The University of Nebraska - Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC) needs a veterinary epidemiologist who understands cattle. We think this is a "world class" opportunity that will allow you to work in conjunction with the scientists at the greatest livestock research center in the world, the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), and work with the veterinarians who care for some of our nation's best cow-calf and cattle feeder operations. Best of all, there is diversity; it is not just a desk job. GPVEC need someone to split time between clinical teaching, extension and research. The job offers amazing opportunities, whether it is working with the world class scientists at the USMARC on projects associated with their almost 7,000 head cow herd, or being able to teach students when you are out on an extension project working with the veterinarians from several large Nebraska calf/calf herds on a specific research question. If this position sounds interesting to you, please check out the job listing below.
GPVEC is a hundred miles west of Lincoln out in livestock and crop country where city lights don't drown out the stars. Our Center is surrounded by small communities, yet close to Hastings and Grand Island to offer all the services you could need. Any one of these towns would be a great place to call home.
"The primary focus of this position is to contribute to the viability of the beef industry in Nebraska by promoting the health and productivity of beef cattle through high-impact research, teaching, and extension programming that is nationally and internationally recognized. The programs will address issues related to compromised animal health and productivity, including beef production management and emerging diseases of cattle. Additionally, the incumbent is expected to address public health issues related to the production of safe food, including pre-harvest safety of products derived from food animals, and stewardship of animal, human, and environmental resources."
"The incumbent will obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research, extension, and teaching activities; participate in team-developed research and extension projects and programs with a primary focus on the improved health, productivity, and well-being of cattle; participate as a project leader or team member in developing and conducting on-farm research of an applied or problem-solving nature and develop demonstration projects and educational programs impacting the Nebraska cattle industry; and collaborate with scientists within and external to UNL to ensure the viability of the beef industry in the Nebraska and the region. The incumbent is expected to author and/or co-author scholarly publications on topics related to beef cattle population medicine and/or pre-harvest food safety and security. It is also expected that the results will be published in high quality scientific journals and/or presented at scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities. These expectations include university citizenship and collaboration in team efforts. Educational and training programs with a focus on beef production systems that will be delivered to students, veterinarians, extension educators, producers, and allied industry personnel. Examples may include contributing to continuing education for veterinary practitioners and other stakeholders, the Ranch Practicum, the Feedlot Round tables and other symposia related to beef production systems."
Minimum requirements: DVM degree from an AVMA COE accredited institution. Eligibility for licensure in the state of NE. Advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) training in beef production systems and/or cattle diseases.