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Social Science Researcher

The Myanmar Pig Partnership is seeking to appoint an in-country social science researcher for the social science component of the study. The project focuses on the risks of zoonotic disease emergence associated with a rapid growth in and intensification of livestock production in Myanmar in recent years. It is funded under the UK research council initiative entitled Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS).

The project involves an interdisciplinary team of researchers and the social scientist must be comfortable working in collaboration with those from other disciplines, such as veterinarians, medical doctors, epidemiologists and microbiologists. Close liaison is expected with researchers at the Myanmar Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD). The appointed individual will work closely with a postdoctoral researcher based at IDS, who will also join fieldwork in Myanmar, and with STEPS Centre researchers Dr Hayley MacGregor and Dr Michael Loevinsohn, who lead the social science work in the project.

Deadline: Friday 26 February 2016 by 4pm Myanmar time.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 1 March 216 in Yangon.

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