Current Opportunities

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Current Opportunities:

Master of Science (MSc) Position - Epidemiology

Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Applications are invited for a graduate student position (Master of Science by thesis) in epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine.
The successful applicant will be involved in a research program that will utilize qualitative and quantitative epidemiological approaches to investigate the welfare implications of using needle-free technology for administering medication to piglets.
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in an area that is relevant to the research project and meet all of the graduate department admissions requirements for the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph.
Applicants should have an interest in learning epidemiology, statistics, quantitative and qualitative research techniques as well as an interest in research focused on swine health, animal populations, livestock, and animal welfare. This research project involves on-farm hands-on work with piglets and will provide experience and training in all aspects of applied research.
The applicant should have excellent English language communication skills (both verbal and written) and evidence of strong academic performance. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position and research project can be directed to Dr. O’Sullivan.
Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and academic transcripts to Dr. Terri O’Sullivan,
The anticipated starting date is Spring Semester (May 2024) and the position will remain open until filled.

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