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A postdoctoral position is available in Gabriel Hamer’s Lab in the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University.

The successful candidate will contribute to research studying multiple aspects of mosquito-borne virus transmission on projects funded by multiple federal sponsors, including the CDC-sponsored Western Gulf Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (WGCVBD). The candidate will join a research team studying socio-ecological factors of mosquito-borne virus transmission, the biology of mosquito vectors, evaluating different forms of vector control intervention with field trials and mathematical models, and conducting high containment transmission experiments to fuel mathematical models. A focus of field activities is in the Lower Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border with headquarters at the AgriLife Research Center in Weslaco, TX ( Projects integrate field, laboratory, and quantitative techniques to understand and manage vector-borne diseases.

Candidates should have a PhD in biology, ecology, entomology, or related fields. Desirable skills and experience includes one or more of the following: field vector sampling, mosquito identification, molecular diagnostics, social science, geographic information systems, spatial analyses, statistical modeling, and mathematical modeling. Strong quantitative skills are required. Candidates should demonstrate a good track record of publications, have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills, and will be expected to contribute to proposal writing. Candidates will need to work independently and as effective members of multidisciplinary collaborative teams. The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate with the investigators and partners of the WGCVBD (, TAMU Vector Biology Research Group ( and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program (

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is flexible, between Spring and Summer, 2019. The position is available for 2 years with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. A competitive salary, starting at $47,500, will be commensurate with experience. Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests, the names of three references and be e-mailed as a single PDF to:

Gabriel L. Hamer
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
TAMU 2475
College Station, TX 77843-2475

Texas A&M University
College Station
Closing date
November 16th, 2018
Posted on
September 16th, 2018 03:59
Last updated
September 16th, 2018 03:59