Open Positions

 

Postdoctoral Scholar Employee Position, Statistical Modeling of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Department: Department of Statistics & Data Science

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Appointment: 24 months (extendable based on mutual agreement and available funding)

Start Date: June 1, 2024

The Department of Statistics & Data Science at the University of California Los Angeles (https://statistics.ucla.edu/) is pleased to invite applications for a 2 year Postdoctoral Research Associate position. This position will work within a collaborative under the primary mentorship of Dr Mark S. Handcock (https://faculty.stat.ucla.edu/handcock).

The research focus is to develop dynamic infectious disease transmission models that enable rapid public health policy making during infectious disease outbreaks as part of the newly formed Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics “Insight Net”. This award is a 5-year CDC-funded program to develop an integrated reference design for public health intelligence with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Department (PI, Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, UCSD). In particular, the project will involve: 1) development of models that can be rapidly deployed to inform public health decision-making by the county for infections such as SARS- COV2, hepatitis A virus, hepatitis C virus, HIV, and mpox; and 2) incorporation of innovative data sources (such as molecular sequences and wastewater samples) to improve the accuracy, precision, and utility of our models during disease outbreaks.

This highly interdisciplinary research will involve collaboration with epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians, policymakers, and public health researchers. The postdoctoral scholar will work with various faculty PIs at UCLA and UCSD. Scholars will benefit from biweekly seminars and trainee sessions, journal clubs, and grant writing circles that include topics such as disease modeling, economic modeling, statistical inference for model parameters, and network analysis.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (statistics, biostatistics, applied mathematics, epidemiology, computational science and related fields) with experience developing and calibrating dynamic transmission models, dynamic systems models or agent-based models preferred. Experience with any type of transmission modeling (compartmental deterministic, stochastic network or agent-based network) is welcome as our team has experience across various modeling types. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience and include travel to conferences/collaborators. Applicants from under-represented minority populations are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please provide the below by email to handcock@stat.ucla.edu:

1) Cover letter explaining the candidate’s scholarly career, prospective or actual doctoral defense date, and academic interests.
2) Current curriculum vitae, including publications.
3) Names and email addresses of two people to provide letters of recommendation

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and only complete applications will be considered. Please apply by May 23rd for full consideration.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Master of Applied Statistics and Data Science Adjunct Professor – Spring 2024

The UCLA Department of Statistics and Data Science seeks open-ranked adjunct professors with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching applied statistics to fill temporary positions for the Master of Applied Statistics program for Spring Quarter 2024, starting on April 1, 2024.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field, a demonstrated excellence in teaching, knowledge of and experience with R, experience in applied statistics, data science and analytics, methods for analyzing big data and machine learning, and a commitment to excellent teaching. Adjunct professors are expected to continue scholarly work, either through research in statistics education, research in statistics, statistical consulting, or other scholarly activities.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a CV and a Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09218

The salary range for this position is $35,000-$40,000.

All inquiries may be sent to:
Chie Ryu
Chief Administrative Officer
UCLA Department of Statistics
chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Master of Applied Statistics and Data Science Lecturer – Spring 2024

The UCLA Department of Statistics and Data Science seeks lecturers with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching statistics to fill positions for Spring Quarter 2024, starting on April 1, 2024.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in Statistics (or a related field) or relevant industry experience, a demonstrated excellence in teaching, knowledge of and experience with R, experience in applied statistics, and a commitment to excellent teaching.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a CV and a Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF09219

See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $91,718 to $109,516.

https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t15.pdf

All inquiries may be sent to:
Chie Ryu
Chief Administrative Officer
UCLA Department of Statistics
chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.