Fixed-term Full-time, until 31/03/2022
Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh
A post-doctoral research fellow is needed to conduct veterinary risk assessments in anticipation of and as part of the response to infectious animal disease outbreak emergencies.
The post-holder will work within the EPIC consortium (Scottish Government’s Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks- www.epicscotland.org) to provide effective high quality epidemiological evidence to support Scottish Government in short- and long-term exotic disease preparedness planning. This role involves the provision of veterinary risk assessments (initially for African Swine Fever and Classical Swine Fevers, but will extend to other diseases) to support business-as-usual in the event of an outbreak.
In this role, you will:
· Develop a suite of veterinary risk assessments to support movement licenses.
· Conduct systematic literature reviews to support the development of a catalogue of literature
· Assist with drafting of stakeholder reports and policy briefs.
Your skills and attributes for success:
· Demonstrable post-doctoral experience and expertise in risk assessment (qualitative, quantitative)
· Demonstrable ability to work effectively as part of a team
· Evidence of excellent time management and commitment to timely delivery of tasks
· Evidence of excellent communication skills and experience of working in collaborative projects.
· Knowledge or experience of the Scottish animal health policy and industry stakeholder landscape and specifically animal disease outbreaks (particularly of pigs but also poultry, cattle and sheep) is desirable.
Closing date: 09/07/2021
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