Multiple Postdocs in Disease Ecology - EEB Dept., Univ. of Minnesota

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior; University of Minnesota

Our research group seeks to hire a 2-3 motivated and conceptually driven post-doctoral associates to work collaboratively using empirical and/or theoretical approaches to test community ecology and behavioral theory in pathogen communities.  This work will focus on, but not necessarily be limited to: 

  1. investigating the role of vector behavior on pathogen dynamics
  2. testing the relevance of resource competition and metacommunity theory to pathogen communities, and  
  3. investigating the interactions between disease and movement broadly. 

The successful applicant will work with a collaborative research team of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students that includes expertise in using mathematical, statistical, and empirical approaches in behavioral, community, and disease ecology.  We are particuarly interested in applicants with strong skills in mathematics, statistical and analytical techniques, or molecular techniques relevant to the detection of phytoviruses using qPCR or metagenomics techniques.  Demonstration of excellent writing skills are an essential qualification for these positions.  The appointment is initially for one year, but may be renewed annually.  Starting date is negotiable and may begin as soon as possible.  

Questions about this position should be addressed to Drs. Allison Shaw (,  Elizabeth Borer (, or Eric Seabloom (

Review of applications will begin 15 June 2016 and positions will remain open until filled. 

Apply for this position (Job Opening ID: 310245) via the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website: