Fields Institute

317 17595Position ID: FIELDS-AIRBORNE [#17595]
Position Title: Post-doctoral research associate position opening in flow physics of airborne disease transmission at the University of Toronto and the Fields Institute
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Toronto, Ontario M5T3J1, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Engineering, aerosol physics, computer science, coding, mathematics, pdf and pdf methods, fluid mechanics
Application Deadline: 2021/05/17 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/19)
Position Description:    

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We have an opening for a post-doc position in modelling the physics of Covid-19 type respiratory disease transmission. The primary aim of this collaborative project is to develop a robust theoretical and computational framework for constructing a disease spread model from the flow physics of transmission including variations in different model parameters. The basic framework could be found here: . Supervisors: Prof. Swetaprovo Chaudhuri ( and to Prof. Vijaya Kumar Murty (

Required Qualifications: · Ph. D in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering/Environmental Engineering/Aerosol Physics/Computer Science · Strong foundations in coding and mathematics – pdf and pdf methods in particular · Strong foundations in fluid mechanics · Experience with handling and processing large datasets · Familiarity with network model of disease spread will be useful · Fluency in oral and written English and ability for high quality technical writing.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application containing full CV, publication record, and two references. The initial appointment will be for one year.

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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