Postdoctoral opportunity: Dynamics of near-critical infectious diseases

Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral associate to join PROJECT AERO, a multi-institutional study (University of Georgia, University of Michigan, Penn State University) of the dynamics of emerging and re-emerging childhood infections (http://daphnia.ecology.uga.edu/midas).

The overarching goal of PROJECT AERO is to identify statistical patterns that may serve as early warning signals of emergence. Sub-projects include developing new epidemiological theory, case studies, statistical methods and algorithms, and software. Interested applicants should consult the website for more details. This call for candidates is particularly seeking a data scientist to develop new data visualizations, contribute to case studies of emerging diseases, and assist with software development and testing (R programming language).

Qualified applicants will have a PhD in ecology, epidemiology, biostatistics, statistical physics, computational statistics or related quantitative discipline.

This position is based at the University of Georgia with Drs John Drake and Andrew Park. To apply, send CV and covering letter to jdrake@uga.edu. The letter should include a description of research interests, contact information for three references, and describe relevant skills and prior research experiences. Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2016 and continue until filled.