Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position within the
of Mathematical Modeling (DMM) at the University of British Columbia
for Disease Control. The DMM supports policymakers by developing and
applying advanced analytical and computational tools to study the
transmission dynamics of communicable diseases as well as devise and
evaluate strategies to control the spread of disease within a
population. We are, therefore, interested in candidates with experience
the fields related to the mathematical modeling of infectious disease.
This grant-funded position will provide the theoretical and
expertise for the development of mathematical models to study the
immuno-epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection in
networks, understand the structure of sexual contact networks and the
dependent acquisition of immune responses within an individual host and
evaluate the impact of various intervention strategies on transmission
dynamics among sexually active populations. The postdoctoral researcher
will work in collaboration with epidemiologists, infectious disease
specialists, public health officials and mathematical modelers at the
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. He/she will contribute to
analysis of epidemiological data, the development of new mathematical
models, and the application of these models to evaluate and design
infection control intervention plans. The postdoctoral researcher will
expected to prepare and publish research papers in the peer-reviewed
Interested individuals with a recent PhD degree in mathematical
biology/ecology, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science or
related discipline along with a strong publication record and excellent
academic credentials are encouraged to apply. An understanding of the
systems biology of the immune system is an asset.
The successful candidate should have strong analytical,
problem-solving skills as well as the ability to recognize sensitive
confidential matters and exercise tact, sound judgment and discretion.
candidate must be a self-starter and a team player with the ability and
desire to learn quickly and adapt to new technologies.
Initial appointment for 1 year, beginning September 1, 2010, with
possibility of renewal for a second year upon satisfactory performance
The salary range for this position will be CAD$50,000 to CAD$60,000
annum plus benefits and will be commensurate with training and
experience. Benefits will be included in compliance with the University
British Columbia regulations.
Please submit a curriculum vitae, research statement (including a
description of your previous research experience and your long-term
goals) and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Babak Pourbohloul
Division of Mathematical Modeling
UBC Centre for Disease Control
Applications will be reviewed beginning
August 1, 2010
and will be accepted
until the position is filled. Only those candidates considered for
interview will be contacted.