The purpose of this position is to help design and calibrate microsimulation models to inform research studies. We have developed an agent-based infectious disease transmission model to understand the impact of interventions at the population level. This position is a key member of a specialized research team with diverse skills, and will act as the primary advisor on the model structure, calibration, and network interactions. Three major components of this position include: Oversight and Management of the Agent-Based Model, Technical Support, and Project Management.
Required: Bachelorâ™s degree in computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, or related field
3-5 years of relevant technical work experience
Proficiency and substantial expertise in Python programming language
Prior experience in employing modern techniques (e.g., Markov chain Monte Carlo methods) to calibrate micro-simulation models
Demonstrated experience or interest in HIV/AIDS, substance use, or other related public health problems
Experience with high-performance computing
Experience with version control
Experience working with and improving complex inherited code
Ability to explain technical concepts and model code to a non-technical audience
Ability to use SAS/R/Excel/Python for statistical analyses of large datasets
Ability to work independently
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong problem solving skills
The responsibilities of this position require working proficiency with Python 2.7 and understanding of object oriented programming and stochastic simulation modelling techniques, and use of computational packages such as scipy/numpy. Experience with statistical analysis tools such as SAS, R or MATLAB.
Ability to communicate technical details to non-technical audience including training, teaching, and public speaking.
Time and project management skills, including ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, plan and implement project specifications, report project status, identify delays, and raise concerns.
This position is full time, fixed term with a current end date of 1/31/2020
Background Check: Criminal and Education Required
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Department of Epidemiology
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Internal Number: REQ152905
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