A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Michael Cortez’s group (https://www.bio.fsu.edu/~cortez/) in the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University. The main goals of the position are to develop new theory at the intersections of ecology, evolution, and epidemiology. Two possible areas are the eco-evolutionary dynamics of host-pathogen systems and the effects of evolutionary and plastic adaptation on population-level dynamics, both of which are parts of collaborations with empiricists.
Preferences for applicants include: (1) a PhD in the life sciences or a quantitative science (e.g., applied mathematics or computational biology), (2) strong quantitative and analytic skills, (3) excellent writing and communication skills, and (4) expertise in theoretical ecology or modeling.
For full consideration, interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and their relation to this position, and the contact information for three references as a single pdf to Michael Cortez (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position is funded for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The starting date is flexible. Review of applications will begin on February 15th and continue until the position is filled.