Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Outcomes Simulation Modeling is available in Dr. Sylvia Plevritis’ Lab located in the James H. Clark Center at Stanford University. The fellowship will involve the development and application of computer simulation modeling to study the impact of alternative cancer screening and treatment strategies on cancer incidence and mortality rates in the US population and inform health policy. A major focus of the research will be focused on simulating the impact of breast and/or lung cancer screening guidelines and the impact of treatment on disease recurrence. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in a field related to simulation modeling (i.e. operations research, applied mathematics) or a field that involves training in statistical analysis of clinical data (i.e. biostatistics, health-outcomes research, epidemiology). Experience in stochastic simulation modeling, Monte Carlo methods, parameter estimation, survival analysis and computer programming (R and Python) is critical. Knowledge of cancer epidemiology, cancer screening and treatment trials and analysis of cancer registry data is a bonus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and 3 references to Corinne Beck, Executive Assistant to Dr. Plevritis, email: [email protected]
with subject line “Population Outcomes Simulation Modeling.”
This position is for two-years, full-time.
The ideal candidate is expected to work on-site 5-days per week and attend weekly lab meetings.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer.