Postdoctoral fellowship in mathematical epidemiology (infectious disease modelling)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in mathematical epidemiology (infectious disease modelling) at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will be expected to play a major role in a multi-investigator, multi-institutional project supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) regarding strategies for protecting vulnerable Canadian populations from emerging infectious diseases. The research will use agent-based models to address a range of critical public health concerns about the risk of infection and differential severity of disease among vulnerable populations in Canada. The successful applicant will work closely with our partners in federal and provincial, and territorial public health organizations. Applicants should have significant experience in the development of agent-based simulation models, manipulating large datasets, and have excellent english language communication skills (both written and verbal). Previous experience working in a transdisciplinary research environment, and writing scientific articles and grant proposals would be an asset. Applicants must be within 5-years of having completed their PhD in a field that is relevant to the research project (e.g., epidemiology, mathematics, biology, computational social science, computer science). The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in October 2011. Funding for extension of the position to the second year is available (subject to satisfactory performance during the first year of appointment). The salary commensurate with the experience of the candidate is in the range of $40,000 to $45,000 CDN. Review of applications will begin August 19, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae along with complete contact information for three referees, copies of 2 publications and a one page summary of research experience to [email protected] Questions related to this posting may be directed to Dr. Amy Greer at [email protected] More information about the past work of the research team can be found at http://pan-inform.uwinnipeg.ca/index.htm. Information about being a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto can be found at http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/informationfor/postdoctoral.htm.


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