Postdoc in Eelgrass Disease Ecology

The Harvell and Gomes Labs at Cornell University are recruiting an outstanding, highly quantitative postdoctoral fellow to conduct and analyze field-based research on Seagrass Wasting Disease through the NSF funded project Collaborative Research: The Role of a Keystone Pathogen in the Geographic and Local-scale Ecology of Eelgrass Decline in the Eastern Pacific with CO-PIs E. Duffy, C. Gomes, D. Harvell, T. Hawthorne, and J. Stachowicz. The candidate will integrate field and artificial intelligence application (to quantify disease lesions) data from 6 latitudinally distributed sites from San Diego to Alaska with local temperature logger data and satellite remotely sensed data. Some experience with structural equation modelling would be helpful. The position includes the expectation to draft and submit multiple manuscripts for publication in top-level peer-reviewed scientific journals; present results at professional meetings, conferences, and popular seminars; engage in ongoing academic and intellectual life within relevant scientific programs at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Cornell Institute for Computational Sustainability, the Smithsonian Institution and Friday Harbor Labs. Start Date: April or May 2019; 2 years of funding with potential to raise more. Candidates should submit a short cover letter, CV, contact information and information for 3 references, research statement summarizing doctoral or postdoctoral research, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via the website:

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