ECZM Resident Position in Wildlife Population Health

Open from February 1st, 2020, at the Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health,
University of Bern

We are looking for an enthusiast and dedicated veterinarian with major interest in wildlife to fill a residency position focused on wildlife population health (WPH; including wildlife population and ecosystem health, wildlife pathology and disease investigation, wildlife medicine and research) at the Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI) of the University of Bern in Switzerland.
The FIWI is the Swiss national competence centre for wildlife diseases and the candidate is expected to perform necropsies and histological examinations on a great variety of indigenous Swiss wildlife of different taxa, to participate in wildlife captures, to carry out a small research project, to organize and participate in seminars and read scientific literature.

Tasks
The main goal of this training position is for the trainee to acquire basic skills in various fields of wildlife population health and to fulfill the requirements to sit the WPH Board examination of the European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM). The candidate will be supervised by an ECZM-WPH diplomate and an ACVP board certified veterinary pathologist and will have opportunities for externships in other institutions. The FIWI is a very dynamic diagnostic and research centre with multiple ongoing international collaborations.
Requirements
For more details on the ECZM-WPH residency programme, see "Wildlife Population Health Policy and Procedures" at https://www.eczm.eu/wildlife/.
A prerequisite to apply for this residency is the previous achievement of a clinical internship in a University setting or two years of experience in a well-equipped veterinary practice, incl. exposure to multiple animal species.
The ideal candidate is a diplomate in veterinary medicine fluent in both spoken and written German and English languages, with great communication skills and teamwork spirit. Additional knowledge of French and/or Italian is not a condition but would be an advantage given the multilinguistic characteristics of Switzerland and necessary interactions with case submitters.
We offer
The position is open from February 1st, 2020. The salary (PhD equivalent) will be calculated according to cantonal salary scales.
If interested, please send a career motivation letter along with your curriculum vitae and two recommendation letters no later than October 31st, 2019. All documents should be merged as a single PDF file and sent by email to:
If interested, please send a career motivation letter along with your curriculum vitae and two recommendation letters no later than October 31st, 2019. All documents should be merged as a single PDF file and sent by email to: christine.herzig@vetsuisse.unibe.ch


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