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Epidemiological evaluation of effectiveness of colistin ban on occurrence of colistin resistance in poultry and humans in Indonesia

We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to join our research group in Animal Health Ecology starting February 2024, as a post-doctoral fellow (PDF). This position is based at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary. The successful applicant will work under the primary supervision of Dr. Mathieu Pruvot ( in close collaboration with members of our research group. Our group uses epidemiological and ecological methods to understand the changes in animal health and diseases at the interface between wildlife, livestock, and humans.

Projects: The primary objective for this post-doctoral fellowship will be the evaluation of the effectiveness of a ban on colistin use in poultry in Indonesia, on the occurrence of colistin resistance in poultry, farmers and the general community. This is a large collaboration between multiple international partners (COINCIDE Project). The PDF will be in charge of compiling and analyzing multiple datasets generated by this project to identify epidemiological drivers of colistin resistance occurrence, and changes following the policy change.
In addition, I expect that the PDF will be able to apply their quantitative skills to multiple other on-going projects in the research group (e.g. ecology of invasive wild pigs, epidemiology of giant liver fluke, and long-term rodent pathogen monitoring).

Qualifications: This research will require a solid expertise in biostatistics, strong skills in quantitative epidemiology or ecology, strong understanding of concepts in epidemiology and disease ecology. The ideal candidate will either have a PhD in Statistics with a strong research experience in epidemiology or ecology, or a PhD in epidemiology with demonstrable quantitative skills applicable to diverse contexts. Experience in Bayesian statistics will be considered an advantage. The PDF will collaborate across multiple projects and with diverse stakeholders and partners, so interpersonal skills and experience working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams is desirable.
The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with a large team of international collaborator on the COINCIDE project, to be a member of the Wildlife Health Ecology Research Group (, the Host-Parasite Interactions group (, and will be encouraged (and provided opportunities) to establish collaboration with international experts.
Salary: Salary is estimated around $55,000/year for 2 years.
Applying: Applications will be reviewed immediately with the intent of filling these positions as soon as possible.

Email a letter of introduction describing your research interests, experience, and motivation for applying to this position, as well as a current CV, and 3 references to:

Dr. Mathieu Pruvot,
Ph: 403 210-6602

University of Calgary
Closing date
February 15th, 2024
Posted on
January 25th, 2024 19:54
Last updated
January 25th, 2024 19:54