Postdoctoral Fellowship In Disease Ecology and Pathogen Phylogeny, Colorado, USA


Postdoctoral Fellowship In Disease Ecology and Pathogen Phylogeny

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF funded Ecology of Infectious Diseases grant, studying the impacts of management on disease transmission in Puma concolor. This exciting project will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Sue VandeWoude at Colorado State University, and involves close collaboration with a diverse interdisciplinary team. We are seeking an individual with experience in analysis of pathogen evolution and phylogeny that possesses a communication skill set conducive to assist with management of a large interdisciplinary project. Experience in writing technical or scientific reports and manuscripts, excellent communication skills, and ability to interact productively with a diverse group of collaborators is required. Technical  expertise in viral detection, viral genomic determination and analysis, phylogenetic analysis, and disease ecology are skill sets also highly relevant to this position. Expertise in database management, genomics, familiarity with next generation sequencing technologies, biostatistical and bioinformatics analysis is also desirable.

The successful applicant will conduct guided but independent laboratory-based research leading to first author publications. The position will provide mentorship to students and technical staff, develop annual technical reports, coordinate sample receipt, processing and archiving, and manage a large and complex sample database. The ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative, creativity, and will have excellent organizational skills; we also seek candidates with enthusiasm who work well as part of a team as well as independently. The position is funded with two years with potential to extend for an additional year. Salary is commensurate with experience level.

The position start date is flexible but we hope to employ someone by August 15, 2015. Application review will begin after April 19, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For full job description and TO APPLY please see

Application materials include:

1. A 1-2 page cover letter outlining how the applicant’s professional background and experience match the required and preferred qualifications for the position.

2. A CV/resume including current contact information.

3. Three professional references that include name, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, or copies of letters sent from references

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.