Beca postdoctoral ~

9 de octubre de 2004

Beca postdoctoral

A postdoctoral position studying ecological influences on rabies infection in bat communities is available in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The position is funded by NSF through its Ecology of Infectious Diseases program. In collaboration with Profs. Tom Hallam, Aaron King, and Gary McCracken at UT, Boston University, and the Centers for Disease Control, the successful candidate will assist in the development and implementation of computational models integrating individual-level immunological, physiological, and virus transmission information with population-level genetic, demographic, and environmental factors.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as ecology, mathematics, computer science, or epidemiology. Computational experience (including facility in C or C++), modeling experience, and a working knowledge of model-based statistical methods are essential. Applicants must be willing and able to participate in a large, interdisciplinary effort with laboratory, fieldwork, and theoretical components.
The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extensions for up to three years. The start date will be in early 2005. Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2004, but candidates are encouraged to send an email indicating interest in the position before that time. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a brief (1 page) statement of research goals, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Tom Hallam or Dr. Aaron King, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 569 Dabney Hall, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 USA. Electronic communication is preferred; email: or aking3@utk. edu.

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