Recruitment for Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

Recruitment for Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

We are recruiting post-doctoral fellows to join a new and growing multidisciplinary research collaboration on tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology. The objectives of our research group are to utilize the interface between genomic, clinical, spatial epidemiology, and molecular biology/microbiology to advance understanding, translate knowledge, and ultimately achieve population-level impact on TB epidemics globally. Specific ongoing projects include longitudinal treatment cohorts of drug-resistant TB/HIV, MTB genomic evolution, TB transmission studies, emergent drug resistance, molecular mechanisms of TB associated pulmonary fibrosis and effect on TB relapse/recurrence, developing advanced diagnostics for TB bacteremia and TB meningitis. Active collaborators include multiple university groups and active collaborations in South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia and New York City. Active funding is primarily through the NIH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Clinical Foundation, and other private foundations.

The candidates will be expected to perform epidemiologic research, including developing protocols, designing, conducting, and interpreting studies, analyzing data; preparing talks, grants, and manuscripts for publication; critically searching and reading published literature; presenting research results at local and national meetings; attending laboratory meetings; and may train and supervise undergraduate and graduate students. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in utilizing novel multidisciplinary methods and molecular approaches to the epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Applications are invited from recent PhD or MD graduates for a full-time fellowship, starting in Winter or Spring 2018 lasting in duration of up to 3 years. Multi-disciplinary candidates are particularly sought and a background in epidemiology, bioinformatics, genomics, or clinical medicine may be appropriate. We envision recruiting 2 or more post-doctoral scientists.
Desired skill sets include but are not limited to: Bioinformatics, Phylogenetics/population genetics/evolution biology (e.g. BEAST), Genomic epidemiology, Clinical epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematical modeling, Spatial epidemiology, and/or Molecular biology/microbiology.

The salary range will depend on qualifications and research experience, and includes a full health and benefits package. Dedicated and intensive career development work is a prominent component of the position and potential funding exists for coursework and travel to global collaborating sites if desired.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or for clarification.

Barun Mathema PhD Max O’Donnell MD, MPH
Department of Epidemiology Department of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology

Columbia University
New York City
United States
Closing date
May 1st, 2018
Last updated
January 30th, 2018 15:01