HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral Fellow: Vaccine Trial Methodology Using Pathogen Sequence Data

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2018
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Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Postdoctoral Fellow: Vaccine Trial Methodology Using Pathogen Sequence Data

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Epidemiology/Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics

Positions are available immediately for two postdoctoral fellows at the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, supervised by Professor Marc Lipsitch.

For Position 1, the primary responsibility will be to devise methodological approaches for incorporating pathogen genome sequence data, which probabilistically indicates sources of infection, into the estimation of vaccine efficacy in clinical trials, both individually randomized and cluster-randomized. This project will be collaborative with Dr. William Hanage.

Basic Qualifications

For this position, we seek a person with excellent quantitative skills, including appropriate programming skills in one or more of R, Python, and C++. It will afford opportunities to work on other projects of interest and to collaborate with CCDD students, postdocs and faculty. In addition, because of the subject matter of this position, expertise in biostatistics and/or causal inference, as well as infectious disease dynamic modeling, would be ideal, though strong candidates with only some of that background willing to learn the rest would be considered.

The positions are funded for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third. This is the advertisement for the first position; please refer to Job Posting – Postdoctoral Fellow: Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics Flexible Topic for the second.

For this position, we seek a person with excellent quantitative skills, including appropriate programming skills in one or more of R, Python, and C++. It will afford opportunities to work on other projects of interest and to collaborate with CCDD students, postdocs and faculty. In addition, because of the subject matter of this position, expertise in biostatistics and/or causal inference, as well as infectious disease dynamic modeling, would be ideal, though strong candidates with only some of that background willing to learn the rest would be considered.

The positions are funded for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third. This is the advertisement for the first position; please refer to Job Posting – Postdoctoral Fellow: Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics Flexible Topic for the second.

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Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Contact Information

Interested candidates should send a letter of inquiry and CV with 2+ references to Marc Lipsitch

Contact Email

mlipsitc@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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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