Cornell University, CVM Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-PMDS-EPIPOST [#16847, WDR-00023826]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Cazer Lab and Master of Public Health Research Group
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Antimicrobial Resistance
Appl Deadline:2020/11/04 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/09/10, finished 2021/01/14, listed until 2020/12/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Cazer Lab and Master of Public Health Research Group
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the College of  Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York is seeking an outstanding  individual to join the Cazer Lab and Master of Public Health research group, as a postdoctoral associate in the area of COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance surveillance. The Cazer Lab investigates the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance with methods
from computational biology, machine learning, and statistics.

There are two primary responsibilities of this postdoctoral associate position:
  • To support COVID-19 surveillance at Cornell University
  • To research antimicrobial resistance epidemiology using national and local surveillance datasets
In collaboration with the PI and the Master of Public Health research group, investigate the epidemiology of COVID-19 spread in a university setting using testing and syndromic surveillance data. Participate in the design and implementation of COVID-19 surveillance metrics and subsequent data analysis. Investigate the impact of behavioral and administrative interventions on COVID-19 dynamics. There may be opportunities to participate in COVID-19 mathematical modeling.

The postdoctoral associate will also contribute to research on the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in human and animal populations. Projects may include developing quantitative methods for monitoring multidrug resistance, exploring the utility of clinical laboratory data for surveillance, and investigating co-selection of multiple antimicrobial resistances with surveillance and clinical data.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline or a health professional doctorate (e.g. DVM, MD) with experience in one of these fields. Must be able to work independently and as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team. Strong analytic and written communication skills are required.

This is a 1-year, full-time appointment with a potential for extension contingent on funding and successful performance. This position is anticipated to start immediately, and the opportunity to work remotely will be reviewed and decided upon approved US domestic locations that meet all liability and compensation policies.

To apply, visit to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a research statement.

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact Dr. Casey Cazer (

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Further Info:
240 Farrier Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

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