Postdoctoral Research Associate
Illinois Natural History Survey
Prairie Research Institute
We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate to support the integrated work of the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) research program, which conducts applied conservation and epidemiological analysis of deer, describes patterns of spatial distribution and disease to draw insights into the epidemiology of CWD.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Quantitative Disease Ecologist postdoctoral candidates must have experience in the application of principles, theories and methodologies of statistics related to epidemiology, study design, analysis, and interpretation of results in epidemiologic studies. The candidate will develop and apply a variety of statistical and mathematical models to study the spatial dynamics, population impacts, and control of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer. First and co-author participation in peer-reviewed publication is expected. The Post-doctoral candidate is expected to work within a multidisciplinary environment (veterinarians, wildlife biologists, animal scientists and geographers). The position has potential for expansion to other areas of conservation genetics, epidemiology and wildlife health depending on the candidate’s interest. Position will require the supervision of undergraduate, graduate, and other hourly employees.
Applicants should have received Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline within the last five years.
Required: 1) experience in the application of principles, theories and methodologies of statistics related to epidemiology, study design, analysis, and interpretation of results in epidemiologic studies, 2) experience with a variety of statistical and mathematical models to study the spatial dynamics, population impacts, and/or control of disease; 3) strong quantitative skills and proven ability to publish peer-reviewed papers; 4) ability to work independently as a part of a team, 5) strong attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, 6) leadership and supervisory skills.
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Application: For full consideration, applications should be received by 2/17/17 but position will remain open until filled. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a cover letter detailing qualifications and skills; curriculum vitae; working e-mail address; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete information will not be reviewed. Applications may be reviewed prior to closing. Please direct technical questions to Dr. Nohra Mateus-Pinilla at firstname.lastname@example.org. For hiring questions, please contact Erica Hanson, Human Resources Associate, at email@example.com.
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