Duties: 1) Conduct research related to the evolutionary dynamics of livestock viruses utilizing phylodynamic or similar approaches. 2) Provide technical assistance to the PI, students, and trainees on data analysis, and other miscellaneous problems related to epidemiology and/or phylogenetic analysis. 3) Collect and organize data for research activities. Collaborate with the PI in the generation and testing of research hypotheses and data analysis, writing of papers, grants, budget management, and reports, and preparation of presentations and lectures. 4) Participate in laboratory meetings, seminars, graduate and undergraduate lectures, and conferences as needed. 5) Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned by the PI including, but not limited to, ordering supplies and organization and coordination of meetings and projects. 6) Maintain frequent communication with other faculty and collaborators
Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. and at least three years of post-doctoral experience, with experience in coordinating multiple concurrent projects. Strong organizational, quantitative analysis, project management/budgeting, and writing skills are necessary. Experience with livestock production systems, molecular epidemiology, bioinformatics, machine learning, and software development is also required.
Desired qualifications include: Excellent oral/written communication; leadership and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated ability to work in teams.
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