Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado – School of Public Health

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Postdoctoral Fellow


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the location of the ColoradoSPH at the CU Denver campus, is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. Currently home to 25,000 employees, more than 5,000 degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals that handle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future, carries out a broad range of research, and cares for the state’s children, adults, and veterans. CU Anschutz features schools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college of nursing and a graduate school.

The Colorado School of Public Health is a collaborative endeavor involving the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), Colorado State University (CSU), and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing vital contributions towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing. Collaboratively formed in 2008 by CU Denver, CSU and UNC, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.


The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary team lead by Elizabeth Carlton working at the intersection of infectious disease epidemiology, genomics and ecology. The primary focus of this position will be analysis of epidemiological and genomic data to understand infectious disease transmission pathways, and ultimately inform disease surveillance and control strategies. The position is for two years with the possibility of an extension and available to start immediately.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with strong quantitative training and expertise in infectious disease epidemiology, biostatistics, ecology, and/or genomics. They will be able to think creatively and critically about complex problems and have strong written communication skills.

The position will involve integration and analysis of diverse data sets, manuscript preparation and the opportunity to assist with design of primary data collection at our study sites in China. The primarily focus of the work will be using epidemiological and genomic data to characterize transmission pathways of the neglected tropical disease, schistosomiasis, which persists in hotspots despite control efforts. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a collaborative research group with opportunities to contribute to additional ongoing research projects, including estimation of climate-health impacts, development and evaluation of surveillance tools for water-borne diseases and neglected tropical diseases, and mathematical modeling of SARS-CoV-2.


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


This position may provide informal supervision to graduate students on the project that report to Dr. Carlton.


  • Data management
  • Develop data analysis plans, solicit input from the team and carry out proposed analyses
  • Manuscript preparation, including presentation of analyses and critical synthesis of current literature
  • Presentation of study findings at conferences
  • Design, pilot testing and execution of primary data collection studies in field sites
  • Participation in and coordination of regular meetings with the research team

We are seeking candidates with both the motivation and the skills to be an active contributor to our research team. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of infectious disease transmission processes and quantitative data analysis methods. They will have the skills to manage and analyze high-dimensional data, and the ability to effectively communicate their research findings in writing and through oral presentations.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range has been established at $52,700-$55,600. Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University ofColorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe andsecure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist inachieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees priorto their employment.

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Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line.



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Diversityand Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | AnschutzMedical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse studentbody, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote aculture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. Weencourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilitiesand all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity andequality in education and employment.



  • PhD or equivalent in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, ecology or related discipline. Degree requirements must be met at the date of hire.
  • Strong quantitative training.
  • Minimum of two years of experience with statistical software R, Python, SAS or equivalent.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievement
  • Training and/or experience in infectious disease epidemiology or disease ecology
  • Experience working with genomic data
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently on data analysis and research
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a diverse team.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 15, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 10/17/2020
Application Due: 1/15/2021
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