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Position Description: Spatial and temporal statistical modelling of ticks with an emphasis on near real-time predictions of tick activity and abundance.

Duration: At least 2 years, starting from 1st October 2006. Extensions possible depending on availability of funds. Advancement to Research Assistant Professor also a possibility.

Salary: Commensurate with experience (range $36-$40 K and health benefits)

Requirements: Prior experience in modelling biological systems, with an interest in arthropod vectors of disease. Specific areas of expertise could be either in GIS and handling remotely-sensed data or development and implementation of spatially explicit statistical population models. Ongoing projects also have a large outreach component. Good communication skills are essential as our team develops web-based outreach tools for appropriate tick bite prevention decision support. Candidates must have completed PhD or equivalent by time of hire.

Project supervision: The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic, vertically integrated team of faculty, post-docs, research staff and grad/undergrad students led by Dr. Thomas Mather. The successful candidate will interact with vector biologists, social scientists, web designers and statisticians.

Travel requirements: The position is primarily for a statistical modeller, and the project does not involve fieldwork. However, there will be opportunities to participate in outreach events throughout the northeastern USA. There will also be opportunities to attend scientific conferences and training courses.

Further details: If you require any further information about the position, please contact Dr Thomas Mather, Director, Center for Vector-Borne Disease, Faculty of Plant and Insect Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 9 East Alumni Avenue, Suite 7, Kingston, RI, 02881, USA
E-mail: For further information on our research activities:

To apply: Please send CV with contact information for 3 references directly to Dr. Thomas Mather at either the email or postal address above.

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