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317 17685Fellowship ID: FIELDS-RESPIRATORY [#17685]
Fellowship Title: Fields Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multiphase and Multiscale Modeling of Respiratory Diseases
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Toronto, Ontario M5T3J1, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: fluid dynamics, epidemic modeling, multi-scale modeling of disease transmission
Application Deadline: none (posted 2021/05/12)
Fellowship Description:    

This postdoctoral fellowship is part of the National Covid-19 Modelling Rapid Response Task Force; a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded study, led by The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Fields), in partnership with the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS), Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), and Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), and in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization - International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-Intervac), and the National Research Council Canada (NRC).

The postdoctoral fellow will be co-hosted and supervised by the Fields Mathematics for Public Health (Professors Kumar Murty and Jianhong Wu) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Professor Lydia  Bourouiba).

This collaborative, inter-institutional project involves various activities aimed at tackling important questions of epidemic modeling and prevention. The activities will involve the development of advanced platforms of modeling of fluid dynamics, multiphase and particle laden flows under a range of conditions and interfacing with multi-scale modeling of disease transmission rooted in data validation and observational data on disease spread in a range of indoor and outdoor settings. The project also involves development and applications of novel high-precision, modeling multi-physics models coupled with network multi-scale modeling and original data analysis.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics/mathematical physics or a related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to carry out creative, innovative, independent research, have peer-reviewed publications in leading journals in the field and have mastery of modeling in fluid dynamics and applied mathematics. In addition, they will have a large set of mathematical modeling skills and the ability to interface with other modelers and fields to reduce models into essential physically/biologically rooted essential components, experience in working smoothly in interdisciplinary teams is an asset. 

To apply, please contact Professor Lydia Bourouiba at  with your CV and have recommendations letters sent directly to that address as well. Also a selected set of three publications with an explanation of your contributions. Please use the subject line “Fields: fluids postdoc application" in your email.

The position will be open until it is filled.

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