Position Summary: Princeton University has a full-time postdoctoral research associate position available in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to develop statistical models to better understand meningococcal disease in the African meningitis belt. The postdoc will work primarily with an interdisciplinary research team consisting of epidemiologists, climate scientists, and ecologists from Princeton University and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to investigate the role of environmental factors in driving bacterial meningitis outbreaks.
The postdoc will be responsible for developing statistical models that draw upon empirical data from meningitis case surveillance and results from several newly developed models of climate and global dust circulation. Potential applicants should have a strong quantitative background in statistical modeling, experience with relevant modeling techniques including sensitivity analyses, and an interest in the interaction between environmental factors and infectious diseases. Additional responsibilities include conducting relevant literature reviews, developing hypotheses, designing approaches and research plans to addressing these hypotheses, and drafting manuscripts.
Appointment will be for one year, renewable contingent upon funding and satisfactory progress. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and benefits are included.
Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu, Requisition #1300319, and include a curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement describing background and experience, and a cover letter. Names and contact information of two references will be required for online reference request.
Essential Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a PhD in Statistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Science, or a related quantitative field. Proficiency in R or another statistical program and demonstrated experience is required. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills are required and ability to work independently and collaboratively is essential.
Education Required: Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.