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    The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agricultures chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientists research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.

    This position is a Research Ecologist (Research Associate) located in the Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, NM.  The Jornada is a unit of ARS focused on applications of ecological science in drylands (http://jornada.nmsu.edu).  The Jornada is a site within the ARS Long-Term Agro-Ecosystem Research Network and is a Long Term Ecological Research site funded by the National Science Foundation. This project focuses on big data-model integration for predictive disease ecology and its one of the ARS Grand Challenges.

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    The incumbent will use large and diverse datasets to model complex interactions among multiple vectors, hosts, and transmission pathways leading to disease outbreaks across agro-ecosystem landscapes in the western US. The incumbent will also develop and apply novel computational and statistical approaches for analysis and visualization of large-scale spatial databases of vegetation, soil properties, climate, animal disease, and other ecosystem characteristics. Participation within an interdisciplinary group of landscape ecologists, epidemiologists, veterinarians, ecohydrologists, entomologists, phylogeneticists, and eco-informatic experts will be required.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To visit research sites and attend scientific meetings and conferences.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship.

    **This is a Temporary Post Doctoral Appointment with an initial period Not-to-Exceed 2 Years**

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    0408 Ecology

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