[R-jobs] Research Associate Position in Viral Evolution, University of Cambridge

Dr S.D.W. Frost @d|22 @end|ng |rom c@m@@c@uk
Tue Sep 4 12:27:24 CEST 2012

Dear All,

Please find a job description attached.

Best wishes,


Research Associate In Viral Phylodynamics

Start date: Immediately
Limit of Tenure: 3 years

This post is funded by an MRC Methodology Research Programme grant, 
entitled 'Combining epidemiological and phylogenetic models of infectious 
disease dynamics'. The successful applicant will develop state-of-the-art 
statistical models to link viral transmission with viral evolution, both 
within- and between-hosts, with the ultimate aim of inferring quantities 
such as population sizes and selection pressures on viral populations.

You must have relevant experience in statistics and programming, in 
particular in R and C/C++, preferably in the use of techniques such as 
Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Sequential Monte Carlo, and/or Approximate 
Bayesian Computation. An interest in public health aspects of infectious 
disease is preferred. The candidate should have excellent communication 
skills, both oral and written, and will be expected to publish manuscripts 
both on the statistical methodology, as well as on accompanying software to 
journals such as Journal of Statistical Software and The R Journal.

For informal enquiries please email Simon Frost at sdf22 using cam.ac.uk
Further particulars are available at: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/news/ 

Applicants should supply the following documents:

A letter of application stating areas of interest A full Curriculum Vitae, 
with the names and contact details of three referees A completed 
application form CHRIS/6, (parts one and three only) available from the 
Melissa Large on 01223 337055 or download from: 

Applications should be sent for the attention of Miss Melissa Large, 
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES to 
arrive no later than 21st September 2012 . Applications can be made via 
email to vetmed using hermes.cam.ac.uk with the above documents as Microsoft Word 
or PDF attachments.

Close date: 21st September 2012.
Interviews will be held on: 12th October 2012.

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