Offres Recrutement

PhD Scholarship: Modelling the spread of foot-andmouth disease in endemic settings

Job environment

The successful candidate will be recruited by the Biometry and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory ( under the supervision of CNRS, UCBL and VetAgro Sup. Built around three pillars consisting of biometry (understood as the set of informatic, statistical and mathematical formalisation tools of biological problems), evolutionary biology and health, this laboratory offers an ideal environment for the development of interdisciplinary projects at the methodology/biology interface in ecoinfectiology. The laboratory is also co-holder of the Labex Ecofect. The candidate will work in the newly created Veterinary Public Health Team within the Department of Evolutionary Ecology, one of the unit’s four departments. As such, he/she will be able to rely as much on calculation and technical resources available in the unit as those available at the BioEnviS research federation (Pôle Rhône Alpin de Bioinformatique…) or at partners institutions in France and Great Britain.

Duration and start date

3 years from the starting date

Expected start date: April/May 2021

Application criteria

Masters in Mathematics/Statistics/Epidemiology or related degree.

Knowledge on disease modelling code bases, python and/or R would be appreciated
but not mandatory.

Knowledge on parameters inference techniques, MCMC algorithm would be
appreciated but not mandatory.

Ability to write and speak English to a high standard.

Must be comfortable and motivated to work in a predominantly French-speaking

Funding body

IDEX university de Lyon

How to apply

Please submit current CV, academic qualification certificates and cover letter addressing the requirements above, by email to:

Contacts for more

Dr. Thibaud Porphyre (VPH Team lead):

Dr Dennis Muhanguzi (Makerere University):

Dr Mark Bronsvoort (University of Edinburgh):