Postdoctoral Opportunity for a Computational Scientist/Simulation Modeler
Applications from PhD or other doctoral-level degree holders are welcomed for a full-time, NIH-funded project focused on developing new simulation models to study the impact and cost –effectiveness of novel strategies for controlling tuberculosis epidemics in high HIV-burden settings. This project is an integral element of a joint research program of investigators at Yale School of Public Health and Harvard School of Public Health. Our team of investigators includes infectious disease epidemiologists, health economists, decision analysts and operations researchers.
We are currently seeking a postdoctoral associate who is eager to work with us to develop agent-based simulation models that leverage recent advancements in High Performance Computing technologies. While not essential, previous experience with transmission dynamic models of infectious diseases of humans or animals, is ideal.
The successful applicant will be expected to participate as lead author in publications arising from this work and to communicate findings in oral presentations at national and international conferences.
We are seeking candidates willing to commit to at least 2 years of work on this project.
We are eager to speak with candidates that are passionate about applying their existing scientific computing and programming skills to help address an urgent public health problem.
Qualifications and Skills
• Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Statistics, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, or related disciplines.
• Experience with parallel and distributed computing, and using High Performance Computing clusters (Windows and Linux).
• Strong programming skills in C++ and familiarity with .Net Framework, Visual C#, and Visual C++.
• Working knowledge of numerical analysis, statistical and simulation methods.
• Experience with object-oriented, discrete-event, and agent-based simulation modeling is highly desirable.
• Experience with designing, implementing, and analyzing large-scale simulation models is highly desirable.
• Experience with Matlab and R is desirable.
• Candidates would be asked to provide evidence of an already functional application they have designed and implemented.
Benefit and Compensation Information
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Please submit a cover letter along with an updated resume/CV with contact information for 3 professional references and apply online at:
For any additional information, please visit www.yale.edu/ysph and contact either:
Associate Professor Ted Cohen, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
Professor Josh Salomon, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minority scholars