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This one may seem like a reach for some on this list but there is a substantial network component to this work and I would be thrilled to have someone with social networks training/interests working on this. The ad is aimed a bit more at theoretical ecology because, realistically, I know this is where the majority of the qualified applicants will be coming from.
The Jones lab at Stanford University invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher to develop models of viral transmission dynamics and zoonotic spillover as part of a larger project on human dimensions of zoonotic disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. The post-doc will be an integral member of an 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 theoretical ecology, interdisciplinary environmental science, epidemiology, or 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 a PhD in ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental science, wildlife biology, a quantitative social science discipline such as anthropology, geography, sociology, epidemiology, or related field.
2) Candidates must have experience with mathematical models of complex, coupled systems.
3) Candidates must have expertise in some programming language (C++ or Java preferred).
4) A familiarity with R and/or GIS (GRASS, ESRI, QGIS) is a bonus.
5) Experience with the design and implementation of agent-based models is another bonus.
The position is for an initial 12-months and is potentially renewable for three years. The position begins in October 2013.
Applicants should send a current CV, a statement of research interests and qualifications (be sure to address the five criteria above), and a list of three people (names, addresses, e-mails) who can serve as references.
Materials and inquiries should be sent to James Holland Jones ([log in to unmask]). Please see the following websites for more information: http://www.stanford.edu/~jhj1; http://svmweb.vetmed.wisc.edu/KibaleEcoHealth/. Application materials should be received by September 5, 2013 for full consideration; the position is available starting immediately.
James Holland Jones
Associate Professor of Anthropology &
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-2034
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