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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Job vacancy: Assistant Professor Population Dynamics of Infectious Diseases at Utrecht University The Netherlands

(Forwarded through SVEPM announcement)
Assistant Professor Population Dynamics of Infectious diseases (1,0 fte)

Job description
As Assistant Professor your job is to do scientific research (approximately 60%) in addition to teaching (approximately 40%). Your research will focus on the population dynamics of infections in farm animal populations. You will develop and apply mathematical models to design infection experiments and field studies, and analyze the results of such models in order to provide a rationale for future intervention and prevention strategies, firmly based on mechanistic understanding. Cooperation with scientists from related disciplines (such as veterinary sciences, microbiology, immunology and epidemiology) is a crucial part of your task. You will teach subjects related to population dynamics of infections and statistics in the veterinary medicine curriculum as well as in the master Epidemiology. This challenging job requires integration of mathematics, epidemiology and statistics, as well as state-of-the art modeling expertise.
You will be a member of the chair Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases of the Department of Farm Animal Health (Prof Dr Arjan Stegeman). You will have the opportunity to build your own research group based on your solid track record of expertise, high quality publications, international collaboration and grant acquisition.
Specifically you will:
·         initiate, conduct, and supervise scientific research in the field of 'Population Dynamics of Infectious diseases';
·         write scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals;
·         acquire external research funding;
·         supervise and coach MSc and PhD students;
·         create, expand and maintain an extensive network of scientific collaboration;
·         teach in the Veterinary Medicine curriculum and the MSc Epidemiology.

Requirements for this position are:
·         a strong curiosity-driven attitude with broad research interest and a healthy scientific ambition;
·         a PhD with a strong background in modeling infection dynamics;
·         outstanding research achievements and reputation as demonstrated by publication record and international visibility;
·         knowledge of current status and opportunities of research technology to study population dynamics of infections;
·         track record of successful acquisition of external funds;
·         excellent interpersonal, social and communicative skills;
·         experience in supervising PhD or MSc students;
·         teaching qualification (at Utrecht University or equivalent) or willingness to achieve this qualification in the near future.

We offer a full-time appointment for one year, with the possibility of an extension to tenure track. The salary is between € 3,037 (scale 10) and € 4,462 (scale 11) gross per month for a full-time appointment depending on education and experience. There are career development opportunities (to scale 12). Additionally, excellent secondary benefits are provided, such as 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year bonus. We offer a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible working conditions

About the Organisation
Utrecht University has great ambitions for its teaching quality and study success rates. This also applies to its clear research profiles which are centred around four themes: Sustainability, Life Sciences, Youth & Identity, and Institutions. Utrecht University plays a prominent role in our society and contributes to finding the answers to topical and future societal issues.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University (FVM-UU) is the only Veterinary School in the Netherlands and belongs to the international top in education, research and veterinary medical patient care. FVM-UU is one of the few European veterinary schools accredited by the American and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education. The faculty employs approximately 1,000 veterinarians, scientists and support staff and counts 1,500 students.

Additional Information
For more information about this position, please contact Prof Dr Arjan Stegeman:
Please do NOT send your application to this address.

Please send your application accompanied by a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact info of at least two persons who are able to provide professional reference. You can apply via.

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