Posted 5 June 2020

We are looking for someone who can start a COVID-related postdoc in the very near future. We are working on a variety of exciting projects with public-health agencies around the world (some shown here), and have funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada and other sources for a postdoc to work on practical questions related to understanding and managing the spread of COVID-19. The ideal candidate would have expertise in epidemiological modeling, statistical modeling of dynamical systems, and R programming.

The term is one year, renewable if funding is renewed successfully. You must be willing to commit to a period of at least six months, and be able to start working soon.

You will be expected to start working remotely, but may be asked to move to Hamilton and work in person if your term is renewed. Preference will be given to people with permission to work in Canada.

To apply: send us a cover letter, a CV (including the name of three referees we can contact), and a research statement (of any form, not too long). Send these as pdf attachments.

This position is included within the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3906 Unit 3, representing Post-Doctoral Fellows. The minimum salary will be $45,000.

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.