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Postdoctoral position in computational modeling of infectious disease epidemiology

The Ndeffo Lab has a position available for a postdoctoral associate, who will be based at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. The position focuses on computational/simulation modeling of infectious disease epidemiology. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and experienced candidate to join our research team.

Research projects will address important and timely questions in public and global health. These include among others: (1) modeling and understanding local heterogeneity in disease transmission, (2) human behavior modeling, (3) optimization models for disease surveillance (4) mechanistically-informed machine learning models for disease forecasting. Potential projects may focus on COVID-19 modeling, vector-borne diseases, macro-parasitic diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, or other applied topics in infectious disease epidemiology. The candidate should have prior research experience with developing, parameterizing, fitting (e.g. Bayesian inference), and validating models. Strong programming skills in at least one of the following languages (MATLAB, Mathematica, R, Python), and Ability to work independently and execute research projects with minimal supervision. Experience with individual-based (agent-based) models or stochastic models, is a plus. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative, computational, and communication skills demonstrated by past productivity including peer-reviewed publications and/or other scientific and technical output on modeling infectious disease dynamics /epidemiology.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is flexible. Initial funding for the position is available for 2 years. A competitive salary will be commensurate with experience. The position comes with a standard benefits package available at Texas A&M University. Cost of living in College Station, TX, is relatively low.

Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests, copies of recent publications (relevant to the position), the contact of two references and be e-mailed as a single pdf file to m.ndeffo at Only selected applicants will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ Educator fully committed to maintaining diversity among our personnel in order to strengthen the success of our mission.

Texas A&M University
College Station
United States
Closing date
June 15th, 2021
Posted on
May 15th, 2021 15:29
Last updated
May 15th, 2021 15:29