PostDoctoral Associate-Drake Lab (2)

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Posting NumberG/R05961PWorking TitlePostDoctoral Associate-Drake Lab (2)DepartmentEcology 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 Date11/01/2019Posting Date09/30/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation 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 contribute to ongoing work in the Drake lab focusing on the ecology of emerging pathogens. Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to) emergence and transmission of arboviruses, factors relating to the spillover of zoonotic diseases from animal reservoirs, evolution and spread of antimicrobial resistance, risk analysis for emerging diseases of livestock, and the development of quantitative systems for disease forecasting. This position will be expected to lead the development and execution of a quantitative research project in his/her area of expertise. Research methodology may include dynamical systems modeling, stochastic processes, simulation, computational statistics, geostatistics, and/or machine learning. This position will be expected to prepare research plans, perform research including data analysis, draft both internal and external reports on the performed research, and prepare manuscripts for publication to peer reviewed journals.

Position is for one year with potential extension to two years.

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 is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and operate a computer. The individual will be required to 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. may occasionally be required.

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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      Posted: 10/3/2019
      Application Due: 12/2/2019
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