Modeling WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) interventions

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position to develop and work with a computational modeling framework to answer policy, programmatic, and epidemiological questions related to WASH infectious disease exposure pathways and community-based interventions. This work will incorporate observational and trial data from low-income settings to understand the relative roles of various pathogens and pathways, and to identify coverage thresholds to inform and improve the effectiveness of future WASH interventions.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have strong quantitative, oral, and written skillsets and a Ph.D. in a relevant field (epidemiology, applied math, statistics, computer science, ecology and evolution, engineering, or a related field). Candidates should have previous experience (professional or personal) in a low- or middle-income country context. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, be able to work independently, have previous R programming experience, and be able to write peer-reviewed manuscripts. Additional helpful skills include knowledge of dynamical systems, parameter estimation, and/or infectious disease modeling. We are seeking applicants with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Workplace: The University of Michigan School of Public Health is pursuing a healthier, more equitable world through education, research, and action. We work with compassion, innovation, and inclusion to create meaningful, lasting impact. Within the School of Public Health and across the University, there is a vibrant mathematical modeling and complex systems community. Modeling expertise expands across departments including Epidemiology, Health Management and Policy, Complex Systems, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics and Statistics.

Details: Compensation (salary and benefits) will be offered according to University of Michigan and NIH guidelines. The position is available immediately, but the starting date is negotiable. To apply please, submit a cover letter, CV, names of three references, and two publications to Dr. Joseph Eisenberg via email at or mail at Joseph Eisenberg, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan,1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor
Closing date
September 30th, 2020
Posted on
August 3rd, 2020 17:46
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August 3rd, 2020 17:46