A 3-year PhD position is available in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The project will involve investigating the effects of antimicrobial use practices in the United States agriculture on disease prevalence and on food safety. The successful applicant will gain experience in epidemiology, food safety, and effective research methodologies.

Preferred qualifications and attributes for the successful candidate will include: a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal or Biological science; a MS degree in in Epidemiology or Animal/Biological science; a strong academic record; experience in research; publication experience; excellent reading, writing, comprehension and communication skills in English; the ability and desire to work collaboratively in a team.

The position will be held open until a suitable candidate is found. If this position interests you, then please forward the following documents via email: a cover letter with a statement of your interest in graduate studies, your research and career goals; Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of your research experience and academic courses; and copies of official or unofficial academic transcripts. Send all applications to:  Dr. Chika Okafor (okaforch@utk.edu).

For further information about this opportunity please contact:

Chika Okafor, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVPM (Epidemiology)

Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville