The fellowship positions will work on projects on pandemic preparedness and response to improve infectious diseases forecasting and analytics.

The Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites creative and motivated researchers to apply for post-doctoral fellowship positions to work with our faculty on projects on pandemic preparedness and response funded by a CDC contract to improve infectious diseases forecasting and analytics (see https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p-1026-mill-funding.html). Multiple positions are available across a range of projects. These projects include ones focusing on quantitative tools to inform the public health response over the lifecycle of pandemics; assessment of model and forecast communications; mathematical models that relate within-host evolution and dynamics to population-level epidemiology, evolution, and emergence; assessment of drivers of inequity in surveillance, modeling, and disease burden with a focus on identifying gaps and how to address them; and assessing the impact of intervention strategies.

The Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) has been a key center for research and policy analysis on SARS-CoV-2 and has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response. CCDD’s team, comprised of faculty, researchers, postdocs, and graduate students, uses innovative modeling techniques, interdisciplinary methods, and data analysis to respond to the pandemic. To learn more about the CCDD and the affiliated labs, please see https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/.

The successful candidates will work closely with one or more of the faculty (including Drs. Caroline Buckee, Yonatan Grad, Bill Hanage, Nick Menzies, Megan Murray, Mauricio Santillana), depending on the specific project(s), and will have the opportunity for professional development through interacting with the other scientists applying bioinformatic, epidemiological, and epidemic modeling approaches to viral, bacterial, and protozoan pathogens, and who have worked extensively on COVID-19 response at multiple levels and in interactions with colleagues in local, state, national, and international public health institutions.

Type
Postdoc
Institution
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
City
Boston
Country
USA
Closing date
February 1st, 2022
Posted on
November 3rd, 2021 22:42
Last updated
November 3rd, 2021 22:42
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