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Position: Senior Scientists and/or Postdoctoral Scientists in Infectious Disease Dynamics Modelling for Novel Medical Interventions against COVID-19 or Malaria (Multiple Positions)
Institution: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duties: The candidates will undertake mathematical modelling and simulation to predict the impact of novel medical interventions on transmission and disease burden for either COVID-19 or malaria disease. For this purpose, the candidates will be using and developing disease models, integrating new clinical data as known, as well as applying machine learning algorithms in new approaches to aggregate analyses over a large number of simulations. The results of this comprehensive analysis will provide essential evidence for product development decisions along the clinical development pathway through to implementation of new drugs, immune therapies and vaccines
Requirements: Strong mathematical and statistical modeling skills, with a preference for demonstrated use of applied machine learning algorithms; Essential: PhD in Mathematics, statistics or a related discipline. e.g.: quantitative epidemiology, ecology modelling, computational biology; Strong programming skills (in at least one of R, C++, Matlab, or Python), preferably with experience in working with a version control system (preferably Git) and in using HPC clusters; Expertise/background and interest in areas of infectious disease modelling, epidemiology, public health analysis; Understanding of the epidemiology and the biology of viral diseases (Influenza/respiratory viruses) or parasitic diseases (especially malaria); Experience working with clinical and/or epidemiology data is a plus
   
Text: The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is the biggest institution for public health, international health and tropical medicine in Switzerland. The institute with over 700 employees delivers a sustainable contribution with its research, education and services to the improvement of health worldwide. The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), within the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, develops and applies epidemiological, statistical and mathematical methods to advance innovation, validation, and application in the field of public health. Within the Infectious Disease Modelling Unit of EPH we are looking for: MULTIPLE POSITIONS: Senior Scientists and/or Postdoctoral Scientists in Infectious Disease Dynamics Modelling for Novel Medical Interventions against COVID-19 or Malaria (80-100%) We are seeking senior scientists and postdoctoral scientists for several exciting opportunities to develop disease models and apply machine learning algorithms to support decision making in health. The successful candidates will join a globally-leading team of scientists with established expertise notably in malaria and COVID-19 modeling. There are many issues concerning the assessment of new interventions, control and elimination of malaria or COVID-19 that can only be answered through quantitative analysis, disease modelling and simulation. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team, providing evidence to decision-makers, clinicians, and product developers, to support optimizing and predicting the likely impact of new interventions. Projects are funded either by the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (for COVID-19), or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (for malaria). Candidates will be supervised by Professor Melissa Penny and collaborate within a dynamic team of experts. Your responsibilities include: The candidates will undertake mathematical modelling and simulation to predict the impact of novel medical interventions on transmission and disease burden for either COVID-19 or malaria disease. For this purpose, the candidates will be using and developing disease models, integrating new clinical data as known, as well as applying machine learning algorithms in new approaches to aggregate analyses over a large number of simulations. The results of this comprehensive analysis will provide essential evidence for product development decisions along the clinical development pathway through to implementation of new drugs, immune therapies and vaccines. You should have the following experiences and skills in: - Strong mathematical and statistical modeling skills, with a preference for demonstrated use of applied machine learning algorithms; - Essential: PhD in Mathematics, statistics or a related discipline. e.g.: quantitative epidemiology, ecology modelling, computational biology; - Strong programming skills (in at least one of R, C++, Matlab, or Python), preferably with experience in working with a version control system (preferably Git) and in using HPC clusters; - Expertise/background and interest in areas of infectious disease modelling, epidemiology, public health analysis; - Understanding of the epidemiology and the biology of viral diseases (Influenza/respiratory viruses) or parasitic diseases (especially malaria); - Experience working with clinical and/or epidemiology data is a plus; - Ability to deliver high quality research and to publish in peer reviewed journals; - Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English, with good presentation skills; - Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team on large research projects in a culturally diverse environment; - Ability to initiate, plan, implement and deliver programs of work to tight deadlines. Applicants with previous expertise in infectious disease modelling are especially encouraged to apply. Swiss TPH is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in academia are encouraged to apply. We offer: The positions will be based at the Swiss TPH in Basel and the successful applicants will receive a two year contract with possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with experience (as a minimum based on the Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc salary scale). All positions are intended to be full-time (100%), but candidates hoping to work part-time will be considered. Please submit your application online via the link provided below: Applications will be considered as soon as submitted (submission preferably before 25 th of June 2020 ). We are looking for at least one candidate to start immediately, and the remaining positions over 2-6 months. We look forward to receiving your online application with CV, motivation letter, and the names and addresses of 2-3 referees. Note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool. Applications via e-mail will not be considered. Contact: For further information about the position please visit our website https://www.swisstph.ch/en/about/eph/infectious-disease-modelling/ or contact Professor Melissa Penny melissa.penny@unibas.ch Job Profile: Start Date: Start immediately Location: Basel, Switzerland Duration: Two year contract with possibility of extension Percentage: 80-100% Travel Required? No » Forward to online application . » Back to job market
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