co.ottosen at aarslev.dou.dk
Sat Nov 25 12:16:25 EST 1995
Department of Ornamentals
Head of Research of Post Harvest Physiology
The Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science invites applicants for a
post as head of research in the field of post harvest physiology of
ornamentals. The post is available as soon as possible. The duration of
the appointment is 4 years.
Fields of Responsibility
The head of research will bear responsibility for the management and
development of a research programme concerning the effect of cultivation
conditions on post production quality and vitality of ornamentals. The
aim of the programme is to uncover physiological cause-effect
relationships as a basis for implementing improved production practices.
Five scientist and a similar number of technical staff members are
involved in the research programme, which is founded with 5,5 mio. DKK
per year .
The areas of research include root physiology, water and nutrient
balances, physical climate influences (light and humidity) and
modelling. The head of research is expected to perform research on
stress tolerance and water relations.
Supervision of graduate students is expected.
The head of research will refer to the head of department.
Emphasis will be put on:
ÄResearch qualifications at a high international level within
significant fields of the research area in question.
ÄExperience in research management.
ÄThe ability to lead, cooperate, stimulate and motivate.
ÄThe ability to encourage the scientific collaboration, nationally and
internationally, including collaboration with the horticultural
Salary and Terms of Employment:
The post is a Government post, classified in Scale 36, and currently the
salary amounts to DKK 345.766 per annum. A personal supplement is
However, the appointment is expected to be for a fixed term of 5 years
with the possibility of extension. For a fixed-term appointment a
supplement to the salary will be granted and the content of the pension
terms will be laid down, regard being had to the appointed person
already holding a Government post. In total, it is to be expected that
salary offered will be at an attractive level corresponding to the
The area of activity is the Danish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
and its institutions. Until further notice the place of employment will
be the Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science, Research Centre
For further information, including a detailed description of the post,
please contact Ole Voigt Christensen, head of Department +45 65 99 17
Applications, marked: post harvest, should be sent to:
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
DK-1216 Copenhagen K
Applications, (in seven copies) including any material that you want to
be evaluated during the scientific evaluation of applicants, should be
sent to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries by Jan 1 1996.
The Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science is a sectorial research
institute under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries with a staff
of approx. 550. The research is organized in 10 departments, including
Department of Ornamentals. Department of Ornamentals is located at
Research Centre rslev and comprises a staff of 68, including 34
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