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Fixed-term position in computational epidemiology in France

A 12-month position hosted by the French agency for food safety and occupational health is now available.
We’re looking for a motivated and enthusiastic fellow in the field of mathematical and computational epidemiology.

Context and objectives
In a context of the spread of the African swine fever virus (ASF) in Europe and the imminent threat to the pig industry in France, the fellow will be responsible for participating in a quantitative assessment of the risk of the virus spread on French territory. Based on an existing model (Lange and Thulke, 2018; Halasa et al., 2019), the modeler will focus on the risk of ASFV spread via wildlife, with the wild boar representing the vector of introduction of the virus. Strong interaction will need to be established with wild boar biologists and wildlife epidemiologists to identify and collect relevant data. the model will also be used to represent a de novo introduction into France in geographical areas chosen according to their characteristics in terms of forest continuum and/or high density of outdoor pig farms. The tool will contribute to risk analysis by identifying the most probable scenarios and management strategies will be implemented and tested in silico to evaluate their feasibility and efficacy.
As part of its work, the modeler will be at the heart of an international cooperation established within the unit (Belgium and Denmark) and will interact with a working group dedicated to the ASF issue.

Host: Anses – Ploufragan Laboratory
Salary: ~ 30 k€ (commensurate with experience)
Closing dates: 2019/09/18

For more details, please contact Nicolas Rose ( and Mathieu Andraud (

French Agency for food Safety and occupational health
Closing date
September 18th, 2019
Posted on
September 3rd, 2019 10:25
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September 3rd, 2019 10:25