We study transmission dynamics using a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches to improve global health.
Postdoctoral Position: African HIV Evolutionary and Epidemic Dynamics
Our group at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on various projects pertaining to HIV disease dynamics and evolution in sub-Saharan Africa. The successful applicant will join a highly collaborative, international group working on completed and ongoing, large HIV observational and clinical trials studies. Applicants should have strong interest in global public health and applied epidemiological research with a desire to work in diverse research environments. Opportunities to become involved with/lead data collection efforts, grant writing, mentorship programs, and studies of other infectious diseases (e.g., SARS-CoV-2) will be available.
The successful applicant will work under the guidance of Dr. Kate Grabowski in the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University and in collaboration with Johns Hopkins colleagues in the HIV Prevention Trials Network and Infectious Disease Dynamics Group (iddynamics.jhsph.edu), the Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda (rhsp.org), and the PANGEA-HIV consortium (pangea-hiv.org), a Bill and Melinda Gates funded HIV-sequencing initiative in sub-Saharan Africa.
The successful applicant be expected to design studies and lead analyses using viral genomic and epidemiologic data to understand virus transmission patterns. Data from >30,000 individuals will be made available through HPTN, RHSP, and the PANGEA-HIV consortium. All work will be highly connected to ongoing virus control efforts, and the successful applicant will have the chance to share results with policy and operational partners, including the Centers of Disease Control and Ministries of Health.
Applicants with, or nearing completion of, a doctoral degree in evolutionary biology, computational biology, quantitative epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field will be considered. Desired skills include R programming, phylogenetic analysis, and epidemic modeling. The position will be for 1-2 years, depending on applicant interest and career plans.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Kate Grabowski (mgrabow2 [at] jhu.edu) with a CV, statement of interest, and references. Application will be considered on a rolling basis and should be submitted by November 30, 2021.