An exciting PhD position is offered at the EpiCentre, Massey University, in Palmerston North, New Zealand, as soon as possible. The research aims to isolate a specific Leptospira strain that was recently found to be associated with PCR-based urine shedding in dairy cattle. The programme includes the collection of field samples, isolation by culture, genomic description by whole genome sequencing, evaluation of production effects in dairy cattle, and liaison with pharmaceutical partners towards the development of a vaccine.
Candidates must provide sufficient evidence of English language and advanced skills in epidemiology (master level) and scientific writing. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview (by distance if overseas).
Applications shall include a letter of interest, a CV and transcripts of post-graduate graduation certificates.
For further queries or for sending your application, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases
Director EpiCentre, OIE Collaborating Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health