Postdoctoral Scholar in Data-driven Infectious Disease Modeling Research

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    Postdoctoral Scholar in Data-driven Infectious Disease Modeling Research

    University of South Florida



    The University of South Florida is seeking to hire a postdoctoral scholar to participate in the development of data-driven infectious disease modeling research in accordance with the needs of funded research programs that will result in significant articles published in highly ranked, peer reviewed research journals.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and experienced candidate to join this research initiative.


    The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. With more than 16,000 employees, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.


    Part of USF Health, the USF College of Public Health was founded in 1984 as the first college of public health in Florida and consists of a multidisciplinary faculty of 84 scholars, professionals and leaders serving the educational needs of more than 4,500 students in bachelors, master’s and doctoral degree programs. See the COPH website at to learn more about our dynamic and innovative faculty and College.


    USF Tampa is located in a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of over three million residents and offers a wide-range of cultural, artistic, athletic and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to Gulf of Mexico beaches, and an affordable cost of living.


    About you

    Essential Qualifications: Competitive candidates must have a PhD in computational science and infectious disease modeling (or equivalent in software engineering and dynamical systems simulation), experience in data science, and experience in programing using modern simulation languages: viz, Matlab, C++, R. Python.



    Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in data science approaches for data assembly, processing and management; experience in developing, programing and calibrating disease systems models; knowledge of spatially-explicit network- and agent-based disease modelling; experience with developing model-based web applications/dashboards; experience in mentoring and supervising students in labs; experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students; and capacity for excellent time management, communication and written skills.


    Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled. Review of complete applications will begin July 21, 2021.


    Salary & Benefits:  Nationally competitive salary with excellent benefits.


    To apply:  Candidates must complete an online application for Job Opening ID 27219 (visit and search for Job ID 27219), and upload the documents listed below to be considered for this position.  Documents to be uploaded with the application include a letter of application addressing the advertised minimum and preferred qualifications for the position to which applying, a CV and a list of three references. Review of application will not begin until all required documents are uploaded into Careers. References will not be contacted without notifying applicants in advance.


    According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution. Applicants who need disability accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should notify Sheri Shakes at (813) 974-6494 or TDD (813) 974-1758 at least five working days in advance of need.


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    For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Prof. Edwin Michael, email:

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