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Data Science for Pandemic Preparedness Governance

Postdoctoral position in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Primary faculty: Dr. Alexandra Phelan

Description of position:

The Center for Health Security, in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to a National Science Foundation-funded project examining the negotiations towards a World Health Organization Convention, Agreement or other International Instrument (WHO CA+, or Pandemic Treaty). The Fellow will be required to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on data related to the negotiation of the WHO CA+ for subsequent data analysis. The successful Fellow will be primarily supervised by Dr Alexandra L Phelan (Johns Hopkins University), with additional mentorship from Dr Colin J Carlson (Georgetown University).

We welcome applicants from a broad range of research backgrounds, with a doctoral degree in ecology, epidemiology, economics, law, pandemic preparedness, international relations, or related field. The Fellow will be expected to have core competencies in data science; an understanding of infectious diseases and/or pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response; to conduct independent research of high impact; and experience in interdisciplinary research. Experience with methods such as network analysis, machine learning, causal inference, and data visualization are encouraged but not required.

The 18-month appointment will start as early as June 1, 2023 and as late as September 1, 2023. Opportunities for further funding may arise, and submission of additional extramural proposals to extend the position will be encouraged.

Instructions for applying:
To apply, please provide:

  1. Cover Letter outlining experience and motivation for applying for the position
  2. Curriculum Vitae (including publications)
  3. Names and contact information of two references

Please use the following link to apply:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will remain open until 30 June 2023, but will be reviewed as they are received. 

Include contact information, preferably your email address, where the postdoc can inquire about the position and apply.  State what information is needed for the application, including cover letter, CV and list of references.  Include deadline for applying or state “applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled”.