Fields Institute

317 17713Fellowship ID: FIELDS-MFPHEN [#17713]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematics for Public Health
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Toronto, 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 2022/08/20, listed until 2022/01/31)
Fellowship Description:    

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

Applications are already under review. DO NOT WAIT to apply

The Mathematics for Public Health (MfPH), funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), is a program to develop a national network of infectious disease modellers and public health policy makers that can rapidly respond to public health emergencies. 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.

Multiple post-doctoral fellows will be recruited to one of the 11 inaugural MfPH projects which can be found here

Successful candidates will be recruited to a particular project and jointly supervised by members of the project team, at one of their institutions. Remote working will be considered. The fellowship is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year subject to budgetary and other considerations.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics/mathematical physics/mathematical biology/statistics 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 mathematical modeling.

Please submit your application, including a cover letter indicating the project that you would like to join through this site. Candidates applying to multiple projects must submit an application for each project separately. 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.

Application Materials Required:
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