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 Scientist position, to simulation modeling to inform policy relating to infectious diseases.

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 Scientist to join the Prevention Policy Modeling Lab, which is a multi-institution research initiative led from Stanford 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 to inform health policy and guide public health decision-making at local, state, national and international levels.

The Research Scientist will be responsible for leading innovative, collaborative scientific research to develop and apply simulation models relating to HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis. The successful applicant will take a lead role in development and application of 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.

*- The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


  • Training in medicine, biology or public health, with infectious disease specialization preferred.
  • Experience developing and writing grant proposals.

  • 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 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.


Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

*- 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.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 6438
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: R99
  • Requisition ID: 89073


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: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time