in the Department of Epidemiology is seeking an excellent Scientist to work on a National Institutes of Health-funded project researching social mixing patterns relevant to infectious disease transmission in developing countries. The project will collect and analyze social mixing patterns in both rural and urban settings, in Guatemala, Pakistan, India and Mozambique in order to better parameterize infectious disease models, and thus evaluate infectious disease interventions. The project is led by principal investigators at Emory and Yale University and with collaborators at Aga Khan University, Christian Medical College, Fundaçâo Manhica, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, and Bocconi University. The RA will develop the study instruments, analytical plan, data management framework and perform data analyses under the supervision of Dr. Lopman.
Additional Job Details:
The Scientist will be under the mentorship of Dr. Ben Lopman and will have the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the field. The position will be based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The initial appointment is for one year and renewal is anticipated if performance is satisfactory and funds are available. Some domestic and international travel required.
Experience and skills:
+ Developing and managing large datasets + Writing and managing protocols + Designing questionnaires and building databases of electronic tracking device data + Programming in R + Experience using new mobile technologies for measuring human contact + Developing R Shiny apps, or willingness to learn + Working on international public health research projects + Coordinating with a diverse group of academic and international partners
+ PhD or MD
tenyears of professional level experience
fifteenyears of professional level experience in a technical or research lab. + Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment. + _Internship experience or experience prior to attaining the qualifying degree is not considered eligible work experience for this job classification._
Preferred Minimum Qualifications:
+ A Master’s degree or PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, sociology or quantitative public health field
_Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications._
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