Scientific Collaborator in Foodborne Disease Epidemiology

Scientific Collaborator in Foodborne Disease Epidemiology

University of Basel

Basel, Switzerland

The scientific collaborator will plan and implement a population-based cohort study on acute gastrointestinal illnesses in Switzerland.

Within our Swiss health systems research portfolio, we focus on infectious diseases and surveillance systems. We aim to understand the burden of illness pyramid, hence, how disease incidence at population-level translates into case notification to the mandatory Swiss National Notification System for Infectious Diseases (NNSID). - This involves studying patients (risk factors for disease and helpseeking), but also physicians (clinical, diagnosis and treatment management); and the etiology of a gastrointestinal episode. You will set up and manage a cohort study on acute gastroenteritis in all Switzerland with multiple research partners.

Your position

  • Planning, coordinating and managing the epidemiological, aetiological and medical components of the cohort study
  • Developing research and data collection tools (epidemiological, clinical, laboratory questionnaires, forms)
  • Coordinating field work and collaboration with internal and external partners incl. federal entities
  • Study management and budget control
  • Statistical data analysis and write-up of results for different target audiences (incl. reporting to funders and preparation of scientific publications)
  • Leading the study team, including co-supervising PhD and MSc students together with the PI
  • Engaging in other projects of the research group and unit, mainly funded by the Swiss Government and linked to foodborne infectious diseases and surveillance
  • Supporting developing funding applications

Your profile

  • PhD/MSc degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Infectious Diseases or Medicine; evidence of practical experience in planning and implementing epidemiology studies
  • Experience in conducting epidemiological studies involving human subjects (surveys, interviewing, clinical data and exposure assessment)
  • Background in infectious diseases (especially foodborne infections) and clinical aspects is a strong asset
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Experience in managing large databases, quality control, data cleaning and analysis
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills, ability to approach people easily
  • Ability to communicate fluently in spoken and written English as well as in at least two official languages of Switzerland (German, French, Italian)
  • Strong publication record and drive to publish scientifically in English language
  • Experience in exchanging with the stakeholders (public/private) in the Swiss health care system at federal and cantonal level

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