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Postdoc (epidemiology/risk assessment) in NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections (based in the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford)

The current COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest threat posed by a respiratory virus since the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic researcher to develop their career in statistical epidemiology within the internationally leading Department of Statistics in the University of Oxford at a critical time for this field. This role is key within the Epidemiology and Risk Assessment theme of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections. This HPRU was established in 2014 and renewed in 2020 to improve understanding of disease transmission and control. Research leaders, including Professor Sir Peter Horby (Oxford lead) and Professor Tom Solomon (HPRU Director), have come together in the HPRU to strengthen the science helping to protect us all from emerging and zoonotic infections. Reporting to the Professor Christl Donnelly (Epidemiology and Risk Assessment theme leader) and based in the world-leading Department of Statistics, the post holder is a member of a diverse research group with responsibility for carrying out research on the epidemiology of key emerging and zoonotic infections (including, but not limited to, COVID-19, MERS, and Lyme disease). The post holder also provides guidance to junior members of the research group including PhD students.

• Develop, program and fit infectious disease models as are appropriate for the available data
• Prepare working hypotheses and analyse data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining hypotheses as appropriate
• Collaborate in the preparation of research publications
• Contribute ideas for new research projects
• Manage own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small-scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines
• Present papers at conferences or research meetings
• Act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on methodologies or procedures (including to collaborators at partner institutions)
• Represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or independently
• Carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups
• Carry out some related teaching and other works for the Department that takes into account their career aspirations and development aims

University of Oxford
Closing date
October 15th, 2021
Posted on
September 13th, 2021 15:05
Last updated
September 13th, 2021 15:05