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Open Position Fellowship position: Simulation of the spread of Covid-19

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The Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) of Barcelona invites applications for a fellowship of up to 12 months (gross salary 21k€/year) within the recently funded project “A powerful stochastic tool to assess the impact of COVID-19 in Catalonia“. The fellow will join a multidisciplinary team of physicists, demographers, mathematicians and engineers from various institutions whose goal is to provide a simulation tool for epidemic outbreaks using the finest sets of demographic and mobility data available for Catalonia.

Applicants are required to hold at least an MSc in Mathematics, Physics, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Python coding or in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. Candidates with a PhD aiming at covering a period between other fellowships are also welcome.

The fellowship is required to start as soon as possible.

Applications must contain a cover letter detailing the pertinent experience and motivation for the position, and a CV. Applications should be emailed to: Martine Bosman ( and Pere Masjuan (

Sending CVs to the above address implies consent to the legal warning at the bottom of IFAE’s Home Page.

Applicants should also arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent directly to the above email address, with the applicant’s name in the subject line. The deadline for full consideration of completed applications (including reference letters) is 16 of November 2021. The position will remain opened until filled.

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IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.