Post-doctoral Position: Virulence Evolution and Disease Ecology (USA) ~

3 de julio de 2014

Post-doctoral Position: Virulence Evolution and Disease Ecology (USA)

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Dana
Hawley in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. The
candidate will work with a cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional
team of researchers investigating the evolution of virulence in the
naturally-occurring songbird pathogen *Mycoplasma gallisepticum*. The
incumbent will largely be responsible for the generation and
parameterization of within- and between-host models for this system in
order to test novel hypotheses about virulence evolution.  The incumbent
will also participate in and help guide empirical studies on this system.
Occasional travel to Princeton University will be required in order to
interact with the modeling co-PI, Dr. Andy Dobson.  Position includes
a competitive salary and fringe benefits.  Funding is available for up
to two years, renewable annually based on performance.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology, ecology and evolutionary
biology, applied math, or a related field; strong oral and written
communication skills; the ability to work independently and as part of a
research group; and a demonstrated ability to efficiently produce strong
peer reviewed publications.  Candidates with a background in infectious
disease modeling or applied mathematics will be given preference.  Empiricists
with strong quantitative skills are also encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and statement of
interest upon applying online at (posting # SR0140097). Two
letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to Dr. Dana
Hawley at If have any questions regarding this position,
please contact the search chair, Dr. Dana Hawley at
or 540/231-8946.

Review of applications will begin *July 15th, 2014 *and the proposed start
date is negotiable.  Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative
Action Institution. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations
in the application process should notify the search chair by the review
begin date.

Dana M. Hawley
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Virginia Tech
Derring Hall Room 4036
1405 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-8946

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