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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at Georgetown University, USA

posted on 22 February 2013


Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the prediction and containment of livestock diseases with spatio-temporal network modeling.


This position will be funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will be based in the group of Shweta Bansal ( at Georgetown University. Successful applicants will develop mathematical and statistical network models for partially-observed data and apply them to inform control or management of infectious disease in U.S. livestock populations. The ideal candidate has a PhD in statistics, applied mathematics or another highly quantitative field and previous experience in the analysis of epidemiological or ecological systems with network models.


Initial appointments will be for one year, with possible renewal to a second year depending on progress. The salary will be in the range of $48,000-54,000 per year (depending on experience), plus fringe benefits. The position is available to be filled immediately, but the starting date is negotiable.


Georgetown University is a vibrant scientific community and the successful applicant will be afforded many opportunities for professional development. Washington D.C. offers a rich cultural and intellectual life, in the heart of the U.S. policy scene.


For further information, contact Shweta Bansal (e-mail: Applicants should send a cover letter, a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references. The cover letter should discuss possible starting dates.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the post has been filled.

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