Postdoctoral fellowship in the modeling of HIV, hepatitis C virus, and overdose prevention among substance-using populations.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in modeling of HIV, and hepatitis C virus and overdose prevention among substance using populations in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at University of California San Diego (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/medicine/divisions/idgph/Pages/default.aspx). In particular, the goals are to inform public health policy-making through forecasting the future HIV, HCV, and overdose epidemic among people who inject drugs, and evaluating the population level impact of combination prevention interventions. Additionally, what are the optimal/most cost-effective portfolios of interventions to achieve specific public health targets.

This highly interdisciplinary research will involve collaboration with epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians, policymakers, and public health researchers. The postdoctoral scholar will work under the primary supervision of Dr. Steffanie Strathdee (https://profiles.ucsd.edu/steffanie.strathdee) and Dr. Natasha Martin (https://profiles.ucsd.edu/natasha.martin), and use dynamic epidemic models, calibration to surveillance data, and cost-effectiveness evaluation techniques. Scholars will benefit from biweekly seminars and trainee sessions on substance use, HIV and related infections, journal clubs, and grant writing circles.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the option for renewal for up to one additional year based on performance. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline (applied mathematics, epidemiology, engineering, statistics and related fields) by time of appointment. Preferred qualifications include experience in HIV and/or substance use research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and include travel to conferences/collaborators. This position is funded by a NIH/NIDA T32 Training Grant, so you must meet all trainee eligibility criteria (see details here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-015.html#_3._Additional_Information).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, their CV, and at least two names of potential referees. For further information, please contact Natasha Martin (natasha-martin@health.ucsd.edu) or Steffanie Strathdee (sstrathdee@health.ucsd.edu).

To apply, go to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02491.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Type
Postdoc
Institution
University of California San Diego
City
La Jolla
Country
United States
Closing date
August 12th, 2020
Posted on
May 12th, 2020 15:33
Last updated
May 17th, 2020 20:41
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