Postdoc - Infectious disease modeling and Bayesian inference at Columbia Unvi. in New York City. Please apply!

The Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with interest in infectious disease modeling and statistical inference. This position is funded by a grant from the NIH to study measles persistence and population dynamics. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will join an experienced modeling team to develop cutting-edge model-Bayesian inference systems to study the spatial, temporal, and demographic dynamics of measles epidemics in recent decades and test different intervention/elimination strategies.

The position will be renewed on an annual basis based on performance, up to 3 years.

Eligibility: PhD, ScD, or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong interest in infectious disease dynamics/epidemiology;
Experience in programing languages such as R, C/C++, or Matlab;
Background in applied mathematics/statistics/engineering;
Strong learning skills;
Excellent communication and analytical skills;
Ability to conduct self-directed and collaborative research;
Experience with modeling of measles is a plus, but is not required.

Required Applicant Documents: CV, cover letter, 2 reference letters, 1 writing sample/publication, and personal statement.

To inquire, please email Dr. Wan Yang (wy2202 at

To apply, please submit required documents via

Columbia University
New York City
Closing date
December 19th, 2019
Posted on
July 19th, 2019 02:53
Last updated
August 23rd, 2019 03:53