Research Assistant Professor (Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology)

Location
Kansas
Posted
Apr 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Research Assistant Professor position.    Information about the College/Unit: The Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology (CORE) at Kansas State University is an interdisciplinary research and training center focused on the application and extension of outcomes research and epidemiology in animal health.   Our collaborative team excels in population-based and quantitative approaches to enhance animal health for the benefit of animals and society. Our research and training programs capitalize on our expertise in epidemiology, economics, research design, data analysis and interpretation, risk assessment, mathematical modeling, veterinary medicine, production agriculture, and population health management. We promote excellence in experimental, observational, and research synthesis methods, and strive to deliver valid information that enables evidence-based and data-driven decisions.

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.

The Successful Candidate will: The successful candidate would be fully engaged in the diverse outcomes-based research and training programs of the Center (http://www.vet.k-state.edu/core).   

Multiple research opportunities are available so the research focus can be tailored to the individual and program priorities. This full-time unclassified faculty position provides University benefits and allows salary support reflecting qualifications and experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must be a PhD epidemiologist with experience in health outcomes research, economics, livestock health/performance, or food safety.  Documented skills in study design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of data from epidemiologic research, and the ability to contribute to grant writing and other mechanisms of developing research funding are required. Interest and experience teaching or delivering technical training and continuing education to professionals would be an asset. In addition, experience with quantitative methods (including risk assessment) is essential.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are expected. Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications are a DVM with experience in production systems or large-scale population databases for animal health and economic decision making, board certification in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology Specialty), and knowledge and applied expertise in experimental, observational, and synthesis research design/analysis methods. Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please submit an application along with a cover letter, CV and letters from three professional references.     Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins May 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.     Additional Information: For further information on the position, please contact Dr. David Renter (drenter@vet.ksu.edu).    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.