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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Nathan Lo

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Lo, Nathan
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Med: Infectious Diseases
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Two years with the possibility of extension.
Appointment Start Date: 
Available immediately
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please submit the application materials by email to Lab information can be found here: Review of applications will be performed on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
Yes. The expected base pay range for this position is listed in Pay Range field. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Pay Range: 
$72,000 - $85,000

The Lab of Dr. Nathan Lo in the Division of Infectious Diseases is thrilled to announce an opening to study transmission and public health control strategies for infectious diseases.
The Lo Lab in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a talented postdoctoral scholar to join our vibrant, interdisciplinary research team. Dr. Nathan Lo has recently moved to Stanford from UCSF. Our research group is interested in studying the transmission of infectious diseases to inform public health decisions. The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to work on analytic modeling of infectious disease transmission and public health control strategies across multiple pathogens (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, pertussis, influenza, Schistosoma). The work will have broad scientific and public health impact in infectious diseases.
The postdoctoral scholar will lead research on modeling infectious disease transmission and impact of public health strategies to reduce outbreaks, in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health and other public health agencies. This NIH funded study will broadly investigate development and evaluation of modeling tools to support outbreak response and prevention and control of infectious diseases. We will investigate multiple pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, Bordetella pertussis, and influenza, with flexibility to investigate additional infectious diseases. The ideal candidate will have a superb quantitative background, strong coding skills (e.g., Python, R), expertise in infectious disease modeling across multiple pathogens, expertise with large datasets and statistical analysis, and high level of independence with publication record to support these characteristics. The postdoctoral scholar may work alongside students in the laboratory.
The lab will support and encourage the candidate’s independent research interests that align with our mission. Beyond this position, we welcome applicants proposing interesting scientific directions in infectious disease modeling broadly and will fund a highly independent postdoctoral scholar with a clear vision of scientific investigation that falls within the lab’s mission.
Our Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine encompasses all aspects of infectious diseases research and provides a strong community of scientific colleagues and students.

Required Qualifications: 

 The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Epidemiology, Engineering, Data Science, or related field.
 Superb quantitative background, strong coding skills (e.g., Python, R), and expertise in infectious disease modeling.
 Strong record of peer-reviewed publications.
 High level of independence in scientific work.
 The successful candidate will be highly independent, organized, enthusiastic, and a motivated problem solver, who communicates well and enjoys working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.
 Enthusiastic about global health work and infectious diseases.

Required Application Materials: 

 Cover letter that describes your research interests, scientific skillset and its alignment with the proposed work, and future career plans
 Curriculum vitae
 Contact information for three references


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.