The Ferrari lab ( and Shea lab ( in The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics ( at The Pennsylvania State University are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to lead research on an NSF funded project to develop optimal surveillance/monitoring and control strategies for infectious disease in resource constrained settings. The successful candidate will develop independent research and contribute to a multi-institution project studying endemic foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Turkey and developing monitoring and control strategies for endemic FMD in low-income countries. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (such as ecology, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, veterinary epidemiology, physics), a strong interest in dynamical systems, and a history of productivity. Familiarity with R is preferred, though the successful candidate will have freedom to develop analyses and models in the language in which they are most proficient. Experience in communicating quantitative analyses to a non-technical audience and experience working with large collaborative groups is an advantage. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with excellent possibility of extension. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research experience and how these experiences relate to the position, a CV, and contact information for three references. For informal inquiries, please email Matthew Ferrari ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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Dr. Katriona Shea

Professor of Ecology

Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences

Department of Biology and Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

208 Mueller Laboratory

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park,  PA 16802



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