Postdoctoral Research Associate in Epidemiology - Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Department of Infection Biology

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Institute of Infection and Global Health

Based at the Leahurst Campus in Wirral, you will investigate the role of Fasciola hepatica as a cause of disease in horses. This project funded by the Animal Welfare Foundation, seeks to reduce the suffering of horses by understanding the role of infection with the parasite Fasciola hepatica in chronic liver disease. Liver disease has severe, long-term implications for the health and welfare of horses and the underlying causes are often difficult to diagnose. The University is recognised internationally for its research on Fasciola hepatica, (liver fluke), in sheep and cattle, but very little is known about fasciolosis in horses. This project seeks to address that knowledge gap. We will establish how common liver fluke infection is as a cause of unexplained liver disease in horses, define the clinical syndrome associated with liver fluke infection to help improve diagnosis, provide advice to vets and horse owners and generally raise awareness of liver fluke as a diagnostic differential in cases of chronic liver disease. You should have (or be about to obtain)a PhD  in quantitative epidemiology, we aim to recruit a veterinarian or bioveterinary scientist with experience in parasitology, quantitative epidemiology, statistics and who is familiar with working with clinicians, handling clinical samples and has a working knowledge of molecular biology. The results will be disseminated in a knowledge exchange programme, so experience of social media, producing literature and presenting the results to a clinical audience would be an advantage. The post is available until 31 October 2017.

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