Postdoc available

We're looking for a postdoc in ecology of infectious disease

A postdoc position in the ecology of infectious disease is available in the Mordecai lab in the Biology Department at Stanford University, with a flexible start date. Specific research topics are flexible but may center on environmental drivers of vector-borne disease dynamics.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Natural Capital Project to investigate effects of land use change on vector abundance and disease transmission in the Amazon and Central America. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists in the School of Medicine and the Woods Institute for the Environment, as well as a with multi-institution NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases project. Research will use mathematical models and data to understand socio-ecological relationships between environmental change and disease. Potential projects include impacts of deforestation on malaria in the Amazon, impacts of land use change on Aedes-transmitted arboviruses in Costa Rica, and socio-ecological drivers of multiple vector-borne diseases in Colombia. The postdoc may also choose to work in a local plant - pathogen system in Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, or develop their own study system.

Candidates with strong quantitative skills and backgrounds in ecology, evolution, or infectious disease biology are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be an independent, highly motivated problem solver who communicates well and enjoys working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter that describes your research interests and background, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to Erin Mordecai at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Join the fun!

Contact Erin Mordecai for information about conducting research in the lab as an undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoc.

Prospective graduate students: Please send a CV including GPA and GRE scores and a brief statement describing your background and research interests to Erin Mordecai: The application deadline for Stanford Biology admissions is December 1. I can also advise students through the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) and the PhD program in Epidemiology.

Prospective postdocs: Please send a CV and brief statement of interests and background to Erin Mordecai:

Stanford undergrads: We have positions available to work in the lab, greenhouse, and field (Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve) as well as on mathematical modeling projects. You can work as a volunteer or for work study, class credit, or hourly pay. Please send a CV including contact information for at least one reference, an unofficial transcript, and a one-paragraph statement about your research interests to Erin Mordecai:

High school summer interns: As of summer 2018 we are no longer accepting unpaid summer interns. We accept interns through Stanford's RISE program