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Infectious disease modelling (100%)

Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin (ISPM)

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Infectious disease modelling (100%)

The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

(ISPM), University of Bern, employs over 150 staff,

provides undergraduate and post-graduate

teaching and carries out research in a range of

disciplines relevant to clinical epidemiology and

public health.

We have a vacant position in

Infectious disease modelling (100%)

In the Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Group. You will work in a team of epidemiologists,

infectious disease modellers and statisticians on the project Epidemiology and Mathematical

Modeling for Infectious disease Control (EpideMMIC), funded by the Swiss National Science

Foundation and Swiss Cancer Research. This project is investigating the impact of screening,

vaccination, and rapid diagnostic tests on the control of sexually transmitted infections both in

Switzerland and internationally. We aim to combine the best methods in epidemiology and in

infectious disease modelling to improve public health decision-making.

Duties and responsibilities

• Develop, parameterise, and analyse mathematical models of infectious disease dynamics

• Address research questions about the effectiveness of interventions to control sexually

transmitted infections

• Support PhD students in infectious disease modelling

• Collaborate with co-investigators in Switzerland and abroad

Qualifications and skills

• Qualifications and skills

• PhD in biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, epidemiology or a relevant discipline

• A high level of skill and independence in working with transmission models or other

population dynamic models

• Strong programming skills, preferably using R

• Good knowledge of English

The post is available from 1st January 2017 and is offered for two years in the first instance. The

salary is on the scales of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The ISPM at the University of Bern offers an international and interdisciplinary environment with

excellent computing and library facilities. It encourages independence and flexible working models.

For further information on the position advertised, please contact Prof. Nicola Low,

nicola.low@ispm.unibe.ch or Dr. Christian Althaus, christian.atlhaus@ispm.unibe.ch

Please send your application including a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae to Human

Resources administration: hr@ispm.unibe.ch.

University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Finkenhubelweg 11,

3012 Bern, Switzerland, www.ispm.unibe.ch