Qualified and energetic researchers who are interested in joining the group should contact me by email at any time. Candidates may come from many backgrounds, including mathematical or computational biology, physics, engineering, or computer science. Research activities in the lab center on mathematical and simulation modeling, frequent interaction with empirical biologists and epidemiologists, and analysis of complex data sets, so an ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills as well as relevant biological knowledge.

UCLA has vibrant communities of researchers working on evolutionary theory, population dynamics, and infectious diseases, and our group has close ties with the School of Public Health and School of Medicine. The university is situated in a prime location in Los Angeles, within minutes of mountains, beaches, and the rich cultural and culinary offerings of the city.

We are seeking a dynamic and versatile scientist to join an exciting interdisciplinary project merging empirical and modeling approaches to study zoonotic emergence risk, focusing on bat-borne henipaviruses. Available immediately -- see details and how to apply here.

Students interested in doctoral work should inquire by email. Admission to the group is through the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (details available here), for which the application deadline is in early December each year.

Thanks for your interest in working with our group. Please fill out this form, to give us a sense of what you’re interested in, and what relevant skills you’ve got.