Fellow (Post Doc) - Diagnostic Medicine / Pathobiology

Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
General Description of Position: The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc). The candidate will be engaged in activities to support the advancement of our growing Epidemiology research group. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description: We are seeking candidates with skills in study design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of data from epidemiologic / animal health / population research.  The candidate will engage in specific activities including:

Developing and supporting collaborative research on livestock health and food safety issues; leading activities for enhancing research funding, including literature review / knowledge synthesis and translation methods, identifying and reviewing requests for proposals, and contributing to grant / contract / protocol writing; collaborating in outcomes-based research (as part of the Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology); and, analyzing and interpreting research data and disseminating new knowledge and tools resulting from research.

Multiple research opportunities on animal health and production, food safety, and transboundary diseases are available, thus the research focus can be tailored to the individual and program priorities.  In addition to research, duties can include teaching and supervision of graduate students, depending on the candidate's career goals.  

This full time unclassified position provides excellent University benefits and allows excellent salary support reflecting qualifications and experience. 

Required Minimum Qualifications: - PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related fields

- Experience in application of quantitative methods for analysis of population / animal health data

- Excellent verbal and written communication

Preferred Qualifications: - Applied expertise in both experimental and observational research design / data analysis

- Knowledge and / or experience in Risk analysis

- DVM with experience in food animal production systems

Kansas State University: The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, in the city of Manhattan, offers an excellent group of faculty and thriving epidemiology group which coupled with the resources and manpower of the Biosecurity Research Institute, the K-State Olathe Innovation Campus, United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and the upcoming National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), create a critical and progressive mass of scientists on the animal health, infectious disease epidemiology and food safety fields.  This infrastructure and resources create additional opportunities for funding, training, research and collaboration.    Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.    Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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