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Postdoc in ecology of infectious disease, including environmental drivers of vector-borne disease.

A postdoc position in the ecology of infectious disease is available in the Mordecai lab in the Biology Department at Stanford University, with a flexible start date. Specific research topics are flexible but may center on environmental drivers of vector-borne disease dynamics.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Natural Capital Project to investigate effects of land use change on vector abundance and disease transmission in the Amazon and Central America. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists in the School of Medicine and the Woods Institute for the Environment, as well as a with multi-institution NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases project. Research will use mathematical models and data to understand socio-ecological relationships between environmental change and disease. Potential projects include impacts of deforestation on malaria in the Amazon, impacts of land use change on Aedes-transmitted arboviruses in Costa Rica, and socio-ecological drivers of multiple vector-borne diseases in Colombia. The postdoc may also choose to work in a local plant - pathogen system in Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, or develop their own study system.

Candidates with strong quantitative skills and backgrounds in ecology, evolution, or infectious disease biology are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be an independent, highly motivated problem solver who communicates well and enjoys working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter that describes your research interests and background, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to Erin Mordecai at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Closing date
September 30th, 2018
Posted on
August 31st, 2018 00:46
Last updated
August 31st, 2018 00:46