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Virus-bacteria interactions and impact of vaccinations on AMR

A 3-year post-doctoral position in mathematical modelling is available at Institut Pasteur Paris in the “Pharmaco-epidemiology and infectious diseases” unit (Phemi, B2PHI, UMR 1181) to work on the interaction between respiratory viruses and bacteria and optimization of public health measures to reduce their burden in the community.

The post-holder will analyse jointly datasets of disease surveillance and drug consumption from different settings and build mathematical models to analyse interactions between pathogens, estimate their burden and investigate how optimization of vaccination and antibiotic campaigns can help reducing the incidence of severe infections, especially with antibiotic resistant bacteria.
The different tasks will include conducting data analysis, building and analysing dynamic models and estimating model parameters from empirical data. The researcher will work in close collaboration with researchers from different fields (epidemiology, public health (National Reference Centers and Santé Publique France), mathematical modelling, and microbiology).

Applicants should have a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modelling, computational biology, quantitative ecology or relevant quantitative subject (e.g. mathematics, statistics, physics, etc). Applicants should have strong background in computer programming, modelling or related methodological development and excellent communication skills (both oral and writing). Some experience in epidemiology and/or health care related research would be an advantage. Exposure to large datasets would be an advantage.

The appointment is for three years starting beginning 2020.

Applications should include CV (including a list of publications), motivation letter and two reference letters. Interested candidates are invited to contact Lulla Opatowski ( for informal discussion about the position or application.

Institut Pasteur
Closing date
March 1st, 2020
Posted on
December 19th, 2019 10:08
Last updated
December 19th, 2019 10:11