• Job Title: Post Doctoral Scholar
  • Job ID: 453494
  • Location: College of Medicine
  • Department: SBS-Biomedical Informatics
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Term
  • Shift: Shift Varies
  • FTE %: 100
  • Salary Range Min: $48,000.00
  • Salary Range Max: $55,000.00

Position summary

Post Doctoral Scholar (Job Opening 453494) - Post Doctoral Scholar to pursue specialized research training and experience under the guidance of a scientific mentor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Geography; developes spatio-temporal Bayesian models to detect clusters of hospital acquired infection and high risk areas of the hospital using EHR data; develops R programs and packages to automate data processing and models; contributes to the development of a geovisualization tool of Baysian model output; participates as a team member with lab staff, collaborative researchers, and students and to interpret data and discuss project progress; collaborates with other researchers in determining research priorities and planning programs of research; performs relevant published literature searches; assists with writing and submitting grant proposals to obtain extramural funding agencies; writes and prepares research manuscripts, articles, abstracts, and project reports; presents ongoing work and findings at local, national, and international conferences.

Education and experience

Ph.D. degree in one of the following areas: Biomedical informatics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Geography, or other disciplines with strong quantitative background Considerable research experience in spatio-temoral Bayesian modelling, Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation methods and/or stochastic epidemic modelling; strong programming skills in R, WinBugs, and/or Python; ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen.