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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

To inquire and/or apply, please email Dr. Yang ( 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

PhD position
Columbia University
New York City
Closing date
December 1st, 2019
Posted on
October 12th, 2019 19:32
Last updated
December 3rd, 2019 02:29