Two postdoctoral scholar positions disease ecology. OR, USA
Theory and Modeling - The incumbent will be responsible for developing generalized theory and models to predict “rules-of-thumb” for the control of diseases caused by pathogens with long-distance dispersal. Spatiotemporal spread of wheat stripe rust.
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA The Scholars will be contributing members of a multi-investigator project using empirical data and modeling approaches to study effects of fundamental epidemiological parameters (e.g., basic reproduction number and initial disease prevalence) and common control tactics (e.g, reactive ring culling, reactive ring vaccination or chemotherapeutic applications, timing and extent of reactive ring treatments, and broad-scale population protection) on the spread of disease caused by pathogens demonstrating long-distance dispersal. The project is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the NSF/NIH/USDA/BBSRC Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease Program.