Állás: Wildlife Health Specialist - Parasitologist

Wildlife Health Specialist - Parasitologist Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre, Alberta Regional Centre & University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) The Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC), in partnership with the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM), is seeking applicants for the position of Wildlife Health Specialist for the Alberta Regional Centre of the CCWHC. The Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) is a university-based, inter-agency partnership through which Canada's colleges of veterinary medicine, government agencies at all levels, and non-government agencies pool their resources and expertise to reduce the economic and ecological costs and impact of wild animal diseases in Canada. The CCWHC has 4 main activities: wildlife disease surveillance, information services, education, and wildlife disease response management. More information can be found at http://www.ccwhc.ca . The successful candidate will be part of the national CCWHC team and will contribute to CCWHC's 4 main activities at local, regional and national levels. She/he will report to the Alberta CCWHC director at UCVM and will serve Alberta and CCWHC nationally. The successful candidate is expected to interact extensively with CCWHC stakeholders in Alberta and elsewhere to identify and respond to their wildlife disease information and expertise needs, as well as to coordinate and deliver short courses and develop educational materials on wildlife health as needed. The candidate will act as a liaison between stakeholders in Alberta and other CCWHC Regional Centres and will work with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Parks and Protected Areas, and other relevant agencies to facilitate implementation of national wildlife disease surveillance programs. The candidate will be expected to build expertise in the diagnosis, surveillance, and research study design and implementation as it relates to wildlife parasitology. Qualifications include a DVM and a graduate degree in a wildlife health related field. While preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in parasitology (molecular or classical), expertise in other areas will be considered for candidates who are willing to develop expertise related to parasitology. Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills are essential, a sound knowledge of wildlife disease ecology is important, and practical field experience is desirable. The position will be based at the UCVM. UCVM is Canada's fifth accredited veterinary college and accepted its first class of thirty-four students in September 2008. The UCVM program delivers a comprehensive veterinary education and provides enhanced educational opportunities in production animal health, equine health, ecosystem and public health, and investigative medicine. UCVM works closely with the Calgary Zoological Society and has extensive collaborations with other regional and national wildlife organizations. Descriptions of the Faculty and its departments can be found on the UCVM website (www.vet.ucalgary.ca). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should reference Job Posting # XXX and apply on line at http://www.ucalgary.ca/hr/careers/careers_search. Alternatively submit current curriculum vitae to: Jennifer Cole, Human Resources Assistant Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 2nd Floor TRW Building 2D47, 3280 Hospital Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 4Z6 Fax: 403 210-7899 or colej@ucalgary.ca Those applicants wishing more information are encouraged to visit the websites (www.vet.ucalgary.ca and http://www.ccwhc.ca) or contact Dr. Susan Kutz directly: skutz@ucalgary.ca or 1-403-210-3824. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.