The Center for Outcomes Research and Education in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
The Center for Outcomes Research and Education in the College of Veterinary
Medicine, Kansas State University, is seeking applicants for a full-time Post-
Doctoral Research Associate position. The successful candidate would be fully
engaged in the diverse outcomes-based research and training programs of the
Center (http://www.vet.k-state.edu/core) and the thriving epidemiology and
population health group (http://www.vet.k-state.edu/research/eph/index.html). A
PhD in epidemiology, animal science, biostatistics, agricultural- or pharmacoeconomics,
or a related field is required, as is research experience in population
health, health economics, quantitative methods, livestock health/performance, or
food safety/zoonoses. Preferred qualifications are a DVM, experience with largescale
population databases for animal health and economic decision making, and
knowledge and applied expertise in experimental, observational, and synthesis
research methods. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and a
collaborative philosophy will be emphasized. We seek candidates with
documented skills in study design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of
data/results from epidemiologic research, and the ability to contribute to grant
writing and other mechanisms of developing research funding. Interest and
experience teaching or delivering technical training and continuing education to
professionals would be an asset. Multiple diverse, and robust, research
opportunities are available so the research focus can be tailored to the individual
and program priorities. Current methodological focus areas of the group include
risk assessment, Bayesian methods, network modeling, structural equation
modeling, meta-analysis, mixed effects linear models, infectious disease modeling,
real-time surveillance, and the development of practical decision tools. This fulltime
unclassified position provides University benefits and allows excellent salary
support reflecting qualifications and experience.
Kansas State University is the western anchor for the Kansas City Animal Health
Corridor, which is home for over 200 animal health and nutrition company
headquarters and whose leadership controls over one-third of the world’s animal
health business. K-State’s newest campus in Olathe was built in part to enhance
and develop public-private partnerships in the region and to capitalize on the
University’s reputation as a leader in the field of animal health and food
safety/security. Nestled in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills, Manhattan Kansas is
a thriving center for trade, education, government, health care, and entertainment.
309 Coles Hall, 1620 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506-5800 | (785) 532-4475
The Manhattan area features an excellent university, respected army post, fine arts,
the beauty of nature, exciting sports teams, and a wide range of other attractions.
After a rigorous selection process, Manhattan Kansas was selected as the location
for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF. The $1.25 billion
facility is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s foremost animal disease
research facility, currently under construction on Kansas State University’s
Manhattan campus. The strategic location of this facility places NBAF near
important veterinary, agricultural and biosecurity research and expertise.
To apply, please complete the application http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/enus/
job/497482/fellow-post-doc-center-for-outcomes-research-education and submit
a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references.
Applicant screening will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until a suitable
candidate is identified. For further information on the position, please contact Dr.
David Renter (drenter@vet.ksu.edu). Kansas State University is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities,
veterans and women are encouraged. Background check is required.