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 (theferrarilab.com) in The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (cidd.psu.edu) 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 (mferrari@psu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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