Fields Institute

317 17714Fellowship ID: FIELDS-MFPHEOCEN [#17714]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematics for Public Health
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Toronto, Ontario M5T3J1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling (EIDM)
Application Deadline: 2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/19, finished 2022/08/06, listed until 2022/01/31)
Fellowship Description:    

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The MfPH initiative is a pan-Canadian, Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling (EIDM) multi-disciplinary network co-led by Fields Director, V. Kumar Murty, and York University mathematics professor, Jianhong Wu. The goal of the network is to develop advanced mathematical techniques for the study of potential health crises and to train a cohort of mathematical modelling experts to help achieve public health objectives. This initiative is a partnership between The Fields Institute, the Atlantic Association for Research in Mathematical Sciences (AARMS), the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). The network will use state-of-the-art mathematical modelling techniques to advise on public health policy with the long-term goal of boosting future epidemic preparedness and improving Canada’s resilience in emergency situations.

The post-doctoral fellow will be recruited to work on the EOC modeling project: Simulations and Exercises. The successful candidate will be hosted at York University and supervised by Professor Ali Asgary. A project description can be found here:

Candidates must have a PhD in public health, disaster health, emergency management, or relevant fields, with demonstrated working or research experience at an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), emergency table-top exercises design and implementation, multi-stakeholder communication, and decision making under pressure and uncertainty.

Please submit your application, including a cover letter. Applications should be submitted immediately and will be assessed on a rolling basis. Start dates are negotiable, and may start as early as 1 July 2021.

The Fields Institute is a centre for mathematical research activity - a place where mathematicians from Canada and abroad, from academia, business, industry and financial institutions, can come together to carry out research and formulate problems of mutual interest. Our mission is to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for mathematics innovation and education. Learn more about us.

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