Thursday, April 12, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: ILRI Post Doctoral Fellow in Animal Health
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI seeks to recruit a Post Doctoral Fellow to implement the animal health component of a project which aims to improve smallholder pig value chains in Uganda. The Post Doctoral Fellow will be part of a team designing and evaluating pilot interventions to improve livelihoods, incomes and assets of smallholder households by raising productivity of their pig enterprises based on a package of technical and organizational strategies. The Fellow will be part of the Animal Health Team and reports to the Project Coordinator. S/he will contribute to designing and working closely with national research and development partners to implement the research, with specific responsibility for characterizing the prevalence of pathogens affecting pigs in small holder farming system in multiple sites in Uganda. S/he will be expected to actively contribute to preparing strategic communication products including journal publications.
Deadline: April 25, 2012