Postdoctoral Researcher - CDC Modelling Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Network

University of Oxford - Big Data Institute

Old Rd, Oxford, OX3 7FZ

We seeking a CDC Modelling Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Network Postdoctoral Researcher to join a research group with responsibility for carrying out research on probabilistic transmission models to track the spread of healthcare-associated infections. The work will form part of a larger initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Modelling Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Network (, working with collaborators from the University of Utah and Harvard University, including Professor Matt Samore and Professor Marc Lipsitch. The postholder will repost to Dr David Eyre and Professor Ben Cooper.

As our postdoctoral researcher your responsibilities will include developing methods and software using probabilistic transmission models, based on MCMC methods, to track the spread of healthcare-associated infection, and preparing manuscripts describing important methodological advances and subsequent applied publications where the methods are used to assess infection control interventions - in particular to assess the impact of contact precautions on MRSA transmission, and to investigate determinants of C difficile transmission.

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil and have experience of implementing mechanistic models. It is also essential that you are proficient in writing code in at least one programming language and it would be desirable if you were proficient in writing code in C++.

Please read the job description for more detail.

The post is full-time and fixed-term until 31 July 2020.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 5 January 2018 will be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on 24 January 2018 so please ensure you are available on this date.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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