PostDoc position on infectious disease modeling, in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the School of Public Health, University Hong Kong.

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (with Prof. Ben Cowling's Team) of the School of Public Health (Ref.: 504476), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in statistics, computer sciences, biostatistics, public health or a related quantitative and computational discipline. They must be proficient in data analysis using statistical or mathematical software, such as R, MATLAB and SAS. They should have an excellent command of written and spoken English, and a demonstrated record of publishing academic research papers. They should be organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team. Experience in infectious disease modelling and analysis will be an advantage.

The appointee will perform applied and methodological work to develop epidemiological and/or statistical inferential frameworks for assessing the dynamics of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases including influenza. He/She will collect data and improve the estimations of epidemiological model parameters with the aim to achieve better and real-time assessment of the disease dynamics and the impact of the interventions for further prediction and forecasting. He/She will also contribute to other projects in the team, supervise junior research staff, and perform other research-related duties as assigned. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Sheikh Taslim Ali at alist15@hku.hk. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on July 19, 2021 and continue until September 30, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Type
Postdoc
Institution
School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
City
Hong Kong
Country
Hong Kong SAR, China
Closing date
September 30th, 2021
Posted on
July 8th, 2021 04:50
Last updated
July 12th, 2021 15:24
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