Postdoctoral Research Scholar

University of Iowa
Computer Science

The Computational Epidemiology (CompEpi) group at the University of Iowa is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship, ideally starting in Fall of 2023. The CS faculty in the CompEpi group include Bijaya Adhikari, Sriram V Pemmaraju, and Alberto M Segre and one or more of these faculty will serve as a mentor. This is a one-year position, but based on availability of funding and other factors, the fellowship may be extended.

The CompEpi group’s primary focus is on the use of computational techniques to understand, model, and mitigate healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) such as C. diff and MRSA infections. These
infections are typically amplified in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, etc. and can often be resistant to a wide spectrum of antibiotics.

A PhD or equivalent in Computer Science (CS) or related fields such as applied mathematics, statistics, or operations research is required. It is expected that the candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: AI/ML, algorithms, discrete optimization, data mining, large-scale discrete-event simulations, mathematical modeling, and network science. A background in epidemiology or healthcare research would be desirable.

The salary will be in the range $62K-65K per year. Postdoctoral scholars are eligible for a number of University benefits and services, including health insurance:
More information about this position can be found at

To apply, interested candidates should submit a CV, research statement, and names of 3 references to Sriram V Pemmaraju at

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