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1-year Post-doctoral Associate position in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Purdue University

Applications are invited for a full-time Post-doctoral Associate position in the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Laboratory at Purdue Veterinary Medicine, headed by Dr. Wendy Beauvais.

The Post-doctoral Associate will work for approximately 15-20% of their time on the following project, which is funded by USDA: Improving disease preparedness amongst small-scale poultry owners. This project team includes faculty members at Purdue and at SAFOSO in Switzerland. The team is seeking a self-motivated individual who will nurture a diverse, collaborative, supportive and productive research environment.

The remaining 80-85% of the post-doc’s full-time effort will be used to support other ongoing research projects and to develop research proposals aligned with the post-doc’s interests including quantitative and qualitative methods applied to infectious disease epidemiology problems e.g., zoonotic influenza, antimicrobial resistance in human and animal settings.

Salary and health insurance benefits will be provided. The position is available to start as soon as possible.

Applicants must have the ability to acquire an Indiana driver’s license and be prepared to travel throughout the state of Indiana to visit poultry owners. Previous training or experience in conducting surveys or with poultry husbandry would be an advantage but is not required.

Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue Veterinary Medicine

The successful candidate will work within the department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, which is home to more than 10,000 postgraduates. Purdue University is the land-grant University of the State of Indiana. As the only College of Veterinary Medicine in the State, the College is in the unique position of conducting education, research, and outreach to fulfill the veterinary needs of the State and improve the health and well-being of animals and people. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB), housed within the Veterinary College, has a long tradition of excellence. The CPB department is dedicated to the study of disease processes at the molecular, cellular, individual, population and ecosystem levels, its impact and specific diagnosis.  Various areas of expertise within the Department include infectious diseases and vaccinology, pathology, cancer biology, drug development, toxicology, animal welfare, disease diagnostics and surveillance, and human-animal interactions. 


Interested candidates should submit a CV and covering letter to Dr. Wendy Beauvais at

Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in a video-conference interview consisting of a 5-minute research presentation and a standardized set of interview questions.


Applications will continue to be accepted until August 31, 2023, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

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