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Title Postdoctoral Fellowship
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Global Health and Population (GHP)
Position Description Professor Marcia Castro is seeking a highly-motivated and capable postdoctoral researcher with an interest in inter-disciplinary quantitative research. The successful candidate will work on malaria-related research, employing a mixture of theory & mathematical/statistical/spatial analysis of large datasets. The work will focus on understanding the dynamics of malaria transmission and proposing stratification approaches considering climate, environmental change, and a wide range of socioeconomic, demographic, ecological, and policy factors. The selected candidate will have opportunities to be involved also in additional projects on arboviruses and other infectious diseases. Results of the work will inform control strategies.
The starting date is about August 2021 or sooner. The position is based in Boston. The appointment is for a one-year period, with expected renewal for an additional year based upon satisfactory performance.
Basic Qualifications Applicants should have a PhD/doctoral degree in epidemiology, quantitative ecology, population biology, applied mathematics, statistics, demography, or an equivalent area.
Candidates should have the following:
1) Record of scholarly publication in peer reviewed journals
2) Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
3) Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills
4) Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including infectious disease modeling
5) Programming in R (preferable) and/or Stata
Additional Qualifications Additional experience highly desirable:
1) Handling large datasets
2) Agent base modelling
3) Spatial statistics
4) Understanding of GIS, and basic knowledge of the most common tools (such as ArcGis, qGis, or Google Earth Engine)

Let us know if you also have:
1) Basic knowledge of Portuguese
2) Working experience in Brazil or another malaria endemic country

Special Instructions To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference through the ARIES application system.
Contact Information Informal inquiries are welcome.

Administrative questions regarding this position can be sent to Kaitlin Coulter at

Scientific questions regarding this position can be sent to Marcia Castro at

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Equal Opportunity Employer We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. Writing Sample 1
  2. Writing Sample 2


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