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Job Opportunities

Current job opportunities related to the MIDAS network include:

  • A 2-year post-doctoral position to work on antibiotic resistance diffusion at a global scale at the Institut Pasteur Paris
  • A 3-year post-doctoral position to work on the interaction between respiratory viruses and bacteria and optimization of public health measures to reduce their burden in the community at the Institut Pasteur Paris
  • A Health Economist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam at the University of Oxford.

More information on these positions can be found below.

The Institut Pasteur Paris currently has two post-doc positions open.

A 2-year post-doctoral position in mathematical modelling is available in the “Epidemiology and Modeling of evasion to antibacterials” unit (EMEA, ex Phemi) to work on antibiotic resistance diffusion at a global scale. The antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes spread at the global scale, between countries and across boundaries or through long distance flights has been poorly investigated.

The post-holder will analyse the massive ATLAS database (https://atlas-surveillance.com/) and build mathematical models with the aim to predict the spatial and temporal spread of antibiotic resistance genes and species and to characterize associated risk factors. The analysis will rely on a variety of datasets describing resistance surveillance, antibiotic consumption and populations at the global level.

The post-holder will work in close collaboration with researchers from different fields (epidemiology, genomics, AMR, mathematical modelling) and will interact strongly with –

Lulla Opatowski (https://research.pasteur.fr/fr/member/lulla-opatowski/), –

Philippe Glaser (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/ecology-and-evolution-of-antibioticsresistance/) –

Simon Cauchemez (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/mathematical-modelling-of-infectiousdiseases/) at Institut Pasteur.

This project is also a great opportunity to apply a variety of mathematical and statistical methods, in particular dynamic and spatial modelling, in a context of bacterial epidemiology and public health. Applicants should have a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modelling, computational biology or relevant quantitative subject (e.g. mathematics, statistics, physics, etc). Applicants should have strong background in computer programming, modelling or related methodological development and excellent communication skills. Experience in epidemiology, health care related research and/or large datasets handling would be an advantage. The appointment is for two years starting in spring 2020.

Interested candidates should send their application (CV, list of publications, motivation letter and names and two reference letters) to Lulla Opatowski (lulla.opatowski@pasteur.fr) and Cecile Limouzin (cecile.limouzin@pasteur.fr).

A 3-year post-doctoral position in mathematical modelling is available at Institut Pasteur Paris, France, in the “Epidemiology and Modelling of evasion to antibacterials” unit (EMEA, ex Phemi) to work on the interaction between respiratory viruses and bacteria and optimization of public health measures to reduce their burden in the community. The post-holder will analyse jointly datasets of disease surveillance and drug consumption from different settings and build mathematical models to analyse interactions between pathogens, estimate their burden and investigate how optimization of vaccination and antibiotic campaigns can help reducing the incidence of severe infections, especially with antibiotic resistant bacteria.

The different tasks will include conducting data analysis, building and analysing dynamic models and estimating model parameters from empirical data. The researcher will work in close collaboration with researchers from different fields (epidemiology, public health (National Reference Centers and Santé Publique France), mathematical modelling, and microbiology).

Applicants should have a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modelling, computational biology, quantitative ecology or relevant quantitative subject (e.g. mathematics, statistics, physics, etc). Applicants should have strong background in computer programming, modelling or related methodological development and excellent communication skills (both oral and writing). Some experience in epidemiology and/or health care related research would be an advantage. Exposure to large datasets would be an advantage.

The appointment is for three years starting beginning 2020. Interested candidates should send their application (CV, list of publications, motivation letter and names and two reference letters) to Lulla Opatowski (lulla.opatowski@pasteur.fr) for informal discussion about the position or application. Applications will be evaluated continuously until the position is filled.

The University of Oxford – Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine is currently looking for a Health Economist for their Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Location

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 21 February 2020, will be considered. For more information for this position, click here.