recruitment

We currently have 1 post doctoral positions in the group for a  quantitative epidemiologist (Use Ref: 047079 to find link. posted 20/02/2019)

An exciting opportunity is available for a postdoctoral veterinary epidemiologist to work on a collaborative project between the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) and the Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS) and Mission Rabies (MR) charities. During this three year position, the postholder will work on a Dogs Trust funded project which aims to define the impact of neutering on free roaming dog populations in Goa, India. The postholder will take a lead role in managing a team of fieldworkers and veterinarians who are running a large scale canine neutering programme based at the WVS International Training Centre (ITC) in Goa. Working alongside this established team, the postholder will undertake field research which will allow the impact of neutering at both the individual and population level to be defined. We anticipate that this work will answer one of the most challenging and intractable canine welfare questions, namely how best to manage free roaming dog populations.

The postholder will be based in the vibrant epidemiology, economics and risk analysis (EERA) group based in the Roslin Institute, R(D)SVS. The postholder will be expected to spend periods of time in Goa, India throughout the duration of the project. A PhD in quantitative epidemiology and experience of designing managing and analysing epidemiology studies are requirements for the post. Competence in data management and statistical analysis with R or Python and familiarity with SQL and a GIS system is required. Experience in working in low-income country settings and a veterinary degree are both desirable but not essential. An ability to work effectively as part of a team and ambition to drive forward this important programme of work are essential requirements.

If you would like to discuss the post further please contact Prof Richard Mellanby (Richard.Mellanby@ed.ac.uk), Prof Mark Bronsvoort (Mark.Bronsvoort@roslin.ed.ac.uk) or Dr Stella Mazeri (Stella.Mazeri@ed.ac.uk)