Research Scientist: Aquatic Epidemiology - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
67E13
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013
Date of Posting: 
November 28, 2013
Department: 
Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College
Position: 
Research Scientist: Aquatic Epidemiology
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Salary: 
Commensurate with qualifications
Term: 

January 2, 2014 to December 31, 2017 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 RESPONSIBILITIES: The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is seeking a highly-qualified applicant for a research scientist position in aquatic epidemiology with a focus on health and sustainable production of finfish. The successful applicant will be a member of the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program in Aquatic Epidemiology awarded by the Canadian Government to UPEI. The goal of the CERC program is to make UPEI and Canada the global leader in applied aquatic epidemiology research (with an ecosystem health focus). The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, epidemiological modelers, statisticians, economists, finfish and shellfish clinicians, ecosystem health and regulatory veterinary medicine specialists whose work focuses on holistic approaches to assist the Canadian and international aquaculture industries improve the productivity, sustainability and health of aquatic food animal stocks. The CERC program complements activities of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centre in Epidemiology and Risk Assessment of Aquatic Animal Diseases between the Atlantic Veterinary College and the National Veterinary Institute in Norway and the successful applicant will be expected to collaborate with Norwegian colleagues. QUALIFICATIONS: • Applicants must have a PhD in epidemiology, or a related discipline, and strong quantitative and modeling skills. • A DVM degree and expertise in aquatic food animal diseases and aquaculture are preferred. • Individuals must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as an effective partner in the expanding UPEI CERC team. • The successful applicant will join a team of 2 research scientists and 4 post-doctoral fellows working in aquatic epidemiology.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and the names and contact information of two (2) referees to be received no later than the closing date via the following link: http://hr.upei.ca/application67E13 You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.  

Successful Candidate(s): 

R. Vanderstichel

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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