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Postdoctoral Research Assoc

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00622P
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Department EPIDEMIOLOGY & BIOSTATISTICS
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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 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.

About the College/Unit/Department

A postdoctoral position is available in the Bellan Lab, which focuses on data-driven modeling of infectious disease dynamics and epidemiological study design. Individuals with a demonstrated interest in infectious disease dynamics and with training in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, or any with any other quantitative background are strongly encouraged to apply, as are individuals with training in epidemiology, medicine, public health, disease ecology, microbiology, demography, or sociology.

College/Unit/Department website http://bellanlab.uga.edu
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type UGA Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Work Schedule (other)

This is a 1 year appointment with the potential for renewal based on satisfactory performance and available funding.

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date 03/02/2018
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 09/01/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement

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.

Position Information

Classification Title POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOC
Pay Grade 000
FLSA Exempt
Job Family Research And Lab
FTE 100
Minimum Qualifications

The appointee has received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., D.V.M., Sc.D., M.D. , PharmD ), usually recently, in a field directly related to the appointee’s assigned responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the Bellan lab, which focuses on data-driven modeling of infectious disease dynamics and epidemiological study design. Individuals with a demonstrated interest in infectious disease dynamics and with training in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, or any other quantitative background are strongly encouraged to apply, as are individuals with training in epidemiology, medicine, public health, disease ecology, microbiology, demography, or sociology.

Research projects will address topical questions in public health. Potential projects may focus on HIV or tuberculosis epidemiology, spatial dynamics of pathogen spread, vaccine efficacy trial study design, integrated care, or other basic and applied topics in infectious disease epidemiology. Interdisciplinary projects that combine implementation science, economic evaluation, and infectious disease epidemiology will be strongly encouraged.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Desired qualifications include proficiency in programming with R, python, or C++; high performance cluster computing; analysis and management of large data sets; excellent oral/written communication skills; leadership and interpersonal skills; and a demonstrated ability to work in teams.

Physical Demands

Ability to work in a normal office environment. Ability to lift ~30lbs.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Yes
Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?
Credit and P-Card policy

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Conduct research on infectious disease epidemiology, to publish the results in peer-reviewed journals, and to present the results at conferences

Percentage of time 100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Sample Publications
Optional Documents