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Postdoctoral Fellow, Training Program in Substance Use, HIV and Related Infections

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 11th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in modeling of HIV, and hepatitis C virus and overdose prevention among substance using populations in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at University of California San Diego ( In particular, the goals are to inform public health policy-making through forecasting the future HIV, HCV, and overdose epidemic among people who inject drugs, and evaluating the population level impact of combination prevention interventions. Additionally, what are the optimal/most cost-effective portfolios of interventions to achieve specific public health targets.

This highly interdisciplinary research will involve collaboration with epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians, policymakers, and public health researchers. The postdoctoral scholar will work under the primary supervision of Dr. Steffanie Strathdee ( and Dr. Natasha Martin (, and use dynamic epidemic models, calibration to surveillance data, and cost-effectiveness evaluation techniques. Scholars will benefit from biweekly seminars and trainee sessions on substance use, HIV and related infections, journal clubs, and grant writing circles.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the option for renewal for up to one additional year based on performance. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline (applied mathematics, epidemiology, engineering, statistics and related fields) by time of appointment. Preferred qualifications include experience in HIV and/or substance use research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and include travel to conferences/collaborators. This position is funded by a NIH/NIDA T32 Training Grant, so you must meet all trainee eligibility criteria (see details here:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, their CV, and at least two names of potential referees. For further information, please contact Natasha Martin ( or Steffanie Strathdee (

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job location

La Jolla, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-5 required (contact information only)