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Postdoctoral position in mathematical/simulation modeling of mosquito-borne diseases

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 mathematical/computational modeling of mosquito-borne diseases. 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) understanding local heterogeneity in mosquito-borne diseases, (2) evaluating the role and contribution of human behavior and mobility to disease transmission, and (3) disease forecasting and optimization of novel and existing control/prevention measures. Potential projects may focus on Dengue and West Nile virus transmission dynamics and control, or modeling genetics-based strategies for the control of flaviviruses.

The candidate should have research experience with modeling infectious diseases. This should include the development, parameterization, and calibration of individual-based (agent-based) models or stochastic simulation models. The candidate should have demonstrably strong programming skills in at least one of the following languages (Python, R, MATLAB, Mathematica), and the ability to work independently and execute research projects with minimal supervision. Good communication skills demonstrated by past productivity including peer-reviewed publications and/or other scientific and technical output are required for the position. Prior experience with mosquito-borne disease modeling will be a plus.

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. The cost of living in College Station, TX, is relatively low.

Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests, copies of recent publications (especially those relevant to the position), and the contact of two references. Only selected applicants will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Texas A&M University
College Station
United States
Closing date
July 4th, 2022
Posted on
March 4th, 2022 17:06
Last updated
March 4th, 2022 17:06