Postdoctoral Fellowship in mosquito-borne disease modeling using GIS and/or AI; 2 years, remote work possible


The Carney Lab at the University of South Florida seeks a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct and publish research on mosquitoes at the intersection of geographic information systems (GIS), artificial intelligence (AI), and citizen science.

The researcher will work as part of an interdisciplinary team at USF, NASA/IGES, CDC, and international organizations on the NSF-funded project, "Surveillance and Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases through Automated Species Identification and Spatiotemporal Modeling"

This is a full-time, one-year position with the possibility of renewal. Ability to work remotely is negotiable.

Additional information about the lab and PI Ryan Carney can be found at and

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in any related field and a record of publication.

Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in some aspects of GIS and/or AI. Specific desired expertise includes geospatial methods such as habitat modeling, spatial statistics, and spatiotemporal modeling, and/or machine learning approaches such as the recent Fourier neural operator and no-code platform Trinity. Experience with ESRI products as well as QGIS, SaTScan, and Python coding a plus. Some background in mosquito biology. A strong publication record in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals and ability to write well; researcher will be responsible for co-/authoring multiple papers.

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience

Department: Integrative Biology / 0-1211-000

Job Opening Number: 28578

Posting Date: 9/27/2021

Posting End Date: 10/26/2021

Anticipated start date is November 2021

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and CV/resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

University of South Florida
Closing date
October 26th, 2021
Posted on
October 3rd, 2021 22:03
Last updated
October 3rd, 2021 22:03