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This may be of interest to some folks on this list. As you can see from the description of desired qualifications, we are planning to do some SNA work. The successful applicant to will sit in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, but will interact with a number of anthropologists and other interdisciplinary social scientists (including Mhairi Gibson at Bristol, Simon Frost at Cambridge, Jennifer Mason at Manchester and me at Stanford).
The Goldberg Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher to study human social drivers of zoonotic disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. The post-doc will be an integral member of a new, international, NIH-funded project focused on the biological and human dimensions of primate infectious disease transmission in Uganda, including social drivers of human-primate contact and zoonotic transmission. This is a unique opportunity for a post-doctoral scholar with training in the social sciences to study human-wildlife conflict/contact and health and disease in a highly relevant ecological setting. The following criteria apply.
1. Candidates must have completed or be near to completing a PhD in the social sciences, in a discipline such as anthropology, geography, sociology, behavioral epidemiology, or a relevant discipline within the public health fields.
2. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in health and infectious disease.
3. Candidates must have prior field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
4. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Madison, Wisconsin for three years.
5. Candidates must be willing to spend substantial time abroad, including in Sub-Saharan Africa and at partner institutions in the United Kingdom.
6. Candidates must have experience with collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data. Familiarity with methods such as social network analysis, GIS, participatory methods, and survey design would be advantageous.
The successful candidate will help lead a dynamic international team of students and other post-docs in a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary project. Duties involve a flexible combination of fieldwork, analyses, and project coordination, in addition to helping to mentor students from North America, Europe, and Africa. The successful applicant will be expected to explore new research directions of her/his choosing, assisted by a strong team of collaborators.
University of Wisconsin-Madison is a top-notch institution for research and training in the social and health sciences (www.wisc.edu). Madison, WI, is a vibrant city with outstanding culture and exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreation (http://www.cityofmadison.com/).
Applicants should send a current CV, a statement of research interests and qualifications (be sure to address the six criteria above), and a list of three people (names, addresses, e-mails) who can serve as references.
Materials and inquiries should be sent to Dr. Tony L. Goldberg ([log in to unmask]). Please see the following websites for more information: http://svmweb.vetmed.wisc.edu/goldberglab/; http://svmweb.vetmed.wisc.edu/KibaleEcoHealth/. Application materials must be received by September 12, 2011 for full consideration; the position is available starting immediately and requires a three-year commitment.
James Holland Jones
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-2034
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