Post Doctoral Position in Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infections
A Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded postdoctoral position ins available with Matthew Ferrari's group at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State to study the persistence of childhood infections in response to vaccination strategies.
A Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded postdoctoral position ins available with Matthew Ferrari's group (http://www.cidd.psu.edu/people/mjf283) at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State.
The lab studies the spatial and temporal dynamics of vaccine-preventable, childhood infections. We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to participate in collaboration with national and international agencies to understand the persistence of measles in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and evaluate strategies for novel vaccination programs to facilitate measles elimination goals.
A Ph.D. in Quantitative Ecology, Population Biology, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or an equivalent area is required. Experience with computational analysis of time series data is highly desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. Candidates with a multidisciplinary background, spanning the life sciences, social sciences and computer sciences, are especially encouraged to apply.
The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (www.cidd.psu.edu) brings together theoreticians and empirical scientists in a wide variety of disciplines to collaborate and innovate in the area of infectious disease research. In September 2011, several CIDD research groups (including ours) will move into Penn State’s new Millennium Science Complex, a building that has been designed around shared open spaces to facilitate frequent interactions among graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty working across all levels of biological complexity and methodological approaches to the study of infectious disease dynamics.
Interested applicants should submit a CV, a one[page letter explicitly describing professional qualifications for this position, and contact information of three references to Matthew Ferrari (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
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