Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Pullman
Posted
Aug 31, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 114706

Work Location: Pullman

Summary of Duties:
The Lofgren Lab in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to support an ongoing research project on the dynamics of healthcare-associated infections. The postdoctoral research associate will have access to an extensive infection surveillance database and will be working with a diverse team of biomedical and computer science researchers working to understand how the stochastic dynamics of infections within hospitals impacts surveillance, intervention evaluation, and clinical care.

Responsibilities of the position include the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in the lab; the analysis of datasets; the design, implementation, and analysis of mathematical models of disease transmission; and the preparation of manuscripts and conference abstracts. The specific focus of the postdoctoral research associate can be tailored to their interests and expertise but will likely include the implementation and analysis of stochastic network models of disease transmission addressing a broad range of clinically-driven questions, including surface decontamination, hand hygiene, antimicrobial stewardship, and active surveillance.

This position is initially a one-year appointment with yearly extensions possible depending on progress and performance, and/or available funding.

Required Qualifications:
It is recommended candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematical Biology, Disease Ecology, or a related field at time of hire, as well as good written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines.

Candidates who have not yet completed their PhD but have a scheduled defense date in the near future may be considered.

Posting Open Date: 08/30/2017

Posting Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/34025

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.

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