The Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) is a German-Polish research center for data-intensive digital systems research. We combine innovative methods from mathematics, theoretical systems research, simulations, data science, and computer science to provide solutions for a range of disciplines – materials science under ambient and extreme conditions, earth system research, systems biology, and autonomous vehicles.
CASUS was jointly founded in August 2019 by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Wroclaw. CASUS is located in the heart of Görlitz at the border between Germany and Poland. The CASUS start-up phase is hosted by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Saxon State Ministry of Science and Art.
The Earth System Science department is looking for a postdoctoral researcher interested in developing and parameterizing spatially explicit models of COVID-19 spread within Saxony and Germany.
Location of work is Görlitz, the working hours will amount to 39 h per week.
The position will be available from now. The employment contract is limited until 31.12.2022.
The Scope of Your Job
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of a team studying how to optimally deploy limited testing capacity in an emerging epidemic. This position will focus on developing epidemiological models with at least county-level resolution, initially for the state of Saxony, and subsequently for all of Germany and possibly other countries. These models must account for interconnections among spatial units and thus must go beyond location-specific but otherwise independent models. The successful candidate will analyze the behavior of the models, couple them with extensive data compiled within the project and by project partners, and use the models to create scenarios that can be used as a backdrop to evaluate the performance of methods for optimizing limited testing resources in an emerging epidemic.
What We Offer
Please submit your application (including a one-page cover letter, CV, academic degrees, transcripts, etc.) online on the HZDR application portal:
Review of applications will begin on 24 August 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.
For details please contact:
Dr. Michael Bussmann, Tel.: +49 3581 375 23 11, E-Mail: email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Justin Calabrese Tel.: +49 3581 37523 71, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weronika Mazur, Tel.: 49 3581 375 23 23, E-Mail: email@example.com
Inken Köhler, Tel.: 49 3581 375 23 10, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CASUS – Center for Advanced Systems Understanding
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR)
D-02826 GörlitzContinue reading
|Title||Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d): Spatio-temporal epidemiological modeling of COVID-19|
|Employer||Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf e. V. (HZDR)|
|Job location||Görlitz, Görlitz|
|Published||August 6, 2020|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Ecology,   Epidemiology,   Infectious Diseases,   Health Science,   Public Health  |