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Postdoc in the epiforecasts group

A postdoctoral position is available to join a team conducting research on modelling to inform decision making in real time during infectious disease outbreaks ( The post-holder will be supervised by Prof Sebastian Funk and will join a highly successful and supportive group at the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID).

The main aim of the team is to develop, improve and apply models for improving situational awareness and informing data collection in outbreaks via data analysis and forecasting. This includes systematic assessment of the predictive ability of any forecasts made, and of whether the inclusion of individual, spatial, behavioural or genetic data can improve them. Whilst some parts of the roles will involve work on specific diseases with public health collaborators there is considerable freedom for work within the general aims of the group as well as scope for the development and use of state-of-the-art methodology and computation with a direct impact on public health.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic. Candidates should have proficient knowledge of a programming language for mathematical or statistical modelling, including some experience with R, and be committed to open research and/or software development. Experience in outbreak analysis or model-based forecasting is desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.

For more details and to apply please use the link to the job page. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
Closing date
September 24th, 2023
Posted on
September 1st, 2023 12:13
Last updated
September 1st, 2023 12:13