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Research scientist for NIH and CDC-funded studies on infectious disease social mixing in the United States and global field sites

Dr. Ben Lopman’s group in the Department of Epidemiology is seeking an excellent Scientist to work on a National Institutes of Health-funded project researching social mixing patterns relevant to infectious disease transmission in developing countries.

The project will collect and analyze social mixing patterns in both rural and urban settings, in Guatemala, Pakistan, India and Mozambique in order to better parameterize infectious disease models, and thus evaluate infectious disease interventions.

The project is led by principal investigators at Emory and Yale University and with collaborators at Aga Khan University, Christian Medical College, Fundaçâo Manhica, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, and Bocconi University.

The RA will develop the study instruments, analytical plan, data management framework and perform data analyses under the supervision of Dr. Lopman.

Additional Job Details:

The Scientist will be under the mentorship of Dr. Ben Lopman and will have the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the field. The position will be based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The initial appointment is for one year and renewal is anticipated if performance is satisfactory and funds are available. Some domestic and international travel required.

Experience and skills:

Developing and managing large datasets
Writing and managing protocols
Designing questionnaires and building databases of electronic tracking device data
Programming in R
Experience using new mobile technologies for measuring human contact
Developing R Shiny apps, or willingness to learn
Working on international public health research projects
Coordinating with a diverse group of academic and international partners

Opportunity at post-doctoral and Masters levels

Emory University
United States
Closing date
September 13th, 2019
Posted on
August 29th, 2019 02:38
Last updated
August 29th, 2019 02:38