Announcements

Position available University of Melbourne: RESEARCH FELLOW – EPIDEMIC DECISION SUPPORT

The University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to lead development of a decision support system for infectious disease emergency management. The system will be developed around Australia’s response options for pandemic influenza, with capabilities to be extended and applied to other disease threats. The system will be…

Position available APPRISE CRE University of Melbourne: Health informatics specialist

The Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies (APPRISE) Centre for Research Excellence is seeking an innovative health informatics specialist to help the consortium to inform Australia’s emergency response to infectious diseases and to identify and address the information requirements that this entails. Applications close Sun 16 July. http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/890407/health-informatics-specialist

Position available at Monash University: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Chronic Disease Epidemiology)

The Epidemiological Modelling Unit (EMU) is seeking a highly-skilled and independent Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow to undertake a significant leadership role in its non-communicable disease and demographic modelling research agenda. The appointment will be made at a Level B or C, depending on experience. More information can be found here.

Position available at UNSW: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Tanaka Lab)

An ARC-funded project has commenced at UNSW to understand the molecular evolution of pathogens in terms of their natural history. The postdoctoral research associate will work with A/Prof Mark Tanaka to model pathogen evolution integrating the processes of mutation and within host dynamics with epidemiological dynamics. Our objective is to produce a closer alignment between…

PRISM Workshop Understanding Infectious Disease Modelling at the CDCC Conference June 2017 Melbourne

This introductory workshop will give participants an understanding of infectious disease models and their value for public health. The workshop will cover the use of modelling to examine disease dynamics and to assess strategies for control in the context of a variety of infectious diseases. No prior detailed knowledge of modelling infectious diseases or epidemiology…

Position available at UNSW: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Infectious Disease Modelling

Applications are invited for the appointment of a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) in the Research Centre of Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney. The applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Distributed Sensing Systems Group in CSIRO (additional project information available here)….

PhD opportunity: New translational methods towards the estimation of age- and time-dependent epidemiological parameters for pertussis resurgence

PhD opportunity: New translational methods towards the estimation of age- and time-dependent epidemiological parameters for pertussis resurgence in Belgium using serial seroprevalence and incidence data The aim of the research project is to develop new advanced, state-of-the-art methodology for epidemiologists and biostatisticians interested in modeling infectious disease spread from person to person. More specifically, we…

ABC Health Report: Deadly meningococcal W concerns

A disturbing increase in cases of a potentially more deadly strain of meningococcal disease has led to a free vaccination program which will cover the new strain (along with three other strains) being rolled out for teenagers in Western Australia. Guest Jodie McVernon speaks to presenter Norman Swan. Hear full episode here.

Postdoctoral Position available at the Department of Biotech and Biomolecular Science at the University of New South Wales

An ARC-funded project has commenced at UNSW to understand the molecular evolution of pathogens in terms of their natural history. The postdoctoral research associate will work with A/Prof Mark Tanaka to model pathogen evolution integrating the processes of mutation and within host dynamics with epidemiological dynamics. Our objective is to produce a closer alignment between…

Post-doctoral position available at the MRC centre for outbreak analysis and modelling at the department of infectious disease epidemiology (Imperial College London)

A post-doctoral position is available at the MRC centre for outbreak analysis and modelling at the department of infectious disease epidemiology (Imperial College London), see link: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AWD204/research-associate/ In a nutshell, the post-holder will take a leading role in developing a statistical framework to link surveillance data with other data sources and produce spatially explicit estimates…

Postdoc and RA 2x positions available Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium Imperial College London

We would like to draw your attention to a number of post-doc positions available as part of a newly established Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium at the Imperial College London. These are exciting positions for someone with good quantitative skills and experience in infectious disease epidemiology who has an interest in research relevant to global health policy….

2016 Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research

2016 Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research WINNER Professor Leann Tilley, Dr Nick Klonis, Associate Professor Julie Simpson and Associate Professor James McCaw, The University of Melbourne Malaria kills nearly half a million children each year, and the emergence of resistance to the first-line antimalarial drug, artemisinin, is looming as a major global health…

The Aqua Book: guidance on producing quality analysis for government

“Following the ‘Review of quality assurance of government analytical models’, a cross-departmental working group on analytical quality assurance was established. The Aqua Book is one of their products and is a good practice guide to those working with analysis and analytical models.” The Aqua Book: guidance on producing quality analysis for government

Position open for a post-doctoral fellow in Data Analytics

Position open for a post-doctoral fellow in Data Analytics. This is a 6-month project with ManagingLife (with possible renewal). For details please visit this page.

PRISM Workshop ICTMM conference Abstract Submission now open

This workshop will focus on the particular challenges for epidemiologic modelling of neglected tropical diseases and emerging infections, and highlight emerging and mixed methods that promise new insights and solutions. Sessions will include a mixture of presentations from invited international experts, and others selected from abstract. This workshop will appeal particularly to those with an interest…

AMSI Winter School on Biological and Environmental Modelling, July 4-15

This year UQ is hosting the AMSI Winter School on Biological and Environmental Modelling, July 4 – 15. Interested RHD students or ECRs please register at http://ws.amsi.org.au/register/ . Registration closes June 24. Travel grants available from UQ may be able to support travel and accommodation (grant deadline is June 5). The speaker list and lecture series…

Recently published series on visual communication

A link to the recently published series on visual communication in Nature Methods can be found here:  http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/pointsofview

Guidelines for ethical use of digital data

A link to the guidelines for ethical use of digital data can be found here:  http://www.carltonconnect.com.au/read-ethical-use-of-digital-data-in-human-research

How academics can engage with policy: 10 tips for a better conversation

Academics need to look at different ways they can communicate their research to policymakers, says Matthew Goodwin – here’s his advice on not wasting their time, or yours.

Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Fellow / Research Fellow position at the Australian National University in Canberra

The Post-doctoral Fellow / Research Fellow will work in partnership with the Department of Global Health, and the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modelling group within the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH), as well as actively engaging with PRISM2. For more information and/or to apply please go to: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/508401/postdoctoral-fellow-research-fellow

Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow (Disease and Economic Modelling) at the University Of New South Wales

The Postdoctoral Fellow position will involve disease and cost-effectiveness modelling to evaluate various potential adult pneumococcal vaccination programs in Australia. This will incorporate epidemiology, modelling, statistics and economic analyses. While it is desirable that applicants will have experience in all of these areas, it is not essential as the grant involves investigators who specialise in…

Opportunity: RESEARCH FELLOW – MODELLING AND SIMULATION at the University of Melbourne

A two-year Research Fellowship to contribute to the development and application of computational models of infectious disease transmission and control is available through the University of Melbourne. The appointee will work with other investigators in the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence inPolicy relevant infectious disease simulation and mathematical modelling(PRISM2)…

Postdoctoral research opportunity at the University of Adelaide

We are seeking a mathematical/statistical modeller to join the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence PRISM2, in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. PRISM2 is an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in infectious disease modelling with nodes based at the University of Melbourne, Australian National University, University of Adelaide and University of…

Epidemics 5 conference

PRISM² staff and students will be attending the Epidemics 5 conference to be held in Florida December 1st – 4th 2015. Oral presentations: James McCaw – The roles of innate and adaptive immunity in controlling influenza infection Joshua Ross –Characterising pandemic severity and transmissibility from FF100 data Pengxing Cao – On the mechanisms of artemisinin action in plasmodium falciparum clearance…