Post-doctoral position in Epidemiology
A post-doctoral associate position is available in the area of epidemiology under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Cummings at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (http://vetmed.tamu.edu/vibs/vetepi/directorydetail?userid=10899). Research emphasis is the epidemiology of foodborne and other zoonotic pathogens. Current work focuses on the use of analytic and molecular epidemiology to study Salmonella among dairy and feedlot cattle, although the research focus of this position may be tailored to the interests and expertise of the individual. The post-doctoral associate will be expected to make presentations regarding his/her research, publish in peer-reviewed journals, participate in grant proposal preparation, and interact with faculty, post-doctoral associates, and graduate students at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. This position will help the successful candidate further his/her skills in advanced epidemiologic methodologies, statistical techniques, and veterinary public health.
A PhD (or equivalent) in epidemiology or another relevant discipline is required. A DVM (or equivalent) is preferred. Strong communication skills (oral and writing) are expected. Salary will be commensurate with level of education and experience. The standard benefits package available at Texas A&M University will be provided. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal subject to satisfactory progress and mutual agreement.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant group of researchers and graduate students within the Epidemiology and Public Health Program of the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences. The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University is recognized as a leader in research, education, and service, and broad collaborative opportunities are available throughout the University (for example, microbiologists, food scientists, geneticists, veterinary hospital clinicians, and researchers at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory). Collaborations with practicing veterinarians in the community and government agencies such as USDA will also be possible.
Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae (CV), statement of research interests and professional goals, and the names and contact details of three references to Dr. Kevin Cummings (email@example.com). Candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Cummings at that e-mail address for additional information about the position. Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2011 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Kevin Cummings, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4458
Office: VRB, room 283