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8 December 2017

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
New York, New York, USA

Columbia University is a vibrant scientific community and the successful applicant will be afforded many opportunities for professional development. The Mailman School of Public Health is in upper Manhattan, which offers a rich cultural and intellectual life.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in vaccine-induced immunity and disease ecology of chickenpox (varicella). This post is part of a NIH-funded project supervised by Micaela Martinez. Successful applicants will develop mathematical transmission models and confront them with longitudinal incidence data using cutting-edge statistical inference techniques to evaluate the efficacy of the varicella vaccine. The ideal candidate has a PhD in Ecology & Evolution, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, or other highly quantitative fields. Applicants must be proficient in R. Previous experience should include the analysis of time series data from epidemiological systems and/or modeling experience in population ecology.

Initial appointments will be for one year, with possible renewal depending on progress. The salary will commensurate with experience, plus benefits. Starting date is negotiable.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

For further information, contact Micaela Martinez (email: applicants should apply directly at:

When applying, please include: a cover letter, a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of three references. The cover letter should discuss possible starting dates.

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the posts have been filled.

Expires on: 28 February 2018


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