The Kinsley Lab in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an exceptional early-career scientist for a post-doctoral position. The Kinsley Lab studies mechanisms of invasive species and infectious disease spread, mainly in aquatic settings. Our approach involves complex systems modeling across multiple scales and includes methods such as compartmental disease modeling, network modeling, machine learning, and decision optimization. The postdoc will collaborate on projects expanding current models aimed at preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. The selected candidate will play a key role in project management, data management, model development, and expansion of an interactive dashboard. The project will require strong computational and analytical skills. There will be opportunities for the post-doc to participate in teaching, grant writing, and conducting research of their interest as it aligns with the project scope. The term of the appointment is one year initially, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.
Required Job Qualifications •Ph.D. in statistics, epidemiology, veterinary epidemiology, disease ecology, conservation science, ecology, natural resources, veterinary medicine, or a related discipline •Expertise in the principles and statistical methods used for modeling system dynamics •Demonstrated proficiency with statistical software including R •Demonstrated evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills •Demonstrated evidence of publishing in the peer-reviewed literature
Preferred Job Qualifications •Experience with Python •Experience with network modeling •Experience with spatial modeling •Knowledge of invasion biology •Experience and enjoy working collaboratively in groups
Internal Number: 339790
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