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IC Postdoc Program, any lab-Population mobility. $75k/yr, travel $6k/yr. Host lab $5k/yr. Research Advisor $10k/yr, travel $2k/yr. US citizens.

The complex networks of social interaction that comprise human societies are highly variable in space and time. Heterogeneity is driven by a combination of seasonally predictable events (e.g., religious migrations; patterns of tourism) and idiosyncratic phenomena (e.g., natural disasters; political upheaval).
Epidemiologists have long appreciated the fundamental relationship between human mobility and infectious disease transmission. Patterns of social interaction influence transmission dynamics within a population, whereas the degree of connectivity between populations governs pathogen dispersal across geographic landscapes.
Most traditional methods of estimating human migration (e.g., cross-border surveys; census data) lack the temporal resolution needed to investigate seasonal patterns of human mobility. Other methods either lack the spatial resolution necessary to quantify sub-regional travel (e.g., air traffic volume data) or require a degree of investment that can be difficult to scale (e.g., GPS data loggers; travel history surveys).
The development of scalable approaches that leverage high-resolution data sources (e.g., remote-sensing technology, anonymized call data records, social media data) to estimate human travel on fine-grained timescales would enhance existing efforts to anticipate patterns of pathogen propagation across space and time.

Any College, University, or U.S. Government Laboratory
Closing date
March 1st, 2019
Posted on
January 10th, 2019 03:28
Last updated
January 10th, 2019 03:28