Environmental Microbiologist/Postdoctoral Associate Position

The Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health is recruiting an environmental microbiologist who can fill a one or two year appointment as a Post-Doctoral Associate, with the possibility of renewal. Successful candidates will join the research group of Professor Albert Ko and work on an NSF/NIH-supported Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease project, which focuses on the eco-epidemiology of leptospirosis in urban slum settings. The post-doctoral associate will conduct experiments at Yale to characterize the natural history of the spirochete, Leptospira interrogans, in soil and surface water and develop assays to detect and quantify the pathogen in environmental samples. The post-doctoral associate will have the opportunity to transfer these assays to our field site in Brazil during short visits and evaluate how the dynamics of the pathogen in the environmental reservoir influences the transmission of leptospirosis in humans.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in biology, microbiology, or a related field, and preferably have strong expertise in environmental microbiology and molecular methods to detect bacteria in environmental samples. Applicants should submit their applications, which include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and at least two references, at the on-line submission site https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2569. 

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and especially welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities.