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317 20451Fellowship ID: FIELDS-MFPHSARSCOV2 [#20451]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modeling SARS-CoV-2 phylodynamics
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Toronto, Ontario M5T3J1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: biology, infectious disease epidemiology, disease ecology, mathematical modelling or a related quantitative discipline
Application Deadline: finished (2022/08/24, finished 2022/10/13, listed until 2023/02/24)
Fellowship Description:    

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modeling SARS-CoV-2 phylodynamics The Phylodynamic Modelling of Infectious Diseases project team of the NSERC-PHAC EIDM Initiative funded Mathematics for Public Health (MfPH) seeks to recruit a postdoctoral Fellowship at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be placed as a visiting fellow at the Public Health Ontario. The position is available immediately. The Post-doctoral Fellow will contribute to the phylodynamics studies of RNA viruses, SARS-CoV-2. The studies aim to investigate the successive waves of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Ontario, Canada to translate pathogen surveillance into knowledge and public health action. The Postdoctoral Fellow will develop and lead a project, contribute and develop grant proposals (under guidance of the PI), and be involved in project development. Candidates should have a PhD in biology, infectious disease epidemiology, disease ecology, mathematical modelling or a related quantitative discipline. Programming experience in Linux, Python and R is required. Applicants should have demonstrated knowledge of concepts and theories related to disease ecology and evolution, with preference for viruses or other fast-evolving pathogens. The application must list publication, and provide evidence of effective science communication skills. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely in collaboration with Dr. Venkata R. Duvvuri and Dr. Jianhong Wu, and the Phylodynamic Modelling of Infectious Diseases project team Postdoctoral Fellow duties: • Participate in full-time research program as agreed upon with PI. • Conceptualize, design, implement, test and troubleshoot research protocols; adapt new procedures and develop new computational and mathematical approaches and methods as appropriate. • Maintain clear and timely records. • Collect, prepare and analyze research data including pathogen genomes; maintain computer database of research data; contribute to project design and group meetings; tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences, for manuscript preparation and grant submission; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data. • Contribute to research meetings and progress reports for founders and collaborators. • Reading and researching literature, manuscript preparation of research findings. Assist in grant writing and opportunity to develop teaching materials • Supervise other personnel participate in training of student researchers and volunteer workers as needed. Application & Instructions: Interested candidates should contact @ with the following information: • Brief cover letter summarizing their current and future research interests; • Expected starting date; • Curriculum vitae; • Names and contact information for 2 or 3 references.

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Contact: Dr. Venkata R. Duvvuri
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