The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Medicine

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The Department of Medicine and the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) announces a Postdoctoral Scholar position at the University of Chicago, for a quantitative methodologist working in the following areas: epidemiology; network science; predictive analytics and/or computational modeling/simulation. The substantive focus will be on HIV and opioid use disorder research. We anticipate having multiple positions; the specific research portfolio for each candidate will comprise specific areas that match their specific skills and strategic CCHE research goals.

The position is under the direct supervision of John Schneider, MD, MPH and in collaboration with other center faculty to support a skilled quantitative methodologist in developing a career in epidemiology, social science, or public health research. The candidate will benefit from a rich research environment including multiple UChicago-affiliated research centers (i.e., the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, Advanced Opioid Methodology Center, University of Chicago Urban Labs, Center for Health And Social Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, and National Opinion Research Council [NORC]). The computational methodological development will be supported by research partners at Argonne National Laboratory and the UChicago Center for Spatial Data Sciences, Center for Data and Computing.

Requirements for this position include having completed a doctoral degree, demonstrated strong quantitative analytic skills, evidence of scientific articles published in collaboration with multidisciplinary research teams, and a strong interest in publishing in the area of HIV and/or opioid use disorder. Candidates interested in developing a computational portfolio are expected to have facility with R or Python (within a collaborative reproducible coding environment) and experience with Java or C++ is a plus. This position offers a competitive stipend/salary, benefits, office space, access to internal sources of pilot project support, travel support to research conferences and access to internationally-based University of Chicago Academic Centers.

Candidates should email a current CV, two representative papers/publications, and names of at least two references to Clovis Sarmiento at Candidates should also clearly identify the specific methodological areas that they are interested in developing.