Postdoctoral Research Scientists, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

  • Columbia University, Environmental Health Sciences Department
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Sep 18, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Mathematics & Statistics Medicine & Dentistry Postdoctoral Positions

Job Description

Postdoctoral Scientist Positions in Infectious Disease Modeling 

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health seeks up to three Postdoctoral Research Scientists for work on infectious disease modeling.  Successful candidates will support multiple projects investigating nonlinear error growth in infectious disease systems and developing model-inference frameworks for simulation of infectious agents, inference of critical epidemiological characteristics, counterfactual simulations, and projections and forecasting.  The postdoctoral scientists will join a dynamic team of computational biologists, epidemiologists, and mathematicians studying a range of infectious diseases, including influenza, COVID-19, malaria, dengue and anti-microbial resistant organisms.

The expected duration of each postdoctoral position is 2 years.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates applying for these positions must have or be near completion of a doctoral degree in Computational Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Epidemiology or a related discipline.  Persons with a strong background and interest in Bayesian statistics, mathematical modeling and/or infectious disease dynamics are encouraged to apply.  Experience programming in languages such as Matlab, R, or Python is required.

Application Deadline

Open until filled.