PhD GRA at Columbia EPI; infectious disease modeling; flexible topics

A full-time GRA position is available at Columbia University's Department of Epidemiology, under the direction of Dr. Wan Yang. This is a mentored GRA position for a PhD student who wishes to develop her/his dissertation focusing on modeling infectious disease transmission dynamics. Funding is available for up to 5 years. Research topics are flexible and will be developed based on the student and Dr. Yang's common interest. Students with an analytical background (mathematics, statistics, engineering, and/or computer science) and a strong interest in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases are encouraged to apply.

Individuals with the following characteristics will be competitive for the position:
• Self-motivated with a strong interest in infectious disease dynamics
• Prior training in mathematics, engineering, or related analytic fields
• Strong drive to learn new analytical skills
• Prior experience with or willing to learn computer programing
• Good communication skills (both oral and writing)

To learn more of potential modeling projects, visit Dr. Yang's research website at http://blogs.cuit.columbia.edu/wy2202/

To inquire and/or apply, please email Dr. Yang (wy2202@cumc.columbia.edu) with your CV and a 1-page statement of research interest.

About Epidemiology at Columbia: The Epidemiology Department at Columbia is housed within the Mailman School of Public Health, one of the world's leading schools of public health. The Department has nearly a century of history and a dynamic faculty with core strengths in infectious disease epidemiology, social epidemiology, psychiatric and neuro-epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, innovative epidemiologic methods, lifecourse epidemiology, and other public health and biomedical areas. We are committed to producing world-class science with real-world impact and training the next generation of leaders in research and practice. For more information, visit https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academics/departments/epidemiology

Type
PhD position
Institution
Columbia University
City
New York City
Country
USA
Closing date
February 12th, 2020
Posted on
October 12th, 2019 19:32
Last updated
October 12th, 2019 19:33
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