Posting Details

Posting NumberPG190003PD
Position Number00107658
Position TypePost Doc
Department ID196001 – Dept-Population,Health,Pathobi
Department196001 – Dept-Population,Health,Pathobi
Job City & StateRaleigh, NC

Position Information

Essential Job DutiesOne postdoctoral associate position on infectious disease geospatial modeling is available in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University. Applicants with a background in spatial statistics, spatial network models, geospatial analysis or spatial epidemiology are highly encouraged to apply.
Our group focus in the epidemiology of transboundary animal diseases integrating approaches such as traditional spatiotemporal statistics for practical mapping the spread of infectious diseases, and forecasting disease emergence in animal and human populations. 
The research will focus on the development of forecast models of swine diseases circulating in North Carolina and in the US. The main goal of this research is the development of flexible spatial and spatial-temporal models of swine disease spread while considering the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of the virus and the contact network of related farms.
Other Work/ResponsibilitiesN/A
Work ScheduleTBD
Department Required SkillsN/A
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, EducationThe postdoctoral associate must have Ph.D. degree in a relevant quantitative discipline (ecology, epidemiology, applied mathematics, physics, spatial statistics, etc). Proficiency in programming with R/Python or similar open-source platform. Strong oral and writing skills are necessary. Good communication and experience in developing grant proposals. Desired qualifications include previous experience with spatial and spatio-temporal modeling or spatial epidemiology. Experience developing and implementing new methods of spatial. Applicants must have the ability to work independently and in collaboration.
The initial appointment will be from 12 to 18 months, with renewal for two or more years subject to satisfactory progress and mutual agreement. 
The applicant must have experience in R and/or Python. Experience developing and implement spatial and spatio-temporal modeling or spatial epidemiology methods or spatial network models is desirable.
Required License or CertificationN/A
Valid NC Driver’s License required?No
Commercial Driver’s License Required?No


Anticipated Hiring Range$49,000
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Job Open Date07/02/2019
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