Infectious Diseases Team Scientist

Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
October 07 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time, non-tenure-eligible Team Scientist at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include working with project team members to understand molecular evolution, phylodynamics, and the epidemiology of emerging pathogens.

Candidates will hold a PhD in a relevant field (computational biology, computer science, mathematical biology, or statistics). The candidate will have expertise in the statistical analysis of pathogen transmission, mathematical and computational modeling, and/or phylogenetic and phylodynamic methods with special interest in, but not limited to, RNA viruses such as HIV or SARS-CoV-2. The ideal candidate will have a track-record of publishing in peer-reviewed, academic journals, and excellent communication skills.

The start date is negotiable, and the position will remain open until filled.

When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position.  Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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