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Tropical Diseases Modelling Network (TDModNet)

July 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

Tropical Diseases Modelling Network (TDModNet)

TDModNet is a new network for mathematical modellers and their collaborators based in the tropics and working on tropical infectious diseases. There are members with a range of research experience (from graduate student to professor) and expertise (mathematicians, biologists, epidemiologists, malariologists, policy makers, geneticists, bioinformaticists, clinicians). The aim is to provide a forum to build mathematical modelling capacity in the developing world in a self-sufficient way by exploiting the pre-existing structure of the network members.

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Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling

November 13, 2017 in Job, News, postdoc

Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health

Salary:   £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:   Friday 01 December 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  EPH-IDE-70

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated infectious disease modeller to join the world-leading Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

The successful candidate will combine mathematical models with novel surveillance and serological data to examine the dynamics of infection and immunity for antigenically variable pathogens such as influenza and dengue. As well as investigating individual-level cross-reactive antibody responses to such viruses, the work aims to predict how these responses shape pathogen invasion and transmission at the population level. This will involve the development and parameterisation of a range of dynamic models and will make use of some of the best available data for influenza and flaviviruses, including field studies of dengue and Zika from the Western Pacific.

The post-holder will be supervised by Dr Adam Kucharski, and will join a highly successful and supportive modelling group, with considerable scope to develop their own research within the field, in collaboration with colleagues at LSHTM and international partners. It is expected that the project will involve a range of complex and original scientific research that requires a high degree of personal motivation.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in mathematical modelling, statistics, epidemiology or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component. Candidates should also demonstrate experience in mathematical modelling, preferably on infectious diseases, and have a promising publication record.

The post is available immediately and is funded until 31st January 2020. Salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 – £43,759 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-70. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

Further details:     Job Description

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Post-doctoral positions at the Fogarty International Center, US NIH

November 10, 2017 in Job, News, postdoc

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research positions (Biomathematics)@Mexico

October 27, 2017 in Job, News

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Call for applications for research positions (Biomathematics)

The Center for Mathematical Sciences (Centro de Ciencias Matemáticas, CCM) is one of the top five institutions dedicated to mathematics research in Mexico. It is situated in Morelia and belongs to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM), one of the largest and most important universities in Latin America. See the home page of the CCM for more information: www.matmor.unam.mx

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 26th, 2017

STARTING DATE: January to April 2018 (flexible)

The CCM is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position to start between 1 January and 1 April 2017.

Preference will be in the area of Biomathematics and related fields. The CCM currently has 24 faculty members working in the following areas (www.matmor.unam.mx/en/research): Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Biomathematics, Classical and Quantum Gravity, Differential Geometry, Discrete Geometry, Dynamical Systems, Foundations of Quantum Theory, General Topology, Mathematical Logic and Foundations, Number Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Representation Theory. Applications are welcome in these and related areas.

The positions are foremost research oriented, but also include teaching duties of one course per semester at the graduate or undergraduate level. Further duties include supervision of students at the graduate (masters and PhD) and undergraduate level. Participation in academic-administrative tasks is also expected as well as in outreach activities. For the first few years, contracts will be reviewed on an annual basis. The expected remuneration is competitive.

Applicants are invited to follow the procedure outlined on the following form:

Research Position Form application

The selection process concludes January 31st, 2018.

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Assistant Professor@Warwick

October 27, 2017 in Job, News

University of Warwick

The Wellcome-Warwick Quantitative Biomedicine Programme (QBP) was established to develop a world-class interdisciplinary research environment at the University of Warwick by driving further development of existing centers of excellence including the Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research(http://www.warwick.ac.uk/SBIDER), the School of Life Sciences, the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology (www.mechanochemisty.org).

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in infectious disease epidemiology. Your research should ideally be interdisciplinary, for example linking experimental and observational data collection from the microbiology laboratory to quantitative analysis, or integrating population studies into research predictions. Candidates’ interests are likely to relate individual level processes or observations (infection, diagnosis, pathology and immunity) to population level outcomes and dynamics (infection transmission, disease distribution and control). Possible areas where Warwick already has strengths include antimicrobial resistance, pathogen forensics and dynamics of immunity / transmission. Candidates should have skills in areas such as computational biology, or statistical / mathematical modelling, and should benefit from the opportunity to link their interests to the world class expertise within the SLS, Warwick Medical School, and Zeeman Institute.
Successful candidates should demonstrate evidence or potential of being able to attract funding and/or fellowships, an exemplary track record with high quality publications, and the enthusiasm and expertise to contribute to developing and teaching new undergraduate programmes in Interdisciplinary Science. You will also contribute to the Public engagement interface of the QBP.

