Open postdoc position modeling the dynamics of healthcare associated infections as part of a CDC funded project

The Lofgren Lab in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support an ongoing research project on the dynamics of healthcare-associated infections as part of a CDC-funded project. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have access to an extensive infection surveillance database and will be working with a diverse team of biomedical and computer science researchers working to understand how the stochastic dynamics of infections within hospitals impacts surveillance, intervention evaluation, and clinical care.

Responsibilities of the position include the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in the lab; the analysis of datasets; the design, implementation, and analysis of mathematical models of disease transmission; and the preparation of manuscripts and conference abstracts. The specific focus of the Postdoctoral Research Associate can be tailored to their interests and expertise but will likely include the implementation and analysis of stochastic network models of disease transmission addressing a broad range of clinically-driven questions, including surface decontamination, hand hygiene, antimicrobial stewardship, and active surveillance. We encourage applicants from a broad range of disciplines, including Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Network Science, Computer Science, Disease Ecology, Mathematical Biology, or related fields.

Interested applicants should apply at and should feel free to contact Dr. Lofgren ( for more information.

Washington State University
Closing date
October 1st, 2018
Posted on
June 16th, 2018 00:55
Last updated
June 16th, 2018 00:55