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Behavioral mechanisms of microbial transmission dynamics

The Keiser Lab at the University of Florida is seeking a postdoctoral researcher starting January 2019. We study the behavioral mechanisms of infectious disease dynamics, focusing particularly on how individual differences in host behavior underlie differences in infection risk and transmission potential.

The successful candidate will develop independent projects linking host behavior and disease dynamics across levels of biological organization (e.g., individuals, groups, populations, communities), while participating in collaborative projects within the lab. Applicants may propose studies utilizing existing test systems in the lab or a system of their choice, preferably invertebrate. The University of Florida operates multiple field stations among a diversity of nearby ecosystems that make us perfectly suited for projects incorporating field components.

We are especially interested in candidates with experience in social network analysis and/or microbiome techniques

The position is for one year, subject to renewal for a second year conditional on performance. Salary based on standard NIH stipend rates. Interested candidates should submit a 1-page statement of interest describing their research plans, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to

Information on the Keiser Lab can be found at
Information on the Department of Biology can be found at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. Individuals from under-represented groups in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply.

University of Florida
Closing date
October 31st, 2018
Posted on
August 9th, 2018 13:06
Last updated
August 9th, 2018 13:06