Postdoctoral Position in Disease Ecology (USA) ~

2 de mayo de 2015

Postdoctoral Position in Disease Ecology (USA)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sarah Hamer in the Department of veterinary Integrative Biosciences at Texas A&M University.  The successful candidate will expand an ongoing research program on the ecology of Chagas disease in Texas and Mexico.  In particular, the successful candidate will lead a funded investigation of Chagas disease epidemiology in working dogs and contribute to analyses of data on kissing bug vectors, wildlife reservoirs, and spillover to human hosts. Projects will integrate field, molecular, and quantitative techniques in an eco-epidemiology, ‘One Health’ framework.

Candidates should have a PhD in ecology, epidemiology, entomology or related fields and strong skills in molecular biology and quantitative techniques. Candidates should demonstrate a good track record of publications and have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills.  The
successful candidate will be expected to contribute to proposal writing, preparing manuscripts, and mentoring undergraduate, public health, veterinary, and/or graduate students. Experience with next generation sequencing technologies is beneficial.  The successful applicant must work independently and as an effective member of multidisciplinary collaborative teams.  The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate with a Citizen Science project (, Dr. Gabriel Hamer’s research lab (, the TAMU Vector Biology Research Group
( and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program (  The successful candidate will be mentored by a team and can engage with the TAMU CVM Postdoctoral Associationand other organizations for professional development.

Application review will begin on May 15, 2015, and the position will remain open until filled.  The expected start date is flexible between summer and fall of 2015. The position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Initial application materials consist of a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references.  Materials should be emailed as a single PDF to Sarah Hamer:

Sarah A. Hamer, MS PhD DVM
Assistant Professor
Associate Wildlife Biologist®
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences and
Interdisciplinary Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4458
Tel: 979-847-5693; Fax: 979-847-8981
Office: 276 Vet Med Research Building
Lab: 261 Vet Med Research Building

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