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Infectious disease modelling (100%)

Institite of Social and Preventive Medicine

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The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, employs over 150 staff, provides undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and carries out research in a range of disciplines relevant to clinical epidemiology and public health.

Infectious disease modelling (100%)

We are investigating the impact of interventions to control and prevent bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections (STI) and emerging infectious diseases through screening, vaccination and the use of rapid diagnostics.


Our research groups in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Immuno-Epidemiology combine the best methods in infectious disease epidemiology, biostatistics and mathematical modelling to improve public health decision-making in the EpideMMIC project (Epidemiology and Mathematical Modeling for Infectious disease Control), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and Swiss Cancer Research.


   Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop, parameterise, and analyse mathematical models of infectious disease dynamics
  • Address research questions about the effectiveness of interventions to control sexually transmitted infections
  • Support PhD students in infectious disease modelling
  • Collaborate with co-investigators in Switzerland and abroad

Qualifications and skills

  • PhD in biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, epidemiology or a relevant discipline
  • A high level of skill and independence in working with transmission models or other population dynamic models
  • Strong programming skills, preferably using R
  • Good knowledge of English

The ISPM at the University of Bern offers an international and interdisciplinary environment with excellent computing and library facilities. It encourages independence and flexible working models.


For further information on the position advertised, please contact Prof. Nicola Low, nicola.low@ispm.unibe.ch or Dr. Christian Althaus, christian.althaus@ispm.unibe.ch


Please send your application including a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae to Human Resources administration: hr@ispm.unibe.ch.