Research Engineer

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Research Engineer

Stanford University

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Stanford's Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) and the Center for Health Policy(CHP) invites applicants for a full-time Research Engineer position to conduct simulation modeling to inform policy relating to infectious diseases. This is a one-year fixed term position, eligible for renewal.

PCOR/CHP produces interdisciplinary, world-class research on domestic and international health that advances our understanding of how health care can be delivered and shapes the formulation of health care policy around the world. This critical work takes place across campus with multiple schools, organizations and individuals. PCOR/CHP seeks a Research Engineer to join the Prevention Policy Modeling Lab, which is a multi-institution research initiative from Stanford led by Professor Joshua Salomon. The Prevention Policy Modeling Lab conducts modeling analyses on the health impact, costs and cost-effectiveness of infectious disease prevention and treatment programs in order to inform health policy and guide public health decision-making at local, state, national and international levels.

The Research Engineer will be responsible for leading innovative, collaborative scientific research to develop and apply simulation models relating to viral hepatitis, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. The successful applicant will take a lead role in development and application of 2 or 3 models and contribute to a broader portfolio of projects through regular participation in working groups. Candidates must have a PhD in epidemiology, statistics, applied mathematics or a related field, a strong background in computational techniques and programming, and at least one year of postdoctoral research experience.

  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or related field.
  • At least one year of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Strong background in mathematical/statistical or computational techniques.
  • Strong programming skills in C++, R, Python or other languages.
  • Experience in developing agent-based models or other simulation models required, experience in infectious disease modeling desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and under deadlines is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Strong English written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a research team that includes investigators based inside and outside Stanford.

  • Training in medicine or biology, with infectious disease specialization preferred.
  • Experience developing and writing grant proposals.
  • Interest in health policy and public health.
  • Prior experience in collaborative empirical research.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions. Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 6438
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: R99
  • Requisition ID: 84265


Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 8/9/2019
Application Due: 9/2/2019
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