Postdoctoral positions

U of Georgia seeks postdoc to develop & analyze models of vector-borne disease transmission in relation to human behaviors & land use change

The Drake Lab ( and Hall Lab ( at UGA are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to develop and analyze mathematical models of vector-borne disease transmission in relation to human behaviors and land use change. The position is based at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. The successful candidate will collaborate with a multidisciplinary and international team of ecologists, social scientists, and mathematical modelers at UGA and the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health Studies, on a project funded by the NSF Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems ( The position will be responsible for developing general theory relating to human land use change and zoonotic disease risk, as well as models relating to transmission of Chagas disease and leishmaniasis in Panama. The selected candidate will be expected to use mathematical and computational methods to understand the transient and long-term behaviors of the model, to draft both internal and external reports on the performed research, and to prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

For more information, or to apply, visit - questions should be directed to ude.agu|diec#ude.agu|diec

This closing date for applications is March 1, 2020 at the latest. However we will begin interviewing applicants immediately, and a candidate may be selected prior to this date.

Postdoc position in theoretical ecology at Florida State University

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Michael Cortez's group ( in the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University. The main goals of the position are to develop and analyze new mathematical models and theory in one of two areas: the eco-evolutionary dynamics of host-pathogen systems or the effects of phenotypic plasticity on population-level dynamics. Both projects are parts of collaborations with empiricists.

Preferences for applicants include: (1) a PhD in the life sciences or a quantitative science (e.g., applied mathematics or computational biology), (2) strong quantitative and analytic skills, (3) excellent writing and communication skills, and (4) expertise in theoretical ecology, modeling, or areas relevant to at least one of the two areas listed above.

For full consideration, interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and their relation to this position, and the contact information for three references as a single pdf to Michael Cortez (ude.usf.oib|zetroc#ude.usf.oib|zetroc). The position is funded for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The starting date is flexible between 1/1/2020 and 6/1/2020.

Postdoctoral Position in Virus-Microbe Dynamics at Georgia Tech
A postdoctoral scientist position (2+ years) is available in Prof. Joshua Weitz's group in the School of Biological Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The postdoc will lead efforts to develop analytic and computational models of virus-microbe interactions with an emphasis on viral control of microbial population and evolutionary dynamics, both in an environmental and therapeutic context. Preferences for applicants include: (1) PhD in quantitative biosciences, ecology, evolutionary biology, physics, applied mathematics, or related area; (2) Strong quantitative & computational skills; (3) Excellent communication skills; (4) Interest and experience in model-data integration.

Position to start approximately January 2020; start date negotiable, includes competitive salary, benefits, collaborative opportunities in the USA/France, and travel budget. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be considered until position is filled.

To apply, please e-mail Joshua Weitz (ude.hcetag|ztiewsj#ude.hcetag|ztiewsj) with a curriculum vitae (CV), a one page statement of how your research interests are related to this position, and contact information for 3 references. More information on the group's research can be found at

Georgia Tech is located in Atlanta, GA in the Midtown neighborhood - a vibrant, urban community: Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoc in ecosystem forecasting and management at UC Santa Cruz
Dr. Stephan Munch is looking for postdoctoral fellow to participate in research on ecosystem forecasting and multi-objective management.
Current research involves ecosystem forecasting using Gaussian process machine learning and delay-embedding. The results are
combined with approximate dynamic programming algorithms in order to produce management advice. Future research avenues include partially-specified dynamical models, early warning signals, predicting extreme events, and multi-objective control. Within this umbrella, specific research projects are flexible and will be tailored around individual interests. Postdoc support is currently available for 1.5 years, with the possibility of extension. Candidates interested in more details should contact Dr. Munch directly: ude.cscu|hcnums#ude.cscu|hcnums.

Postdoc in Bayesian models for movement ecology at Univ. Florida

Dr. Denis Valle (School of Forest Resources and Conservation) and Dr. Robert Fletcher (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation) are now accepting applications for a postdoctoral position at the University of Florida (UF). This postdoctoral position will focus on the development and application of novel Bayesian methods for wildlife GPS tracking data. Additional details can be found [].

Postdoc in Spruce budworm phenology modelling at University of Ottawa

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in modelling various aspects of the spruce budworm system in Atlantic Canada and potential early intervention strategies. In particular, the goal is to consider the effects of phenology mismatch between budworm and its host. How will such a mismatch develop as a result of global change and geographic location, and what are its implication for the timing and effectiveness of early intervention strategies?

The research will use mathematical models, numerical simulation, data fitting and scenario testing. The position is based at the University of Ottawa, but the research will be carried out in close collaboration with researchers from Natural Resources Canada in Ontario and elsewhere. Applicants should have a PhD in quantitative/theoretical ecology, mathematical biology, or a related field with strong expertise in modelling, data integration and simulation.

The salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate in the range of $39.000 - $45.000 CDN (including benefits). Some funding for travel to collaborators and/or workshops and conferences will be available in addition. The position is available immediately. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility to extend until March 2022, based on performance.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, their CV, and at least two names of potential referees. The cover letter should explain the applicant's experience related to the project. Applications should be sent to Frithjof Lutscher (ac.awattou|ehcstulf#ac.awattou|ehcstulf). Only complete applications will be considered.

Postdoc position in statistical ecology - joint species modelling, Sweden

A 2 year postdoc position in joint species modelling for a statistically/theoretically oriented person is available with Dr. Jonas Knape at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The project focus is to explore the potential of joint species modelling for studying temporal change in species communities in relation to land-use and environmental factors.

For more information and instruction on how to apply, see

The closing date for applications is Oct 17.

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