The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis
Employer: Columbia University Medical Center, USA
We are recruiting post-doctoral fellows to join a new and growing multidisciplinary research collaboration on tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology. The objectives of our research group are to utilize the interface between genomic, clinical, spatial epidemiology, and molecular biology/microbiology to advance understanding, translate knowledge, and ultimately achieve population-level impact on TB epidemics globally. Specific ongoing projects include longitudinal treatment cohorts of drug-resistant TB/HIV, MTB genomic evolution, TB transmission studies, emergent drug resistance, molecular mechanisms of TB associated pulmonary fibrosis and effect on TB relapse/recurrence, developing advanced diagnostics for TB bacteremia and TB meningitis. Active collaborators include multiple university groups and active collaborations in South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia and New York City. Active funding is primarily through the NIH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Clinical Foundation, and other private foundations.
The candidates will be expected to perform epidemiologic research, including developing protocols, designing, conducting, and interpreting studies, analyzing data; preparing talks, grants, and manuscripts for publication; critically searching and reading published literature; presenting research results at local and national meetings; attending laboratory meetings; and may train and supervise undergraduate and graduate students. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in utilizing novel multidisciplinary methods and molecular approaches to the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Applications are invited from recent PhD or MD graduates for a full-time fellowship, starting in Winter or Spring 2018 lasting in duration of up to 3 years. Multi-disciplinary candidates are particularly sought and a background in epidemiology, bioinformatics, genomics, or clinical medicine may be appropriate. We envision recruiting 2 or more post-doctoral scientists.
The salary range will depend on qualifications and research experience, and includes a full health and benefits package. Dedicated and intensive career development work is a prominent component of the position and potential funding exists for coursework and travel to global collaborating sites if desired
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