[MARMAM] Training Scholarship in Wildlife Disease Investigation

Dr Gareth Pearce gpp28 at cam.ac.uk
Thu May 10 06:22:18 PDT 2007

Dear All,

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 

Best regards

Gareth Pearce


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 
(Tax Free)

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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