Poultry Welfare Scientist

Grade: PostDoc/B1
Level of employment: 40 hours
Length of employment: 1 year
Deadline for applications: 30.09.2019
The Institute of Animal Welfare Science is part of Vetmeduni, ranked 5th worldwide (2019
Shanghai Ranking for Universities, Veterinary Sciences) and located in Vienna, consistently
ranking as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Responsibilities
We are looking for a motivated person to strengthen the animal welfare science team. Your role
will focus on conducting poultry welfare research, and supporting teaching on farm animal welfare.
The Institute has good working relationships with the poultry industry and veterinarian community
enabling science-based solutions to problems related to poultry welfare, health and husbandry.
You will have unique opportunities to develop your own research, with collaboration and
networking possibilities. The position is funded for 1 year, with a longer-term possibility
conditioned to successful external grant funding. You will ideally start in November or December
2019, but the starting date is negotiable.

Please submit a letter addressing the selection criteria below (necessary knowledge and
qualifications, desired skills and abilities) in a few pages, a full CV, a list of two references and a
letter of motivation describing your research interests, experience and goals.
Necessary knowledge and qualifications
 Veterinary degree or qualification in a related discipline (e.g. MSc in animal science,
biology).
 Post graduate qualification with a PhD or doctorate thesis.
 Experience in lecturing and other teaching activities on animal welfare and/or animal
health.
 Experience in conducting research on animal welfare and/or animal health.
 German (B2 level, for on-farm research and teaching), English (B2 level, for writing)
Desired skills and abilities
 Expertise in poultry welfare or poultry health.
 Knowledge in farm animals' behaviour, welfare and husbandry.
 Ability to seek research funding, e.g. grants submitted, awards, etc.
 An understanding of statistics and methods to analyse large data sets.
 Evidence of outreach, education or practice-oriented activities (e.g. communication to
veterinarians, farmers, society).

Contact /Further Information
Univ.-Prof. Jean-Loup Rault
T +43 1 25077-4900
E jean-loup.rault@vetmeduni.ac.at
Website: https://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/en/animal-welfare-science/

Minimum salary
The minimum salary for university staff is regulated by the collective contract and at the level
given above amounts to EUR 3,803.90 gross per month (14 times/year, equal to EUR 53,254.60
gross yearly). The minimum salary may be increased when previous employment and other salary
components are taken into account.

Applications:
Please submit applications quoting the reference number 2019/0822 via e-mail (preferably) to
bewerbungen@vetmeduni.ac.at or by post to the Personnel Department of the University of
Veterinary Medicine, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna. Please do not forget to include the reference
number or we shall be unable to relate your application to the correct vacancy announcement.
The Vetmeduni Vienna is attempting to increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in
senior positions, and in accordance with § 41 of the 2002 Universities Act it is striving to attain a
balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff. Applications from
qualified women are thus particularly welcomed. If women are underrepresented (below 50%),
female applicants who are as well qualified as the best qualified male applicants will be given
preference, provided that there are no strong reasons for favouring a particular male candidate.
Applicants have no entitlement to reimbursement of any travel or accommodation costs they may
incur as a result of the application procedure.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is proud to have been awarded the certificate “hochschuleundfamilie”
(career and family). We should thus be especially pleased to receive applications from people
with families. Applications from persons with disabilities are similarly welcome.

Closing date: 30/09/2019

Further information can be found here.