[MARMAM] Training Scholarship in Wildlife Disease Investigation
Dr Gareth Pearce
gpp28 at cam.ac.uk
Thu May 10 06:22:18 PDT 2007
We shall shortly be advertising the following vacancy to be based in the
Wildlife Health & Conservation Medicine Research Group at the Department of
Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK.
It is intended that the scholarship will contain some emphasis on marine
mammal disease investigations.
For further information, please see our website at
Dr Gareth Pearce
Wildlife Health & Conservation Medicine Research Group,
Department of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Cambridge,
Madingley Road, Cambridge, UK, CB3 0ES
Tel: 01223 337678 e-mail: gpp28 at cam.ac.uk
Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Wildlife Disease Investigation
Stipend: £18,980 in year one, £19,890 in year two and £20,890 in year three
This is a collaborative 3-year training programme, partly supported by the
RCVS Trust, involving veterinary and scientific staff from the Department
of Veterinary Medicine- University of Cambridge, the International Zoo
Veterinary Group, Zoological Society of London, DEFRA, RSCPA Wildlife
Centre-East Winch, Wildlife Veterinary Investigation Centre-Truro and the
Cambridge Infectious Disease Consortium.
The position will offer outstanding opportunities for the scholar to gain a
wide range of experience in wildlife disease diagnosis, surveillance,
prevention and control; clinical wildlife medicine, rehabilitation and
re-introduction; pathology of avian, terrestrial and aquatic species and
epidemiological investigation and research. The training programme will
provide the scholar with an advanced level of understanding of the role of
epidemiology and pathology in particular in the investigation and
management of wildlife disease and will involve attending specialised
training courses in clinical research methodology and disease dynamics. The
programme is designed to prepare the scholar for a future career in
specialised wildlife medicine and applied research in the field of wildlife
disease investigation and management.
The programme is expected to provide the necessary preparation for
successful examination for the RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine or
Diploma if the Certificate or MSc (Wild Animal Health) is already held. The
pathology component of the training will provide an additional platform for
further specialisation and study towards a recognised pathology
qualification such as DipECVP or MRCPath.
Applicants must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or
hold a degree qualifying them for membership and show evidence of a strong
interest in wildlife disease investigation and management.
For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Dr Gareth
Pearce on 01223 337678 or via e-mail at gpp28 at cam.ac.uk.
Further particulars for the post may be downloaded from
Application form (PD18) may be obtained by contacting the General Office in
the Department of Veterinary Medicine on 01223 337701 quoting the title of
the position or by downloading from
Completed application forms along with a CV and letter of application
should be sent to Miss Melissa Large at the Department of Veterinary
Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES, or via e-mail to
recruit at vet.cam.ac.uk.
Closing Date 1 June 2007
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