The International Livestock Research Institute Graduate Fellowship

The International Livestock Research Institute Graduate Fellowship

  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a PhD graduate fellow to work on assessing wildlife value chain and interspecies transmission risk of zoonotic diseases using a One Health approach in Vietnam. The successful fellow will be hosted at the Animal and Human Health (AHH) program at ILRI.

  • ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices in East, South and Southern Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.


    In close collaboration with ILRI supervisors, the fellow will:

  • Develop a protocol for screening human and animal diseases including collection blood and serum samples for zoonotic diseases.

  • Lead the sampling and process the samples mentioned above for laboratory analysis.

  • Develop a risk assessment framework, focusing on risk of zoonoses spillovers from wildmeat value chain.

  • Develop a survey for risk factors, knowledge, attitude and perception.

  • Conduct statistical analysis and develop a disease transmission model from animal/wildlife to human.

  • Draft a thesis and at least three journal publications.

  • Undertake other relevant tasks as assigned by work supervisors.

    Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine, animal science, public health or other relevant areas and master’s degree within relevant field e.g., epidemiology, ecology and data science.

  • Quantitative statistical analysis skills.

  • Experience in qualitative or quantitative risk analysis is an advantage.

  • Good skills in a programming/scription language (e.g., R and STATA).

  • Experience with QGIS or ArcGIS.

  • Willingness to travel and to spend time in the field.

  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and international team, very good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent command in written and spoken English and Vietnamese.

  • Proven publication record (peer-reviewed).

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office packages.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; The International Livestock Research Institute Graduate Fellowship

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