Research Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Research Assistant Professor
Department Name 34203-GSPH-Health Policy & Management
Position Number 0135953
Position Details

The Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, in Conjunction with Public Health Dynamics laboratory is seeking a junior faculty member to expand the department’s capabilities in simulation modeling, the calibration of models from observational data, and the incorporation of social behaviors into simulations. Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant quantitative field, such as Health Policy, Epidemiology, Biomedical Informatics or Biostatistics.
The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the integration of new components into FRED, the Framework for Reproducing Epidemiologic Dynamics, a large, complex agent-based simulation model developed at the PHDL. In addition to acting as a liaison between disease-content experts and the professional programming staff! this faculty member will develop research proposal for funding, author and co-author manuscripts reporting PHDL research, and serve as a resource for external users of these software tools.
The successful candidate will have experience in C++ programming, will have strong biostatistical and epidemiological knowledge, and will have worked on or developed large simulation programming projects.
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Application Process

Applicants should send a copy of their current CV, a letter indicating area(s) of expertise and interest in the position, and a list of three references to: Howard B. Degenholtz, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, Department of Health Policy & Management, Room A614 Crabtree Hall, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, or email an electronic application to .Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 12/21/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/21/2018
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