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Postdoctoral positions at Stanford: Modeling infectious diseases and public health control strategies

We are recruiting for two full-time positions, either postdoctoral scholar or research scientist. We seek those interested in working on modeling infectious disease transmission and public health control strategies across multiple pathogens (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, Schistosoma spp.). Separately, we are also interested in a postdoctoral scholar with experience analyzing sequencing data to study transmission.

The successful candidate will lead research on modeling infectious disease transmission and impact of public health strategies across different disease areas. A key project is a NIH funded study in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health that will broadly investigate development and evaluation of modeling tools to support outbreak response and prevention and control of infectious diseases. We will investigate multiple pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, Bordetella pertussis, and influenza, with flexibility to investigate additional infectious diseases. Separate projects relate to globally important neglected infectious diseases, such as schistosomiasis. The ideal candidate will have a superb quantitative background, strong coding skills (e.g., Python, R), expertise in infectious disease modeling across multiple pathogens, expertise with large datasets and statistical analysis, and high level of independence with publication record to support these characteristics. While a PhD is preferred (Epidemiology, Engineering, or related field), highly qualified applications with bachelor’s or master’s degree are encouraged to apply.

The lab will support and encourage the candidate’s independent research interests that align with our mission. Beyond this position, we welcome applicants proposing interesting scientific directions in infectious disease modeling broadly and will fund a highly independent postdoctoral scholar with a clear vision of scientific investigation that falls within the lab’s mission.

About Us:
The Lo Lab ( in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stanford University (recently moved from UCSF). We work closely with policy organizations like the World Health Organization and the California Department of Public Health, and alongside international colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team. The postdoctoral scholar will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary research team.

Application and position:
Please send a CV, brief statement of research/career interests, and contact information for 3 references to Salary is anticipated to be $72,000 - $80,000, including full benefits. The start date of the position is flexible, and applications are considered on a rolling basis. The position will be in-person at Stanford University.

Stanford University
Closing date
March 1st, 2024
Posted on
July 28th, 2023 22:15
Last updated
December 7th, 2023 23:41