Vitae of Maëlle Salmon based in Nancy, France

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Professional experience

Current work

  • Since February 2018, Part-time research software engineer for rOpenSci.
  • Since June 2022, Part-time software engineer for cynkra.

Past work

  • February 2018-February 2020, Part-time software engineer for Locke Data.
  • June 2019-October 2019, Maternity leave.
  • October 2017-January 2018, Maternity leave.
  • October 2015-October 2017, Statistician and data manager, ISGlobal, Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Barcelona (Spain) I worked for the CHAI project. CHAI means Cardiovascular Health Effects of Air Pollution in Telangana, India.
  • October 2012-October 2015, PhD Student, Department of Infectious diseases epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin (Germany). Advisor: Dr Michael Höhle. Advances in Count Time Series Monitoring for Public Health Surveillance.
  • March 2012-September 2012, MPH internship, Research laboratory Risk modelling and surveillance for health safety, Cnam, Paris (France). Advisor: Dr Laura Temime. Nursing schedules and circulation of nosocomial pathogens within an intensive care unit: A modelling study.
  • February 2011-June 2011, MSc internship, Department of Plant sciences, Cambridge University, Cambridge (UK). Advisor: Dr João Filipe. Modelling of the impact of an invasive pathogen on forest community dynamics to assess control strategies, sudden oak death as a case study.
  • February 2010-June 2010, MSc internship, Centre for theoretical biology, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg (Sweden). Advisors: Dr Karin Hårding and Dr Tero Härkönen. Modelling and data analysis in wildlife epidemiology with the seal plague as a case study.
  • June 2009-July 2009, Bachelor internship, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology (IMISE), University of Leipzig, Leipzig (Germany). Advisor: Dr Markus Scholz. Analysis of genetic data (SNPs) of whole genomes.


  • 2012-2016, PhD in Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität, Munich, Germany. Thesis submitted in March 2016 (see illustration below) and successfully defended on the 29th of June 2016.
  • gestation
  • 2011-2012, Master of Public Health, École Pasteur-Cnam de santé publique (Institut Pasteur, Cnam), Paris, France.
  • 2009-2011, MSc in Theoretical Ecology and Modelling, École Normale Supérieure and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
  • 2008-2009, BSc in Biology, École Normale Supérieure and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
  • 2006-2008, Classe préparatoire BCPST, Lycée Clemenceau, Nantes, France. Mathematics, biology, geology, physics, chemistry.

Technical skills

  • R statistical programming language, including package development;

  • git/GitHub;

  • Hugo;

  • LaTeX, for a book and my PhD thesis.

Human languages

Level estimates are given in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR).

French (Native Speaker), English (C2), German (C2), Swedish (C1), Spanish – Castilian (C1), Catalan (B2).

Teaching and community service

Current service

Past service

  • December 2017-December 2020, Member of the R Weekly team.
  • 2013, Member of the organization teams of two one-day scientific conferences for graduate students.
  • Jul 2010, Jul 2011, IT skill teacher for prisoners in Nanterre (2011, about 120 hours) and Fleury-Mérogis (2010, about 120 hours).
  • 2009, Member of the organizing team of a week of awareness raising about blood donation at the ENS. Communication, organization of a conference and an information stand.
  • 2008-2012, Member of the association Tremplin (that at the time helped young people from 17 underprivileged high schools to go to college). Organization of and participation to its weekly homework coaching ; editing of its newsletter ; participation to the renewal of its data management.