York University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

NSERC/Sanofi IRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

York University is inviting applications for NSERC/Sanofi IRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowship will provide financial support to high-caliber scholars doing postdoctoral research that is aligned with the NSERC/Sanofi IRC program.

The NSERC-Sanofi Industrial Research Chair (IRC) Program Vaccine Mathematics, Modelling and Manufacturing is a collaborative research program funded by the NSERC Industrial Research Chair Program, in collaboration with York University and Sanofi Pasteur. The IRC program team, chaired by Jianhong Wu, includes scientists (Ayman Chit, Jason Lee, Dion Neame, Bruce Seet, Miggi Tomovici, and Edward Thommes) from Sanofi Pasteur and faculty members (Michael Chen, Xin Gao, Jane Heffernan, Huaxiong Huang, Neal Madras, and Helene Massam) from York University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The program team covers a wide range of expertise including vaccine characteristics, development and production; systematic reviews and meta-analyses; optimization; statistical computing; modeling transmission dynamics, within-host dynamic, waning immunity and vaccine hesitancy; numerical analysis; Markov chains and Monte Carlo methods; Bayesian inference. The IRC program will enhance the research and training capacity at York University in disease modeling, provide Sanofi Pasteur with reliable inputs for long-term strategic planning, and contribute to a new Canadian vaccine industry R&D platform.

The IRC program is currently focusing on 1). developing and applying mathematical technologies to evaluate the effectiveness for prevention of serious events in the population of high-dose inactivated influenza vaccines; and 2). modelling the transmission of disease involving mass gatherings and travel.

The candidate must have a doctorate in an area that falls within the IRC mandate. The applicant must be supported by an IRC York team member and the program Chair as the co- supervisors. The postdoctoral fellows will be expected to interact with the IRC team.

The positions can start anytime, initially for one year but can be renewed for up to a total of 3 years. The salary is approximately $48,500 including $8,250 for a course instructorship. The salary will be adjusted for those candidates preferring no course instructorship. The salary could be complemented by other funds including those from the IRC York team members, and those from external sources awarded to the applicants.

Applicants should submit 1). One-page summary of proposed research in the two currently focused research areas; 2). Curriculum vitae; 3). some representative research; 4). two letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted to

Professor Jianhong Wu at wujh@yorku.ca.