Postdoctoral Scholar – Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Katriona Shea ( in the Department of Biology ( and the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics ( at the Pennsylvania State University is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar. The position is funded by the NSF COVID-19 RAPID Program.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will coordinate efforts to reduce uncertainty about hypothetical and actual new variants for the COVID-19 Scenario Modeling Hub (, and assist with the Hub’s day-to-day operations to conduct multi-model assessments of alternative projection scenarios for COVID-19. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in evolutionary biology and population modeling and an interest in applying theoretical methods to management of infectious disease and decision-making under uncertainty. 

A Ph.D. in Quantitative Evolutionary Biology or Ecology, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or an equivalent area is required. Experience coordinating multi-group efforts, or in facilitation of research exercises, is highly desirable but not required. Candidates should demonstrate a track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. Please contact Katriona Shea (; +1 814-321-4809) for more information.


For full details and to apply: REQ_0000026936