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Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (IDEG) at WCM-Q invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of mathematical modelling of the transmission dynamics of sexually transmitted infections. The position is full-time and is available for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress.

Major duties:

• Conduct project-related research on the biomedical and behavioural aspects of the population dynamics of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
• Develop mathematical models describing HIV and other STI epidemiology and the impact of HIV and other STI interventions using deterministic models, stochastic compartmental models, and individual-based models.
• Review and validate different approaches and existing models.
• Publish research findings in scientific journals and present them at major medical/scientific meetings.


• A Ph.D. degree in a quantitatively-oriented field, such as mathematical epidemiology, theoretical physics, or applied mathematics.
• Robust research experience in mathematical modelling and building deterministic and individual-based models.
• Experience in analytical and quantitative methods, including deterministic and stochastic differential equations, integral equations, nonlinear dynamics, probability theory, and stochastic processes.
• Extensive experience in scientific computing involving programming, numerical analysis, symbolic and logical analysis, Monte Carlo simulations, and computer graphics.
• Experience in Berkeley Madonna, Matlab, Mathematica, C or C++, Fortran, Microsoft Office, LaTex, and Windows.
• Working knowledge of the biology and epidemiology of infectious diseases, especially HIV and other STIs.
• Experience with statistical data analysis and related packages, such as SPSS and R.

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Closing date
February 28th, 2018
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December 12th, 2017 04:17
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December 12th, 2017 04:17