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Postdoc position in rodent disease ecology

We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the EEID NSF funded project “Habitat and coinfection as drivers of heterogeneity in cross-scale wildlife infectious disease processes”. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team using mathematical modelling, empirical experiments, and laboratory diagnostic tools to investigate the individual and interactive effects of food resources and helminth coinfections on virus infection dynamics in wildlife. Field and laboratory experiments will be conducted using the bank vole-Puumala hantavirus system in northern Europe, and the postdoc will be required to regularly travel to Finland as well as participate in national and international meetings.

The postdoc will play a key role in project management, coordinate laboratory experiments conducted with bank voles in a Helsinki BSL-3 facility, and also participate in field and diagnostic activities. All relevant training will be provided. Opportunities will be available for the postdoc to conduct additional research studies consistent with their interests and the project scope. Experience handling small wild animals is essential. Experience with rodents, diseases, and statistical or mathematical modelling will be highly regarded.

The successful applicant will be based primarily in the lab of Dr Kristian Forbes at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and will work closely with project team members Dr Sarah Budischak (Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna Colleges), Dr Clay Cressler (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Dr Richard Hall (University of Georgia). Opportunities for lab visits to collaborate more closely with project members will also be available.

Fayetteville is a progressive city located in a beautiful natural area amongst the Ozark Mountains. A wide range of recreational activities are in close proximity such as hiking, cycling, kayaking, fishing and hunting; it regularly ranks amongst top US cities to live (,_Arkansas).

This is a three-year postdoc position, with the possibility for extension. For more information, please contact Dr Forbes at To apply, please follow the link here ( The application includes: 1) a cover letter of maximum one page outlining your research interests and suitability for the position, 2) your CV, and 3) contact information for three referees.

PhD position
University of Arkansas
Closing date
October 6th, 2019
Posted on
September 29th, 2019 21:46
Last updated
September 29th, 2019 21:46