Universidad de Costa Rica, Oficina de Divulgación e Información

Position ID: 2284-POSTDOC [#13908]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: San Jose, San Jose 34045, Costa Rica [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Epidemiology
Application Deadline: 2019/05/31 (posted 2019/05/08, listed until 2019/05/31)
Position Description:    

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The Mathematical Modeling group at Universidad de Costa Rica is looking for a quantitatively trained and motivated post-doctoral researcher to expand and help develop vector-borne disease models with an emphasis on public health. The team has a strong collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica and they have provided data available about suspected and confirmed cases of dengue, chikungunya and Zika, as well as breeding site distribution in some regions of the country. The main idea is to use these mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches to develop prevention/control strategies of Aedes aegypti in Costa Rica.

More information about the project: http://www.cimpa.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/investigacion/ucrea The postdoc will work primarily with the project coordinator (Prof. Fabio Sanchez) in collaboration with other team members, and will have the opportunity to work on projects with international researchers and a vastly interdisciplinary setting.

Essential qualifications and skills include: - PhD in a quantitative subject such as computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, mathematical biology, and mathematical modeling. - Moderate knowledge of statistics. - Computational and programming competence (MATLAB and R).

Desirable qualifications and skills include: - Experience manipulating large datasets from various sources - Excellent scientific writing skills - Ability to work in groups

The start date is immediate (but flexible depending on mutual agreement), and the position is open until filled. If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Prof. Fabio Sanchez at fabio.sanchez@ucr.ac.cr.


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Contact: Fabio Sanchez, (506) 2511-6606 / (506) 2511-3419
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Edificio CIMPA-Escuela de Matemática
Ciudad de la Investigación
Universidad de Costa Rica
San Pedro de Montes de Oca
San Jose, Costa Rica 11501
Web Page: http://www.cimpa.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/investigacion/ucrea

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