Virus evolution, immunity, and epidemiology in food animal systems (FMDV, PRRSV, reoviruses)

We seek a talented and dedicated post-doctoral researcher (or PhD student) with a background in viral phylogenetics, evolutionary modeling, data science, and bioinformatics to analyze experimental and field data for virus infections in swine and poultry. This person will conduct research primarily on Foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) but also Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and other viruses of agricultural relevance, and assist the PI in the coordination and management of other projects related to other livestock diseases. This position has a high degree of independence and flexibility, and the hired researcher will be encouraged to develop and lead hypothesis-driven research involving either field epidemiology or epidemiological/evolutionary analysis of existing data.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree by start date (Prospective PhD students, please contact PI). Strong organizational, quantitative analysis/statistics, computational/analytical pipeline development, and writing skills are necessary. Desired qualifications include a DVM or foreign equivalent, excellent oral/written communication; leadership and interpersonal skills; previous experience with livestock epidemiology or production; and demonstrated ability to work in teams. Candidates with a background in epidemiology, veterinary medicine, statistics, management of large datasets will have preference.

University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
Closing date
December 30th, 2023
Posted on
October 30th, 2023 17:41
Last updated
October 30th, 2023 17:41