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Viral ecology of swine pathogens - network analysis/phylogenetics/modeling

One post-doc is sought to join a research team focused on the analysis of epidemiological data related to swine infectious diseases. The candidate will work with the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project and the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Minnesota on a large spatio-temporal database of infection dynamics in swine farms in the United States. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience with analysis of production, phylogenetic, spatial, or network data.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree by start date. Strong organizational, quantitative analysis, and writing skills are necessary. Desired qualifications include a DVM or foreign equivalent, excellent oral/written communication; leadership and interpersonal skills; previous experience with swine epidemiology or production; and demonstrated ability to work in teams.  Candidates with a background in epidemiology, veterinary medicine, statistics, management of large datasets will have preference.


  1. Conduct research and provide technical assistance to the PI, students, and trainees on data analysis, and other miscellaneous problems related to epidemiology and/or data analytics.
  2. Collect and organize data for research activities. Collaborate with the PI in the generation and testing of research hypotheses and data analysis, writing of papers, grants, and reports, and preparation of presentations and lectures.
  3. Participate in laboratory meetings, seminars, graduate and undergraduate lectures, and conferences as needed.
  4. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned by the PI including, but not limited to, ordering supplies and organization and coordination of meetings and projects.
  5. Maintain frequent communication with other faculty and collaborators, including potential travel to meet with collaborators and collect data.
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
Closing date
November 2nd, 2018
Posted on
October 2nd, 2018 15:03
Last updated
October 2nd, 2018 15:03