Postdoctoral Fellowship in TB Modeling and Estimation

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Monday, 10 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 10 October 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Fellowship in TB Modeling and Estimation
School    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area    Global Health and Population (GHP)

Position Description    
Dr. Menzies’ Research Lab in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is seeking candidates for a one-year post-doctoral fellow position to investigate the epidemiology of TB and latent TB infection (LTBI), and implications for the current and future course of population-level TB epidemics.
Most TB cases in the US result from reactivation of LTBI. For this reason, identifying and treating individuals with LTBI is a primary focus of TB prevention. The successful candidate will contribute to national research on TB with a focus on providing updated estimates of lifetime risks of reactivation TB for specific US populations. The candidate may also have opportunities to collaborate on international projects depending on interests and expertise.

Basic Qualifications    
Doctoral degree in statistics or biostatistics, computer sciences, data science, public health, epidemiology or a related field. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research in the fields mentioned above.

Desired skills include:

  • Excellent analytical, organization and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with R (required), C++ (preferred), Stan (preferred) and/or similar statistical modeling software
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment with collaborators, stakeholders, and research staff

Additional Qualifications    

Special Instructions    
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference through the ARIES application system.

Contact Information    
Informal inquiries are welcome.

Administrative questions regarding this position can be sent to Cindy Imai at cimai@hsph.harvard.edu.

Scientific questions regarding this position can be sent to Nicolas Menzies at nmenzies@hsph.harvard.edu.

Contact Email    cimai@hsph.harvard.edu.

Equal Opportunity Employer    
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Minimum Number of References Required    3 
Maximum Number of References Allowed    5 

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