The successful candidate will receive a generous start up package, refurbished laboratory space and access to state-of-the-art infrastructure where necessary (including cat 2 and cat 3 laboratories, light and electron microscopy, advanced proteomics), along with a thriving and dynamic research community.

The post will be jointly funded by the University of Warwick and the Wellcome Trust for 5 years, and will become permanent subject to probation and promotion to Associate Professorship, following the criteria set out by the University of Warwick.

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with the Prof. Laura Green (laura.green@warwick.ac.uk), Prof Matt Keeling (m.j.keeling@warwick.ac.uk) or Prof James Nokes (D.J.Nokes@warwick.ac.uk ).

To be considered, please fill out an online application, including a CV, names of three expert referees who are able to comment on your readiness to embark on an independent career, a one-page cover letter and a two-page research proposal describing an your research program in infectious disease epidemiology.

The University of Warwick is an equal opportunities employer.


Job Description

Undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities in order to develop own career and profile, supporting the work of the department and developing and enhancing its reputation, both internal and external to the University.

Duties and Responsibilties

Research and Scholarship
• Carry out independent research and act as principal investigator and project leader.
• Contribute to the research activities of the department by developing own research programme, planning and co-ordinating a broad research activity or programme, sustaining an extensive track record of published research findings, maintaining an expert reputation in own subject area at least at national, and usually international level, and providing guidance to staff and students on own specialist area.
• Contribute to the development of research strategies.
• Apply for, negotiate and manage research funds to the benefit of the individual’s or others’ research activity and the research standing of the University as measured by, for example, the REF.
• In managing research projects, manage and develop research staff and students, technical and other support staff engaged in research.
• Publish research outcomes in appropriate refereed journals of international standing, and publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other outlets.
• Ensure impact from research is fully developed
• Engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department’s research strategy and which enhance the school’s national/international research profile. Such activities may include, for example, delivery of research papers at conferences, membership of committees of academic bodies, external examining, participation in knowledge transfer, development of industrial links and other related activities, and journal editorships.
Teaching and Learning Support
• Engage in teaching at all levels using relevant teaching methods, e.g. lectures, seminars, tutorials, etc, working as part of the teaching team.
• Develop and apply appropriate teaching techniques and materials, which may be novel or innovative, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students. This will include contribution to regular reflection on the enhancement of departmental curricula.
• Undertake curriculum design and deliver material across a range of programmes of study at various levels, using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods, reviewing and improving as required.
• Supervise research students (PhD, M Phil, MSc).
• Supervise undergraduate and masters level student projects and, where appropriate, placements and field trips.
• Take responsibility for academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.
• Co-ordinate and undertake pastoral support for students within the programme, course or modules for which the post holder is responsible, liaising where necessary with other University agencies such as the Senior Tutor’s Office.
• Provide first line support for colleagues, referring them to sources of further help if required.
Administration and Other Activities
• Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the department by performing administrative duties as allocated by the Head and by taking on appropriate departmental responsibilities. Such duties may include, for example, Head of Teaching Programme, Admissions Officer or Year Senior Tutor.
• Provide leadership to those working within programme areas, as course leader or equivalent, by for example co-ordinating the work of others to ensure that courses are delivered effectively or organising the work of a team by agreeing objectives and work plans.
• Contribute to the development of teams and individuals through the appraisal system and by providing advice on personal development.
• Act as a personal mentor to peers and colleagues.
• Likely to contribute to the management or monitoring of budgets (either project-based or departmental) and/or may contribute to the establishment and management of programme/departmental financial plans and budgets, in collaboration as appropriate.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.

Closing Date 19 Nov 2017

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HIV/AIDS modelling at The Kirby Institute

October 2, 2017 in Job, News, postdoc

The Kirby Institute is the major research body in Australia with responsibility for research into the clinical and epidemiological aspects of HIV/AIDS.  It is also responsible for research into the clinical and epidemiological aspects of other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.

About the role
$90K-$113K plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
Fixed Term for 12 months
Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Project Officer will be responsible for the development of mathematical models of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and other blood borne viruses in Australia. The position will be shared across the Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program and the Biostatistics and Database Program at the Kirby Institute. The position holder will develop mathematical models and perform data analysis to estimate disease burden and to assess the impact of public health interventions for control and prevention. This research will be done in consultation with relevant stakeholders including community organizations and national and International health and aid agencies.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:
Highly developed mathematical and computer programming skills preferably with experience with mathematical modelling of infectious diseases.
Demonstrated experience with data management and performing statistical analyses
At the higher level more extensive research output is required.
Tertiary qualification in computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, epidemiology or a similar quantitative field. At the higher level postgraduate degree is required.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact:

Associate Professor David Regan, Biostatistics and Databases Program

E: dregan@kirby.unsw.edu.au

T: (61 2) 9385 0860

Applications close: 6 October 2017

To apply click the linked page here.

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