JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Howard Chang.
The successful candidate will develop and apply statistical methods for infectious disease surveillance. Projects aim to provide statistical methods and tools for reducing spatial uncertainty in disease measures by leveraging data across diverse surveillance systems and across multiple diseases. With guidance from US collaborators, the China CDC, and the US CDC these methods will be applied to several infectious diseases of global importance including influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, and schistosomiasis.
Postdoctoral fellow will join an interdisciplinary research team focused on spatio-temporal biostatistics and will have opportunities to collaborate with other researchers in environmental health, medicine, infectious disease, climate science, and spatial epidemiology. Publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings are expected and encouraged. The earliest possible start date is January 1st, 2020 but flexible.
The candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Computer Science, or other related quantitative disciplines. Prior experience in epidemiology, spatio-temporal statistics, causal inference, or statistical computing is desirable but not necessary. Candidates should be capable of working independently, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skill. Candidates should also possess the ability to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Apply with a statement describing research interests and background, a current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.
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