About the Project
Applications are invited for a competitive fully-funded PhD position in the new Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Laboratory at Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine. The group is headed by Dr Wendy Beauvais, who is seeking self-motivated students to drive forward novel areas of interdisciplinary research with the goal of improving human, animal and ecosystem health. Applicants are invited to nurture a diverse, collaborative, supportive and productive research environment.
A 4-year graduate assistantship, health insurance benefits, tuition and fee waiver, as well as supplementary funds for field work and presenting work at conferences are available. The position is available to start from August 2021 at the earliest.
The PhD candidate will be mentored in the area of:
The role of psycho-social drivers in control of infectious diseases and/or antimicrobial resistance
The candidate will be trained in quantitative and qualitative methods by a multi-disciplinary team. Prior success using quantitative or qualitative methods in research is required, and the applicant should also demonstrate an excellent ability to learn new methods. The applicant must be able to demonstrate excellent scientific writing.
Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue Veterinary Medicine
The successful candidate will be admitted to the graduate program of the department of Comparative Pathobiology (https://vet.purdue.edu/cpb/teaching.php) at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, which is home to more than 10,000 postgraduates (www.purdue.edu). Purdue University is the land-grant University of the State of Indiana. As the only College of Veterinary Medicine in the State, the College is in the unique position of conducting education, research, and outreach to fulfill the veterinary needs of the State and improve the health and well-being of animals and people. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB), housed within the Veterinary College, has a long tradition of excellence. The CPB department is dedicated to the study of disease processes at the molecular, cellular, individual, population and ecosystem levels, its impact and specific diagnosis. Various areas of expertise within the Department include infectious diseases and vaccinology, pathology, cancer biology, drug development, toxicology, animal welfare, disease diagnostics and surveillance, and human-animal interactions.
Interested candidates must apply to the Graduate School through the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. In your statement of purpose, please explain which of the two project descriptions above you are interested in.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in video-conference interview consisting of a 5-minute research presentation and a standardized set of interview questions. Provisional interview dates are 28th and 29th April 2021.
If you have any questions about the application process, you may email Julie Lewellen at //email@example.com. If you have any questions about the position, please email Dr. Wendy Beauvais at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be submitted by April 18th 2021.
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. In order to be better informed about issues of climate, diversity and inclusion, Purdue University and Purdue Veterinary Medicine provide the opportunity for all its faculty and staff to participate in various diversity-training activities.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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