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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Applicants are required to submit an electronic application including the following documents: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae and 3) Contact information of at least three professional references.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Number 116477
College/Area College of Veterinary Medicine
Hiring Unit Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
Department Link

Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Work Location Pullman
Zip Code 99164
Summary of Duties

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 active surveillance.

Additional Information

View the Benefits Overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2018
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary $3,957
Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematical Biology, Disease Ecology, or a related field, as well as demonstrated 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 02/22/2018
Screening Begin Date 03/15/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to submit an electronic application including the following documents:
1) Cover Letter,
2) Curriculum Vitae and
3) Contact information of at least three professional references.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents