Doctoral Studies: Health Policy Modeling Applications Openings

Applications are sought for two funded interdisciplinary doctoral research assistant positions, beginning May or September 2012. These two positions will be drawn from three possible application areas:

The successful applicant will possess excellent character, high integrity, solid academic background, and a committment to disciplinary breadth. We are particularly seeking an individual willing to invest in learning a diverse set of modeling skills and approaches, a drive to look beyond and overcome disciplinary and methodological boundaries, a desire to recognize learn quickly from mistakes, excellent interpersonal skills and patience in working with those from other disciplinary background, and a commitment to excellence in modeling and documentation. Candidates may come from health science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics backgrounds. Cross-disciplinary experience, facility with biostatistics, databases, software engineering, agent-based modeling and System Dynamics modeling are a plus. The doctoral students may enter through one of several academic programs. Depending on student background, program of entry, and other considerations, the graduate student may well be asked to perform teaching assistant duties.

Students who do not yet have Masters degrees may apply for these positions, with the expectation being that they will remain on for a subsequent Doctoral degree.

I regret that the volume of student requests for positions is too large for me to answer all requests individually. To request consideration for one of these positions, please follow the instructions on my student supervision page.