Postdoctoral position at the University of Idaho modeling transmissible vaccines targeting Ebola and Lassa fever in animal reservoirs.

A postdoctoral position is currently available in my group developing and analyzing mathematical models on the epidemiology and evolution of transmissible vaccines as well as developing statistical tools for estimating key parameters from experimental data. The postdoc will have the freedom to choose their specific questions and topics within this broad area. The work is part of an ongoing collaboration between Scott L. Nuismer, Chris Remien, and Jim Bull but will soon extend to a broader, multi-university collaboration. Although the project is to develop theory, possibly including computational analysis, the postdoc will have access to a rich stream of data emerging from experiments evaluating the performance of live transmissible vaccines targeting Ebola and Lassa fever in their animal reservoirs.

The position is available October 1 of 2018 and will be based at the University of Idaho. The post-doc will be co-supervised by Scott L. Nuismer (Departments of Biology and Mathematics) and Chris Remien (Departments of Mathematics and Biology); numerous opportunities exist for interaction with our empirical collaborators. Jim Bull (U. of Texas) will be joining the group in mid-late 2019.

Applicants should have a PhD in evolutionary biology, ecology, mathematics, or a related field and a demonstrated ability to develop, analyze, and publish mathematical models of biological processes. To apply, e-mail a CV and the names and contact information of three references to Scott L. Nuismer ( and Chris Remien ( The initial appointment will be one year with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

University of Idaho
United States
Closing date
September 1st, 2018
Posted on
August 2nd, 2018 18:04
Last updated
August 2nd, 2018 18:04