Simon Fraser University, Mathematics

419 16062Position ID: SFU-PDF1 [#16062]
Position Title: Infectious Disease or Population Dynamic Modellers Wanted For COVID-19 Modelling and Forecasting
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Infectious Disease or Population Dynamic Modelling
Application Deadline: 2020/07/25 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2020/07/07, listed until 2020/07/25)
Position Description:    

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We are inviting applications for an infectious disease or population dynamic modeller to join the MAGPIE research group at Simon Fraser University. The post is research-focused, and involves mathematical modelling, statistical estimation and model development primarily for COVID-19. The post-holder will join our work in collaboration with the BC Centre for Disease Control and with the Public Health Agency of Canada, estimating the impact of changes in behaviour, forecasting COVID-19 cases using dynamic transmission models, modelling transmission at the facility level, and on developing tools to connect diverse modelling frameworks. We also work on innovative methods with SARS-CoV-2 sequences, with a focus on transmission. The post-holder will work in the MAGPIE research group with Dr. C. Colijn, in the Department of Mathematics. This dynamic and vibrant research group focuses on a range of topics in evolution, infection and public health, developing mathematical modelling and statistical tools along the way. The post-holder will have extensive support and flexibility to develop their own research program, in collaboration with local, national and international collaborations, alongside taking a leading role in COVID-19 forecasting. The post carries the option of teaching.

The successful applicant will have completed (or be about to complete) a PhD in mathematical modelling, statistics or a discipline with a strong quantitative component. Candidates should have proficient knowledge of a programming language for mathematical or statistical modelling, such as R, python, Stan. Experience in mathematical modelling with data, preferably in the context of biological populations, is strongly preferred.

Applicants should submit a letter outlining their research interests and interest in the position, and a CV along with the names of three references.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Simon Fraser University
Department of Mathematics
SCK 10512
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

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