Postdoctoral Position in Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Use in Pigs
The Health Policy and Geography Group at the Institute for Environmental Decisions is offering a Postdoc Position.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) –the ability of microbes to evolve and resist treatment- is rising globally. In September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly declared AMR “the most urgent global risk”, and mandated its member states to establish national action plans against AMR, including reductions of antimicrobial use in the agricultural sector. This position is part of the project AVANT funded by the European Commission to explore alternative to veterinary antimicrobials in pig production.
We are looking for an enthusiast and quantitatively minded candidate to map antimicrobial use in pig husbandry in Europe before and after the potential adoption of alternatives to antimicrobials. You will combine geospatial models with livestock demography data, and results from clinical trials on alternatives to antibiotics. You will also bring your own research questions to develop in the broad field of veterinary epidemiology of AMR. This is a fixed term position for two 2 years with an anticipated start date between January and March 2022. The position is based at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The successful candidate will join the Healthy Geography and Policy group led by Thomas Van Boeckel.
We welcome applicants with:
- A background in veterinary epidemiology.
- Experience working with antimicrobial use data at the country- and farm-levels,
- Proven experience working in the programming language R
- fluency in French, although not required, is an asset (key field collaborators based in Britany)
We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents:
- one page cover letter. The cover letter should emphasize the career goals of the applicant, as well as the research questions that he/she would like to develop at ETH and how this complements the work conducted in the Health Geography and Policy Group
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Thomas Van Boeckel by email firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications).
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