|Salary:||£35,327 to £40,928 per annum|
|Placed On:||14th January 2022|
|Closes:||10th February 2022|
The Department of History seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate as part of the Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Sciences Collaborative Award project “Remaking One Health: Decolonial approaches to street dogs and rabies prevention in India” (ROH-Indies). This interdisciplinary project investigates why rabies persists as a public health problem in India, building on research that suggests that the answer might lie in insufficient understanding of everyday people-dog relations. It combines human geography, history, behavioural ecology, and social psychology to study people-dog interactions, dog ecology, and rabies prevention efforts in urban and rural India.
It will generate lessons on making One Health initiatives more effective and ethical, and partner with public health practitioners to develop rabies prevention interventions that are socio-culturally appropriate. This fixed term post is tenable from 01 May 2022 until 31 August 2025, with the possibility of an extension. The Research Associate will work under the direction of Co-Investigator on this project, Dr Chris Pearson (Liverpool), working closely with project partners Dr Krithika Srinivasan (PI, University of Edinburgh), Dr Tim Kurz (CI, University of Western Australia), and Dr Daniel Ramp (CI, University of Technology Sydney), each of whom will manage a Postdoctoral Research Associate. They are expected to have experience of researching Indian history, preferably within the fields of animal history and/or the history of medicine.
The PDRA will be based at the University of Liverpool campus, but will be able to work remotely and flexibly if required. They must be prepared to undertake an extensive period of archival research in India in line with relevant Covid-19 travel and other restrictions. They will have the opportunity to develop their research skills and academic profile, with support from the Prosper PI network and other training initiatives at Liverpool.
For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk
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