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Postdoctoral Position in Epidemic Modeling of COVID-19 in Switzerland

Postdoctoral Position in Epidemic Modeling of COVID-19 in Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
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ETH Zurich calls application for Postdoctoral Position in Epidemic Modeling of COVID-19 in Switzerland. The Health Geography and Policy Group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a background in infectious disease dynamics, applied mathematics, or data sciences.

Research Project

The research project will focus on comparisons of compartmental epidemic models with agent-based epidemic models as part of a collaboration with the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems of ETH ZurichThe successful candidates will also have the exciting opportunity to lead the groups’ activities on COVID-19. These include the development of the platform icumonitoring.ch and the production of daily epidemic simulations of COVID-19 to inform authorities in Switzerland. The candidate will also bring his/her own research questions to develop in the broadly defined field of health geography.


Fellows of Postdoctoral Position in Epidemic Modeling of COVID-19 in Switzerland will have

  • Experience in working with S-I-R models, stochastic simulations, Bayesian inference methods, large spatial data sets, and also agent-based models.
  • Demonstrated experience to work with R, develop shiny apps, and use high-performance computers.
  • Basic knowledge in infectious diseases epidemiology, and although not required, is an asset.
  • Good command of German, although not required, is an asset.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Thomas Van Boeckel by email [email protected] (no applications).

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specializing in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research, and the direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Open toAll
OrganizerETH Zurich



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