Multiple PDFs developing a national network of ID modellers and PH policy makers that can rapidly respond to PH emergencies.

The Mathematics for Public Health (MfPH), funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), is a program to develop a national network of infectious disease modellers and public health policy makers that can rapidly respond to public health emergencies.

The MfPH initiative is a pan-Canadian, Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling (EIDM) multi-disciplinary network co-led by Fields Director, V. Kumar Murty, and York University mathematics professor, Jianhong Wu. The goal of the network is to develop advanced mathematical techniques for the study of potential health crises and to train a cohort of mathematical modelling experts to help achieve public health objectives. This initiative is a partnership between The Fields Institute, the Atlantic Association for Research in Mathematical Sciences (AARMS), the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).

The network will use state-of-the-art mathematical modelling techniques to advise on public health policy with the long-term goal of boosting future epidemic preparedness and improving Canada’s resilience in emergency situations.

Multiple post-doctoral fellows will be recruited to one of the 11 inaugural MfPH projects.

Successful candidates will be recruited to a particular project and jointly supervised by members of the project team.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics/mathematical physics/mathematical biology/statistics or a related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to carry out creative, innovative, independent research, have peer-reviewed publications in leading journals in the field and have mastery of mathematical modeling.

Closing date
August 31st, 2021
Posted on
May 20th, 2021 15:53
Last updated
May 20th, 2021 15:53