22 de octubre de 2007


Available: 6 Aug 2007 (tentative); Compensation: $31,668 - 39,900/yr (full-time, Postdoctoral Scholar Level 1, depending on experience).
Deadline: 20 Jul 2007 or until filled Principal Investigators: Dr. John Takekawa, Dr. Walter Boyce (UCD), and Dr. Keith Miles (USGS).
We seek candidates for a postdoctoral position to conduct research on the role of wild birds in the transmission of avian influenza. The position is for two years with possible extension. Funding is available for research on the ecology and epidemiology of avian influenza viruses in wild aquatic birds and their role in the seasonal maintenance and geographic spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1.
The applicant must have a Ph.D. in wildlife biology, wildlife disease, or a related field with publication experience and ability to lead remote fieldwork. Specifically, we are seeking an individual who is able to design and conduct original research, interact with a multi-disciplinary team representing a variety of national and international organizations, and travel to Pacific coast or international field sites as necessary to complete research objectives. The successful candidate is expected to prepare or assist in manuscripts submitted to peer-reviewed journals, as well as government reports, websites, and at scientific meetings. Although not required, applicants who are fluent in Mandarin will be given priority, as much of the international fieldwork will be conducted in southeastern (Poyang Lake) and northwestern (Qinghai Lake) China. The position will be located off-campus at a USGS field station in Vallejo, California.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, including list of publications, a cover letter describing their present research activity, and contact information for three referees via e-mail: DR. JOHN Y. TAKEKAWA (EM: john_takekawa AT or USPS mail to: Dr. John Y. Takekawa, USGS, 505 Azuar Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA.

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