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Postdoctoral Application Form: Integrating Infectious Disease Into Savanna Dynamics


The Ezenwa lab at Yale University (http://ezenwalab.uga.edu/) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position on integrating infectious disease into savanna dynamics. The postdoc will join a newly funded Hutchinson cluster (PIs: Carla Staver, Jennifer Marlon, Vanessa Ezenwa) at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (https://yibs.yale.edu/hutchinson-fellows) focused on understanding the diversity of trophic interactions that influence African savanna ecosystems. The candidate in this position will develop independent research exploring the role of parasites and pathogens in shaping vegetation dynamics in savannas and work with other faculty and postdocs in the cluster to develop and implement collaborative, interdisciplinary projects.

The Ezenwa lab provides an inclusive and collaborative environment for scientific and career development. The successful candidate for this position will have: (i) a PhD degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, zoology, parasitology, microbiology, or a related discipline; (ii) a track record of creativity in research and research productivity; (iii) substantive experience working in African savanna ecosystems; and (iv) the ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Interested candidates should submit a 1-page cover letter; a CV including contact information for three references; a 2-page statement of research interests and goals; and a copy of a first-authored publication. Informal inquiries about this position are welcome and can be sent to Vanessa Ezenwa (vanessa.ezenwa@yale.edu).


Postdoc budget:
Starting salary of $62,000/year - One year, with possibility of renewal for a second year (but not more). Up to $10,000 per year per postdoc for research, travel, etc.
Student/visitor budget:
Additional budget will be available to bring international visitors to Yale, including travel and any necessary housing and living expense supplements.


Applications are due by January 15, 2022.

The Hutchinson program will NOT replace the Donnelley postdoc program.

For any questions or concerns regarding the application process, contact: 

LaToya Sealy Cotto
(203) 432-9857

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Applications are due by January 15, 2022.