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Job Title: Post-doctoral fellow
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Organization: Northeast Center for Excellence in Vector Biology
Posted: 5/9/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Laboratory
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Albany,  NY   
Compensation: NIH 1st year post-doc
Position Description: Post-Doctoral Associate Positions in the Northeast Center of Excellence in Vector Biology

Two Post-Doctoral positions are available, one in the Arbovirus Laboratory, Wadsworth Center and a second that will interact closely with the University at Albany, SUNY Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. Duties of one position will include designing and performing experiments in the areas of arbovirology, vector biology, vector-virus interactions and vector and viral genetics. The second position will involve computer modeling of climate effects on vector biology and disease spread.

Candidates should have a record of scientific rigor, creativity, and ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary research team. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Biostatistics or a related field.

Preferred qualifications for position one include: experience in vector biology, virology and molecular biology; experience working with arthropods and/or arthropod- borne pathogens; and experience working in a BSL-2 and/or BSL-3 laboratory.

Preferred qualifications for position two include: experience in biostatistical analysis of infectious disease field data in combination with environmental change, excellent programming skills in Python, R or an equivalent high-level programming language.

Knowledge of genetic analyses and/or biostatistics is preferred for both positions.

Organization Description: The Wadsworth Center is a division of the New York State Department of Health, located in Albany, NY, and includes academic programs from the University at Albany, School of Public Health. The Wadsworth Center houses state-of-the-art core facilities in molecular and structural biology, genomics and bioinformatics.

The Albany, NY area offers a reasonable cost of living, diverse cultural activities and easy access to the beautiful Adirondacks, Berkshires and Catskill Mountains: it is an ideal location for outdoor activities year round.

This is a grant funded position administered by Health Research Inc., an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: 8/9/2017
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Contact Name: Lori Hallenbeck,  Health Program Administrator
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How to Apply: To apply, please submit a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of 3 references to

Additional Information: Two positions advertised here -- one in arboviral and vector studies; one in climate change and vector-borne disease.

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