A post-doctoral position is available starting January 2021 to study the ecology of fear in host-parasite interactions. Hosts avoid exposure to infection by avoiding infective stages, associated cues, infected individuals, or alter their habitat use to avoid encountering parasites. These non-consumptive effects (NCE) are known as the “ecology of fear”. Potential projects include, but are not limited to investigating the: 1) state-dependent nature of NCE, 2) trait-mediated NCE, 3) NCE of parasites on host metabolism, and 3) evolutionary consequences of NCE. Successful applicants will investigate these questions using a fruit fly-mite system, applying concepts and techniques from behavioral ecology, physiological ecology, and/or experimental evolution.
- PhD in ecology, evolutionary biology, parasitology, or related fieldsstrong
- English written and oral communication skills
- experience in small animal respirometry preferred
- ability to work as a part of a collaborative team
- previous experience supervising undergraduate and/or graduate students
- track record of first author, peer-reviewed publications
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three academic references to Dr. Lien Luong (email@example.com).
Closing date:The position will remain open until filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.