The Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies of the Fogarty International Center, NIH, is seeking post-doctoral fellows to work on a variety of infectious disease modeling projects. Areas of interest include the transmission dynamics of respiratory infections, pathogen evolution at the animal-human interface, the impact of new vaccines, and anti-microbial resistance.
The Epidemiology Division leads two synergistic computational modeling programs to control emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats. Since 2001, the MISMS program has led research and training activities on the epidemiology and evolutionary dynamics of influenza viruses (MISMS). Since 2007, the RAPIDD program has established a global network
of infectious disease modelers working at the research-policy interface, and provided evidence- based recommendations for disease control during outbreaks (RAPIDD).
The Epidemiology Division has a long history of running computational projects and field studies, developing data-rich models, managing international collaborations and training programs, and translating research findings to policy. In addition to conducting primary research on models of respiratory infections, zoonoses, or anti-microbial resistance with Drs. Nelson, Spiro and Viboud, the candidate(s) will have the opportunity to be an instructor at international training workshops. Successful candidates will work in the historic Stone House on the NIH Bethesda campus and enjoy fruitful interactions with the dynamic community of NIH intramural scientists.
The successful candidate(s) will have a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in computational or evolutionary biology, applied statistics or physics, biostatistics, or related quantitative fields, with at least 1 year of research experience in computational modeling. Strong quantitative and communications skills as well as proficiency in analytical and dynamic modeling, and/or phylogenetic analysis is required. The ability to critically evaluate data, publish scientific papers, work in interdisciplinary environments, and present at conferences is essential.
Interested candidates should contact Cécile Viboud (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names (and contact info) of three references. Salary will be commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines.