Friday, January 27, 2012

Disease Macroecologist

Zoological Society of London

One Year Fixed-term Contract Initially
Salary: £27,106 plus London Weighting £3568

A postdoctoral position is available from 1st April 2012 to build
global spatial and temporal empirical models of the interdependence
of biodiversity and human health in Africa. The work will build on
previous publications (see Jones et al. Nature 451:990) to examine
the roles of biodiversity, land-use change, climate change and other
socio-economic, demographic and environmental drivers on disease emergence
and transmission.

The position requires an independent, enthusiastic and innovative
researcher with a PhD in a relevant discipline interested in applying
comparative macroevolutionary and macroecological approaches to
understanding disease emergence and transmission and its effect on
human wellbeing. Experience in environmental niche modelling, spatial
statistical modelling, using and compiling global biodiversity,
environmental and socioeconomic datasets would be an advantage.

The post will be based at The Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society
of London, London, but will require visits to our partners in Africa.
Starting date: 1st April 2012, end date: 31st March 2013 with the
possibility of renewing for a further 2 years. Salary: £30,674
p.a. inclusive of London weighting.

Please see for a job description.

To apply please send a CV, covering letter and contact details of three
referees to: HR Dept., ZSL, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY, or email Informal enquires can be made to

Closing date for applications: 16th February 2012

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