24 Sep 2015

Seeking Doctoral (PhD) Position in One Health

Submitted by ohsadmin

I am Shovon Chakma, Massey University One Health Epidemiology Fellow (animal health)-candidate, writing to express my interest for PhD. I am passionate about epidemiology and the population approach to disease control. I have obtained epidemiological and research training during my period at JCU, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease, Bangladesh (icddr,b), FAO and now at Massey university.

I have graduated in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and obtained Master of Tropical Veterinary Science (Epidemiology) [my supervisor was Prof. Dr Bruce Gummow] with Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) program from James Cook University (JCU), Australia. I was involved with Professor B Gummow in a rodent zoonotic pathogens survey in tropical northern Queensland, Australia (published in Transboundary and emerging infection journal). This work has provided a great basis to find my interest on infectious disease epidemiology and the population approach to disease control. Currently, I am under the Professor Roger Morris, Senior lecturer Joanna Mckenzie and Massey team guidance on a project focusing on Avian Influenza (AI) H5N1 situation assessment in Bangladesh. As I always had to work under deadline stipulation, I had to develop my computational and programming skills to meet the goal. I can incorporate my work experience in computational problems that may arise in the research. I want to make a contribution in the field of veterinary public health.

I would be glad to furnish you with my CV and any further details about me or my competency.

Thank you very much for your attention and consideration.

With Regards
Dr. Shovon Chakma

DVM, MS (Pathology) [BAU, Bangladesh] MTVSc (Epidemiology) [JCU, Australia]
One Health Epidemiology Fellow (Animal Health)– Candidate
Massey University, New Zealand
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control & Research (IEDCR), Bangladesh
+8801716-36 34 57
shovon.chakma [at] my.jcu.edu.au
shovonchakma [at] gmail.com
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212