Graduate Students

Postdoctoral Research Associates

I am interested in recruiting 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. More broadly, our research addresses questions on spatial synchrony in metapopulations and its impacts on extinction-colonization, the mechanisms and impact of seasonality in population dynamics and eco-evolutionary trajectories.  Currently, lab research involves a range of approaches that combine field experiments, laboratory microcosm systems, statistical analyses of historical and concurrent data and mathematical/computational modelling approaches. 

Funding is available.

If you are interested in the lab’s research focus, 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.  I can also accept students through UGA’s Integrated Life Sciences program and the Institute of Bioinformatics.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position at the Odum School of Ecology, the University of Georgia.   

The position is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) initiative, in collaboration with Drs. Drake (UGA), Bahl (UGA), Han (Cary Inst), Epureanu (Michigan) and Nowak (UGA).  The successful candidate will develop empirically-motivated within-host and multi-scale models of potentially highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, with a view to assessing their pandemic potential.

Basic Qualifications
Seeking candidates with excellent scientific programming, quantitative training and communication skills.  Candidates should have experience with dynamical systems, statistical estimation, complex systems and, preferably, some background in epidemiology. 

The position is funded for two years, with the possibility of renewal. The salary will be in the range $50K-65K, depending on experience.  Requests for working remotely will be considered.

Applications, including a CV, a statement of research interests and the names and contact details of 3 referees, can be submitted to

Review of applications will start on February 8th and will continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions should be directed towards