PhD Opportunity - Modelling COVID-19 Policy Response

University of Melbourne


February 28, 2022


PhD Opportunity - Modelling COVID-19 Policy Response

Job no: 0055122

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - NA

A PhD opportunity simulating COVID-19 policy responses is available in the Population Interventions Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MSPGH, University of Melbourne. The PhD will be in epidemiology, intersecting with one or more of economics and data science. This PhD opportunity is ideal for candidates looking to gain skills in infectious disease epidemiology, epidemiology more generally, simulation of population interventions for decision making – and how epidemiology can be blended with economics and data science.

ABOUT YOU The ideal candidate will have:

  • Masters or Honours degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science or related field.
  • Strong skills in quantitative or qualitative analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Additionally:

  • Publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals and/or evidence of research impact will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in data analysis and knowledge in computing languages (e.g. R, Python) are highly regarded.
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency is preferable. Outstanding international applicants will be considered.

    Applicants are required to meet the University of Melbourne's requirements for a Research Higher Degree candidature. Please refer to: https: // applications/entry-requirements

    Scholarship Description:https: // scholarships

    How to Apply: Applicants are required to complete and submit this EOI FormPhD ScholarshipCOVID-19 Policy Modelling (1).docx via email, together with the other required documents, directly to

    Advertised: 13 Jan 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 28 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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