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Offre de Post-doctorat. Ecoépidémiologie des tiques. USA

Offre de post-doctorat sur l’écoépidémiologie des tiques

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B), NY

A post-doctoral position is available in Maria Diuk-Wasser’s EcoEpidemiology lab at the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University. The applicant will join a collaborative project with Yi-Pin Lin and Laura Kramer (Wadsworth Center, NY State Dept of Health), Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis (SUNY Downstate Medical Center) and Ben Adams (University of Bath) to study strain dynamics and host specialization in Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease bacterium, recently funded by the NSF Div. of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). This project offers a unique opportunity to integrate long-term field data collection, lab transmission experiments, molecular evolutionary epidemiology, and mathematical modeling to examine the processes driving B. burgdorferi diversity and host specialization.

Candidates should have a doctoral (or equivalent) degree in ecology, epidemiology, microbiology or related fields. Background in molecular biology methods is required, in addition to skills in one or more of the following areas : population or community ecology, population genetics or dynamic modeling of microbes, vectors, or vertebrate reservoir hosts. Desirable skills : knowledge of high-throughput sequencing methodology and relevant bioinformatics skills ; field and laboratory animal handling experience.

The successful candidate must be capable of working independently in an interdisciplinary environment and have strong quantitative and writing skills evidenced by scholarly publications. In addition to the formal collaborations, opportunities exist for collaboration with the Northeast Center of Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases (Diuk-Wasser co-PI), the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Earth Institute, the American Museum of Natural History, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and EcoHealth Alliance.

To ensure consideration, please submit application by December 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is May-June 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applications should include CV, statement of research interests, the names of three references and be sent to : mad2256 chez columbia.edu

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