Network for Evaluation of One Health

University of Bologna job opportunity: Research fellowship on economic evaluation of bluetongue impacts on the Italian sheep industry and the National Health System (deadline for applications 31 Oct. 2018)


Oct 18




Issuing institution: Università di Bologna Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-alimentari, Viale Giuseppe Fanin 44 Bologna, Italy

Research Fellowship on: “Economic analysis of the Bluetongue disease impacts on the Italian sheep industry and the National Health System”

Duty station: University of Bologna, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences – Agri-food Campus, Piazza Goidanich, Cesena.

Duration: 12 months.

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2018.

Starting: before 20 December 2018.

Tasks: In cooperation with the Zoo-prophylactic Institutes of Abruzzo and Molise, Toscana and Lazio, and Sardinia, the research aims to contribute to the assessment of the costs of the Bluetongue disease (BT) for the Italian sheep industry and for the National Health System with the following activities: to identify the areas and the sheep farms to be analysed; elaborate the conceptual model for the economic assessment of BT impacts at different levels (farms and food supply chain on a regional scale); design data collection and questionnaires for farm surveys; define criteria and parameters for the assessment of the costs attributable to the disease, and for a cost-benefit analysis of identified intervention strategies; quantify economic losses at the farm, supply chain and territorial levels; evaluate different epidemiological scenarios; assess costs and benefits of identified intervention strategies; describe qualitative elements of analysis from a social perspective.

Requisites: Second cycle Degree/Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Agricultural Sciences, Food Sciences, Environmental and Forestry Sciences, Economics, Business Economy, Veterinary Medicine, Agri-food Biotechnology, Veterinary Biotechnology, Livestock Management, or equivalent higher education degree with appropriate scientific and professional curriculum. The candidate should demonstrate good skills in economic evaluations related to animal health and/or environmental health and/or in the economic analysis of agricultural markets and agri-food supply chains. Interest in the economic implications of the One Health approach would be considered an asset.

Gross amount of the grant: € 19,367 distributed in 12 postponed monthly payments (exempted from income tax and subject to statutory social security charges and fees for accident insurance).



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