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

Kirby Institute

Closing date: 20th October 2017

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

  • $72,509 - $141,471 plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term until 31 December 2018
  • 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:

  • Demonstrated mathematics and computer programming skills with experience in modelling experimental health related data
  • Proven experience and interest in modelling in immunology and infection dynamics
  • Proven evidence of publications in a related discipline in peer reviewed journals
  • 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 here.

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