Postdoc in Poultry Behaviour and Welfare

We seek a candidate with a strong background in behaviour and welfare of poultry. Besides creating a strong research basis, the candidate will be involved in research-based consultancy for the Danish public sector. In addition, the candidate will be part of the recently formed EU Reference Centre on welfare of poultry and other small farmed animals that aims at providing scientific and technical advice to the EU Commission and Member States. The chosen candidate will be the daily project manager on a number of research projects in collaboration with the poultry team. These projects include development of injurious pecking in laying hens, walking abilities in broilers, effects of alternative feeding strategies on welfare of broiler breeders and welfare challenges in Pekin ducks. As a minor part of the position, the candidate may be asked to contribute to the teaching performed by our group. When the research projects involve students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels, the candidate is also expected to take part in their supervision. Collaboration with farmers, poultry equipment industry, researchers and animal welfare authorities at both national and international level is part of the assignment.

Further information on the position may be obtained from senior researcher Anja Brinch Riber, phone + 4587157949, email: or Professor Jan Tind Sørensen, phone +4520783343, email:

Salary: See further info

Closing date: 11/11/2020

Further information can be found here.