A postdoctoral position focused on the ecology and evolution of infectious disease is available in the laboratories of Dr. Kate Langwig (https://www.langwiglab.org/) and Dr. Joseph Hoyt (https://hoytresearch.org/) in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. The candidate will be part of and EEID funded project jointly funded by the U.S. NSF and NSFC in China. This international collaborative project seeks to investigate drivers and dynamics of bat persistence with the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome across North America, Europe and Asia. Responsibilities of the postdoc may include modeling and analysis of population and infectious disease data, field work, and/or oversight of bat infection experiments. We encourage postdoctoral applicants to apply their own creativity and expertise to project development and there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to design and implement their own projects. The Langwig and Hoyt labs are housed in an infectious disease collaborative space, which provides an environment for interdisciplinary research on environment-infectious disease relationships. The position includes a competitive salary and fringe benefits.
- Ph.D. in biology, epidemiology, ecology, or a related field. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.- Exceptional communication skills with broad audiences
- Demonstrated ability to produce peer-reviewed publications
- Background in epidemiology or infectious disease ecology and evolution
- Strong quantitative skills
Commensurate with experience
September 7, 2021
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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