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Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology (Clay Lab)

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To apply, please submit a letter of interest, statement of research interests, a C.V, copies of relevant publications, and the contact information for three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/3971 or send to Jeremy Bennett, 1001 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405 (jebennet@indiana.edu). Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until position is filled. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Keith Clay (clay@indiana.edu).

Posting Details

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology (Clay Lab)
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Biology
Position Summary

Disease Ecology / Tick Surveillance Research

The Clay lab at Indiana University (www.indiana.edu/~symbios) seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow to help elucidate long-term patterns in arthropod vector abundance, pathogen prevalence and environmental conditions as part of a large, multidisciplinary IU initiative (Prepared for Environmental Change: http://grandchallenges.iu.edu/p4ec). In particular, the candidate will contribute to the project goals of investigating existing Midwestern vector databases, interfacing with state agencies to identify monitoring sites and obtain all permits and permissions, establishing and field testing vector sampling protocols, optimizing laboratory protocols for testing vector species for pathogen infection, and contributing to the development of GIS maps of vector and pathogen distributions. Most research would be conducted in the Midwest in Indiana and surrounding states, and would be based at Indiana University-Bloomington. The duration of the position is a minimum of two years but potentially up to five years.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in a biology-related field and experience in field sampling and/or laboratory diagnostics of vector-borne pathogens required. The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills relevant to the project and experience working on large projects.

Department Contact for Questions

Jeremy Bennett (jebennet@indiana.edu)

Additional Qualifications

Experience in disease ecology preferred.

Salary and Rank $45,000-50,000 + benefits
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, statement of research interests, a C.V, copies of relevant publications, and the contact information for three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/3971 or send to Jeremy Bennett, 1001 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405 (jebennet@indiana.edu). Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Keith Clay (clay@indiana.edu).

For Best Consideration Date 08/15/2017
Expected Start Date 10/01/2017
OAA # 21705-05

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Research and Teaching
  4. Research Paper 1
  5. Research Paper 2
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3