The NIH-funded  PRISA field research team , including researchers from UC Berkeley and La Universidad San Francisco de Quito, reviewing maps of semi-rural communities east of Quito, Ecuador - July 2018. 

The NIH-funded PRISA field research team, including researchers from UC Berkeley and La Universidad San Francisco de Quito, reviewing maps of semi-rural communities east of Quito, Ecuador - July 2018. 



Join an active research team that seeks to identify risk factors associated with community-acquired antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and design effective interventions that can help reduce the spread of AMR. The research associated with this postdoc position will be broadly focused on community-acquired AMR, with a particular emphasis on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We are seeking candidates who have experience in two or more of the following areas: antimicrobial resistance epidemiology, molecular microbiology, and mixed methods research. Research topics relevant to this position include:

-      Application of advanced molecular microbiology methods (e.g., whole-genome sequence typing, metagenomics, etc.) to characterize the spread of drug resistant bacteria and resistance genes; 

-      Mixed methods research to study the economic and social factors that affect the use of antimicrobials in animal agricultural systems within LMICs;

-      Research on interventions – including intervention design, cost and effectiveness – that aim to reduce the emergence and spread of AMR in LMICs;

-      Infectious disease epidemiology that aims to understand the risk factors associated with the spread of AMR.

We seek applicants with PhDs in molecular microbiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, social sciences or economics (or candidates from other disciplines with strong quantitative skills) who are motivated to receive a mentored training fellowship in global health and would apply to the Global Health Equity Scholars program (GHES) funded by NIH Fogarty International Center. Candidate selection will focus on training, experience, cultural competence, as well as future research goals. The ability to speak Spanish is considered useful (but not required). Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the time of appointment. The fellowship requires the candidate to spend at least 10 months in Quito, Ecuador.

Eligibility: Doctorate degree is required, and terminal degree within the past five years; US citizenship or residency; graduate students who will complete a doctorate degree by June 2019 can apply. US citizenship or residency is required.

The fellowship includes a 12-month UC Berkeley postdoctoral appointment, salary and benefits, travel and research funds. 

Application review begins immediately. Interested candidates should forward a short cover letter (2-3 pages detailing desired research interests and goals for the fellowship year as well as relevant research/clinical work/coursework background), CV and list of 3 references by email to:

Jay Graham, PhD

Principal Investigator

Environmental Health Sciences Division, UC Berkeley