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Deadline June 30th - Up SEPTEMBER 1. 2022. 2 YEARS POSTDOC

Epidemiological modelling of SARS-CoV-2 in a post-pandemic surveillance context: an open platform for mid-term scenarios and short-term predictions

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has entered a new context in Europe. With the high coverage of vaccination, which enhances the protection of the most vulnerable population, and the irruption of the Omicron variant, more transmissible and less severe, public health authorities are shifting from a case-to-case search and diagnosis to a sentinel system. Therefore, models will require a thorough adaptation to the new surveillance system. We propose the development of an open modelling platform to perform scenario analyses of cases, primary care visits, hospitalizations and ICU along a 1-3-month period, as well as short-term predictions along 1-3 weeks, based on information provided by the new surveillance system and other relevant data. We also intend to integrate the sequencing data and perform a severity analysis with hospital partners any time that new variants of concern appear, with the aim of obtaining reliable information for the mid-term scenarios. The platform will be developed with data from Catalonia, however, with the purpose of building a tool that can be used by other regions and countries.