PhD student in Mathematical Modelling of Malaria dynamics and evolution

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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 a PhD student in Mathematical Modelling of Malaria dynamics and evolution.

Your position
We are seeking a PhD student to join a multidisciplinary team working on mathematical and statistical modelling of malaria dynamics and evolution. In the context of international collaborations, this position is linked to the Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship of Melissa Penny on multi-scale mathematical modelling of parasite, drug and vaccine interactions.

The successful student will develop mathematical and statistical models of malaria dynamics and evolution of resistance, and apply these to the assessment of new interventions for control and elimination of malaria. Please only apply if you have relevant quantitative training.

Your profile
Required qualifications for the PhD position are:
(1) a Master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, quantitative Ecology or another relevant quantitative field;
(2) strong quantitative, analytical and programming skills (preferably in at least one of R, C++, or Python);
(3) interest and/or expertise in the areas of infectious disease modelling, epidemiology, public health, ecology;
(4) ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English, with good presentation skills;
(5) ability to work independently and as part of a team on large research projects;

Applicants with previous expertise in infectious disease modelling are especially encouraged to apply.

We offer you
The successful applicant will be registered for a PhD degree at the University of Basel, Switzerland and will be based d at the Swiss TPH. The studentship provides support for 3 years at a doctoral salary at Swiss National Science Foundation scale.

Application / Contact
The closing date for applications is 8th February 2019, and begin date as soon as possible.

If you are interested, please submit your application online via the link provided below, in English with CV, motivation letter, complete course grades and transcripts and the names and addresses of 2-3 referees. Please indicate if you have any publications or conference presentation experience. Note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool. Applications via email will not be considered. Thank you for your understanding.

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

Forward to online application at https://recruitingapp-2698.umantis.com/Jobs/All


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