Postdoctoral position in mathematical modelling of Covid19 epidemiology
We are seeking a post-doc to work within the Department of Visceral Surgery & Medicine, Bern
University Hospital, on a project to identify strategies to protect healthcare professionals during
pandemics. This post-doc position will be part of an international collaboration between
Switzerland (Bern University Hospital) and Italy (ICTP-The Abdus Salam International Centre for
Theoretical physics, www.ictp.it ) to address key questions on how to organize a workforce
using data from the first and potential second waves of the Covid19 outbreak. The project will
involve mathematical modelling of epidemiology, numerical simulations, statistical analysis and
Position: Post-doc research position, available for 2 years.
• PhD in mathematics, physics, computer science, computational biology, statistics or any
related fields. Candidates with a biological background will have to be able to
demonstrate expertise in programming.
• Good communication skills in English.
• Ability to work independently in an international environment.
• Expertise in at least one programming language, such as C, Matlab, Python or R.
• Knowledge in topics such as stochastic processes, epidemiology and data analysis are
Start date: immediately,
Application deadline: June 30th 2020
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) ¨How to protect healthcare workforce during
an epidemic outbreak: Modelling a desynchronization strategy from the COVID-19 pandemic¨.
Salary: will be determined according to SNF and University of Bern guidelines.
No teaching duties are involved.
All interested candidates please apply by sending your CV and 2 reference contacts before June
30th, 2020 to either:
Prof. Guido Beldi, [log in para visualizar],
Dr. Daniel Sanchez-Taltavull, [log in para visualizar] -or-
Prof. Edgar Roldan, [log in para visualizar]