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A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
*Applications are reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline.
APHIS Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services, Center for Epidemiology & Animal Health (CEAH) Domestic Animal Health Analytics (DAHA) examines host-environment-pathogen factors that affect animal health and veterinary public health, including estimating the likelihood of a damaging event and the resulting consequences. Multidisciplinary teams of specialists use information from a wide variety of sources to conduct epidemiological, ecological, economic, geospatial, and environmental analyses and other assessments of present, future, and emerging threats to animal health and communicate this information to other health professionals, animal producers, and decision makers for follow-up actions.
Research Project: The participant will collaborate with veterinary medical officers, statisticians, economists and ecologists specializing in epidemiology, risk analysis, disease modeling, economic evaluation, and surveillance to operationalize and when needed improve analytical tools. Activities will support rapid risk assessment, emergency preparedness, and surveillance planning for disease transmission from feral to domestic swine. The fellowship will provide opportunities for the participant to learn about and aid in ensuring functional analytical tools are applied to support national programmatic decisions and policy.
Mentor(s): The mentors for this opportunity are Dana Cole (email@example.com) and Ryan Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentors.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: May-June 2021. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of APHIS and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant(s) will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) only.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and APHIS. Participants do not become employees of USDA, APHIS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email USDA-APHIS@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion by May 2022.
Experience in Bayesian Statistical Analyses and/or in Population Modeling is preferred.