[Coral-List] Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Effects on Disease Ecology

C. Drew Harvell cdh5 at cornell.edu
Sun Nov 30 09:48:44 EST 2008

Dear All:

We have funding for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Effects on  
Disease Ecology

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Ecology and  
Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University. This position is funded by  
a new award from the Cornell Center for Sustainable Future for  
research on climate effects on disease dynamics in three parallel  
systems: sea corals, amphibian populations, and mosquito-borne diseases.

Primary responsibilities of the postdoctoral researcher include 1)  
developing spatial and descriptive models of disease dynamics based on  
current datasets available for each system, and working  
collaboratively with climate specialists and biologists to create a  
climate-based forecasting tool, 2) analyzing results and writing  
manuscripts, 3) contributing to preparation of grant proposals for  
future work, and 4) coordinating projects and collaborations with  
other members of Cornell’s ecology and evolution of infectious disease  

To qualify, applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology, epidemiology,  
or related biological field, demonstration of strong quantitative  
modeling and writing skills, a record of consistent and high-quality  
publications, and the ability to work independently and  
collaboratively. Preference will be given to applicants who have an  
understanding of ecological and population processes necessary for  
modeling of disease dynamics, as well as previous experience with  
statistical data analysis and modeling in the context of disease  

Starting salary will be competitive and commensurate with previous  
experience/expertise; position includes Cornell University Contract  
College benefits. Funds are available for one year and renewable  
pending satisfactory progress. The position is available starting  
March 1, 2009; starting date is negotiable. Review of applications  
will begin January 1, 2009 and continue until a suitable candidate is  

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, statement of research  
interests/experiences, and names and contact information for three  
references who are familiar with your work. Inquiries and applications  
(PDF format preferred) should be e-mailed to Dr. Drew Harvell (cdh5 at cornell.edu 
), Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University,  
Ithaca, NY-14853-2701.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action  
educator and employer. Applications from women and minorities are  

Regards, Drew

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