Mathematical Modeling and Systems Epidemiology of HIV/Tuberculosis transmission and drug resistance

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD-Student for a project at the interface of mathematics, bioinformatics, evolution, and systems biology in the context of HIV transmission, therapy, and drug resistance. The projects combines mathematical modeling with molecular epidemiology approaches and clinical data in order to investigate prospects of achieving HIV elimination and preventing antiretroviral resistance evolution. Accordingly, the candidate should have in addition to a strong mathematical background, skills to deal with complex and diverse data, and a strong interest in infectious-disease epidemiology. The Project will be carried out in the context of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS) and the IeDEA Cohort Collaboration. Those studies are the ideal setting for these projects as they are representative for People Living with HIV in Switzerland and worldwide and combine sequence and clinical data of extraordinary quality. A related PhD position on the systems epidemiology of Tuberculosis might also be available. The student will work on a range of specified research projects, but will be also highly encouraged and expected to develop and investigate his own research questions. The PhD will take place within the Life Science Zurich Graduate School (run jointly by the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich). Research will be conducted at the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Zurich; University of Zurich (supervision: Roger Kouyos). The Division of Infectious Diseases provides a highly interdisciplinary and translational research environment with links both to clinical practice and basic science. Moreover, we are strongly interconnected with a variety of other research institutes in Zurich and beyond. In particular, we maintain strong collaborations with the Institute of Medical Virology at the University of Zurich, and the Institutes of Theoretical Biology and Computational Biology at the ETH Zurich.
Please submit your application by 01.07.2022 via the link to the online application tool https://join.lszgs.uzh.ch . Make sure to select the PhD Program in Epidemiology & Biostatistics as primary program and mention your interest for this position in the cover letter.

Type
PhD position
Institution
University of Zurich
City
Zurich
Country
Switzerland
Closing date
July 1st, 2022
Posted on
June 14th, 2022 10:26
Last updated
June 14th, 2022 10:26
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