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Evolutionary Epidemiology and Ecology of Bunyaviruses Postdoc
Los Alamos National Security in ,
Date Posted 07/29/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
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Application Deadline Open until filled

What You Will Do

A post-doctoral position is available in the multi-disciplinary area of evolutionary epidemiology and ecology of bunyaviruses. This area includes phylogenetics, mathematical modeling, phylodynamics, and epidemiological methods applied to bunyavirus genetic sequence data. This postdoc is part of a broad multi-disciplinary research project involving LANL, Public Heal th England, University of Leeds, and Sivas University of Science and Technology, that includes data from clinical, experimental, and field environments. The focus of the research will be on using pathogen genetic sequence data to study the complex, multi-host transmission system of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus. We are specifically interested in candidates with backgrounds in phylodynamic and epidemiological methods development. The position starts immediately and is 2 years (with possible 3rd year extension) with competitive starting salary plus benefits.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expertise in phylogenetics and bioinformatics

  • Expertise in epidemiology

  • Experience in methods development

  • Experience in high performance computing

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Education/Experience : A Ph.D. in epidemiology, ecology, virology, computer science, mathematics, or statistics. The candidate must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment and must be within five years of completion of the Ph.D. Candidates may also have previous experience including postdoctoral experience. However, no previous experience beyond Ph.D. is required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in phylodynamic methods

  • Expertise in evolutionary biology of viruses

  • Expertise in code development

  • Experience in R

  • A record of publication

Note to Applicants: The application package consists of a CV, a cover letter, and a two-page statement of research interests. In addition to applying online, applicants may email their CV and cover letter to Carmen Molina-Paris, molina-paris@lanl.gov. No applicant is expected to have all of the desired skills. Those who meet the education and minimum job requirements are encouraged to apply.

Where You Will Work

LANL has an intellectually diverse environment and demands creative, innovative and pioneering solutions. LANL is a leader in high performance computing and has a history of leadership in this area, dating back to one of the first supercomputers ever built. The Theoretical Division was first led by Hans Bethe and was home to Richard Feynman for many years. As a national laboratory, high priority is placed in interdisciplinary studies. Facilities include one of the largest supercomputers in the world, four divisions (300 people each) devoted to computation, and a significant computing allocation. We are located in the mountains of northern New Mexico, 40 minutes from Santa Fe, with close access to skiing, hiking, climbing and mountain biking.

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2-Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type



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