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Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology (BBE) at Fred Hutch is seeking to fill a post-doctoral position studying epidemiological transmission cholera. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Funding is available for up to two years. Applications will be continuously received and evaluated until the position is filled.
A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position with focus on development, refinement, and utilization of different classes of epidemiological transmission cholera models, is available in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute at Fred Hutch. Applicant will be joining a dynamic multi-disciplinary group to work on optimizing vaccine allocation for cholera vaccines. This research will be used by the Global Taskforce for Cholera Control to inform and improve national cholera control plans in affected countries. Among the key objectives of the modeling work are improving the understanding of cholera transmission, informing effective public health campaigns, and guiding rational development of new vaccine interventions. The position will require a substantial amount of programming and computation, excellent oral and writing communication skills.
To apply, please submit a single PDF document containing (1) cover letter including the names and contact information of three references (2) curriculum vitae.
PhD or equivalent degree in applied mathematics, statistics/biostatistics, infectious disease epidemiology, population biology, theoretical physics, computer science or a similarly quantitative discipline.
Proficiency in at least one scientific computing software (Python, Matlab, etc).
Excellent oral and writing communication skills
Research experience in mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission
Experience with reviewing/analyzing scientific literature
Research experience in mathematical optimization of resources
Experience with statistical methods of model calibration or longitudinal data analysis
Peer-reviewed scientific publications
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.