Post Doctoral Fellow - Covid-19 Research

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Epidemiology
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable

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This job is part of the Programs, Research & Innovation in Sexual Minority Health (PRISM Health) team in the Departments of Epidemiology and Behavioral Science and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health. PRISM Health’s usual work seeks to understand and improve the sexual health of sexual minority populations, with a focus on HIV. In the emerging COVID pandemic, our team is applying our experience in public health surveillance and mailout laboratory testing to developing rigorous estimates of infection with SARS-CoV-2 and immune response. We seek a colleague to take a lead role in the analyses of data from national and state probability samples of US people, for outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 positivity and prevalence of antibody response. Responsibilities will include analyses, preparations of figures and tables, participating on writing teams, and leading one or more writing teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

A MD/DVM/PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or other relevant quantitative field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Experience with analysis of data from probability samples or with mathematical modeling of infectious diseases.
Additional Details

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience in infectious disease modeling and epidemiology
• Expertise in data management/analysis, R(preferred), SAS, or other statistical software
• Experience with transmission modeling, mathematical epidemiology, statistics for infectious diseases, and multi-scale disease modeling
• Demonstrated ability to lead manuscript production, especially in the areas of infectious disease surveillance, modeling, or public health outcomes
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster a good working relationship with others on the team and collaborators

Additional Job Details:

The scientist will be under the mentorship of Drs. Patrick Sullivan and Aaron Siegler will have the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the field. The position will be based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The initial appointment is for one year and renewal is anticipated if performance is satisfactory and funds are available


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