Rohani Lab

Population Biology of Infectious Diseases


The Rohani lab has positions available for two postdoctoral fellows, who will be based at the Odum School of Ecology and the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia.  The first position is aimed at developing models for pertussis transmission to explore the dynamics of asymptomatic carriage and examine evidence for this mechanism in cohort studies and epidemiological data.  The second position is flexible and may involve any of the ongoing projects in the lab, including avian influenza evolution, disease forecasting, mumps epidemiology or some other mutually agreed upon topic.  Candidates interested in this flexible position should indicate their preferred topic or provide a brief description of their proposed research in their application materials.

Basic Qualifications:
I am seeking candidates with excellent quantitative skills, including appropriate programming skills, preferably with some background in epidemiology or population biology.  These positions are funded for two years, with the possibility of renewal.  The salary will be in the range $50K-60K, depending on experience.

Interested candidates should send a letter of inquiry and CV with 3 references to Pej Rohani (



I am interested in accepting new graduate students to the lab, with a broad interest in population ecology. Specifically, I would be keen to hear from potential students who have an interest in the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, general host-natural enemy interactions, spatial ecology and theoretical ecology. Currently, lab research involves a large range of projects that combine field experiments, laboratory microcosm systems, statistical analyses of historical and concurrent data and mathematical modelling approaches.

Funding is available.

If you are interested in the lab’s research focuses, please send me an e-mail ( for more information. You can also visit the Odum School of Ecology webpage for more information on graduate programs and the application process