POSITION IN DISEASE ECOLOGY
Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of
Minnesota Twin Cities
A postdoctoral position is available
to investigate infectious disease dynamics in wild and domestic
animal populations. Meggan Craft’s research group uses
mathematical and statistical models fit to empirical data from
field systems to study the spread and control of disease (http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vpm/faculty/meggancraft/home.html).
Current field sites are located in Minnesota and in several
national parks in East Africa. Through the University of
Minnesota’s Ecosystem Health Initiative, the position provides an
opportunity to interact with a diverse community of
epidemiologists, veterinarians, wildlife managers, geographers,
ecologists, and public health practitioners.
The successful applicant will have a
PhD in ecology, statistics, applied mathematics or a related
field, with a strong background in infectious disease modeling and
quantitative analysis, a track record of publication, and the
ability to work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team. Initial
appointment will be for one year, with possible renewal depending
on progress. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Review of applications will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Apply online at: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=104301
Applications should include (1) a cover letter
explicitly describing the fit with this position and a possible
start date, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of
research interests and experience (attach as Additional Document
1). PDF attachments of published or in press papers are encouraged
but not required. In addition to applying online, please have two
letters of recommendation sent via email (preferable as PDF files)
to Dr. Meggan Craft at email@example.com.
The Ecosystem Health Initiative of
the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine is
working with an international consortium of partners to improve
understanding of the relationship among the environment,
biodiversity, and the health of humans, livestock and wildlife.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and