Ph.D. Assistantship in spatial disease ecology and one health – University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma
Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma – Norman campus
~$2,017/month plus full tuition waiver and health benefits will be guaranteed for four years.
Last Date to Apply
We are looking for an independent, highly motivated and enthusiastic student who is passionate about pursuing research in infectious disease transmission and one health to join my lab (https://spatialdisease.com/) housed in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma (https://www.ou.edu/ags/geography). Our lab focuses on questions at the intersection of medical/health geography, disease ecology, and epidemiology. A central goal of our lab is to understand the (re)emergence of infectious diseases, spatiotemporal dynamics of disease transmission, and the resilience of animal and human health systems in the changing environment to better inform disease control, surveillance, and one-health strategies. To explore these topics, we employ cutting-edge methods and new theoretical frameworks in geography, disease ecology, and epidemiology including geospatial analysis, ecological models, machine learning algorithms, and dynamic simulation models.
Qualifications: Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative groups. A MA/MS in the field of medical and health geography, disease ecology, epidemiology, and public/veterinary health, or other related fields. Strong writing, quantitative, and passion for disease and health are essential.
How to apply to the position: Application review will begin on November 30th, 2021, with applications accepted until suitable candidates are found. If interested, please email Dr. Anni Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org): 1) a one-page letter of interest that briefly describes your educational and research background, as well as your research interests/goals; 2) a curriculum vitae (or resume); 3) an unofficial copy of your transcript(s); 4) contact information for three professional references; and 5) if applicable, TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants. Please put “PhD GRA position” in the subject line. The selected candidates will be required to formally apply through OU’s graduate school by Jan 15th, 2022.
Additional information: For additional information about application procedures and requirements, visit https://gograd.ou.edu/apply/; For more information about the PhD program at DGES, visit https://www.ou.edu/ags/geography/degree-programs/graduate-program.
Look forward to hearing from you!