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POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION on modeling emerging/re-emerginig wildlife diseases.  Twelve months of funding is available through the University of Wisconsin's Department of Forestry and Wildlife Ecology and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center located in Madison, WI.  The primary objective of this project is to develop predictive models of disease spread for emerging/re-emerging diseases of wildlife.  Initially the project will focus on white-nose syndrome at the leading edge of the disease, and then as funding and time allows expand to other diseases.  The specific objectives pertaining to WNS are to: 1) model the pattern and rate of spatial spread of P. destructans, the causative agent of WNS, within and between seasons; and 2) assess the relationship of several presumed “high risk” factors including human activity (categorical scale), species diversity (number of species), colony size (categorical scale-determined from the data), and distance to nearest infected hibernacula thought to increase the likelihood of P. destructans contamination at a given location.  Start date is Spring 2016 (exact date is negotiable). Salary will be ~$43k a year.

Qualifications

Qualified applicants should have a recent (last 1-2 years) Ph.D. with an emphasis in wildlife ecology/quantitative ecology or a similar discipline that provides the applicant with the necessary background in spatial modeling and wildlife ecology. Applicants must have 1) a record of research and publications, 2) strong knowledge and application of population modeling, 3) proficiency in R, 4) ability to work independently and solve project objectives with limited assistance, 5) good written and oral communication skills, 6) ability to work with other scientists, and 7) interest in disease ecology. Interested individuals should send a cover letter outlining experience, research interests, and relevant coursework, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mike Samuel, US Geological SurveyWisconsin Cooperative Unit at mdsamuel@wisc.edu, please cc: rerussell@usgs.gov. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


 
Robin Russell
Research Statistician
USGS National Wildlife Health Center
Madison, WI 53711

 
Marcos Isidoro Ayza DVM, Dipl.ECVP
Wildlife Pathologist Fellow
USGS, National Wildlife Health Center
6006 Schroeder Road
Madison, WI 53711
 

 


 Recibido el 10 de Noviembre de 2015

Hi everybody

Please share this position announcement with everybody interested.

The posting is officially listed under posting number 2329:

 

https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1447092981944

 

Anatomic Veterinary Pathologist

 

The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation (PDI) and the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) invite applications for a position in anatomic pathology that is designed to enhance education, service, and research in clinical and diagnostic areas.  Depending on interests and qualifications, the appointment may be in the Tenure System, in the Health Programs (HP) Faculty System (clinical track), or as an Academic Specialist.  Applicants must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree and board certification by the American or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP or ECVP) is strongly desired.  Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

 

Applicants interested in appointment in the Tenure System must have a PhD in a field aligned with veterinary pathology. Evidence of potential for developing an extramurally funded research program is required, and at least one year of post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independently funded or collaborative research program that employs contemporary investigative techniques in an area that complements current departmental and college interests in translational biomedical research and comparative medicine as well as supports graduate education. 

 

Applicants interested in appointment in the HP system or as an Academic Specialist are expected to support the research missions of the college through any of MSU's exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

 

The MSU CVM is a major referral center for companion animals and horses as well as for livestock, laboratory, zoo, and wildlife species.  It has outstanding veterinary medical professionals and facilities, and it offers an excellent environment for professional growth and advancement in anatomic pathology. The DCPAH, one of the country's premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, provides full-service laboratory support to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) as well as to international and national clients.

 

The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to providing outstanding diagnostic service for colleagues within the VMC as well as for private veterinary practitioners and clients who submit diagnostic material through the DCPAH. Position responsibilities will include participating in necropsy and biopsy pathology diagnostic services while training DVM students and pathology residents. An interest in dermatopathology or other fields of surgical pathology is preferred.  The successful candidate will help teach in the professional DVM curriculum and will participate in advising, mentoring, and instruction of graduate students and pathology residents.

 

To apply, go to:  https:// jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information for three professional references who will be asked to evaluate the candidate's research experience and potential, diagnostic acumen, interpersonal and communication skills, and teaching attributes. Candidates must also include a letter of intent specifying their qualifications, professional experience, career goals, history of funding, and statement of future research plans.

 

Salary and rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Informal inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Matti Kiupel, are welcome (phone: 517-432-2670 or Kiupel@dcpah.msu.edu).  Review of applications will be initiated as of December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. Women and individuals from under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

Thanks

Matti

 

Dr. med. vet. habil. Matti Kiupel, BS, MS, PhD, DACVP

Fachtierarzt für Veterinär Pathologie

Professor, Section Chief Anatomic Pathology

Michigan State University

Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation

Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health

4125 Beaumont Road, Room 152A

Lansing, MI 48910

USA

 

Tel.: ** 517 432 2670

Fax.: ** 517 432 6557

E-mail: kiupel@dcpah.msu.edu

American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians



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