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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000898

Field(s) of Specialization

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department EPI Epidemiology

Division Epidemiology

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with interest in infectious disease modeling and statistical inference. This position is funded by a grant from the NIH to study measles persistence and population dynamics. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will join an experienced modeling team to develop cutting-edge model-Bayesian inference systems to study the spatial, temporal, and demographic dynamics of measles epidemics in recent decades and test different intervention/elimination strategies.

The position will be re-newed on an annual basis based on performance, up to 3 years.

Minimum Degree Required

Doctoral degree

Minimum Qualifications

PhD, ScD, or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or related discipline. Candidates with prior postdoctoral training are also eligible to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong interest in infectious disease dynamics/epidemiology; Experience in programing languages such as R, C/C++, or Matlab; Background in applied mathematics/statistics/engineering; Strong learning skills; Excellent communication and analytical skills; Ability to conduct self-directed and collaborative research; Experience with modeling of measles is a plus, but is not required.

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 07/17/2019

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Proposed Start Date 09/02/2019

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Review Begins 07/29/2019

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • List of References

  • Statement of Research

  • Writing Sample/Publication 1

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