The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Faculty Position in Infectious Disease Phylodynamics/Genomic Epidemiology
Deadline: 21 December 2021
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle, WA, United States
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) invites applicants for an open full-time faculty position at the assistant or associate level in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD). The successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge, independent research in the areas of infectious disease dynamics, evolutionary dynamics, pathogen evolution, phylodynamics or genomic epidemiology. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the field of pathogen genomics well into the future with over 2.6 million publicly available SARS-CoV-2 genomes as of August 2021. Such genomic data along with other novel datastreams enable detailed reconstruction of epidemiological and evolutionary infectious disease dynamics to an unprecedented degree.
We seek candidates who are pushing forward innovative analysis of infectious disease dynamics using large datasets, genomic or otherwise. A successful candidate will establish a dynamic research program consisting of independent projects and collaborative studies pertinent to our mission to identify and quench outbreaks and mitigate spread of diseases such as COVID-19, Ebola, influenza, tuberculosis and other bacterial or viral infectious diseases.