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EPIC Research Fellow: Knowledge Exchange Broker Research Policy Interface

Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, The University of Edinburgh

Job Purpose

EPIC is Scotland’s Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks established to provide expert advice to policymakers from the Animal Health and Welfare Division at the Scottish Government. EPIC seeks to foster a unique and synergistic environment among experts in veterinary medicine, epidemiology, genetics, physics, mathematics, social science and economics. These interdisciplinary collaborations serve EPIC’s purpose of responding to policy-relevant questions, more crucially but not exclusively, during animal disease emergencies.

The post-holder will work at the science-policy interface to provide effective high quality epidemiological evidence to support Scottish Government in short- and long-term exotic disease preparedness planning. This role will involve technical expertise in veterinary risk assessment and facilitation of communication and knowledge exchange activities between EPIC researchers (in its 6 partner institutes and universities), Scottish government policy-makers and other Scottish Government partners and stakeholders. The post-holder will have access to a hot-desk within the Scottish Government Animal Health and Welfare Division.

Apply by 03/03.2022

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