Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Epidemiology

Massey University

Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Palmerston North

The EpiCentre at Massey University, New Zealand, is the largest veterinary epidemiology training and research centre in Australasia, and is widely considered to be one of the leading groups in the world. The EpiCentre offers expertise in the understanding and control of disease in animal populations, the transmission of disease from animals to humans, and hazards in food of animal origin. The group is distinguished by its commitment to long-term research goals and its innovative uses of epidemiological techniques in research and problem-solving.

The EpiCentre, which is housed in the Institute of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences are looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Epidemiology, to be based at the University’s Manawatu campus, in Palmerton North. In this role, you will prepare, teach and administer veterinary epidemiology related subjects with a focus on herd health and production epidemiology; to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and also supervise postgraduate students. You will also acquire funding and undertake research in a relevant field, contribute to Institute and University committee and administrative functions, when required.

As a successful applicant, you will become a member of the globally renowned EpiCentre group (http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/centres-research/epicentre/epicentre_home.cfm), which has been active in national and international epidemiology, biosecurity and public health research and teaching for over 25 years. The EpiCentre and mEpiLab (also at Massey University) are the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Collaborating Centre in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health. In collaboration with members from the mEpiLab, the EpiCentre was awarded the 2013 Massey University Research Medal (Team).

To be successful in appointment to this role, a veterinary degree registerable in New Zealand is desirable, and a PhD in a topic related to veterinary epidemiology is essential. The level of appointment will depend on experience as outlined in the person specification. Further enquiries about this position can be directed to Professor Cord Heuer on phone +64 6 9518143 or email C.Heuer@massey.ac.nz

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