The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) seeks an energetic individual to provide research support to its staff. The position is open for remote/telework until further notice.
CDDEP is a public health research organization with headquarters in Silver Spring, MD and Bangalore, India. Its mission is “to produce independent, multidisciplinary research to advance the health and well-being of human populations in the United States and around the world.”
Founded in 2009 as a center of Resources for the Future, CDDEP is now an independent non-profit organization. CDDEP’s team of economists, epidemiologists, disease modelers, policy and risk analysts carry out research on malaria, antibiotic resistance, disease control priorities, environmental health, alcohol and tobacco, and various other diseases. Research is divided across four areas: disease dynamics and behavior, disease dynamics and information structure, delivery of new technologies for disease control, and innovative financing. More information about CDDEP can be found at www.cddep.org.
Our previous Research Analysts have gone on to pursue PhDs from top schools like Princeton University, Oxford University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Toronto.
About this Job
The Research Analyst will work closely with the US team of disease modelers, epidemiologists, and economists to provide research support for a CDC-funded project modeling transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms in healthcare settings. Research-related tasks will include aiding in the development of mathematical models of disease transmission in the hospital and the community, literature reviews, data cleaning and analysis, and manuscript preparation, along with some grant and administrative support. The supervisor may assign other tasks as needed.
We seek applicants with backgrounds in global/public health, epidemiology, economics, biostatistics, molecular biology, computer science, natural sciences, or other relevant fields to work as part of our research teams. Candidates must have BA/BS, although an MA/MS/MPH is preferred. We especially seek individuals with knowledge of mathematical modeling (compartmental, individual-based, etc.) with good analytical reasoning and technical writing skills.
Proficiency with programming using Python/R is necessary and programming experience in other languages, including STATA, C/C++, SQL, Julia, or Matlab is a plus. Applicants must be well organized, attentive to detail, and able to work independently.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, CV, writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and 3 professional references to [email protected]. Please include “[YOUR NAME] – Research Analyst, Modeling” in the email subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Principals only. EOE. Women & minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.
About the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy
The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) produces independent, multidisciplinary research to advance the health and wellbeing of human populations in the United States and around the world.
CDDEP was founded with the objective of using research to support better decision-making in health policy. CDDEP researchers employ a range of expertise—including economics, epidemiology, disease modeling, risk analysis, and statistics—to conduct actionable, policy-oriented research on malaria, antibiotic resistance, disease control priorities, environmental health, alcohol and tobacco, and other global health priorities.
CDDEP projects are global in scope, spanning Africa, Asia, and North America, and include scientific studies and policy engagement. The CDDEP team is experienced in addressing country-specific and regional issues, as well as the local and global aspects of global challenges, such as antibiotic resistance and pandemic influenza. CDDEP research is notable for innovative approaches to design and analysis, which are shared widely through publications, presentations, and web-based programs. CDDEP has offices in Silver Spring, MD, Bangalore, and New Delhi and relies on a distinguished team of scientists, public health experts, and economists around the world.