Postdoctoral Fellow in Tuberculosis Epidemiology

Applications are invited from MD or PhD graduates for a full-time postdoctoral fellowship focused on epidemiology and mathematical modeling of tuberculosis. The fellow will join a research team based in Brazil, with mentorship from investigators at Yale and Stanford. Research will focus on modeling the transmission and control of tuberculosis in prisons, which are facing a public health crisis in Brazil, and will build upon extensive primary data being collected from ongoing prospective studies there.

The fellowship will be made through Yale or Stanford, but the fellow will be based in Brazil for at least 9 months, with travel to the United States.

The duration of the fellowship will be one year, with potential for extension to a second year. We anticipate that the fellow will serve as a first author paper on one or more research projects with the goal of applying for an independent research position at the end of the fellowship.

The fellowship will begin July 1, 2015.

Qualifications

  • MD or PhD (or expected graduation by July 1, 2015) with relevant background in epidemiology, biostatistics, applied mathematics, ecology, or a related discipline
  • Commitment to a career in global health research
  • Excellent academic record and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a highly collaborative team from multiple institutions and countries
  • Experience and fluency in at least one scientific programming language (R, Python, or Matlab preferred, others acceptable)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • U.S.-based applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Foreign scholars must be citizens of a country not considered among high-income countries as defined by the World Bank
  • Research Team

The postdoctoral fellow will join an experienced team of investigators who are based at Federal University of Grande Dourados in Brazil (Julio Croda, MD, PhD), Yale (Albert Ko, MD) and Stanford (Jason Andrews, MD). This research group currently leads studies focused on the epidemiology, transmission dynamics, and control of tuberculosis in twelve Brazilian prisons and involves interdisciplinary work including conventional and molecular epidemiology, mathematics, environmental science and health policy.

Global Health Equity Scholars Program

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Program is a mentored research fellowship sponsored by the Fogarty International Center and collaborating institute and centers at the National Institutes of Health. The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University and Yale University. The main objective of the program is to generate a new and young cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health. The program will provide fellows with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research to promote health equity for populations around the world.

Application Procedures

Applicants will first need to apply to the research group and then to the GHES program. Interested applicants should submit a two-page cover letter (including a statement of research interests and relevant experience), CV and contact information for 2 references to jandr@stanford.edu

Applications submitted by October 15, 2014 will be given priority, but should be submitted no later than November 1, 2014.

Applications to the GHES program will be subsequently due: December 1, 2014

Interested applicants should review detailed eligibility criteria and application instructions.

Contact

For questions about this training opportunity, please contact Jason Andrews, MD jandr@stanford.edu For general questions about the Global Health Equity Scholars program, eligibility and application, please contact: Melaine Delcroix, PhD mdelcroix@berkeley.edu

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