Veterinary epidemiology involves mapping animal health, disease and disorders at the population level, as well as examining their distribution in space and time, and what factors may explain the variability in health status. In this way, veterinary epidemiology contributes to the development of preventive measures that promote the health, well-being and performance of animal populations.
The position includes theoretical and practical teaching as well as responsibility for research and postgraduate education in the field of veterinary epidemiology. The position entails collaboration with other units within and outside SLU to further advance organized preventive animal health care based on epidemiological principles.
The position requires a master’s degree in veterinary medicine or in animal science. Active research activity within the field of veterinary epidemiology is a requirement.