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Opening for Postdoctoral Fellow in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modeling
We are recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to work on NIH-funded projects investigating tuberculosis control strategies in high-risk populations. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Jason Andrews, Associate Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, along with research partners at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil and South African TB Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) in Cape Town.
The aim of these projects is to identify effective and efficient approaches for case detection and prevention of tuberculosis in high burden populations, including children in tuberculosis-endemic communities and people residing in prisons and other correctional facilities. The parent studies have prospective data collection components in South Africa and Brazil evaluating biomarker and other novel diagnostic approaches for tuberculosis. The postdoctoral fellow will leverage these primary data, together with large surveillance and administrative datasets, to develop and apply mathematical models to investigate the potential impact of new diagnostic and prevention strategies on tuberculosis incidence and outcomes.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in epidemiology, statistics, ecology, operations research, computational biology, or a related field and experience using dynamical models (e.g., SIR models). Previous experience working on tuberculosis or cost-effectiveness is a plus but is not required. The successful candidate will be an independent, highly motivated problem solver who communicates well and enjoys working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.
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