Multiscale models of cellular and immunological mechanisms of influenza B virus interactions with other respiratory viruses

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. The successful applicant will be part of a collaborative research project aimed at understanding the cellular and immunological mechanisms of influenza B virus interactions with other circulating respiratory viruses including influenza A, RSV, and SARS-CoV-2. The project will test hypotheses regarding the determinants of sequential infections and their epidemiological consequences. The successful candidate will develop and fit a suite of within-host models to data from challenge experiments and help to formulate multi-scale models to explore potential population-level impacts. The position is part of an NIH-funded contract, Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research working directly with Drs. Pej Rohani and Andreas Handel, within a larger collaborative team of Drs. Mark Tompkins, John Drake, Justin Bahl and Andrew Park at the University of Georgia.

Basic Qualifications:
We are seeking candidates with excellent quantitative skills, including scientific programming, statistical estimation, and inference, preferably with some background in statistical learning, or epidemiology. The position is funded for two years, with the possibility of renewal. The salary will be in the range $48K-60K, depending on experience.

Applications, including a CV, a statement of research interests and the names and contact details of 3 referees, can be submitted through

Review of applications will start on July 1st 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Closing date
July 1st, 2021
Posted on
June 7th, 2021 16:38
Last updated
June 7th, 2021 16:38