Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Princeton, Mercer County
Posted
Feb 01, 2014
Position Type
Postdoc
Position Summary: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University invite applications for a post-doctoral or more senior research associate position to work with Professor Jess Metcalf. The successful candidate will contribute to a multi-institution project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, working to support the development of locally-tailored control for measles and rubella. The research team will develop a taxonomic categorization of countries that reflects where they lie along a spectrum of the transition from endemic infection to elimination - and identify appropriate corresponding control strategies. Research will combine analysis of an array of historic data on both incidence and coverage with simulation tools to explore control outcomes. This project will engage directly with agency stakeholders (e.g. WHO, US-CDC, GAVI); thus, an ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate quantitative analysis to a non-technical audience. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop independent research in the areas of control of immunizing infections. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, population biology, applied mathematics, statistics or an equivalent area. Additional experience in infectious disease modeling, and dynamical fitting methods, or related topics is highly desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance. Funding is available for two years. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and benefits are included. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu to Requisition #1400063 and include a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of research interests that explicitly describes your professional qualifications for this position, and a cover letter and names and contact information of three references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, population biology, applied mathematics, statistics or an equivalent area. Candidates should demonstrate a track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional experience in infectious disease modeling, and dynamical fitting methods, or related topics is highly desirable.

Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.


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