2 -year Post-Doc position in Ecological modeling, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Brussels, Belgium).
Description. A 2-year post-doc position starting in September 2013 is available to work on the development of spatial statistical models aiming to describe, quantify and predict the spread of invading organisms (plants, insects, or pathogens). The appointee will join an innovative group of researchers led by Dr Marius Gilbert and working on the spatial epidemiology of several infectious and vector-borne diseases (http://lubies.ulb.ac.be/Spatepi.html).
Background and network. Invading organisms spreading though a heterogeneous landscape are difficult to study using conventional statistical models, and there is no established methodology to analyse those space-time data sets. This project aimed to develop new methods to study those type of data, and to compare them against other previously published methods in their capacity to detect the influence of landscape heterogeneity on the pattern of spread. The position is financed by the EDENext FP7- Health project “Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe” (http://www.edenext.eu/), and the successful applicant will be expected to interact extensively with other members of the EDENext project.
Qualifications. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, mathematical modeling or biostatistics, and should have demonstrated computational, communication and writing skills (English). Only candidates from the European Union are eligible for this position.
Applications. Application will be reviewed immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified candidate has been identified. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, PDFs of the 3 most representative publications, and a list of three references with email contact information.
Contact. Dr M. Gilbert, email@example.com