Postdoctoral Positions Available

Guy Hoelzer hoelzer at unr.edu
Mon Nov 21 18:41:57 EST 1994


Postdoctoral research associate needed for study of natural 

selection on whole-animal physiological performance of deer 

mice.  Position starts 1 March 1995 or as soon thereafter as 

possible, but must start by 1 May 1995.  Applicants should have 

a Ph.D. in physiological ecology or a related field.  Desirable 

qualifications include experience with handling and breeding 

small mammals, computerized data acquisition, whole-animal 

physiological studies, and radio-tracking, and an interest in 

evolutionary physiology.   Must be in excellent physical 

condition to work (about 6 months/yr) at a remote high altitude 

(3,800m = 12,500 ft) research station near the California-Nevada 

border.  Spouses and dependents are not allowed to reside at the 

field station.  A commitment to follow appropriate safety 

procedures for handling mice that may harbor Muerto Canyon virus 

(hantavirus) is required.  The University of Nevada-Reno is an 

AA/EO employer.

To apply:  

By 15 January 1995, send a cv and the names, phone numbers, and 

addresses (including email addresses, if available) of three 

references to:


Dr. Jack Hayes, Department of Biology, University of Nevada, 

Reno, NV 89557 (jhayes at scs.unr.edu)




Postdoctoral research associate needed to work on ecological 

aspects of NIH-funded study Muerto Canyon virus (hantavirus).  

Position starts Jan 1, 1995 or as soon thereafter as possible.  

Field experience with small mammals (preferably in the western 

US), strong quantitative (statistical) skills and a Ph.D. are 

required.  Experience in small mammal ecology and physiology, 

virology, epidemiology, ectoparasites, or GIS are desirable.  

Applicants must be willing to travel extensively and to interact 

with a diverse group of scientists.  Responsibilities include 

assisting with design and implementation of field studies to 

assess the distribution and abundance of Muerto canyon virus in 

small mammal communities, primarily in western Nevada.  

Successful applicant will use varied analytical tools to search 

for ecological and environmental factors that may explain the 

distribution and abundance of the virus.  He or she will be 

required to follow appropriate precautions for dealing with wild 

mammals that may harbor hantavirus, and must submit an NIH 

postdoctoral fellowship application within 1 year of start of 


To apply, send a cv and the names, phone numbers, and email 

addresses of three references to Dr. Jack Hayes, Department of 

Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557 by 15 December 

1994.  For additional information contact Jack Hayes at 

jhayes at scs.unr.edu or 702-784-6076. 

The University of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative 

Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, 

color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran 

status, physical or mental disability, and in accordance with 

University policy, sexual orientation, in any program or 

activity it operates.  University of Nevada employs only United 

States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the 

United States.

Guy Hoelzer                                                  
hoelzer at unr.edu
Dept. of Biology
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV  89557

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