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Genetic Infectious Disease EpidemiologyPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Mar-07
This post-doctoral position is located within the Epidemiology Unit, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM), Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. The Epidemiology Unit is seeking an outstanding post-doctoral infectious disease epidemiologist to lead and support research related to infectious diseases, with a focus on nontuberculous mycobacterial disease and bronchiectasis, but including other bacterial, fungal, and viral infections as well.
The LCIM conducts clinical and basic studies of human infectious and immunologic diseases. The Epidemiology Unit leads and supports population-based and clinical research related to these diseases, with the goal of describing disease burden as well as identifying risk factors for disease including determinants of susceptibility and progression. Determinants may include host or pathogen genetic risk factors, as well as environmental risk factors for pathogens such as the nontuberculous mycobacteria. Analysis of observational cohorts under study at the NIH and elsewhere also serve to determine the safety and effectiveness of treatment regimens, as well as to identify optimal endpoints for clinical trials. To date, the Epidemiology Unit has conducted key studies to describe the epidemiology of bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease (NTM PD) in the United States using a variety of national morbidity and mortality datasets, including hospital discharge, Medicare, Electronic Health Record datasets and Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry data. Current activities include geospatial analysis of NTM using detailed case and environmental data, as well as analysis of a variety of cohorts to identify genetic risks for susceptibility.Qualifications:
The incumbent will have the opportunity to become involved in ongoing clinical and population-based research, and to lead independent research projects. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in epidemiology or a related field, ideally with experience in the study of infectious diseases and with strong quantitative skills. Experience with methods for genetic analysis (eg GWAS, linkage analysis, whole genome and whole exome sequencing) is highly desirable although not required. The incumbent should be able to function with a high degree of independence in the design and execution of original research in epidemiology. The candidate should be proficient in one or more programming languages for analysis of epidemiologic data (e.g. SAS, R, etc). Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience https://www.training.nih.gov/postdoctoral/vf.asp). For more information about the Epidemiology Unit of the LCIM see: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/d-rebecca-prevots-phd-mphTo Apply:
Start dates flexible. Interested candidates may contact Dr. Rebecca Prevots for additional information about the position. To apply for the position, candidates must submit their curriculum vitae to Dr. Prevots(rprevotsnih.gov) via email.
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