Post-doctoral Research Fellow,Veterinary Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36284.67 per annum
08 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Veterinary Medicine

The overall aim of this project is to develop early warning systems to detect the re-emergence of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) within Irish cattle herds. This project is funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.

Using national cattle demographic data systems, this project will generate algorithms to detect, in close to real time, times at which the occurrence of animal health metrics or production values deviate from predicted or expected values, and to predict re-emergence events using machine-learning methods. A multidisciplinary approach incorporating experts in animal health and national disease control, epidemiology and statistical analysis will ensure the methods used are at the cutting age in data analytics yet grounded in sound principles of animal disease control and epidemiology and are appropriate to the specific and unique challenges posed by the application of these methods to BVDV.

Salary: 42,033 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 22nd March 2023

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned. The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: