Mathematical modeling of trachoma elimination

The Francis I. Proctor Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to contribute to our trachoma modeling team. Key goals of current research include 1) Identifying transmission-hotspots where current treatment is not sufficient to achieve elimination and 2) Determining optimal treatment strategies for these transmission-hotspots. The fellowship will involve active engagement with the Neglected Tropical Disease Modeling consortium. It will be funded by NIH and BMGF grants.

The Proctor Foundation provides access to a diverse group of principal investigators with interests that span mathematical modeling, computational science, clinical trial design, epidemiology, global health and clinical medicine. The scientific philosophy of the Proctor Foundation prizes collaboration, collegiality, innovation, integrity and independence. Career advancement of postdoctoral fellows is a priority and multi-PI mentorship is the norm. We are based in San Francisco which offers a unique combination of city culture and easy access to outdoor activities.

Applicants should have a record of achievement in infectious disease epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or related quantitative fields. Applicants should have strong writing skills, be comfortable learning about and developing novel analytical techniques, be experienced performing transparent/reproducible data analysis (ideally with R), and have a publication record commensurate with experience. We are particularly interested in applicants who are interested in global health.

This position is available June 1, 2021 but start date is negotiable. We will review applications on a rolling basis starting April 30, 2021. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to either Seth Blumberg (, Thomas Lietman (, or Travis Porco ( Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, and a brief description of their interest in the above areas of research to

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has shown commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco
Closing date
May 22nd, 2021
Posted on
April 22nd, 2021 06:15
Last updated
April 22nd, 2021 06:15