Research/Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellow – modelling infection and immunity


The infection Analytics team at UNSW Sydney is seeking a post-doc / research fellow in mathematical biology, to model infection dynamics in HIV.


The Infection Analytics Program at the Kirby Institute is an interdisciplinary team including applied mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists, who collaborate widely with around 30 experimental groups around the world to model within-host and epidemiological aspects of infection and immunity. The group has a high publication output and a strong history in successful interdisciplinary training. It is an ideal venue for students with a quantitative background (mathematics / physics / statistics) aiming to establish themselves in mathematical biology.

UNSW Sydney is a ‘top 50’ ranked global university, situated 5 km (3 miles) from Central Sydney, and 1.5 km (1 mile) from Sydney’s beaches.

About the role

$75 – $123K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading

3 years

Full-time or part-time

The position of Post-Doctoral Fellow will be responsible for mathematical modelling of experimental data on viral dynamics of HIV during treatment and after treatment interruption to better understand HIV latency. This will involve familiarity with HIV literature and underlying biology, biostatistical analysis, and ODE and stochastic modelling.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

Demonstrated mathematics and computer programming skills with experience in modelling experimental health related data

Proven experience and interest in modelling in immunology and infection dynamic

Proven evidence of publications in a related discipline in peer reviewed journals

A post graduate degree, preferably PhD, in mathematics / physics or other quantitative discipline


More information on the group’s work can be found at:


Professor Miles Davenport, Program Head, IAP


T: (61 2) 9385 0900


You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online on the UNSW website


Applications close: 16 August 2019