Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Data Science for Understanding of Disease Spread

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience. Anticipated starting salary is low to mid $70k
Sep 15, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
"Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Data Science for Understanding of Disease Spread

The George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS), in the College of Science, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position beginning as early as Fall 2021. The project, supported by the National Science Foundation's Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases (EEID) Program, is jointly conducted by Drs. Taylor Anderson, Andreas Züfle, and Hamdi Kavak of GMU. The Postdoc will be mentored by the project PIs in all aspects of their career development including scientific research, writing, communication, career planning, teaching and mentoring, and collaboration. The project abstract can be found using this link . The duration of the position is one year and can be extended up to three years via one-year extensions.

George Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The primary job responsibilities of this position consist of: * Leading data-driven research to better understand the spread of infectious respiratory diseases; * Publishing research papers at top-tier journals and conferences; * Disseminating and promoting research results at relevant venues and events; * Creating and managing a data repository of related data sources relevant to disease spread, human response to disease, mobility, and socio-demographics; * Supervising research assistants and interns and collaborating with fellow scholars.

Required Qualifications: * Completion of a Ph.D. in computer science, data science, computational sciences, or closely related field prior to the first day of the appointment; * Extensive experience in data mining; * Strong programming skills; * Excellent written communication skills demonstrated by strong publication record.

Preferred Qualifications: * Strong programming experience in Python and Java; * Experience in data management and databases; * Geospatial analytics skills; * Experience in agent-based modeling; * A track record that demonstrates the ability to work well with interdisciplinary research teams."

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and minimum of three professional references with full contact information."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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