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Postdoctoral Fellow
Emory University

Company Information: Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
1518 Clifton Rd. NE,
Atlanta, GA 30322

Position Title: Postdoctoral fellow in infectious disease

Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University invites applications for one postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Drs. Howard Chang and Lance Waller. The successful candidate will develop and apply novel spatio-temporal statistical methods for infectious disease surveillance. Specifically, the project aims to provide statistical methods and tools for reducing spatial uncertainty in disease measures by leveraging data across diverse surveillance systems and across multiple diseases. With guidance from US collaborators and the China CDC, methods will be applied to four infectious diseases of global importance: tuberculosis, malaria, schistosomiasis and hookworm. The candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team focused on spatio-temporal biostatistics and has opportunities to collaborate with other researchers in environmental health, disease ecology, and spatial epidemiology. Publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings are expected.

Position Qualifications: The candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Computer Science, or other related quantitative disciplines. Prior experience in infectious disease epidemiology, Bayesian hierarchical modeling, statistical computing, or spatial statistics is desirable. Candidates should be capable of working independently and should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should also possess the ability to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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Application Information: To apply, please email CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information of three references to Howard Chang (

Applicants should also apply to Emory position 71308 (

The position is open until it is filled.

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