We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Scholar that will work in veterinary epidemiology, biosecurity and animal health issues in alternative agricultural system in the laboratory of Dr. Alda Pires, Department of Population and Health and Reproduction at the University of California, Davis. The job holder will be part of an inter-disciplinary, multi-state, team of epidemiologists, veterinary clinicians, researchers and extension specialists that conducts applied research, development quantitative methods to improve animal health and surveillance programs, implementation of outreach programs and transactional science in national and international projects.
The job holder will be based at UC Davis (California) and will work with, epidemiologists, field veterinarians, animal scientists, other scientists and policy makers on a wide range of issues related to infectious diseases and biosecurity affecting alternative agricultural systems in a multi-regional project in collaboration with the Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS), University of California, Washington State University and Colorado University State, stakeholders and industry collaborators. The job holder will work on a USDA funded project on systematic reviews, capacity building, on-farm biosecurity programs, development and implementation of outreach tools for diverse livestock production systems. Additional project opportunities include foodborne pathogens risk analysis, quantitative risk assessments and infectious diseases modeling. Other activities include the mentoring of undergraduate students and graduate scholars and participation in teaching and outreach activities.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.