Opportunity to bridge fieldwork with quantitative and clinical epidemiology, focusing on schistosomiasis in Uganda

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.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for managing fieldwork and analysing data in a project that tracks individuals before and after a routine mass treatment campaign with praziquantel for schistosomiasis. As such, the role will involve overseas travel to Uganda. Your responsibilities and duties will include to support and collaborate with Ugandan researchers and field assistants, and to design and undertake quantitative, epidemiological analyses. Reporting to Dr Goylette Chami, the position will involve identifying fine-scale water, sanitation, and hygiene activities that increase parasite exposure risk as well as investigating the determinants of schistosomiasis-associated multimorbidity. 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 the ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities. Demonstrated experience conducting primary data collection in low-resource settings and advanced statistical skills using STATA/R are 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.

This role is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 2 years.

University of Oxford
United Kingdom
Closing date
July 17th, 2020
Posted on
May 29th, 2020 09:54
Last updated
May 29th, 2020 09:54