Postdoctoral position in Disease Ecology (Louisiana State University, USA) ~

18 de febrero de 2014

Postdoctoral position in Disease Ecology (Louisiana State University, USA)

Postdoctoral Position
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

A postdoctoral position in Disease Ecology is available to work on a recently funded NSF grant in
the Elderd lab at Louisiana State University (LSU), Department of
Biological Sciences.  The position will start in the Fall of 2014.  However, there is potential for an
earlier start date if needed.

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for investigating the effects of tri-trophic
interactions on disease transmission in an insect-host pathogen system at multiple temporal and
spatial scales. This work involves using experimental data to create Bayesian models of spatial and
temporal outbreak dynamics.  The individual will also be responsible for supervising students and
preparing manuscripts based on the research. Additional opportunities exist to research novel
means of baculovirus transmission in host-pathogen systems.  The ideal candidate for this
position would have experience in both empirical and theoretical ecology.

Individuals need to have a Ph.D. in ecology or relevant field in order to apply.

The position is available for one-year with the possibility of extension.  Apply online and view a
more detailed ad at: Position #035208. Interested
individuals will need to upload the following: Cover Letter, CV, and contact information for three
references.  The application deadline is March 15th but the position will be open until filled.

For a general background on the project, please see For more information
on the department and Baton Rouge, LA, please see the department website:

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