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Postdoctoral fellow in infectious diseases, environmental and planetary health, global health, and/or epidemiologic methods

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University. Working with Dr. Jade Benjamin-Chung, the Postdoc will lead research on infectious diseases, environmental and planetary health, global health, and/or epidemiologic methods. The Postdoc will have the opportunity to work on diverse scientific projects that advance methods for randomized and observational studies of infectious disease interventions and use spatial analyses linking environmental and epidemiologic datasets. Research topics include malaria, influenza, COVID-19, enteric infection, and other outcomes; there will be opportunities for both primary data collection and analyses of secondary datasets from both domestic and international settings. There will also be opportunities to conduct independent lines of inquiry in complementary areas of research.

The start date is flexible, and the position is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Stanford provides benefits including health insurance to all postdoctoral fellows. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Requirements include: 1) a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field; 2) experience in infectious disease, environmental or planetary health, and/or global health; 3) strong quantitative skills; 4) data science skills, including proficiency in R; 5) strong written and verbal communication skills; 6) ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Jade Benjamin-Chung (

The Benjamin-Chung lab is part of the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine. Stanford University offers a world-class academic environment with a vibrant and large community of postdoctoral fellows ( We are located in Palo Alto, California, which has a beautiful mild climate year-round and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and cultural experiences, while being a within a short drive to San Francisco.

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.

Stanford University
Palo Alto
United States
Closing date
January 1st, 2022
Posted on
September 23rd, 2021 22:22
Last updated
September 23rd, 2021 22:22