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Job Summary

The Michigan Influenza Center in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work with Drs. Emily Martin and Arnold Monto. This is a full-time research position focused on COVID-19 and influenza epidemiology and vaccine effectiveness. The Center conducts studies in community and clinical settings throughout Southeastern Michigan. This position will provide the opportunity to contribute to the Center’s work using skills in study design, complex data analyses and/or laboratory work.

The successful candidate will support epidemiological research projects to investigate respiratory virus epidemiology and vaccine effectiveness. Key tasks will include statistical analysis of survey, laboratory, healthcare, and surveillance data, preparation of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and contribution to study design, organization, and grant development.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop independent research projects in the domain of epidemiology, including the preparation of K-level NIH funding or equivalent. The position offers support for professional development, including travel to an annual meeting and/or training workshop.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of infectious disease, be highly motivated, be able to work independently and have a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.



Conduct analyses using R, SAS, and STATA to answer epidemiological research questions and prepare analysis reports across Center project.

Contribute to Center research by participation in bench research in the Center’s lab or through analysis of laboratory data.

Contribute to the Center’s publications through writing independently driven manuscripts and contributing to group publications. Review and comment on collaborative manuscripts within CDC and NIH networks.

Assist with project implementation, daily management of study cohorts, and other research related tasks as needed

Required Qualifications*

PhD or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health or a related field. A track record of peer-reviewed publication of scholarly work related to PhD thesis, or in process, is required. The successful candidate will be highly creative and self-motivated to produce high-impact manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and to develop and submit CDC, NIH or similar grant applications.

The successful candidate will have experience in the management and use of complex longitudinal survey data, analysis of longitudinal data structures, advanced
use of statistical software (Stata, SAS, or R, and interest in learning new software), and strong oral and written scientific communication skills.                                                                                                                                                         


Desired Qualifications*

It is strongly desirable for the applicant to have interest and expertise in epidemiology, research management, and implementation of infectious disease studies. Experience working with cohorts, in managing and analyzing longitudinal data, and in generating or working with viral detection and/or immune correlates data is strongly desirable.

Additional Information

The postdoctoral fellowship consists of a one year appointment with the possibility of a renewal the second year, contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

Compensation (salary and benefits) will be offered according to the NRSA Guidelines.

Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.