Postdoc - Rohani - CIDER

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Postdoc - Rohani - CIDER


Ecology Dean's Office

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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This project is supported by a 7-year contract from the National Institutes of Health for the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research. Availability of funds is contingent upon award renewal.

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Scientific research, reading, programming, analyses of data

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Contributing to lab and CIDER activities, meetings, mentoring of junior members

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Communicating research findings, writing papers, making scientific presentations

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

This position will carry out urgent research on the population biology of respiratory viruses, including influenza and SARS-CoV-2. It is funded by the newly formed Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research, part of the National Institutes of Health network of centers of excellence in influenza research. The position is limited by the terms of the funding agreement. The postdoc will liaise between two labs to develop multiscale models of virus pathogenesis, transmission and disease.

Duties will consist of:
- Developing mathematical and computational models of disease transmission
- Exploration of within-host data from laboratory animal challenge experiments
- Examination of current and historical incidence records
- Statistical analysis and inference using model-based data analysis
- Communicating regularly and in a timely fashion with the Pl and CIDER team regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of the laboratory
- Timely writing of scientific papers
- Assisting with the daily operations of the laboratory
- Attend lab meetings and departmental seminars
- Assisting with the supervision of the other members of the laboratory – Will communicate effectively in person and via electronic means.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

PhD in a highly quantitative discipline, including mathematica ecology/epidemiology, physics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Computer programming languages (C++, python), Dynamical Systems theory, and statistics.

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Long hours working in front of a computer screen. Potential domestic and/or international travel.

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Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 7/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time