Job Opening: Postdoctoral Scientist at UC Boulder
Creative and motivated candidates are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral
Scientist position working at the intersection of disease ecology and
amphibian conservation at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The
position will focus on exploring questions in one of two focal areas:
(1) Applying metacommunity theory to host-parasite interactions at
multiple spatial scales, and/or
(2) Understanding the immunological mechanisms that mediate patterns of
parasite coinfection and amphibian disease.
A wide range of parasites will be included in the study, but particular
emphasis will be placed on the trematode Ribeiroia ondatrae and its
effects on amphibian malformations. Previous field and/or experimental
experience with host-parasite systems is essential, and a background in
community ecology, landscape ecology and/or immunology is strongly
encouraged. Experience with GIS and analysis of spatial data is
preferred. Because funding for positions is derived from several sources,
the selected candidate will have some flexibility in developing specific
projects. Focal project areas include: using ecological ‘rules’ to
understand patterns of parasite interaction within and among hosts,
identifying the effects of host and parasite diversity on disease, and
evaluating the importance of dispersal and species interactions in
structuring host and parasite communities. Target start date is spring or
summer of 2010. Interested applicants should send (as a single pdf) the
following: a complete CV, contact information for references, and a brief
statement of research interests related to this position (<2 pages) to Dr.
Pieter Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology Department, University of Colorado (see
DEADLINE EXTENDED: APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 15, 2010.
Pieter Johnson, PhD/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Ramaley N122, CB334
University of Colorado/Boulder, CO 80309/303.492.5623
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