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2 PhD positions on applying viral dynamics models for epidemiology/clinical science

Program and Place of Work: This project will support 1-2 graduate students (PhD level) in the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at the Nanyang Technological University graduate program. The graduate students will be based at Clinical Sciences Building, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. The successful applicant(s) will work as part of a growing and energetic team, focusing on quantitatively understanding biological mechanisms of infection and its impact on both individual and population health. Particularly, we have been working to understand the viral dynamics at individual level and how it is associated with population level epidemiological dynamics. Using mathematical modelling and computer simulation as core approaches, we will connect basic biological mechanism of infection and infectious disease epidemiology and clinical studies, which would accelerate vaccine, drugs, and treatment development and provide a more comprehensive picture of the mechanisms behind the dynamics of infectious diseases.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a MSc degree in a quantitative field, such as data science, computational biology, mathematics, computer science, (bio)statistics, or related field. Research experience and/or educational background on public health and medicine is a plus but not essential. Candidate with bachelor’s degree in the above disciplines with strong record of research will be considered. The candidate should have strong quantitative skills, or at least demonstrate interest in developing skills in statistics and infectious disease modelling. The successful candidate will have a strong aptitude for communication and teamwork and have demonstrated good academic performance in their past programs.

Support: 2 positions fully funded for 4 years, with monthly stipend, tuition fees and conference funding. For outstanding students, internal top-up award opportunities are available on a competitive basis.

Start Date: The positions will start in June 2023 at the earliest or January 2024 at the latest. Application deadline for LKCMed PhD program and admission requirements can be found here:

Application: Interested candidates should send by email a current curriculum vitae, a scanned copy of transcript. Application reviews are on-going, so apply as soon as you can.

For further information about the above research opportunities, please contact Dr. Keisuke Ejima (LKCMed) keisuke.ejima [at]

PhD position
Lee Kong Chiang School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
Closing date
January 26th, 2023
Posted on
December 21st, 2022 08:14
Last updated
December 21st, 2022 08:14