The position is defined as approximately 75 percent research/graduate education and 25
percent outreach. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a productive
research program on elk hoof disease and related research in the areas of infectious disease at
the livestock-wildlife-human interface. A significant part of the new program is outreach,
communicating research findings to the general public and working collaboratively with the
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Washington State Department of
Agriculture, Native American tribes and other national and international agencies that can lend
expertise and field activities to develop solutions. Candidates with a research emphasis on wildlife epidemiology and ecology, infectious hoof diseases of livestock and/or wildlife, or other diseases affecting the domestic livestock-wildlife-human interface, including experience in outreach communication to the general public are especially encouraged to apply.
A PhD degree in biomedical science or related field is required. Evidence of an established, extramurally funded research program, a record of successful collaboration and proven track record of graduate education are preferred. A proven track record in wildlife disease research and ecosystems and experience in outreach communication to the general public is also preferred.