University of Manitoba, Department of Mathematics

1151 18526Position ID: 1151-OMNI [#18526]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Within-Host Models of Vaccination and Therapeutics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Applied Mathematics, Data science or related discipline
Application Deadline: 2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/07, finished 2022/07/02)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Within-Host Models of Vaccination and Therapeutics 
Department of Mathematics 
The University of Manitoba 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) to work on the project “Vaccination and antimicrobials, from the individual to the population: Real-time modelling and data analysis to project therapeutic intervention” funded by OMNI/REUNI ( 
 Vaccination is a critical piece of the pharmaceutical arsenal in the fight against (re-)emerging infectious diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that deploying a treatment and vaccination campaign in the middle of a crisis poses specific complications, particularly when the efficacy and protection of different interventions against the pathogen’s evolutionary landscape may not be fully understood. Rapid and accurate forecasting of drug and vaccine dosing needs are paramount to successful public health planning. Here, we will develop within-host mathematical models of pathogen evolution and pharmaceutical interventions to support real-time, population-level public health decision-making. 

The work will be co-supervised by J. Arino, K.-L. Liao, S. Portet (University of Manitoba) and M. Craig (Université de Montréal). This fellowship is for one year and is renewable for one year, contingent on satisfactory progress. The value of this fellowship at the University of Manitoba is $50,000 per year.

Candidate Requirements:
  • hold or have completed a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, data science or related discipline and have an excellent academic record 
  • demonstrated mathematical modelling capacities using data-driven quantitative analyses, differential equations, stochastic modelling, and/or mixed-effects modelling 
  • knowledge of epidemiology and physiological processes relevant to immunology is an asset 
  • have excellent communication and organization skills 
Applicants should submit in one PDF file: 
  • CV including date of the thesis defence, and summary of the Ph.D. thesis, previous and current academic positions 
  • A complete list of publications (with highlighting up to three most significant papers and explaining your individual contribution to each of them with 3-4 sentences) 
  • A research statement (2-3 pages) 
  • The names and contact information for three referees 

 The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only. 

** Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
University of Manitoba
420 Machray Hall
Winnipeg, MB R3T2N2