Postdoc in disease transmission in social networks (UK) ~

29 de agosto de 2014

Postdoc in disease transmission in social networks (UK)

Job title : Associate Research Fellow
Job reference : P47581
Application closing date : 23/09/2014
Location : CornwallSalary : Salary: starting from £25,513 up to £28,695 on Grade E depending on qualifications and experience.

Package : Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable)
Job category/type : Research
Job description :

The College wishes to recruit a researcher to work on a NERC grant "Infection in dynamic social networks of a wild mammal", awarded to the University of Exeter and National Wildlife Management Centre (AHVLA) team, comprising Robbie McDonald (PI), Mike Boots, Darren Croft, Dave Hodgson (Co-Is) and Dez Delahay (NWMC, AHVLA).

The aim of the project is to investigate disease transmission in dynamic social networks, using wild badgers as a model host and a range of model pathogens, including bovine tuberculosis. The project will entail empirical studies of badger social behaviour and disease transmission. The post holder will be responsible for conducting field studies of social networks and infection, analysis of data from the long-term study at Woodchester Park relating badger behaviour to disease and preparing these studies for publication.

This full time post is available for 3 years from 1st October 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter and will be based in the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) on the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall with periods of fieldwork away from Cornwall.

Applicants will possess a PhD in ecology, epidemiology, behaviour or equivalent in a related field of study and will be a proven investigator with demonstrable ability to publish relevant research, an ability to conduct field research and highly quantitative analysis and a good understanding of ecology and disease.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information please contact Professor Robbie McDonald, e-mail .

Interviews are expected to take place soon after the closing date.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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