Theoretical/Quantitative Disease Ecology, Postdoctoral Associate

Posted: 06/15/17 | SHARE:

Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Turner Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York. Funding is available for one year (renewable), to study the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, focused on environmentally-transmitted pathogens. The successful candidate will integrate statistical and theoretical modeling techniques to generate hypotheses and test ecological theory. Potential research areas include: disease transmission, pathogen virulence-persistence trade-offs, and host-pathogen co-evolution for environmentally-transmitted diseases.

Duties will include: conducting research; writing publications, grant proposals and reports; providing technical assistance to the PI and graduate students; assisting the PI in management of the lab; maintaining communication with the PI and collaborators; opportunity for international travel to meet with collaborators and collect data; opportunity to design/conduct experiments to parameterize models in a wildlife anthrax disease system in Namibia. Career development will be emphasized.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in ecology and evolutionary biology or a related field from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Strong interest in disease ecology
  • Quantitative skills to confront models with data (programing, statistical modeling, and/or theoretical modeling)
  • Excellent oral/written communication
  • Leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with colleagues of diverse cultural backgrounds

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Postdoctoral Associate

Special Notes: Questions can be directed to Dr. Wendy Turner: wcturner@albany.edu.

Start Date: September 1st, 2017 (negotiable)

Closing date for receipt of applications: July 13, 2017. 

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