategies across countries in Europe. An important ambition for this work is to advise decision-makers at local, national and international levels about the opportunities and barriers for advancing the green transition through the implementation of new production technologies, regulatory initiatives and decision-support tools, simultaneously promoting resiliency and efficiency of agriculture, balancing production, environment, climate and biodiversity targets.

Your primary tasks will include:

Agricultural systems analyses for emissions assessment at the landscape scale
  • Model analysis and reviews of scientific literature on measures to improve collaboration and synergies between crop and livestock production, housing and storage facilities, and the landscape
  • Data collection combined with stakeholder workshops, interviews and surveys with organic and conventional farmers, including potentials for better collaboration at the landscape scale
  • Data processing and analysis (Experience with quantitative methods, GIS, databases and “R” will be an advantage)
  • Written and oral dissemination of results
  • Optionally, teaching at bachelor and master level courses.

Qualifications

You have a relevant scientific background at minimum master level, for instance in agrobiology, engineering, biology or geography, with a focus on, or knowledge of, agricultural production and the related emissions. Mastering English on a high level is needed, while speaking and understanding Danish will be an advantage. The Working environment is international and much of the communication takes place in English. You are an engaged and flexible employee, who would like to contribute to a good working environment.

Place of work

Your workplace will be Blichers Alle 20, 8830 Tjele, at Aarhus University and associated institutions.


Additional information

Additional information about the position can be obtained via professor Tommy Dalgaard, head of section, Tommy Dalgaard , phone: +45 20706132, or Postdoc Morten Graversgaard, mail .
You can read more about the Department of Agroecology at:

Application procedure

Short-listing 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

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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 .
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 .
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance 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.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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