Modeling vaccination strategies for measles and rubella

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available immediately at The Pennsylvania State University. The successful candidate will perform research in the Ferrari Lab ( in The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics ( and lead research on a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project modeling surveillance and vaccination strategies for measles and rubella in low- and middle-income countries. The successful candidate will develop analyses of contemporary measles and rubella surveillance, develop models to support sub-national targeting of vaccination strategies, and work with academic and Ministry of Health collaborators in partner countries on implementation of surveillance programs.
Education and Experience:
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (such as ecology, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, public health, physics), a strong interest in the translation of quantitative epidemiology to practical implementation, and a history of productivity. Familiarity with R is preferred, though the successful candidate will have freedom to develop analyses and models in the language in which they are most proficient. Experience in communicating quantitative analyses to a non-technical audience and experience working with large collaborative groups is an advantage.
Additional Information: This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with excellent possibility of extension. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research experience and how these experiences relate to the position, a CV, and contact information for three references. For informal inquiries, please email Matthew Ferrari ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Penn State
University Park
United States
Closing date
June 1st, 2022
Posted on
April 11th, 2022 20:43
Last updated
April 11th, 2022 20:43