PostDoctoral Associate-Drake Lab

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Posting NumberG/R05848PWorking TitlePostDoctoral Associate-Drake LabDepartmentEcology Dean's OfficeAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised Salary$50,004Anticipated Start Date10/28/2019Posting Date09/19/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please attach cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and evidence of degree

Location of VacancyAthens Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Minimum Qualifications should list both the minimum degree and the field which the degree must be earned. If prior work experience is required, the posting should list both the job in which the experience must be gained, and the minimum duration that will be accepted.

Classification TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

Position will be responsible for deriving and analyzing mathematical models of vector-borne disease transmission as part of a multi-university collaboration to develop ecological theory for zoonotic disease transmission. Position will liaise with collaborators at North Carolina A&T and the Cary Institute and will be responsible for integrating diverse perspectives of multiple research groups in the development of the new theoretical models. Position will be expected to use analytical and numerical methods to understand the equilibrium and transient behavior of the model, to draft both internal and external reports on the performed research, and to prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

PhD in Ecology or related discipline, relevant to infectious disease research; 0-3 years in Postdoctoral experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates with strong quantitative skills and a background in ecology, evolution, or infectious disease biology are especially encouraged to apply

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the individual will regularly stand, sit, talk, hear, and operate a computer. The individual will travel to/from buildings around campus as needed for meetings – primarily in the vicinity of the Odum School of Ecology. Off-campus travel for research, conferences, etc. occasionally.

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoPosting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Other Documents #1
    4. List of References with Contact Information
    Optional Documents
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    Posted: 9/21/2019
    Application Due: 11/20/2019
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