Post-Doctoral Fellowship – COVID modelling – McMaster University

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    Posted 10 March 2021

    We are looking for someone to pursue a COVID-modeling postdoc. We are working on a variety of exciting projects with public-health agencies around the world (some shown here), and have funding from various sources for a postdoc to work on practical questions related to understanding and managing the spread of COVID-19. The ideal candidate would have expertise in epidemiological modeling, statistical modeling of dynamical systems, and R programming; alternatively, candidates with a strong software engineering background will also be considered. The position might also include a limited amount of undergraduate teaching in mathematics or statistics.

    The fellowship is available immediately, but later starting dates are feasible. The term is two years, subject to satisfactory performance in the first year. Review of applications will begin on 31 March 2021, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    You will be expected to start working remotely, but may be asked to move to Hamilton and work in person if your term is renewed. Preference will be given to people with permission to work in Canada.

    Please submit your application to MathJobs here. Applicants should provide at least three letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters should report on the candidate’s teaching abilities. Preferably these letters will be submitted through the MathJobs website; they may also be emailed directly to us. We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

    This position is included within the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3906 Unit 3, representing Post-Doctoral Fellows. The fellowship will provide an annual stipend salary of at least $50,000, plus a $2,000 grant for research expenses.

    McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

    In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

    Ben Bolker, Jonathan Dushoff, and David Earn

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