One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.
*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system
Research Assistant Professor
This Research Assistant Professor position is a non-tenure track accruing position, and no form of tenure is implied or otherwise associated with this position. This position is with the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University for a recognized junior faculty member in the discipline of infectious diseases.
Requirements for this position include a PhD in a related discipline. Candidates will have demonstrated skills to support research in infectious diseases. This includes a veterinary epidemiology background with experience conducting microbiological studies, analyzing data, and a strong publication record. Candidates should also have a background in molecular epidemiology with some experience in next generation sequencing techniques, metagenomics, and bioinformatics. Experience conducting interdisciplinary research including international field studies and applied agricultural studies in addition to veterinary studies is preferred to support the One Health initiative. The faculty’s research expertise should complement Texas A&M's grand challenge initiative in One Health.
General Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking an individual who has broad research experience and expertise in working with farm animals, food products, and humans and in studying the macro- and micro-ecology of hosts, bacteria, and their environment, as well as in the food safety area. Experience in veterinary epidemiology, genomics, metagenomics and molecular biology are preferred. This position will work in the field of infectious diseases and will be central to supporting the mission of One Health, particularly considering the needs to address emerging and re-emerging diseases, primarily to prevent and/or cure them, while supporting and further strengthening senior faculty members working with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in their mission to improve public health and well-being. Duties will include designing and conducting research projects, designing and submitting grant proposals, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students, and providing support to senior faculty members conducting research in the discipline of infectious diseases. Infectious Diseases integrates multidisciplinary research in animal-, human-, and ecosystem-health and includes basic and mechanistic studies of microorganisms and disease, host-pathogen interactions, vaccine development, detection methods, diagnostic test development, field research, epidemiology and surveillance - all integral to One Health.
More information can be found at http://vetmed.tamu.edu/vtpb/employment/research-assistant-professor-one-health-infectious-diseases