We are an equal-opportunity group, committed to enacting anti-racist and anti-sexist policies to promote inclusivity in our lab, the biological sciences, and the academy. We believe that black lives matter, women’s rights are human rights, and no life is illegal. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and lifestyles are enthusiastically encouraged to apply to any of the positions outlined below.
I recently started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. I am recruiting new graduate students to join my lab in fall 2023. I’m looking for motivated students with broad interests in disease ecology, conservation biology, and/or epidemiology who are eager to undertake a multi-faceted PhD involving some combination of field study, molecular work, and dynamical modeling.
For recruits to start in AY2023-2024, I am particularly interested in students with a strong interest and/or background in international field work and a desire to spend extensive amounts of time in Madagascar. I am also interested in students with a background or interest in building and fitting dynamical, mechanistic transmission models to infectious disease data and/or matrix population models to abundance data. I already solicited expressions of interest for prospective students for AY2023-2024 prior to October 15, 2022. However, if you feel you are a good fit for this lab, please reach out about potentially applying in a future year.
Formal applications are due to the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences on December 1, 2022.
All funded postdoc positions in my lab are full at this time. However, independent postdoctoral fellows are always welcome, and I am happy to advise any interested individuals on related fellowship or grant applications. I have previous experience as both a Miller Fellow and a Branco Weiss Fellow myself and would be delighted to help strategize an application. The University of Chicago Fellows program in the Biological Sciences (applications due annually in December) is one exciting opportunity specific to our university. Please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in developing a fellowship application to join the group.
We recently solicited applications for a new Field Technician for the upcoming 2022-2023 year. Applications are now closed and will not renew again until spring 2023, for a likely September 2023 start date. For future opportunities, please note that this job is targeted towards American post-baccalaureate students eager to work with Malagasy PhD students on Ekipa Fanihy to catch and collect samples from wild fruit bats in Madagascar. I have found this to be a rewarding experience for both American and Malagasy students in the past, allowing both parties to engage in scientific and cultural exchange. Please see here for a job description of past opportunities.
Outside of my lab, if you are interested in finding research positions in the meantime, you may want to explore the following job boards or research opportunities: