Spatial Statistics of Disease Patterns Post-doctoral Positions (Two)-
The University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Department of
Epidemiology, and BioMedware, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI announce a collaborative
research and training effort to (1) produce software for surveillance and
analysis of disease clusters, local spatial autocorrelation statistics,
and related techniques, and (2) prepare and evaluate educational modules
for teaching spatial analytic theory and methods applied to human he alth
data. This two-year effort, to begin April 1998, is funded by the Small
business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) program of the National
Cancer Institute. Two new full-time, two-year post-doctoral positions are
The University of Michigan position as Research Fellow (75%
curriculum development; 25% research) involves collaboration with the PIs
in preparing and presenting a graduate level course addressing "Spatial
Analysis of Disease Pattern and Process." This course will integrate
spatial statistical software from BioMedware and other sources into
web-based and traditional instructional materials. The Research Fellow is
expected to take a leadership role in preparing these materials, assisting
with the course, appraising the usefulness of the software, and evaluating
the knowledge gained by students. In addition, application of these and
other techniques to ongoing research is expected, as is publication of
results. The successful candidate will possess a strong background in
epidemiology and quantitative techniques and an interest in both teaching
and research. Familiarity with techniques used in the spatial analysis of
human health data and knowledge of web-based instructional methods is
important. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The second position as Research Associate at BioMedware (75%
software development, 25% research) will involve programming and testing
of novel spatial statistical methods to elucidate exposure and
transmission processes involving spatially-referenced disease data. This
position entails (1) substantially revising a prototype software (called
GeoMed) to incorporate new techniques (e.g. local spatial autocorrelation
statistics, general and focused disease cluster tests, and methods for
disease surveillance and outbreak investigation), (2) assisting in writing
a User's Manual for the software, and (3) conducting statistical power
comparisons of these new techniques. The successful candidate will
possess a working knowledge of spatial statistical methods and of
higher-level programming languages such as C and Pascal. Excellent
written and oral communication skill are required for both positions, as
is the ability to work in a team environment. Familiarity with GIS and
spatial analysis is a strong plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
To apply to either position, submit a letter of interest
summarizing your qualifications and identifying which position you are
applying for. Include a current C.V. and the names and contact
information of 3 professional references. Applicants must be U.S. citizens
or legally eligible to work in the United States.
University of Michigan and Biomedware are Non-discriminatory/Affirmative
Send material to:
Dr. Geoffrey Jacquez
516 North State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 913-1098 (734) 913-2201 fax
~ Geoffrey M. Jacquez ~
~ BioMedware ~
~ 516 North State Street ~
~ Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1236 ~
~ (313) 913-1098 ~
~ (313) 913-2201 fax ~
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