Postdoctoral Position - AMNH - Evolution of Pathogenicity

Rob Guralnick Robert.Guralnick at COLORADO.EDU
Thu Jul 28 11:45:18 CDT 2005

The American Museum of Natural History seeks candidates with expertise
in biogeographic analysis, Geographic Information Systems, and an
interest in the evolution of viral pathogenecity for a 2 year
postdoctoral position. The position is part of a larger federally
funded project with the main goal of using genomic, phyloinformatic and
biodiversity informatic approaches to develop retrospective and
predictive hypotheses of the emergence of infections disease. This
position entails some paid travel to coordinate with collaborators at
the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Desired attributes:
Ph.D. in biology
Strong background and demonstrated ability in systematic and
biogeographic theory
Interest in analysis of genomic data of viruses in a biogeographic context
Experience using Geographic Information Systems
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work independently and in team settings

Some programming knowledge, especially using Java or Python, is also
desired but not necessary.
Very competitive salary and benefits.

Position available Fall 2005.

Send cover letter, CV, representative publications and names, addresses,
phone numbers/e-mail addresses of 3 references to:

Susan L. Perkins, Ph.D.
Asisistant Curator, Microbial Systematics and Genomics
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York  10024
perkins at
Ph:  212.313.7646

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