Veterinarians are in the unique position of being educated to protect
the health of both animals and people. They are not only educated
to provide the health care of pets, livestock as well as zoo, exotic,
competition and laboratory animals but they play an important role
in environmental protection, food safety and public health.
Employment opportunities for veterinarians are
numerous and include private or corporate clinical practice, teaching
and research, regulatory medicine, public health, and military service.
In the following section you will find a selection
of Job opportunities, which are regularly updated.
Research Assistant in the Economics of Surveillance
|Job type :
|Exp. date :
||Monday, 25 February 2013
|Company / organisation :
||RVC - Royal Veterinary College, University of London Nr Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
|Job description :
||This is a two-year fixed term contract.
We are looking for a Research Assistant to work within the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group for the RISKSUR project “Providing a new generation of methodologies and tools for cost-effective risk-based animal health surveillance systems for the benefit of livestock producers, decision makers and consumers”. The project that is led by Professor Dirk Pfeiffer, RVC with collaborating organisations AHVLA, ARCADIA, CIRAD, accelopment, FAO, FLI, Dutch Animal Health Service, Safoso, Swedish National Veterinary Institute, TraceTracker, Complutense University Madrid, and FAO.
You will assist in the development and validation of conceptual and decision support frameworks and associated tools for designing efficient risk-based animal health surveillance systems. Key tasks will be the development of a decision matrix for the integrated assessment of surveillance to inform decision making taking into account key surveillance characteristics, evaluation attributes, economic criteria and the development of a conceptual framework for integrated data collection and analysis which will be applied to a series of case studies. The chosen candidate will also contribute to process of mapping the surveillance systems and critical infrastructure. When necessary they will also help the project PI with managerial tasks.
The project will also link to the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) with a particular focus on the development and measure of metrics on livestock food systems. The successful candidate will be expected to travel with regards the collection of data from different surveillance systems.
You should have an MSc or equivalent in an area that demonstrates an ability to carry out economics and/or epidemiological research on either animal or human health. You should have skills in data collection, storage and analysis. Experience in the management of research projects and model building would be advantageous.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Jonathan Rushton, VEEPH Group on +44 1707 667 094 or email: email@example.com
We offer a generous reward package including a the opportunity to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension scheme.
For further information and to apply online please visit: www.rvc.ac.uk ref. VCS/0011/13
Closing date: 25 February 2013
Interviews are likely to be held during March 2013
We promote equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
+44 1707 667 094