Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Anschutz Medical Campus

Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Postdoctoral Fellow


The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to be part of a multi-disciplinary team studying the impact of social and environmental change on water and vector-borne diseases. Our study team includes members of the Colorado Consortium on Climate and Health infectious disease workgroup and includes people with expertise in virology, immunology, environmental epidemiology, meteorology, economics, ecology and medical anthropology. We are interested in the impact of climate change and urbanization on the distribution of viruses transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes including Zika, chikungunya, dengue and yellow fever. Our team aims to develop metrics to evaluate climate-related disease risk, define vulnerable populations and prioritize disease surveillance and intervention activities.

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in infectious disease epidemiology, climate health or vector ecology. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in the integration and analysis of diverse data sets and the preparation of critical literature reviews. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also contribute to the design and execution of primary data collection studies in field sites. This position will involve some travel to study sites.


Ecology of infectious diseases / Climate and health.


The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Carlton.


This position may supervise the work of graduate students.


  • Integration and analysis of diverse climate, demographic, ecological and health data sets.
  • Development, with input from the study team, of key metrics to describe risk and define priority interventions.
  • Preparation of critical literature reviews.
  • Design, pilot testing and execution of primary data collection studies in field sites.
  • Contribution to funding proposals.
  • Participation in and coordination of regular meetings with the research team.


We are looking for someone who has both the motivation and the technical skills to be an active contributor to our research team. The ideal candidate will have training in epidemiology, ecology, climate health and/or environmental health sciences. He or she will be comfortable working with diverse data sources, defining and estimating metrics of disease risk, conducting critical literature reviews and designing new data collection protocols. Individuals with strong quantitative, writing and geospatial skills are particularly encouraged to apply. This position may involve travel to study sites.



  • PhD or equivalent in epidemiology, ecology, environmental health sciences or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievement in vector ecology, infectious disease epidemiology, environmental health or climate health
  • Proficiency in statistical software such as R, Stata, SAS.


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse team.
  • Ability to work with spatial data including proficiency with geographic software such as ArcGIS


The salary range for this position is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

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    Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

    Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION MATERIAL INSTRUCTIONS A review of the application material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at . Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact. APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE: 1. A cover letter which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current curriculum vitae 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references in a separate document. Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Carlton, PhD, at [email protected]

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Aurora

    Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21429 - CSPH-EOH General Op

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Jan 12, 2018

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    Posting Contact Name: Elizabeth Carlton, PhD

    Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

    Position Number: 00742569





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    Posted: 3/14/2018
    Application Due: 4/25/2018
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