do you think the math.epi.lab might be a good fit for you?
(Available positions are posted below)
I am always looking for enthusiastic researchers who would like to pursue critical and innovative approaches in the infectious disease modeling research domain. As a supervisor, I feel strongly that it is my professional obligation to provide opportunities for you to build your CV in a way that will open doors into your desired job market (e.g. academia, government or industry). This means building a publication record, writing grant applications, and attending and presenting your work at conferences.
Trainees in the math.epi.lab come from diverse academic backgrounds including biology, mathematics, computer science, epidemiology, veterinary medicine and human medicine. This diversity allows for the cross-pollination of ideas and methodological approaches to address highly interdisciplinary research questions. We maintain active collaborations with academic researchers as well as government and industry scientists. Prospective students do not necessarily need to have a background in mathematical epidemiology or infectious disease modeling to join the math.epi.lab (although if you do we would love to meet you!).
Ideal candidates will have strong quantitative skills combined with relevant epidemiological and/or biological knowledge of infectious disease. Enthusiastic students with the desire and willingness to learn the required skills are welcome to contact me to discuss joining our group.
Please keep in mind that my research group does work on both human and animal infectious diseases. Graduate students are encouraged to enquire about opportunities with my group before submitting an application to the university. Details about the Population Medicine graduate program can be found on the following website (including admission requirements and deadlines). In order for new, incoming students to be considered for College and Departmental scholarships, proposals must be developed in collaboration with your identified faculty mentor which typically needs to be done in the winter semester for a fall start.
Students interested in opportunities beginning in 2018 should be sure to contact Dr. Greer early (fall/winter 2017) in order to meet NSERC and CIHR graduate student fellowship deadlines and to qualify for OVC scholarship and fellowship consideration.