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Post Doctoral Research Associate Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University
Fixed term: 18 months - full time
We are seeking to recruit a Post Doctoral Research Associate to carry out, publish and present research as part of our recently funded MRC-Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project entitled “Health in a changing climate: the dynamic challenge of snake bite in South Asia”.
The project is a collaboration between ecological and epidemiological scientists and clinicians at the University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka), Tel Aviv University (Israel), the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Lancaster University and Imperial College London. The post will be situated in Dr Takuya Iwamura’s lab in the Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University in Israel with co-supervision and close collaboration with Dr Kris Murray’s lab at Imperial College London.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Snake bite is an under-appreciated global health and environmental management challenge, with estimates of over 5 million bites and somewhere between 20,000 - 100,000 deaths per year. The overarching aim of the project is to develop methods and outputs relevant to managing snake bite in South Asia, a global snake bite hotspot, under scenarios of demographic and environmental change. The focus of this component of the research will be to understand the impacts of land-use and land-cover change on snake distributions as well as snake-human encounter rate to aid prediction of snake bite incidence and mortality rates under various global change scenarios.
REQUIREMENTS: At the time of appointment, applicants must have a Ph.D. in geography, ecology, or a related discipline, and demonstrated proficiency in land change analysis and the use of remote sensing datasets. Demonstrated proficiency in R, Python, and/or equivalent is required. Experience in developing code with Google Earth Engine is welcomed. Evidence of proficiency in both technical and personal skills relevant to the position should be apparent from your application pieces (CV, publications, vision statement; see below). The post will involve international travel to collaborate with partner institutions and to communicate outputs. This is a fixed term appointment for 18 months starting by January 2019, with possibility of extension subject to further funding and performance.
Applicants will need to submit a cover letter, a CV including peer-reviewed publications, and the names of three references to Dr. Takuya Iwamura (email@example.com). Cover letter must state the broad and specific interests of applicants. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.