Research Associate in Biology

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Charlottesville, VIRGINIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral research-associate position in evolution and ecology of infectious disease. The position will be in the research group of Janis Antonovics as part of the project "Evolution of transmission mode: anther-smut as a model system" funded through the NSF/NIH Ecology of Infectious Disease Panel.

We seek applicants with research interests in the ecology and evolution of infectious disease with an interest in transmission modes and behavior. The successful applicant will plan, conduct, and publish research, and assist with other routine lab activities. Note that this is a short-term appointment for six months; however, the appointment may be renewed for some additional months, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at   and attach a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.  The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.  The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

For questions about the position, please contact Janis Antonovics, Associate Professor, at

For questions about the application, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

 For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and .

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