RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELING
Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within
Division of Mathematical Modeling (DMM) at the University of British
Columbia Centre 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 in the fields related to the mathematical modeling of
This grant-funded position will provide the theoretical and
computational expertise for the development of epidemiological contact
network mathematical models to describe the spread of infectious
diseases in small settings such as hospitals and schools. The Research
Associate will work in collaboration with epidemiologists, infectious
disease specialists, public health officials and mathematical modelers
at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and several other
Canadian public health and medical institutions. He/she will contribute
to the analysis of epidemiological data, the development of new
mathematical models, and the application of these models to evaluate
and design optimal infection control intervention plans. The Research
Associate will be expected to prepare and publish research papers in
the peer-reviewed literature.
Interested individuals with a PhD degree in applied mathematics,
statistics or a related discipline along with a strong publication
record and excellent academic credentials are encouraged to apply.
Prior research experience in one or more of the following areas is
required: mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, mathematical
modeling of carcinogenesis, and statistical inference of stochastic
models. Knowledge of network theory and infectious diseases
biology/epidemiology is a must. Knowledge of cancer
biology/epidemiology and previous experience developing cancer risk
prediction models is highly desirable.
The successful candidate should have strong analytical,
computational, statistical and problem solving skills as well as the
ability to recognize sensitive and confidential matters and exercise
tact, sound judgment and discretion. The candidate must be a
self-starter and a team player with the ability and desire to learn
quickly and adapt to new technologies. Ability to communicate
effectively with persons from other areas of science and health
research is a must.
Initial appointment for 1 year, beginning April 1, 2010 or upon a
date to be mutually agreed, with the possibility of renewal for a
second year upon satisfactory performance and available funding.
The salary range for this position will be CAD$60,000 to
CAD$65,000 per annum and will commensurate with training and
experience. Benefits will be included in compliance with the University
of British Columbia regulations.
Inquiries may be sent to Krista English, Program Manager,
Qualified applicants may apply online
#6941. Applicants will need to register before they can begin the
UBC hires on the basis
of merit and is committed to employment
equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.