Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Disease Ecology (Knoxville, TN)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN. Remote work will also be considered.
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Last Date to Apply
The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work directly with Dr. Mark Wilber developing, applying, and validating models that leverage commonly collected animal telemetry data to generate spatio-temporal predictions of infection risk. This position will collaborate with researchers working in different host systems, including white-tailed deer, feral swine, and bighorn sheep. The successful candidate will extend theory on movement-driven modeling of spatio-temporal infection risk, build and analyze movement-explicit, eco-epidemiological models to generate environmentally and behaviorally informed spatial maps of transmission potential, write reports/journal manuscripts, develop grant proposals, and present results at meetings and academic conferences. This is a regular, exempt position with full benefits, available to begin on June 1, 2022, for an initial term of one year, with further extension dependent upon acceptable work performance and availability of funding. This position is based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Candidates interested in remote work will be considered.
A Ph.D. in ecology, epidemiology, statistics, mathematical biology, or a similar field; demonstrated experience building and analyzing mathematical and statistical models aimed at answering biological, ecological, or epidemiological questions; and a publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Demonstrated experience with programming languages R, Python, Matlab, or similar.
Contact Person
Mark Wilber,
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