This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Epidemiologist to conduct primary research in a low-income setting as member of an international partnership that is employing cutting-edge big data methodologies for the study of a disease of poverty. The candidate will join the Big Data Institute and Nuffield Department of Population Health, both of which are home to world-renowned research groups applying quantitative methods to key global health issues.
For this post, we are looking to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral Epidemiologist to conduct primary research on schistosomiasis transmission and morbidity in rural Uganda. You will join an interdisciplinary team of field epidemiologists, machine learning scientists, technicians, parasitologists, global health ethicists, and health practitioners.
Reporting to Dr Goylette Chami, the successful candidate will manage fieldwork and analyze data in a project on schistosomiasis exposures and morbidity in Uganda. As such, the role will involve overseas travel to Uganda when travel restrictions and safety permits. Your responsibilities and duties will include to support and collaborate with Ugandan researchers and field assistants, and to design and undertake quantitative, epidemiological analyses. You will publish research articles for leading peer-reviewed journals and present papers at flagship conferences or meetings, as well as participate in community/public engagement activities.
You will hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in epidemiology or a related scientific discipline. You will have demonstrated the ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities. A candidate with a strong quantitative epidemiology track record is sought with the capability of learning schistosomiasis epidemiology and gaining excellent fieldwork skills. In particular, a strong track record of advanced statistical skills using STATA and/or R for large-scale human epidemiological analyses is essential. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a team and to build relationships with Ugandan practitioners and field assistants. You also will have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and a strong potential to implement population health research in the context of parasitic diseases.