The Lofgren Lab in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal
Health at Washington State University is seeking a
postdoctoral research associate to support an ongoing research
project on the dynamics of healthcare-associated infections.
The postdoctoral research associate will have access to an
extensive infection surveillance database and will be working
with a diverse team of biomedical and computer science
researchers working to understand how the stochastic dynamics
of infections within hospitals impacts surveillance,
intervention evaluation, and clinical care.
Responsibilities of the position include the mentoring of
graduate and undergraduate students in the lab; the analysis
of datasets; the design, implementation, and analysis of
mathematical models of disease transmission; and the
preparation of manuscripts and conference abstracts. The
specific focus of the postdoctoral research associate can be
tailored to their interests and expertise but will likely
include the implementation and analysis of stochastic network
models of disease transmission addressing a broad range of
clinically-driven questions, including surface
decontamination, hand hygiene, antimicrobial stewardship, and
Requirements: It is
recommended candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree
in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematical Biology, Disease
Ecology, or a related field at time of hire, as well as good
written and oral communication skills and the ability to work
collaboratively across disciplines. Candidates who have not
yet completed their PhD but have a scheduled defense date in
the near future may be considered.
Experience with mathematical or simulation models of
infectious diseases; fluency in Python, Julia, or R
programming languages; and an interest in the control of
healthcare associated infections.
This position is initially a
one-year appointment with yearly extensions possible depending
on progress and performance, and/or available funding.
Start Date: 1/1/2018 or as soon as
Salary per Month: Commensurate with
qualifications and experience