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Postdoc Position Available

Research to combat malaria in Africa

Postdoc Position Available
Postdoc Position Available


The ICTP Earth System Physics section is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position starting in 2021 for a period of 2 years.

Applicants must apply online at The application deadline is 1 March 2021  

The topic of the research is to apply artificial intelligence techniques to derive optimum intervention strategies used to combat malaria in Africa. These strategies will incorporate climate information by accounting for local seasonality and predictions of climate anomalies using state-of-the-art, operational seasonal forecasting systems.

The project will focus on the strategies for the role out of the sterilized insect technique in collaboration with IAEA, and also on medicine distribution and residual spraying campaigns. As well as the application of artificial intelligence techniques, the project will involve the use of a Fortran-based, dynamical model for malaria transmission and gridded climate information from the Copernicus climate data store.

The successful applicant will have a good capability in at least one of the programming languages Fortran, C++ or python.  Fellows must have completed a PhD in a relevant area, in particular the areas of climate, health or computational sciences or mathematics. The ICTP takes seriously its commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in hiring, and in its global mission to promote science in the developing world.