Research Fellow Infectious Diseases Network Analysis and Modelling

Monash University is delighted to offer a postdoctoral fellowship position in biotechnology. Applications should be sent before March 13, 2019.

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You'll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you'll need to publish your work. We're a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what's expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is the largest at Monash University, and consistently ranks in the top 40 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences. Monash is recognised as a leading international medical research university, recognised for the breadth and depth of our research, for our commitment to translational research, for the quality and scale of our research capability, and as a thriving biotechnology hub. Monash is a member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, a network of international organisations committed to improving global health through research collaboration.

An exciting opportunity to work on a collaborative project exploring regionally coordinated strategies to prevent the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through the Victorian healthcare system. This project will link Victorian patient admission datasets with existing and prospectively collected genomic microbiologic data through applying network analysis and modelling methods to characterise and simulate intra- and inter-hospital‘patient movement networks’. As part of the research team you will help to describe the role of shared patient populations as ‘bridges’ between hospitals via which AMR can spread and explore how a detailed understanding of these referral networks can translate to effectiveand efficient policy decisions.

This position is part of a collaborative project funded by an NHMRC Project Grant. The research team includes investigators with expertise in infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (Dr Andrew Stewardson, Professor Anton Peleg),local and internationally based modellers (Dr Tjibbe Donker, Prof Ben Cooper, Dr Nic Geard), and other key stakeholders including A/Prof Andrew Wilson (Chief Medical Officer, Victoria) and Prof Ben Howden (Director, Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory).

The position will be located both at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct and have an honorary research position at Safer Care Victoria (50 Lonsdale St, Melbourne). There may be opportunities to travel for in-person work with Dr Tjibbe Donker (Freiburg, Germany) and/or Professor Ben Cooper (Bangkok, Thailand).

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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A doctoral qualification in a quantitative discipline or a closely related field is required for this position.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

Deadline: March 13, 2019
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