The Department of Environmental and Global Health, University of Florida has recently won an US National Institute of Health grant to partner in applying One Health principals in studying complex zoonotic disease problems in Mongolia: http://www.fic.nih.gov/News/Pages/2013-framework-innovation-awards.aspx?utm_campaign=ghm&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ghmoct2013 https://ufhealth.org/news/2013/university-florida-receives-new-grant-address-zoonotic-diseases-mongolia
One Health thinking seeks to include human, animal and environmental experts in problem solving. The specific aims of this project are to 1) identify the risks and conditions associated with zoonotic disease morbidity in Mongolia; 2) by employing modern technologies available at a large multidisciplinary US university and following a cross-disciplinary team approach, develop innovative One Health strategies to solve zoonotic disease problems in Mongolia; 3) following a train-the-trainer approach, transfer novel prevention and control techniques to regional public, animal, and environmental health professionals throughout Mongolia; and 4) translate scientific findings into prevention practices or products that will help to reduce the burden of zoonotic diseases among pastoral people worldwide.
From the Mongolian side the Mongolian Academy of Medical Sciences has been selected to coordinate the collaborating institutions in Mongolia. Prof. P. Nymadawa will serve as principal investigator in Mongolia.
The Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Project is looking for a talented postdoctoral associate to participate in the 2-year training and research program. Applicants should be a citizen of Mongolia and have a recent PhD degree in public health, veterinary medicine, environmental health, medicine, microbiology, entomology, or a related field. Two months of training will be held in the United States, the rest of the 2-year program will involve work in Mongolia. Mongolian postdoctoral trainees will receive competitive salary support.
The interested PhDs should download the Application Form (PDF WORD). The filled application form, curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter explaining how the applicant understands zoonotic disease problems in Mongolia, should be sent to Prof. P. Nymadawa via email: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 21, 2014.
Additional information you can get calling Prof. P. Nymadawa: at (976)-9911-2306.