We study transmission dynamics using a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches to improve global health.
Postdoctoral Position: Climate and Cholera Dynamics in Africa
Our group in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on a project aimed at understanding links between climate and cholera in Africa. Application due date: May 1, 2019.
The ideal applicant will have both quantitative experience in epidemiology, statistics, environmental science and/or ecology and an interest in public health research related to disease prevention and control. Applicants with, or nearing completion of, a doctoral degree in a relevant field will be considered. Those with experience in working with both climate and disease data will be given priority.
The successful applicant will work with Justin Lessler, Andrew Azman and Ben Zaitchik on a project primarily funded by NASA that aims to better understand the relationships between climate and cholera in Africa and use this understanding to develop regional early warning systems. Our team has built a massive database of global cholera incidence and mortality data, which will serve as an important part of the data underlying this work. Through working with partners involved in both global cholera control (e.g., WHO and Global Taskforce for Cholera Control) and those on the ground (e.g., Save the Children), the aim is to both make scientific advancements and develop practical tools to help in the fight against cholera.
The successful applicant will be joining a highly collaborative group (iddynamics.jhsph.edu) who work on projects ranging from empirical data collection to theoretical modeling of disease dynamics, and there will be ample opportunities to work on cross-cutting projects focused on issues in infectious disease transmission and control.
The position will be for 1-2 years, depending on applicant interest and career plans.
Interested candidates should contact Zachary Margulies (zmargul1 [at] jhu.edu) with a CV, statement of interest, and references. Application will be considered on a rolling basis and should be submitted by May 1, 2019.