PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Manitoba
The department of mathematics at the University of Manitoba invites applications from outstanding young researchers in the mathematical sciences for nomination for PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships for the year 2023-2024 (the fellowship may be taken up at any time between September 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024). This fellowship is for one year and is renewable, contingent on satisfactory progress, for at most one additional year. Successful candidates will be expected to teach two courses per academic year. The value of this fellowship at the University of Manitoba is $60,000 per year.
- PhD or equivalent (or expected to be awarded by December 31, 2023).
- Research overlaps with the Department’s existing areas of research strength (successful candidates must be nominated for the fellowship by one or more professors in the department).
How to apply:
Step 1: Find a sponsor at the University of Manitoba. (This should be done as soon as possible but no later than November 15, 2022).
Applicants should upload:
- a cover letter containing the name of sponsor(s), the person or people in the department whose research overlaps with the applicant’s research areas (applicants are strongly encouraged to contact these people to discuss common research interests) — applications without this information will not be considered;
- curriculum vitae;
- research statement;
- publication list;
- information about teaching experience (if any);
- applicants should also arrange for at least two reference letters to be uploaded;
- special justification statement if the time from PhD is longer than 3 years.
- Further information for Step 1: Contact Dr. Stephanie Portet.
Step 2: Upload your complete application. (Deadline: December 1, 2022)
This should be done only after Step 1 is completed, and only if the applicant received a confirmation email from the PIMS-UM Site Director that they will be nominated for this fellowship.
A complete application includes:
- cover letter
- list of publications
- research statement
- EDI statement
- three reference letters, one of which must be your sponsor
Postdoctoral Fellow in Within-Host Models of Vaccination and Therapeutics
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) to work on the project “Vaccination and antimicrobials, from the individual to the population: Real-time modelling and data analysis to project therapeutic intervention” funded by OMNI/REUNI (https://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2021/04/11/york-university-researchers-leading-national-infectious-disease-modelling-efforts/).
Vaccination is a critical piece of the pharmaceutical arsenal in the fight against (re-)emerging infectious diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that deploying a treatment and vaccination campaign in the middle of a crisis poses specific complications, particularly when the efficacy and protection of different interventions against the pathogen’s evolutionary landscape may not be fully understood. Rapid and accurate forecasting of drug and vaccine dosing needs are paramount to successful public health planning. Here, we will develop within-host mathematical models of pathogen evolution and pharmaceutical interventions to support real-time, population-level public health decision-making.
The work will be co-supervised by J. Arino, K.-L. Liao, S. Portet (University of Manitoba) and M. Craig (Université de Montréal). This fellowship is for one year and is renewable for one year, contingent on satisfactory progress. The value of this fellowship at the University of Manitoba is $50,000 per year.
- hold or have completed a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, data science or related discipline and have an excellent academic record
- demonstrated mathematical modelling capacities using data-driven quantitative analyses, differential equations, stochastic modelling, and/or mixed-effects modelling
- knowledge of epidemiology and physiological processes relevant to immunology is an asset
- have excellent communication and organization skills
Applicants should submit in one PDF file:
- CV including date of the thesis defence, and summary of the Ph.D. thesis, previous and current academic positions
- A complete list of publications (with highlighting up to three most significant papers and explaining your individual contribution to each of them with 3-4 sentences)
- A research statement (2-3 pages)
- The names and contact information for three referees
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.
PhD and MSc Studentships
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Manitoba invites applications for 4-year PhD and 2-year MSc studentships. The department offers research opportunities in a wide spectrum of areas in mathematics. The successful studentship is funded at a minimum annual stipend of $20,000 for MSc students and $22,000 for PhD students beginning in the Fall term. Strong candidates may qualify for additional financial support. See Dr. Murray Gordon Bell Graduate Student Awardand Dr. Narain D. Gupta Scholarship. Average stipend amounts in past years were approximately $18,000 for MSc students and $23,000 for PhD students. Tuition for students with a GPA greater than 3.5/4.5 are approximately:
- MSc: $4,300 in year 1 and $730 in subsequent years
- PhD: $4,300 in years 1-2 and $730 in subsequent years
All amounts are in Canadian dollars. See here for a comparison of the total tuition fees for M.Sc. (2 years) and Ph.D. (4 years) degrees with other universities. For information on living in the City of Winnipeg, please visit here and here. There are no restrictions on nationality. Please see additional information about the graduate program and a link to funding information, including new top-ups for NSERC students. To apply, please see the information here. All figures in this paragraph are for reference only. The actual amounts may vary. The deadline for international applicants starting in September is February 1, while that for Canadian and US applicants is May 1.