Postdoctoral Position at Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Switzerland

We seeks a full-time veterinary bacteriologist for the diagnostic unit. This search encompasses an individual with the demonstrated skills needed to lead a diagnostic unit on diseases of veterinary and/or public health interest. The incumbent is expected to: • contribute to the advancement of veterinary bacteriological diagnostic • provide expertise concerning bacterial pathogens of public health and/or veterinary interest to veterinarians, laboratories and cantonal and federal officials • contribute to the tutoring of candidates aiming to sit the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) qualifying board examination •develop and conduct applied research

The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with the laboratory personnel in a small laboratory environment. Empathy for all kind of contacts via phone, e-mail or mail to veterinarians, cantonal offices and other laboratories is indispensable for fulfilling the position. Basic knowledge of German and/or French language is required. Candidates must have a degree in veterinary medicine and should be board certified by the ACVM or eligible to sit the ACVM qualifying board examination. Candidates must have interest and capability in bacteriological diagnostic and research.

Scholarship Deadline: January 15, 2012

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