Post doc research scholar position-Infectious disease modeling at NCSU, USA


One postdoctoral associate position on infectious disease modeling is available in Cristina Lanzas’ group (Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University). Applicants with a background in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and/or network and agent-based modeling are highly encouraged to apply.

Our group focus is the epidemiology and ecology of enteric and antimicrobial resistant pathogens in animal and human populations. We combine data, epidemiological analysis and mathematical models to study transmission mechanisms, sources of transmission heterogeneity, and to identify and design control measures to reduce the public health burden associated with infectious diseases. Our research is currently supported by NIH and USDA.

The post-doc will work will use animal movement data collected through real time location systems to develop contact networks and will integrate the networks on agent-based models for the transmission of pathogens in cattle populations. Mean-field/compartmental models will be also developed. The models will be used to assess transmission of directly and indirectly transmitted pathogens, and evaluate sources of transmission heterogeneity.  

Necessary Education, Experience Skills, Training and Education: The postdoctoral associates shall have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant quantitative discipline (ecology, epidemiology, engineering, applied mathematics, physics, statistics and related fields) and have a deep interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, strong quantitative and programming skills and good oral and writing skills are expected. Experience developing and implementing agent-based models and/or network models is desirable.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for two or more years subject to satisfactory progress and mutual agreement. The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individuals. Review of applications will begin May 15th 2015 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.   

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