Seeking postdoc to develop deterministic & stochastic multi-patch models of disease transmission.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Odum School of Ecology and Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, at the University of Georgia, associated with a project recently funded by NIH “Spillover of Ebola and other filoviruses at ecological boundaries.”

The successful candidate will develop deterministic and stochastic multi-patch models of disease transmission. A strong working knowledge of dynamical systems, dynamic programming, and R are essential. Knowledge of disease ecology, Ebolavirus ecology and evolution, economic theory, economic epidemiology, or community ecology are welcome but not essential.

Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in ecology, evolutionary biology, statistics, mathematics, economics, epidemiology or closely related fields. Candidates with a past record of publication in disease ecology, macroecology, economics or mathematical modeling will be given preference. Candidates must have excellent English writing and verbal communication skills, as well as an established record of productivity (i.e., at least one previous peer reviewed publication). Both positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled. The position will initially have a duration of one year, with possibility of extension to a second year depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Compensation will include $48,000 for 12 months of salary, health insurance and other benefits. Given current circumstances with COVID-19 the conditions of appointment are flexible.

University of Georgia
Closing date
November 1st, 2020
Posted on
August 26th, 2020 14:16
Last updated
August 26th, 2020 14:16