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Postdoctoral Scholar in Conservation Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Scholar in Conservation Medicine
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Veterinary Medicine - General

The Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine (TCCM) and Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH) in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invite applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. This is a new position aimed primarily at supporting and advancing the research and research training of the unique one-year MS in Conservation Medicine (MCM) Program offered by Cummings School. The fellow will be expected to conduct research that aligns with program goals, to teach in the MCM program, and to share in MCM student mentoring and research training responsibilities.

The MCM Program focuses on developing the knowledge and skills needed to solve complex conservation and health problems facing our stressed planet. The unique curriculum provides graduates with foundational knowledge in one health including coursework in conservation biology, ecology, epidemiology, disease ecology, biostatistics, GIS, and the human dimensions of conservation medicine. In addition to these scientific and disciplinary skills, MCM students also build interpersonal competencies in areas such communication, collaboration, and leadership. Many conduct independent research projects within the confines of a one-year program.

We seek scholars whose research and interests broadly engage the principles of one health with an emphasis on wildlife and biodiversity conservation. We are interested in interdisciplinary approaches that complement or build on TCCM and IDGH’s areas of interest in wildlife and zoonotic infectious disease, disease ecology, and ecotoxicology. We are also interested in applying new technologies within this arena. The area of specialization is open but we are particularly interested in adding expertise in areas such as wildlife management, disease modeling and applicable technologies to our existing strengths in veterinary medicine and infectious disease.

A PhD and/or DVM is required and experience teaching and mentoring at the graduate level is preferred. The fellow will receive an annual stipend of $50,000, will be eligible for Tufts University health benefits and will be based on the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Grafton campus, with access to school and university-wide shared resources.

To apply, candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter of up to two pages, and three professional contact references electronically via Interfolio at (  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Chris Whittier ( Applications will be reviewed as they are received with an anticipated start date before the end of August 2022.

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