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Postdoctoral Associate Position in Pathogen Genomics and Epidemiology

Project Description

Applications from PhD or other doctoral-level degree holders are welcomed for a full-time position focused on using pathogen genomic and spatial data to describe the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in high tuberculosis incidence settings under the primary supervision of Prof. Ted Cohen in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases.

We are currently seeking a postdoctoral associate who is eager to work with our team to develop and apply new methods for the analysis of pathogen genomes and metadata to identify bacterial, host, and environmental factors related to transmission. The postdoctoral associate would have access to data from multiple settings, including at least the Republic of Moldova, Malawi, and South Africa. Our multi-national team includes individuals trained in epidemiology, medicine, pathogen genomics, spatial statistics, transmission modeling, and economics.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate as an author in publications arising from this work and will be expected to communicate findings in oral presentations at national and international conferences.

We are seeking candidates willing to commit to at least 2 years of work on these projects.

We are eager to speak with candidates that are passionate about applying their existing skills to help address an urgent public health problem.

Qualifications and Skills

• Doctoral degree in pathogen genomics, bioinformatics, or a closely related discipline

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team of researchers

Benefit and Compensation Information

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter along with an updated resume/CV with contact information for 3 professional references and apply online at:

For any additional information, please visit and contact:

Professor Ted Cohen, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health (

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

posted: 04.29.2022