Postdoc - Remote Sensing and Spatial Ecology of Vector-Borne Diseases ~

22 de octubre de 2008

Postdoc - Remote Sensing and Spatial Ecology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Postdoctoral Position: Remote Sensing and Spatial Ecology of Vector-Borne Diseases

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a NIH-funded study applying satellite remote sensing technologies for risk assessment and monitoring of mosquito-borne diseases in the United States and Ethiopia. The position is funded for up to four years, and will be located in the GISc Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for processing satellite remote sensing imagery to develop environmental indices, analyzing relationships between environmental variability and spatial and temporal patterns of disease, and working with public health organizations to disseminate the resulting information for disease prevention and vector control efforts.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in environmental science, epidemiology, geography, ecology, or a related field. The preferred candidate will have experience in both (1) digital processing and analysis of satellite remote sensing data, and (2) application of spatial statistics to analyze epidemiological and ecological datasets. We will consider candidates who have experience in only one of these areas if they can demonstrate a willingness and ability to expand into new disciplines. Experience with geographic information systems (GIS), computer programming skills, and a background in the ecology of infectious diseases are also highly desirable.

To apply for this position, send the following information in electronic form to cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of transcripts. Review of applications will begin on November 1st and continue until the position has been filled. Start date is negotiable.

For more information contact:

Michael C. Wimberly
Associate Professor and Senior Scientist
GISc Center of Excellence
Wecota Hall 506B
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-3510
(605) 688-5350

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