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NYU is hiring a mathematical modeler to design computer simulations of disease and treatment towards better population health.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is hiring a Mathematical Modeler to work with a dynamic team within the Department of Population Health. This modeler will bring experience to develop and implement computer simulations of disease and treatment. The team performs comparative effectiveness research to support public health decision-making around HIV, tuberculosis, and COVID-19.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Ingrida Platais @

Job responsibilities:

  1. Develop computer simulations and other mathematical models of disease treatment and transmission, working with the Principal Investigator, other faculty and staff, and graduate students/post-docs. Types of models/simulations include but are not limited to agent-based network transmission models, population-based epidemic models, Markov and Monte Carlo simulations.
  2. Modify, calibrate, validate, and apply computer simulations of HIV, COVID-19, tuberculosis and other disease areas in the context of different patient populations and clinical settings, including resource-poor areas
  3. Lead a modeling team, including recruitment, training, and supervision of modelers, while engaging in clear communication and collaboration with the PI and program team.
  4. Communicate modeling results to external stakeholders, including but not limited to domestic and international health authorities, normative agencies such as the World Health Organization, and collaborating researchers and consortia.
  5. Present model results in domestic and international conferences and in peer-reviewed publications.
  6. Position may include travel within the New York region and to Southern Africa.
  7. Applicants must have technical proficiency in model design, computer programming, and use of high-performance computing.
  8. The scope of the position involves managerial responsibilities and scientific writing.

-Masters degree required, PhD preferred, in operations research, engineering, physics, computer science or related field.
-Submission of transcript indicating excellence in related coursework.
Experience and Skills:
-Demonstrated proficiency in C, C++ or similar languages (Java, Python, etc). The interview process will include requirements to provide code sample.
-Experience implementing complex mathematical algorithms in C, C++ or similar languages including thorough testing and debugging.
-Experience in full spectrum of software life cycle. Must be able to take on high-level project requirements, and work both independently and as a team member to create a specification, data requirements, implementation plan, and act as primary developer.
-Experience working independently on similar projects.
-Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Must be able to take ownership of projects and work with great independence and sound judgment.
-Exhibit meticulous attention to detail.
-Willing to ask for help and assistance from team members (proactively scheduling meetings to discuss questions, etc.).
-Demonstrate an interest in HIV and HCV biology and other healthcare topics, clinical care, decision analytic methods, biostatistics, and epidemiology.
-Possess time management skills and the ability to multitask.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York
United States
Closing date
January 31st, 2022
Posted on
February 26th, 2021 19:49
Last updated
November 17th, 2021 19:38